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The Office of Admissions is the primary point of contact for prospective students and their families. They seek to serve prospective students by providing information about the programs at the College at Southeastern and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Additionally, the office hosts prospective students on campus visits and works with prospective students’ applications.

Mark Silverthorn

Mark Silverthorn

Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: 919-761-2777
Originally from El Paso, TX, Mark completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University. After having worked a few years in College Ministry, he moved to Wake Forest in 2017 to pursue further theological training at Southeastern. He is now pursuing a Master of Divinity with a focus in the original biblical languages. He desires to help people receive the gospel and the Bible who not have access to them. He loves his wife Rachel, their golden retriever Willa, and his community here in NC. If he can serve you in any way in the admissions process, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Madeline Lipman

Assistant to the Director of Admissions
Phone: 919-761-2441
Madeline is originally from the dazzling country of Peru. While at Southeastern, Madeline is pursuing preparation for the mission field. She is grateful for the community that Southeastern has been for her while she is in the US. Her passions include hosting people in her home, trying new things, and being outside.

Jessica Farr

Jessica Farr

College Admissions Counselor
Phone: 919-761-2441
Jessica is originally from the beautiful country of Brazil. She moved to Wake Forest, with her husband Caden, August 2020 to pursue a master’s degree and be better equipped to serve the local church. Hiking, reading, singing, and going on bike rides are some of the activities Jessica and her husband enjoy doing together.

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Aaron Ducksworth

MA, Graduate Certificate, Credit-Only & ThM Admissions Counselor
Phone: 919-761-2281
Aaron and his wife Sherelle, both Mississippi natives, have been married for 8 years. He completed undergraduate studies at Mississippi State University (Hail State!) and holds a M.Div. in Pastoral Ministries. He also holds a ThM in Theology and is currently pursuing his PhD in Christian Ethics at Southeastern. He enjoys observing the ways socio-cultural factors shape the intersection of theology, ethics, and cultural engagement. When not studying he enjoys learning, traveling, music, and laughing with Sherelle.

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Samantha Couick

International Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 919-761-2322.
Samantha is a Wake Forest native. As the International Admissions Counselor she enjoys working with international students and helping them throughout the application process. She is currently working on her undergraduate degree in Global Studies. Samantha is married to Bradley, and together they serve at a rural church. Traveling, coffee, and fuzzy socks are a few of Sam’s favorite things.

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Thomas Smyly

M.Div. Admissions Counselor
Phone: 919-761-2280.
Hailing from the small town of Thomasville, AL, Thomas completed a BA in Theology from the University of Mobile in 2014. He moved Wake Forest in 2018 to pursue an MA in Biblical Languages. After completing the MA, he began a PhD in New Testament that is currently in progress. He aspires to instill a love for the New Testament to fellow believers and future students. When he is not in the classroom or reading for seminars, he enjoys intricate coffee, reading fiction, travelling, hiking, and various recreational sports with friends.

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Ryan Renfrow

Ryan Renfrow

Recruiting Coordinator
Phone: 919-761-2408

Originally from Alabaster, Alabama, Ryan moved to Wake Forest in February of 2021. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism from Troy University and is hoping to pursue his Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry in the fall of 2021. His desire is to see people enjoy life with Jesus. He enjoys coffee shops, basketball, movies and exploring new places with his wife, Taylor.

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Chandler McLean

Enrollment and Events Specialist
Phone: 919-761-2246
A native of Fayetteville, NC, Chandler recently completed her Master of Divinity degree in Christian Ministry and plans to pursue a PhD. It is her privilege to help students explore Southeastern's role in their lives as they worship and serve Christ. She looks forward to hosting Preview Day and assisting with orientation for new students. In her spare time, she loves reading fiction and creating memories with loved ones at home and around the world.

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Emma Hill

Enrollment Officer
Phone: 919-761-2295
From Knoxville, TN, Emma moved to Wake Forest in the fall 2021 after completing her BS in Human Services from East Tennessee State University. She is now pursuing her MA in Christian Education with Biblical Counseling. Emma loves traveling to spend time with her family and baking different sweets.

Alexa Rutledge

Campus Host
Phone: 919-761-2324
Originally from Texas, Alexa completed a Counseling Psychology degree at Oklahoma Baptist University before settling in Wake Forest to continue her counseling education at Southeastern. She is working towards an MDiv in Biblical Counseling in hopes of serving in hospital chaplaincy. She loves helping prospective students discern if Southeastern is the place where the Lord is calling them to walk in obedience through theological education!

