Welcome to the Men’s and Women’s Residences!
Steinbach Bible College has a men’s and a women’s residence just steps from the dining area, student lounge, and classrooms. The SBC residence is not just another place to live, but a unique opportunity to grow spiritually, study God’s word, build constructive friendships and learn to live with others.
First of all, let’s introduce you to our Student Development Team!
Dalen Kroeker, Dean of Men
Dalen has been the Dean of Men at SBC since 2003. As Dean of Men, Dalen’s primary task is to intentionally mentor and disciple the male Care Group Leaders and to get to know and care for the male dorm students. His intent is for dorm to be a place of spiritual growth, academic learning, and relational development. Dalen is also in charge of the SBC Athletic Department and organizes the Men's and Women's Volleyball and Men's Hockey teams.
Jessy Neufeld, Dean of Women
Jessy became the Dean of Women at SBC in August 2009 after having spent 5 years as Dean at Mennonite Collegiate Institute. As Dean of Women, Jessy’s primary task is to mentor, disciple and encourage the female Care Group Leaders and get to know each of the female dorm students on a personal level. Jessy is also the chapel coordinator at SBC and schedules the speakers, events and music for the daily chapels.
Care Group Leaders
Every year Student Development chooses a group of students from the returning classes to be the Care Group Leaders. These CGLs are under the supervision of the Deans and each have a small group of students with whom they connect on a weekly basis. Dorm CGLs live in residence, are full-time students at SBC and have the responsibility to help everyone feel at-home in the residence. They are there to mentor and disciple those in the residence and bring Godly leadership in situations that arise.
Looking for a place to grow spiritually?
The SBC residence has many opportunities to grow together with other students also committed to deepening their own walk with God:
- Care Groups: Every Tuesday night your Care Group Leader will lead your small group and provide you with many opportunities to share, pray, and laugh together. Student Events like Hootenany (the college "talent" show), Box Social, Open Dorm and banquets are held on these Tuesday nights. Care Groups function as a support and encouragement network spending time together in prayer and Bible study.
- Staff Homes is a unique opportunity for students to get to know staff and faculty in a much more personal way. Students are able to get a picture of the family life of those that lead them at the college.
Along with these events, the SBC residence is a place to study God's word. Academics are encouraged as only full-time students stay in residence. You can be assured that those you live with will have approximately the same amount of homework as you!
Making lasting friendships is a huge part of living in residence. A Bible College is made up of real people with real needs, struggles and joys. As you walk alongside one another and work through your faith and struggles in a community like the residence, bonds grow strong. You will find lasting friendships that will continue long after you graduate.
If you are willing to grow spiritually, learn more about God, and develop lasting friendships, consider living in residence as a student at SBC.
What About the Food?
Gil Drolet is our Food Services Director (also known as the SBC Chef). He has been with the college since Fall 2005. Gil and the kitchen staff work on providing delicious, nourishing meals for all students on the meal plan.
All students who live in residence are also on the meal plan. This consists of breakfast, lunch and supper on Sunday through Friday and brunch and supper on Saturday. Students are expected to sign in if they plan on eating in the cafeteria on the weekends, but there is no extra charge. If students cannot make it to a meal because of a ministry deputation or work, they have the option of requesting a bag breakfast/lunch/supper beforehand at no extra cost.