Meet your RA’s – Erika & Jacob

Some of the greatest memories are created while living in dorm.  Some of the greatest friends are made during your college years.  We wanted to introduce you to your new friends and the people who are tasked with supporting you throughout the year here at Horizon. So, meet Erika and Jacob.  They will be your RA’s this year and they are awesome.




Erika: Children’s Ministry 

Jacob: Advanced certificate in Pastoral ministries


E: 20 in September!

J: 19

How long have you attended Horizon?

Both: 1 year


E: Winnipeg, MB

J: Brandon, MB

Favourite Movie:

E: The Lord of the Rings trilogy

J: Gladiator 

Favourite Book:

E: Bread and Jam for Francis by Russell Hoban

J: House of Winslow by Gilbert Morris

Favourite food or beverage:

E: Potatoes. Boil em’, mash em’, stick em’ in a stew. But seriously I love French fries! (Can we please note her LOTR reference in her answer)

J: Reese Cups


E: 1 brother, his name is Riley, he’s 16

J: 6 sisters and 1 brother


E: Going out for coffee, Pinterest, sleeping, going for drives, watch movies, singing at the top of my lungs when no one’s around

J: Fishing

What are you listening to right now?

E: Lately I’ve been listening to my random playlist of music that consists of Dierks Bentley, Arianna Grande, Bethel, Thomas Rhett, Mumford and Sons and many more!

J: Keith Urban- Blue Ain’t You’re Colour

What kind of phone was your first cell phone?

E: A Nokia from 7-11! Haha gotta love cheap prepaid phones!

Worst injury?

J: Broke right arm

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

E: Surviving Horizon 8.0 😝

J: Skydiving

Dream job?

E: Running a home daycare or something that involves working with kids

J: Zookeeper

What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever cried about?

E: Probably over some really dumb jokes, but that’s cause I was laughing so hard

If you had to have a theme song play every time you walked into a room, what would it be?

J: High class- Eric Paslay

If you could go back in time and change one historic event, what would you change and why?

E: Honestly, I don’t know if I would change anything

If you had to deliver a speech to the world, what would you say?

J: “Always do the right thing, no matter the consequence”

What is your favourite thing about someone in your family?

E: My mom has the most amazing ability to help me work through anything. She knows me and knows how to explain everything in way I understand.

J: My little brother’s weird personality

Who do you admire most?

E: My mom! She rocks! She shows me what it means to be a good mother, wife and friend.

J: Reinhard Bonnke

What is an item from your bucket list?

E: Drive a motorcycle and get a tattoo

J: Scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef

If you were trapped inside a giant food and you had to eat your way out, what food would you choose?

E: A giant bowl of poutine!

J: I feel like I’m supposed to say a peach, but I would prefer a jelly-filled doughnut.

Favourite memory at Horizon?

E: Really anything to do with Jacob. From meeting him to being friends to dating. There are many great memories! He just makes me smile! But other than anything to do with Jacob, it is probably the girls sneak.

J: Sitting beside Erika in class! Otherwise the retreat!

(If you can’t already tell from their answers to that last question, they are dating!)

These two are going to take great care of you over this next year.  Make sure to follow up on some of these questions, it would be great to know why Jacob wants to be a zookeeper or how he broke is arm, I am sure there is a great story there.


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