BA, English, University of Texas A-M, 2011; MA, Media Arts and Worship, Dallas Theological Seminary, Current Student
Worked in Admissions since: Fall 2012
Welcome! I am thrilled that you are looking into seminary at DTS. As a current student, hoping to graduate in 2014, I have cherished my time here which has been deeply humbling, challenging, and edifying. I would love to talk with you about your ministry goals, hear about how God has gifted you, and how you would like to use those gifts to serve Him as you consider seminary.
As I began my studies here at DTS, I deeply appreciated the faculty’s emphasis on the necessity of allowing ourselves to be personally affected and changed by the word of God, and not allowing it to become just another textbook. The refrain in every lecture is that we as future leaders in ministry must personally apply the scriptures to ourselves before we will successfully help others to do so. This humility and integrity of approach to ministry affirms my confidence in my teachers whom I hope to imitate.
I cannot recommend DTS highly enough and I would love for you to experience the gift that it is to learn here. Don’t hesitate to give us a call as you consider. We would love to help you in that process!
What are your hobbies or outside interests?
I enjoy dancing (mostly ballet), biking, reading, writing.
What made you decide to go to DTS?
I was deeply impressed with alumni of DTS whose ministries I encountered during college. They handled the word with skill, humility, and relevance. I wanted to follow their example and concluded by the consistency of their credentials that a degree from DTS would help me to do that.
What do you do on your day off?
Spend time with my husband. Go to rehearsal for my contemporary ballet company. Play with my dog at the park. Study.
What are your favorite foods?
Chocolate. Mexican food. Anything with tomatoes.
What is your favorite television show of all time?
The Big Bang Theory.
What is the best part about working in the DTS admissions office?
The best part of working the DTS admissions office is the blessing of being surrounded by the other members of Team Admissions and getting to hear potential students’ future ministry goals and dreams. It excites me to hear about their gifts and imagine the ways that God could use them for His glory.
What is your favorite piece of literature?
I love Harry Potter.
What is your favorite quote?
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – attributed to C.S. Lewis
What is your favorite musical artist/group/genre of music?
My favorite artist is a friend of mine, a singer/songwriter named Sarah Degroat.
Who is the person you admire most and why?
My husband, Mark. He is incredibly empathetic and compassionate towards others, an area in which I am weak. I am very fortunate that God gave him to me to learn from. I have also had many opportunities to observe a godly integrity in him that I respect very highly.
Who is your favorite Bible character and why?
I love Hannah, Samuel’s mother, because of her willingness to surrender that which she desired most from the Lord back to Him.
If you could have superhero powers, what would they be?
Flying, or at least the ability to defy gravity because that would make dancing so much more fun and introduce a whole new dimension of possibility to the art!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Scotland or Washington State.