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Residence Life Staff


Anne McKinney

Director of Residence Life

Anne serves as Director for the Office of Residence Life. Anne was born and raised in North Carolina and has worked in higher education for nearly 10 years. She holds her BA in Theater and Sociology from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA and her MA in Higher Education from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. Anne is passionate about residence life playing an integral part in the educational mission of Anderson University and believes in the life changing work that happens in our residential communities. Getting to know students and hearing their stories is her favorite part of getting to work in higher education! She loves the vibrant community at AU and is pretty sure we have the best students ever. In her free time, she loves to spend time outdoors, pick up a new DIY project, or explore a new coffee shop. Anne is married to Kevin and they live nearby campus with their dog, Piper.

Dillion Key

Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations

Anika Womack

RD of Pratt & Denmark

Anika grew up in Salem, OR and went to college at Northwest Christian University in Eugene, OR. She got her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her time at NCU was spent running on the Track and XC team as well as serving as an RA which is what led her to her love for Residence Life. She spent one year after graduation in the department of Admissions at NCU, then her and her husband, Ben, moved to West Texas to work in Admissions at Lubbock Christian University. After 3 years of working in Higher Education, she finally set out to become a Resident Director. In herdown time, she loves exploring new cities, paddleboarding on the lake, hiking in the mountains, and trying a new coffee shop every chance she gets. She is excited to help college students transform in their time at AU through the big and small moments.


Teagan Dunning

RD of Stringer & Whitaker

A Hoosier at heart, Teagan was born and raised in Central Indiana. She moved to Chicago for school and received her BA in Christian Ministries from Concordia University Chicago. While at Concordia, Teagan discovered a passion for college students through three years of being involved in Campus Ministries and Residence Life. These two passions combined lead to pursuing a Masters in Higher Education and Student Development with an emphasis in Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College. While at Wheaton, Teagan worked in Residence Life as well as in the Office of Intercultural Arts and Media. Teagan is passionate about fun, strangers becoming friends, and trying new things, which lends itself perfectly to living and working in Stringer and Whitaker. In her free time, Teagan enjoys sharing meals and coffee with friends, making playlists on Spotify, playing sports, and being outdoors!


Cassie Webber

RD of College Parke East

Cassie Webber is an Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Professional with extensive experience in nonverbal communication, persuasion and attitude change, conflict management, team leadership, organizational leadership, and more. Cassie earned her Master’s Degree from Liberty University in Communication, her Bachelor’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, as well as her two Associate Degrees in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Communication from Cuesta College. Cassie was born and raised in California, where she served as an Affiliate Professor for Portland Bible College as well as the Assistant Director for TFH Leadership College. Cassie currently serves at AU as the Residence Director for College Park East, as well as an Adjunct Professor for AU. Cassie is passionate about building and equipping Kingdom-minded leaders to step into the fullness of what God has for them and absolutely loves being a part of the community at AU! Cassie strives to foster a community for her residents that is truly dedicated to loving people well and building lasting friendships at Anderson University. In her free time, Cassie enjoys being outdoors, hiking, going to the lake, cooking, reading, taking day trips, and spending time with friends.

Wesley Theis

RD of Village & Kingsley

Wes graduated from the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in Theology/Youth Ministry. He has spent the last five years as a youth pastor in Livingston, Montana where he helped build a youth ministry program for grades 6-12, discipling teens and setting them up for a vibrant life-giving relationship and adventure with Jesus. In joining the AU staff as Residence Director at Village-Kingsley, Wes is excited to continue that mission with students in their next stage.


Molly Claeys

RD of College Park West and Theme Houses

Molly was born in Indiana where she spent the first ten years of her life until her family moved overseas to work as missionaries in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She transitioned back to Indiana where she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bethel University. Upon graduation, Molly worked as the Remote Patient Monitoring Director at a medical clinic in the Virgin Islands. She served in residence life throughout college where the Lord placed within her a love for students. To pursue her desire for students, Molly moved to Anderson to serve as the Residence Director of Pratt and Denmark Halls. She spent two years in Pratt and Denmark before moving to be over College Park West and the Theme Houses. Molly is passionate about creating an atmosphere of belonging within the living areas that resembles the Lord’s posture of welcome. She finds great joy inbeing outdoors, drinking hot coffee, and sitting in the company of others.


Kelsey Groves

RD of Townhomes

Kelsey grew up in the lakeside beach town of Grand Haven, Michigan. She lived there until attending Grace College and Seminary in northern Indiana, graduating with a B.S in Counseling and an M.A. in Ministry Leadership. From there, she moved to Upstate SC to work as an Assistant Resident Director at a neighboring university until transitioning to Anderson in July of 2021 to be the Residence Director for the Townhomes. She loves the way that ResidenceLife makes conversations about Jesus accessible to everyone in simple, practical ways. Apart from work, Kelsey is a passionate long-distance runner and loves baking as well as finding new sushi and Vietnamese food restaurants. Kelsey is married to Steven, and they have 2 kids, Fisher and Ellie, as well as their sweet pup, Garmin! The Groves all love doing ResidenceLife as a family here at AU.

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Daniel Beck

RD of Lawton & Rouse

Daniel is the RD of Lawton and Rouse, also known as LaRo by the campus community. Daniel graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor's degree from the Baylor Honors College, majoring as a University Scholar and writing an undergraduate thesis on how the Platonic notion of goodness should influence educators and education. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Daniel completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at Baylor, and then spent a year in local high schools teaching social studies. Daniel is an avid photographer who loves taking photo walks while hiking, camping, or traveling to new places. When indoors, Daniel enjoys baking bread and desserts and is currently learning how to play the piano.