In the depths of the campus library dwells a quiet species known as the librarian. This librarian calls herself Rachel Molstre and subsists on black tea and the curiosity of others. Legend has it that students can ask this creature any question, like “Where can I find research for my paper?” or “Who invented the pop tart?” and the librarian will help them find an answer. The librarian loves to welcome visitors to her habitat and hopes to provide a refuge for students seeking quiet study time, a space to do their devotions/bible study, or a place to gather together and collaborate on their projects.
I pick up hobbies like cat ladies pick up stray felines. My latest is editing audio for audiobooks, but a few others include gardening, drawing, knitting, baking, animation, etc. I’m directionally challenged: I get lost easily and frequently mix up “left” and “right.” Every car trip with me behind the wheel is an adventure waiting to happen.
Hello, friends! I’m Marian Christopherson, and I’m excited to meet you when you come to buy your textbooks this fall. Besides managing the Ambassador Book Nook in Heritage Hall, you might find me in my two other campus roles as AFLC publications director and chapel organist. I am incredibly blessed to get to work with three of my favorite things: books, music, and students—that’s YOU!
I also love to travel. If you can’t travel to real places (thanks, COVID), the next best thing is to travel through books—the boundaries are limitless! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” (Dr. Seuss). I’m praying that as you travel through your textbooks this year, you will grow deeply in your Christian faith. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).
Warning: You might like FLBC so much that you end up staying a L-O-N-G time. I started working on campus as a student—helping in the music office and cleaning the basement of the guys’ dorm (that’s where the music office was back then!), and I’ve been here ever since (except for one year, that is). Some of my roles have been piano, organ, and voice teacher; Choral Club (Proclaim) director; Gospel Team coordinator; Summer Ministry Team trainer; and Christian Education instructor.
Hello, my name is Diane Brubakken, and I work as the Administrative Assistant for Ambassador Publications and the Parish Educations Department, so you’ll find me hanging out in the Book Nook quite a bit this fall. Though feel free to stop by our offices down in the admin building – we love visitors!
I am originally from Hoople, ND, and unlike most of the bios you’ve read so far I am not an FLBC alum. I went to college out in the Seattle area and grad school here in the cities.
I’m excited for the start of the school year and am looking forward to having you all on campus this fall (it’s been far too quiet around here!) It’s a blessing to get to work on campus here and see how God is working in all of your lives through the classes and community at FLBC.
Fun Fact: I NEED my coffee every day, and it’s all India’s fault. I never really drank coffee until I went on a mission trip to India when I was 17 and the coffee there was so delicious, I continued the habit when I got back.
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