Shema Echano

Financial Aid Counselor - VA School Certifying Official

800.255.8706, ext. 6241

What is your alma mater and what was your area of study?

B.A. in English Studies, University of the Philippines.

What is your hometown?

New Brighton, Minnesota

What do you love most about Bethel?

I love Bethel because it is where we can all grow in grace and knowledge, grounded in biblical truth while creating community for students. I love how Bethel welcomes people from different places and experiences, different viewpoints and strengths - but Bethel still unites people as one body in Christ.

Describe yourself using just 3 words.

Daughter - Sister - Aunt

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

I am grateful for life, for the gift of another day - to serve, to be joyful, to cry with someone, to discover new places, and to do something better than yesterday. I am grateful for life each day knowing that it's one more day closer to life in heaven.

What is your favorite quote or Bible verse?

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage - with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 4:2