Meet the Admissions Team

Sam Morris

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Phone: 919-761-2324

Sam oversees recruiting and admissions for both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Sam and his wife Mackenzie moved to Wake Forest in 2013. Sam holds a Master of Arts in Communication from Wichita University and a Doctor of Education in Crisis Preparedness from Southeastern. He enjoys cheering on Liverpool F.C. and spending time with his wife Mackenzie, son David and Duncan the Dingo.

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Meagan Anne Willson

Office Assistant


Phone: 919-761-2441

Meagan Anne is originally from Brandon, MS but deemed Wake Forest home in July of 2017 as she began pursuing a M.A. in Ministry to Women. She claims camp life is the best life and has a passion for encouraging and strengthening girls of all ages in their walk with Christ. Her favorites are all things Southern, Spanish and Sweet.

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Abby Puryear

Enrollment Officer


Phone: 919-761-2246

Originally from Augusta, GA, Abby and her husband Josh now call Wake Forest home. She is earning her Bachelor of Arts in Theology, and has a heart for encouraging others to explore the riches of God’s Word. Abby loves the South, pecan pie, and sunshine. One of her greatest joys is using her gift of hospitality to share Christ’s love and make others feel valued.

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Chris Castorena

Admissions Counselor
Phone: 919-761-2280

Chris is a native Texan, he is married to Hannah and they absolutely adore their children Elliot, baby C, who is with the Lord, and Annaliese. They are active members at Treasuring Christ Church. Chris is a graduate from West Texas A&M University and is working on his M.Div. in Christian Ministry. He loves being with his family, enjoying delicious food and encouraging others, especially prospective students.  

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Aaron Ducksworth

Admissions Counselor
Phone: 919-761-2281

Originally from Hattiesburg, MS, Aaron Ducksworth and Sherelle his wife of 5 years, hailed Wake Forest home Fall of 2018. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and is currently completing a M.Div. in Pastoral Ministries. He plans to pursue his Th.M. at Southeastern in the near future. Some of his favorites include traveling, learning, music and Mississippi State Football. Hail state!

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Matt McGinnis

Campus Host

Phone: 919-761-2324

Originally from Central Alabama, Matt and his wife Taylor made Wake Forest, North Carolina home in the Summer of 2018 for the purpose of pursuing theological educations at Southeastern. Matt recently earned his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of North Alabama, and is currently pursuing an M.Div. in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry. Matt enjoys meeting new people, learning about the Lord and watching Parks and Recreation with his wife.


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Mandy Bramlett

Manor House Hostess


As the Manor House Hostess, Mandy loves introducing new students to Southeastern!  She is originally from Alabama, graduated from Auburn University in 2012 (War Eagle), and moved to Wake Forest to pursue a Masters of Arts degree in Ministry to Women. She is a member of Imago Dei Church, loves being outside, visiting new places, and reading with coffee in hand.

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Jason VonBehren

Marketing Coordinator
Phone:  919.761.2296

Jason, his wife Morgan and their two boys, Beau and Boone, moved to Southeastern from Birmingham, Alabama in 2016. Jason is currently pursuing a M.Div. in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry. He enjoys hunting, golfing and Alabama football.

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Mark Silverthorn

Application Data Administrator 

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Phone: 919.761.2227

Originally from El Paso, TX, Mark from graduated Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. After having worked for 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 Masters of Divinity with a focus in the original biblical languages. He is passionate about taking the gospel to people without access to it and hopes to one day help people translate the bible into their own language. Mark loves his friends and family and desires that all people would know they are cherished by their Creator.

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Casey Evans

Coordinator of Student Success
Phone: 919-761-2194

Casey serves both undergraduate and graduate students of Southeastern by developing strategies and initiatives to help students succeed academically, spiritually, and professionally. As a student, he holds the BA in Christian Studies and Philosophy from the College at Southeastern his MA in Apologetics and Christian Philosophy and is currently pursuing his MA in Biblical and Theological Studies. He and his wife Holly enjoy watching Parks and Rec, eating cereal, and fitness.