Admissions Doctor of Philosophy

The Office of Ph.D. Studies invites all eligible persons to complete the application as specified in the directions on the Online Application page. Admission to the Ph.D. program is selective and is offered only to students who have demonstrated the intellectual ability, preparation and motivation to perform academically at the highest level. Enrollment in the program is limited to applicants who, in the judgment of the faculty, appear best qualified and most capable of using the resources that the seminary provides.

Admissions Doctor of Education

The EdD is a professional, terminal research degree with a commuter-friendly, modified residency format. On-campus time is limited to one week per quarter, with online coursework before and sometimes after class sessions. Students move through the coursework as part of a cohort, which is usually a group of 10-12 students. The cohort format provides a community of scholars in which iron sharpens iron. For more information about our Doctor of Education Degrees.

Admissions Doctor of Ministry

The program of study required for the DMin degree will take students no fewer than three academic years and no greater than six years. Entering students must understand the high level of commitment that is required to actively participate in this degree program year round for this period of time.

Distance Learning


Monday - Thursday 8 - 5
Friday 8 - 4
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We in the Distance Learning office at SEBTS enjoy equipping students to serve around the globe. From the beginnings of course creation in a professor's office to advising and assisting students on course registration, Distance Learning is committed to providing an enjoyable and beneficial educational experience.
Follow the Distance Learning Twitter and Instagram to best keep involved from afar!


Jerry Lassetter

Distance Learning Director
Jerry is from Newnan, GA, and holds his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies: Old Testament. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and woodworking.


Adam Saxon

Distance Learning Assistant Director
Adam is from Springfield, MO. He is married to Stephanie and has five children. He has an M.Div. ICP and MAIS from SEBTS and has served as a missionary in both Central Asia and East Asia.


Randy Everist

Distance Learning Instructional Design
Randy is from Portland, OR, and he is pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham (UK). He really, really loves beatboxing.


Blakely McKinion

Distance Learning Student Support
Blakely is from Wake Forest, NC. She is pursuing her M.A. in Christian Marriage, Family and Individual Counseling with the intention of helping children impacted by childhood cancer. Blakely loves softball, coffee, and reading.


Jessica Hessler

Distance Learning Academic Partnership Support
Jessica is from Raleigh, NC and is attending the College at Southeastern. She is pursuing a B.A. in English. She enjoys reading, music, plants, and the great outdoors.


Katie Hathaway

Distance Learning Student Support
Katie is from Franklin, TN. She is pursuing her M.A. in Ministry to Women. She enjoys coffee, baking, and watching thunderstorms while reading a good book.

JoLynn Hennerberg

Distance Learning Instructional Design
JoLynn is from Hollenberg, KS, and is pursuing her Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling. She enjoys reading, rock climbing, kickboxing, coffee, and board games.

Bryson Murry

Distance Learning Office Manager
Bryson is from Portland, ME and is married to his wife Amelia. He is a graduate of Boyce College and is currently pursuing an Advanced Master of Divinity. He enjoys drinking coffee, watching sports, and trying new restaurants with his wife.

Danny Bingham

Distance Learning Instructional Design
Danny is originally from Mansfield, TX and has been married to his wife Jessica for 3 years. He is the proud stepfather of Jason and Angie. Danny loves Jesus, Formula 1, good food, and video games (in that order).

Megan Dickerson

Distance Learning Hybrid coordinator
Megan is from Conway, AR, is married to Drew, and they have 4 children. She is a Southeastern student pursuing a ThM in Theology. She enjoys coffee, reading, and time with friends.

Equip Network


Monday - Friday 8:30-5
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Empowering local churches and ministry organizations to take an active role in the theological education of their students. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary believes that some theological education is best done in partnership with the local church. As part of the Distance Learning office, The EQUIP Network empowers churches and ministry organizations to offer accredited and accessible courses to students at the highest level of theological training. The EQUIP Network weds the seminary experience with real life ministry opportunities to provide students with the most integrative ministry training available. Students can fulfill their remaining degree requirements through our integrative online, hybrid and/or campus-based classes

Al James

Equip Network Coordinator
Dr. Al James began serving as the Equip Network Coordinator in August 2017. Dr. James also serves SEBTS as the Associate Dean of Ministry Studies and as a Professor of Missions. Originally from Jesup, GA, Dr. James served with the International Mission Board for 10 years in India and the Philippines. He came back from the field in 2001 to teach missions here at SEBTS. In addition to his various roles here at the seminary, he also serves as Pastor at Hales Chapel Baptist Church in Zebulon, NC as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Dr. James is married to Cathy, has four children, and six grandchildren. He enjoys dating his wife, spending time engaging in his children’s’ sports endeavors, and reading.

