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Kristin Kellen appointed to full-time Southeastern faculty

BY LAUREN PRATT   08/03/2017

Dr. Kristin Kellen, who has been a part-time assistant professor of biblical counseling, has been appointed to a full-time teaching position with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) beginning Aug. 1.


Kellen received her M.A. in biblical counseling and Ph.D. in applied theology and biblical counseling from SEBTS in 2015.

"Kristin Kellen is a gifted and gracious biblical counselor that makes the excellent biblical counseling department at SEBTS even stronger,” said SEBTS President Danny Akin. “Her winsome personality makes her a magnet that draws students both to her classes and the coffee shop to learn from this talented lady. One of our own PhD graduates, she is a welcomed addition to our faculty." 

Starting at SEBTS as a student, Kellen is amazed that she has the opportunity to work alongside those that taught her years ago.

“I believe wholeheartedly that this is what God was preparing me for when he brought me to SEBTS a decade ago,” said Kellen. “I'm also honored to be able to teach alongside those who have spent that last decade pouring into my life.”

Keith Whitfield, dean of graduate studies, expressed his excitement of Kellen’s appointment to full-time faculty and the expertise she brings to the biblical counseling programs at SEBTS.

“We are excited to have Dr. Kristin Kellen join Southeastern’s faculty full-time,” said Whitfield. “She will make a significant contribution to our counseling programs. She is a gifted counselor with biblical and theological depth.”

Kellen, her husband Josh and their one-year-old son David, live in Kittrell, North Carolina, where they love working on house renovation projects as well as spending time in the mountains.

As a couple, Kellen and Josh attend New Life Baptist Church in Henderson, North Carolina, where they both serve in youth ministry.


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