Val graduated from The Master’s University in 2018 with her bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counseling. During her 3 years at TMU she lived in Dixon Hall and participated in the IBEX program. After graduation she served in the Admissions Department as an Admissions Recruiter and Counselor for 4 years and now has the privilege to serve the Canyon Homes women as an RD. Val is passionate about ministry and loves spending time serving her local church. In 2020, she started her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling in hopes to be better equipped to serve those around her. In her free time, Val loves spending time with her husband Justice, hosting game nights, baking sourdough, and getting coffee with friends. Her favorite bible verses are Psalms 119:68 and Romans 5:3-5.
Blake was born and raised in Cottonwood, CA. He graduated from NNU in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Criminal Justice and graduated from TMU in 2023 with a Master’s in Biblical Counseling. Blake played football, and baseball and threw Javelin in college. He is the Canyon Home’s Male Resident Director and also serves in the Athletic Department here at TMU as one of the Assistant Athletic Directors. God has given Blake a heart for college-age students and helping them love and serve the Lord in all that they do by leading them as they seek to walk in obedience and grow in their Christian character by His grace. Blake is married to Macy Rose Adkins! They love to adventure the mountains together, talk about Jesus, eat cheeseburgers, drink espresso, and help one another in their walk in sanctification by the grace of God.
Favorite Bible Passage: The entire books of Romans and Hebrews
Since 2021, TMU Canyon Homes have become a unique and exciting residential option. Tucked away in the Placerita Canyon, these residences offer the convenience of being adjacent to the campus while providing a truly exceptional living experience. Typically reserved for upperclassmen (Juniors and Seniors), occasional exceptions are granted based on circumstances and availability.
Living in a Canyon Home provides students with an opportunity for community building and service. Each home has its distinct character and is named in honor of a historical Christian figure – including Calvin, Spurgeon, Bunyan, Hudson Taylor, Sproul, Edwards, and Tyndale, to name a few. Each residence typically has four to six bedrooms and all the necessary amenities for comfortable living, including a refurbished kitchen, cozy living and dining rooms, a well-equipped laundry room, lightning-fast Wi-Fi connectivity, and remodeled bathrooms. Varying on the home, large yards and outdoor spaces, driveway parking, and other perks and premium features may also be available.
As part of TMU’s on-campus housing, every Canyon Home has its own Resident Assistant (RA) and Wellness Ambassador (WA) committed to fostering intentional and vibrant communities.
Canyon Homes residents have been hosting a variety of exciting events, including Block Parties, Soupapalooza (aka Friendsgiving), pizza, pajama, and movie nights, and Open House events every other Friday. These events create an opportunity for students to connect, grow, and create lasting memories while building a sense of community within the Canyon Homes.
Each student receives:
Every Kitchen has:
We gathered a college packing list of essentials for your room with Amazon purchase links. This is a starting point with dorm essentials as you shop for your dorm room, some additional items, and some extras.
See Housing FAQs on the Residence Life page.
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