Colleen Hall
Colleen Hall began serving as the Administrative Assistant to the Equip Network in the spring of 2020. Before coming to Southeastern, she served a two-year Journeyman term in Southeast Asia. Colleen is a member of North Wake Church and is currently pursuing a Masters of Intercultural Studies at Southeastern to learn to better serve in an international context.

Walter Bowen
Walter Bowen began serving with the EQUIP Network team in the summer of 2021. He is passionate about all nations coming to know and serve the Lord and the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry. Prior to this position, he was a Pastor of Discipleship and Missions for over six years in Arkansas. He and his wife, Purnima, have served with the International Mission Board in Africa. Together, they have been ministering to multiethnic communities and people groups for over eighteen years.


Financial and Alumni Development

The Financial and Alumni Development Office exists to connect people and resources to Southeastern in order to fulfill the Great Commission. We seek to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of Southeastern by connecting strategic partners with the mission and vision of the institution by securing the largest gift possible for an institutional priority, to the greatest possible joy of the donor for the glory and honor of the Lord.

Jonathan Six

Director of Financial and Alumni Development
(919) 761-2349

George Harvey

Director of Planned Giving and General Counsel
(919) 761-2201


Drew Davis

Associate Director of Financial and Alumni Development
(919) 761-2351

Jonathan Goforth

Development Officer
(919) 761-2413


Chandler Donegan

Gift Accountant
(919) 761-2107


Caden Farr

Donor Relations and Data Management Coordinator
(919) 761-2217

Billy Vernon

Alumni and Church Relations Specialist
(919) 761-2822

Michelle Ard

Events and Alumni Relations Coordinator
(919) 761-2293

Chris Allen

Chris Allen

Denominational Relations Specialist and Ministry Teams Coordinator
(864) 704-2574

Meredith Cook

Grant Coordinator
(919) 761-2353

Financial Aid


Monday - Thursday 8 - 5
Friday 8 - 4
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The Financial Aid Office exists to support the mission of Southern to equip students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission by reducing financial obstacles in order to contribute to undistracted education, unhindered ministry, and whole life flourishing. We serve students by providing information about and processing institutional, external, and federal scholarships, as well as student loans and VA Benefits. We would love to talk to you if you have any questions about financial aid.

Dave Phillips

Director of Student Resources and Financial Aid
Dave has been working in the Student Resources and Financial Aid office since 2019 and became the Director of the office in December 2021. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at the College at Southeastern. He and his wife Julie have been married for 17 years and their daughter, Annabelle, is 11. Originally from Wheaton, Illinois, Dave has lived in Wake Forest since 2013 and graduated from Southeastern with a PhD in Biblical Studies. Dave is a nerd and loves fantasy and science-fiction (especially Star Wars), playing basketball, smoking meat, and he will gladly sit down to talk about the book of Revelation.

Chris Biggers

Associate Director of Student Resources and Financial Aid
Chris Biggers serves Southeastern as the Associate Director in the Financial Aid and Student Resources office. He and his wife Jacqulyn have 8 kids and have enjoyed settling into the Durham area after transitioning from DC. Chris is pursuing his MA in Christian Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling here at SEBTS. Prior to joining us at SEBTS Chris worked in marketing in the corporate world and served as a Special Agent in the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Chris embodies Southeastern's core value of being lighthearted so don't hesitate to stop by for a visit. Just be sure to bring oatmeal cream pies.

Patricia Chavez Yawn

Assistant to the Director and Associate Director of Financial Aid
Patricia serves as the Assistant to the Director and Associate Director of Financial Aid. Part of her job involves keeping the Director and Associate Director on task. It’s hard work. Another aspect of her job includes the ministry and employment portal. Originally from Hickory, NC, she moved to Wake Forest, NC in July 2018 to pursue a Masters in Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling. She has been working in the Financial Aid Office since she moved here. Patricia married her husband, Dakota, in July 2021. She loves getting to know new people and especially thrives in one-on-one conversations. Her passions include talking, listening, and helping others. She also enjoys hiking, jogging, being outdoors, and trying out different taco trucks in the triangle area.

