Director and Campus Minister
Sara Tillema is the Director & Campus Minister at Cal Aggie Christian Association. Sara joined the CA House family in Summer 2017. While born and raised in the Sacramento area, prior to moving to Davis Sara attended Azusa Pacific University where she studied Philosophy and Religion. From there, she completed her Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary with a focus in Campus Ministry and Theology, Women, and Gender. She loves working with college students as they navigate life’s big questions, and is particularly interested in empowering students to see how their faith and passions can intersect to create meaningful change in our world. Sara’s favorite activities include binge-reading (particularly fantasy, sci-fi, and YA novels), drinking coffee, philosophical discussions, and hiking with her spouse, Aron, and her puppy, Pax.
Sara develops and oversees all programming, provides pastoral care to students, interfaces with campus institutions and other campus ministries, and manages the organization’s finances in partnership with the Board of Directors.
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Anna Kerr-Carpenter is the Community Coordinator at Cal Aggie Christian Association. She joined the CA House family in the Fall of 2017. Anna was raised by two Methodist pastors and had an early fascination with religion. While working toward her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology at Illinois Wesleyan University, Anna was actively involved in the school’s Interfaith Student Organization. She believes in the important opportunities college campuses like UC Davis offer in cultivating Multifaith dialogue, and she enjoys creating spaces for the diversity of faith and culture to come together. Outside of CA House, Anna is a professional photographer and aspiring web designer. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, watching movies, and spending time in her favorite city Sacramento.
Anna provides program support, manages the property and residents of the Multifaith Living Community, and oversees all social media.
Madeline Severtson is the Program Coordinator at Cal Aggie Christian Association. She joined CA House as an intern in the fall of 2018 and transitioned into her current role in summer 2019. She is currently a student at the Pacific School of Religion, working toward a Master of Divinity with a focus in interreligious dialogue and education. Madeline spent most of her life in Minnesota, and her background includes fundraising and program support for several nonprofits in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. She loves hearing people’s stories of religion and faith, and she is especially interested in the listening and conversation skills that make such dialogue possible. In her free time, Madeline can be found reading, baking bread, and exploring hiking trails (not all at once).
In addition, CA House employs an Office Administrator who oversees accounting and day to day administrative needs and a Maintenance Coordinator who performs repairs and regular property maintenance.