By Bria Isaacson, News Editor

Four new officers were appointed to the Executive Cabinet (EC) on Nov. 8. These four officers are junior Sara Trapp, who will be serving as vice president of the Student Governance Association (SGA); junior Joshua Becht, who will be serving as vice president of the Spiritual Life Board (SLB); junior Timothy Shell, who will be serving as executive treasurer; and senior Emily Veatch, who will be serving as executive secretary.

These members were appointed according to rules set forth in the Asbury Student Congress (ASC) Guidebook and Constitution. According to these guidelines, the student body president and his cabinet nominated qualified individuals to fill the vacant positions.

Of the vacant positions, Student Body President Matt Jackson said, “The team members chose to resign from their positions, and did so with respect. They have been encouraging and understanding of the formal process ASC follows to fulfill vacant positions.”

To fill these vacancies, EC looked for people who had experience and who could perform certain tasks.

In addition, Student Body President Matt Jackson said, “These specific people were appointed through a process of recommendations from faculty, staff, and student leaders. Their credentials were examined based on the expertise needed to effectively perform the duties each respected position requires.”

The team members chose to resign from their positions, and did so with respect. They have been encouraging and understanding of the formal process ASC follows to fulfill vacant positions.

Trapp has two years of experience with ASC and is known for being very relational, which is important to her new position, according to Jackson.

Becht is in his third year serving with SLB. He has experience also with prayer committees and in serving with summer ministry team. He is excited to bring “the Kingdom of God to campus in everything.”

“While in office, I want to support each of our campus ministries to the best of my ability while fostering relationships between each of them and myself to promote campus unity and again bring the Kingdom here,” he said. “In everything I do, I want my influence to be one that comes from a spirit of prayer, humility, and trust in the Holy Spirit to guide me.”

One of his goals is to bring an established spiritual community to Aldersgate residents in the form of spiritual life assistants (SLA).

Shell has been highly recommended by accounting professors and is known to possess the abilities necessary to succeed, not only with finances but also with relational requirements, according to Jackson.

Veatch is organized and diligent with time management.

“I am really looking forward to working with my fellow EC members and growing as a team,” she said. “I’m also excited to be a part of all of the behind-the-scenes work that takes place to make Asbury great…. Ultimately, my goal is do whatever I can to help our team function to the best of its ability.”