Meet Residence Life Staff

Gregory Howard

A graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Greg earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Management.  After graduating with his undergraduate degree, he continued on to earn a Masters of Business Administration.  While at FGCU, he held student leadership positions in both Residence Life and Student Affairs.  He was also an active member in the Newman Club and Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) group.  He also served as a Game-Day Operations intern with the Florida Everblades hockey organization during the 2009-2010 season.

Greg began working at Ave Maria University in the fall of 2012 as a Residence Director of St. Joseph Hall.  In the summer of 2015, Greg transitioned to Campus Security to manage the university’s access systems, while also managing the University’s off-campus housing in Middlebrooke.  In the fall of 2018, Greg returned to the Residence Life staff full time as the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing.  Outside of work, he serves as the staff advisor of the Ave Maria University’s pro-life club, ‘Ave for Life’, and also is an active member of the music ministry team where he plays the violin.

Lauren Holm
RESIDENCE DIRECTOR – St. Mother Teresa Hall

Lauren Holm is the Residence Director for St. Mother Teresa Hall. She was born and raised with four sisters and two brothers in Zumbrota, Minnesota. From there, Lauren attended Benedictine College where she studied International Business, Economics, and Theology. Outside of her studies, she immersed herself in BC’s Ministry Department where she coordinated youth events, summer conferences, confirmation retreats, and mission trips. After graduation, she worked for NET Ministries, a Catholic mission that ministers to youth across the Nation, & joined our team here at Ave Maria in March of 2019. For leisure, Lauren enjoys playing the piano or guitar, reading a good book, playing volleyball, organizing life’s clutter, writing friends letters, engaging in thought-provoking conversation, and spending time outside in the beauty of our Lord’s creation.

Brady Fehringer

Brady is the current Residence Director of St. Sebastian Hall. Brady is a small town Nebraska native and started working at Ave Maria University in July of 2018. He was previously teaching sophomore history and working in campus ministry at LaSalle Academy in New York City. Brady graduated from Benedictine College with degrees in Marketing and International Business. He enjoys spending time with friends, traveling and meeting new people, as well as watching sports. He is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. GBR!

Jarvis McGarrah

Jarvis is the Residence Director of St. Joseph Hall. He is a Saint Petersburg, Florida native and is going into his third season as a coach with the AMU football program. He played football during his time at Arizona Western College/ Central State University (Ohio). Coach McGarrah has played as well as coached football all over Europe including Germany, Denmark, five different regions of France, and Italy (Grosetto, Cagliari, Sardinia). He loves learning about different cultures during his travels and is a huge jazz fan. He also loves art, wine tastings, and seafood. He considers himself a foodie!

Rebekah Koehler

Rebekah is the Residence director of St. John Paul II Hall. She grew up on a small farm with six siblings in Tipton, Indiana. She graduated from Franciscan University with her bachelor’s degree in Science Education in 2015. After graduation, she worked as a middle school religion teacher for three years before joining Ave Maria University’s family. Rebekah’s hobbies include outdoor activities like: kayaking, swimming, hiking, camping, water skiing, and DIY projects, cosmetics, painting, photography, and enjoying a nice slow morning with coffee, breakfast and a friend to indulge in conversation about life. Rebekah believes she was given the gifts of compassion and understanding and is eager to share them with the students at Ave Maria University. Rebekah is married to Andrew and excited to start growing their family.

John Gargano
RESIDENCE DIRECTOR – Sts. Maria Goretti and Francis Xavier Halls