Meet our Department of Student Life Staff!

Mandrake Miller – Vice President for Student Life

Mandrake Miller is a seasoned professional, who has built a career in higher education administration. Currently, he serves as the Vice President for Student Life at Emmanuel College. Prior to Emmanuel he served as Vice President for Student Success & Engagement at Edward Waters College and Dean of Students at Tuskegee University. Miller’s student affairs-focused career spans multiple leadership appointments at Livingstone College, Bethune Cookman University, Chowan University and Virginia Union University

Miller is a United States Army Veteran, and did tours in Iraq and Kuwait. As an ordained minister, Miller shares a passion for working with people and strives for greatness in all his endeavors. As an educator and leadership guru; learning, integrity, and respect are important components of his practice. Merging philosophical frameworks together governs how he engages.

Miller’s professional philosophy is to ensure a quality and rewarding experience for all communities under his leadership. A visionary with a unique understanding and appreciation for today’s millennial students, he is committed to institutional advancement, student engagement, and the holistic development of students. Miller is committed to developing programs that promote diversity, pluralism and cultural competency. His vision is to create a culture and environment in which all stakeholders make a commitment to strive for personal integrity; to treat others with dignity and respect; and to become involved in creating a community that is inclusive and welcoming for everyone. He is dedicated to enhancing the growth of all stakeholders to reach their full potential by providing rich learning opportunities through comprehensive programs, services, and professional development. Ultimately, Miller’s goal is to make a positive impact in the world.

A native of South Carolina, Miller holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, with a minor in Christian Education from Morris College, and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. He currently is completing a Doctorate of Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from Trevecca Nazarene University. Miller is married to Shaquana Miller and they have a six year-old daughter Madison.


Chris Maxwell – Director of Spiritual Life & Campus Pastor 

Chris Maxwell served 19 years as lead pastor in Orlando, Florida, after five years of youth ministry. He’s now in his 16th year as Campus Pastor and Director of Spiritual Life at Emmanuel College. He speaks in churches, conventions, and schools, and is the co-host of Next Step Leadership podcast. Chris has been the editor or ghostwriter of over forty books and is the author of eleven, including “Pause With Jesus,” “Underwater,” and “a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder.” His latest book is “Equilibrium: 31 Ways to Stay Balanced on Life’s Uneven Surfaces.” Chris is also serving now as Pastor of Goldmine Church in Royston, GA. 

Sedaiya Walker Mobley – Director of Residence Life, Housing & Student Conduct

Originally from Woodbridge, VA, Sedaiya Walker-Mobley earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Union University in May 2017. During her college career, she was involved in numerous organizations including CEO, a mentoring group for freshmen on campus, the National Residence Hall Honorary, and the United Ministers Council. 

As a freshman in college, Sedaiya realized she was called into ministry. Not knowing what to do, she ran from her calling. After going through a difficult time due to the death of her grandmother, she decided to give God her yes in 2017 and accepted the call into ministry. 

In 2021, Sedaiya graduated from Wake Forest University with her Master of Divinity degree. WakeDiv is also where she met and married Elder Katori Mobley in February 2018. 

Katori Mobley – Director of Student Success & Career Services

Katori Mobley was born and raised in Tuscumbia, Alabama. He graduated from Muscle Shoals High School in 2013. Katori attended Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in secondary education: history in 2017. During his studies at Wiley, Katori was a debate team member and a student professional for the Office of the Chaplain. On December 28th, 2014, Katori was officially ordained into the Gospel preaching ministry at Healing Fountain Apostolic Faith church under the leadership of the late Bishop Thomas and Pastor Sandra Owens. After graduating from Wiley College, Katori attended Wake Forest University School of Divinity to pursue his Masters of Divinity degree. While there, he met and fell in love with Seadiay Walker, and on February 2, 2018, they were married. Recently Katori served as a third-grade teacher at South Fork Elementary School in Winston-Salem, NC. Katori is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Leadership studies with an emphasis on Student Personnel Services from the University of the Cumberlands located in Williamsburg, KY. Katori aspires to one day become a senior pastor and serve as a college president. Katori bases his life on the scripture Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all of his righteousness then all these other things shall be added unto you”.

Jerrica Grant – Director of Student Activities & Leadership

Hey, Howdy, Hey! My name is Jerrica Grant. I’m from Toccoa, Georgia, and I’m a 2017 graduate of Emmanuel. I currently serve as the Director of Student Activities and Leadership and Head Cheerleading Coach. I enjoy traveling the world and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs (Go Dawgs!). Higher Education is my passion. I love doing life with college students. It’s amazing to see how students transform within their four years of college and being a small part of that transformation is a beautiful thing.

Mandy Moore – Director of EC Serve & Assistant Campus Pastor

Mrs. Mandy Moore has over 20 years of experience in church ministry and international missionary work serving in a variety of roles both nationally and internationally.  

Mrs. Mandy is an Ordained Minister and Short-Term Missionary, along with her husband Frank, with the IPHC and World Missions Ministries. Mrs. Mandy currently serves Emmanuel College as Director of EC Serve and Assistant Campus Pastor. 

And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:40

Marcus Wilson – Assistant Director of Residence Life

Marcus Wilson graduated from Emmanuel in May of 2020. After graduation, he went on to obtain his MBA and returned to Emmanuel as the Assistant Director of Residence Life. 

His favorite part about working in Student Life is that he has the opportunity to inspire students to become the best versions of themselves to change the world for the glory of God. 

Sam Wooten – Assistant Director of Residence Life

Hi, my name is Sam Wooten, and I am from Anderson, South Carolina. I recently graduated from Emmanuel with a degree in Middle Grades Education and am super excited about what the Lord has in store during my time as a staff member here at the College. I enjoy many different sports and activities during my free time, and you can often find me out playing Ultimate Frisbee, watching a Braves game, or enjoying a round of golf. Outside of sports, I always enjoy a good cup of coffee and spending time with family and friends. 

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