David Mobley

Military Affairs Coordinator
Originally a South Carolina native, David has lived in North Carolina since 2012. He serves the Southeastern community as the Military Affairs Coordinator in the Financial Aid and Student Resources office. David also serves as a Minister at Grace Bible Fellowship in Cary, NC, as well as a Military Police Officer in the NC Air National Guard. David is pursuing a BA in Pastoral Ministry in The College at Southeastern and ultimately hopes to serve as a Military Chaplain. David strongly believes that working out solely serves the purpose of enabling you to eat whatever you want.

Seth Hubler

Institutional Financial Aid Coordinator
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Seth now serves as the Institutional Financial Aid Coordinator. Seth’s amazing wife Anna is pursuing a Certificate of Worship Ministry, and together they lead worship at Christ Church Rolesville. He is pursuing his Master of Divinity in North American Church Planting and has a passion for multiplying healthy churches in post-Christian environments. When he isn’t lobbing stress balls at co-workers, Seth enjoys woodworking, fly-fishing, backpacking, and pick-up sports with the buds.

Faith Haberer

Financial Aid Assistant
Faith serves as a Financial Aid Assistant. She recently graduated from The College at Southeastern with a B.A. in Theology and is now pursuing a M.A. in Old Testament Studies. She is the President of the Performing Arts Club on campus and has an expansive knowledge of Taylor Swift.

Hannah Nall

Financial Aid Assistant
Hannah is a senior here at Southeastern getting her BA in Worship Ministry. Originally from Newport, N.C. (right in between Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach), she likes to sing, play guitar, piano and flute. When she’s not working, you can find her in the Binkley practice rooms, watching movies, getting a tattoo or shopping at target.

Military Affairs

Southeastern is committed to honoring the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Our desire is to facilitate your education and ensure you receive the maximum benefits for which you are entitled. In an effort to show our appreciation, we offer a military rate and process many veteran benefits pertaining to active-duty members and Veterans.

Employment Services

This resources is for students, spouses of students, and alumni looking for employment opportunities, as well as employers and churches seeking qualified candidates for open positions.



Monday - Thursday 8 - 5
Friday 8-4

The Registrar's office at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary exists to serve students with registration for classes, academic progress, transcript evaluations, and graduation. From students’ admittance into the College or the Seminary, until their final semester and graduation day, the Registrar’s office is ready and happy to help students as they work towards completing their degree and all its requirements.

Photo: Trevor King, Registrar

Trevor King

(919) 761-2215
Trevor oversees the Registrar's office for both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Originally from Oklahoma, he graduated from Southeastern with a Master’s degree in Christian Studies (M.A.) and a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.). He and his wife have two daughters, and they are involved in ministry at Imago Dei Church.


Mary Asta Halvorsen

Office Coordinator
(919) 761-2215
A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Mary Asta serves as the Registrar Office Coordinator, helping students with various situations regarding transcripts, registration, and getting in contact with the best point person. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with the desire to write fictional and fantasy books that point others to Christ. In her free time, Mary Asta enjoys doing anything creative as well as spending time with her family, practicing Tae Kwon Do, and cooking up the most random of dishes.

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Jonathan Galvan

Assistant Registrar for Graduate Studies
(919) 761-2285
Jonathan was born in the great state of Texas and is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University. He serves graduate and advanced degree students of Southeastern by providing academic advisement and student record maintenance from admittance through graduation. He is married to Skyler and has two beautiful children. Jonathan is currently working on a Master of Divinity.

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Photo: Caroline Dargel, Assistant

Caroline Dargel

Assistant Registrar for Advanced Studies and Special Programs
(919) 761-2284 
Caroline enjoys helping students at SEBTS as they prepare to serve the Lord. Originally from McKinney, Texas, she graduated with a B.B.A in Finance from Oklahoma Baptist University where she also played college tennis. Caroline and her husband, David, live in Wake Forest and are involved in ministry at Bethesda Baptist Church. They enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors, and game nights. Caroline possesses a creative spirit with a passion to shape culture, create community, and one day hopes to minister to others as a small business owner.

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Jenna Burchett

Assistant Registrar for Undergraduate Studies
(919) 761-2218
Jenna serves as the Assistant Registrar for the College at Southeastern. She moved from New Hampshire to North Carolina in 2016 to pursue her undergraduate in Global Studies at the College at Southeastern. She and her husband, Chad, live in Wake Forest and are part of the Oak Grove Baptist Church family. Jenna is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling and hopes to one day go overseas and minister in an underserved region. She and her husband both enjoy reading, music, and game nights and are beginner backpackers.

