Women Around Southeastern


Every semester, I felt empowered and encouraged by other female students and faculty who genuinely encouraged me to pursue God’s calling and use academic gifts to advance His kingdom.

Yiyoung Yuk, EdD alumna

Get Equipped for Your Calling

Southeastern is committed to training women to serve the family, church, academy, society, and nations. In addition to choosing from Southeastern’s dozens of graduate and advanced degree options as well as several graduate certificate programs, women who are called to minister to other women can enroll in Southeastern’s Master of Divinity in Ministry to Women, Master of Arts in Ministry to Women with Biblical Counseling, and Doctor of Ministry in Ministry to Women. Our graduate and advanced degree concentrations equip women to prepare for a variety of Christian leadership positions in missions, evangelism, teaching, advocacy work, women's ministry, and more.

Graduate Studies

Get Involved in Community

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.

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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.