Meet the Directors

Our Team

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Faculty Director

Dr. Becci Rothfuss

Becci has been the faculty director of the LSI program for 10 years. She enjoys traveling, cooking, developing relationships that matter, being creative, showing hospitality and playing board games in her free time. Her life mission is to help students grasp how they can impact the Kingdom of God by becoming equipped leaders.
Ph.D., Leadership Studies, Dallas Baptist University



Senior Student Directors

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Hanna Wertz

Hanna is a Family and Human Services Major and hopes to pursue a career in social work. She loves exploring Arkansas and finding new restaurants with her husband. She has developed a passion for relationships and people, and she believes Christian leadership is a necessity for thriving communities.


Jared Besse

Jared is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Business Management and Leadership. He enjoys reading, playing card games and hanging out with friends. He is an international traveler and has spent time in Europe, Guatemala, and other exotic locales. He gets particularly excited when helping others find joy in their own passions.



Junior Student Directors

Caitlin Williams

Caitlin is a Nursing major with a minor in Intercultural Studies. She loves to read and write, brave the outdoors and be with her family. She feels a calling toward international missions and has been on mission trips to Peru, Honduras, Zimbabwe, and India. She firmly believes that this generation is full of godly leaders who are called to change the world.


Jake Smith

Jake is majoring in Graphic Design and minoring in Worship Arts. He likes to meet people, learn new things and talk about anything music related. He is amazed at the incredible gifts and abilities his peers have been given, and he is excited to see them grow those skills as they find their role in the Kingdom of God.



Sophomore Student Directors

Leah Kyles

Leah is majoring in Nursing, minoring in Leadership Studies, and hopes to get a Masters in Disaster Coordination. She has an affinity for chocolate, the outdoors and trying new things. As an LSI director, she is thrilled to be able to walk alongside other students as they work to find their own identity as leaders in Christ.



Grace Dunn

Grace is an Elementary Education major with a minor in Intercultural Studies. She enjoys the people, cultures and experiences that create urban life and desires to teach elementary children in the inner city. She deeply admires service-mindedness and believes it is the key component to developing true leaders in any position.


Harrison Kretzer

Harrison is a Finance major. He loves anything that includes sports, books, family, and/or exploring Northwest Arkansas. What he loves most, though, is getting to know people and their stories; he wants to discover both their past experiences and their future purpose. He prays that God would continue to use LSI to build leaders for His Kingdom.



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