Resident Director of Woody-Gott
Hello! My name is David Newton and I am the Resident Director at Woody-Gott. My Wife and I love working with college students and are very blessed by the Lord to be in a position where we can live amongst them and pour into their lives each day. My wife is currently studying Social Work at SBU and I am finishing up my Masters in Education. I finished my undergraduate in Christian Ministry in the spring of 2009 and began working for SBU Safety and Security shortly thereafter.
Since 2009 my wife and I have been working with college students in small groups and house church environments and have seen many students grow in their faith. These experiences gave us a strong desire to be Resident Directors and be a part of the physical, spiritual, social, and mental developments that students experience during their college years. In the fall of 2011 we moved into Woody-Gott and have been seeing the Lord challenge and bless our lives and the residents here ever since. We recently had our first son, Kohen, and are looking forward to raising our son in such a diverse and welcoming environment.
I enjoy lifting weights and working out quite a bit, but I specifically enjoy racquetball. We have some nice courts on campus and I love to get in there and play whenever I can. I am also a magician/illusionist. I have been pursuing the art of illusion and magic tricks since my father taught me some tricks when I was I boy. I have had the opportunity to travel professionally and perform in many different places. (You are probably thinking of the 4 of hearts). I also enjoy learning and teaching others about the body of Christ (the church), His Kingdom, and how those visions transform our mind and actions.
Living in Woody-Gott is great! Nikki and I are passionate about seizing opportunities to express the wisdom and Love of God to those who live with us in Woody-Gott. Our door is almost always open for inviting others into our life, praying with them, discussing scripture, and wading through the various struggles of young adolescent existence. If you happen to be close by, COME ON IN! We would love to get to know you.