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Dalton Kaiser

Assistant Registrar for Academic Records and Reporting
Dalton serves the Registrar's Office by overseeing academic records and reporting. Dalton is originally from Houston, TX, but spent the last 10 years living in Irving, TX in the heart of the DFW Metroplex. He is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University, is currently working on his Master of Divinity, and desires to do church revitalization and pastoral ministry. He and his wife McKinley are expecting their first child in early 2022 and are pursuing covenant membership at Christ Covenant Church Raleigh.

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Student Success

The Office of Student Success at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary exists to offer services and provide resources to assist students in completing their degree in a timely manner. Services include academic advising, academic coaching, academic probation/suspension recovery, and overseeing the expedited readmission process.

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Chris D. Lee

Student Success Coordinator
Chris serves Southeastern Seminary and The College at Southeastern by leading institutional discussions and strategies for retention and student success. Originally from north Georgia, Chris graduated from Truett-McConnell University (Cleveland, GA) with a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies before heading out to Southwestern Seminary (Fort Worth, TX) where he completed an MA in Apologetics, an MA in Philosophy, and a ThM in Ethical and Philosophical Studies. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Philosophy of Religion at Southeastern. Chris is passionate about higher education and helping student succeed both inside and outside the classroom.

Carter Ellison

Academic Advisor & Coach
Though born in Florida, Carter grew up in the Raleigh area most of his life. He moved to Wake Forest in 2020 to pursue his undergrade degree in History/Pre-Law at the College at Southeastern. Carter has a great love for the church and is planning on serving the church the rest of his life, in any way God is calling him. Carter enjoys good food, good books, and good friends. On his down time, he enjoys playing golf, reading a novel, or hanging out with friends. Carter loves advising students and has a passion for academic success and excellence. He is excited and eager to answer all your academic questions!


The Southeastern Housing Office is committed to providing adequate, affordable, safe and comfortable housing for all God-called men and women who come to Southeastern to prepare for Christian ministries throughout the world.


Regular Repairs and Maintenance
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After-hour Emergencies


Facilities management helps Southeastern steward what we have been blessed with institutionally by use of various trades. If our emergencies number is contacted for non emergency situations they will not respond to your requests. All non-emergency requests are then regular repairs and maintenance needs.


The Department of Campus Security exists to maintain a safe and secure campus environment and to protect the institution’s assets in order to facilitate Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's mission. To meet this mission, we employ Security Officers to monitor our campus 24 hours a day and 365 days of the year, including nights, weekends and holidays. Campus Security also works closely with the Wake Forest Police Department, the Wake Forest Fire Department and Wake County EMS to ensure fast responses to any needs or emergencies that might arise on Southeastern's campus.

Student Life

Student Life is devoted to comprehensive activities and programs which provide opportunities for all members of the SEBTS family. Specific activities are designed to promote physical health, social development, and personal growth, as well as fun, community, and fellowship. Announcements of specific events and programs are communicated through various campus social media outlets.

Women Around Southeastern

The mission of Women Around Southeastern is to cultivate teachable, theological, and missional women who are empowered to seek out and accomplish God’s calling on their lives, to faithfully make disciples, and to fulfill the Great Commission. Women Around Southeastern hosts numerous events each semester to promote edifying community among the women who work, study, and live at Southeastern. Women Around Southeastern is for any woman at Southeastern, whether she is a student or the spouse of a student. Visit our website to learn more.

Missie Branch

Assistant Dean to Students for Women and Director of Graduate Life
Missie Branch serves as Asst. Dean of Students to Women and Director of Graduate Life at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in NC. She is also currently a student there completing her graduate degree in Ethics, Theology, and Culture. Missie is married to Duce Branch and together they have four children. She is passionate about women seeing themselves as theologians and disciples first. Missie is a contributing author to The Whole Woman: Ministering to Her Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength and the co-host of the Women & Work Podcast. Currently, Missie is serving as the Chair of the Board Trustees at Lifeway Christian Resources.

Jessie Slaughter

Administrative Assistant
Jessie is from a one-stoplight town in Virginia where cows outnumber people 2 to 1. She is pursuing a Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry. Jessie enjoys finding the best coffee shops in RDU, is an amateur foodie, likes to read, and enjoys attending NBA games.

Michelle Harrison

Creative Assistant

Michelle “Meech” Harrison graduated from the College at Southeastern in the Spring of 2022 with a BA in Christian Counseling. She lived in the Dominican Republic for nine months doing ministry and studying before coming to Southeastern. Michelle enjoys basketball, reading, traveling, being active, and is a fan of Spider-Man. Her favorite books are The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, Unbroken, and The Caine Mutiny.