DTS-Houston Admissions Counselor
BA, International Studies, Baylor University, 2010; ThM, Intercultural Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary, Current Student
Serving with DTS since: Spring 2013
Welcome! Thank you for checking out our website! I am thrilled that you are interested in the DTS–Houston campus. I am pursuing the ThM and am thoroughly enjoying my seminary experience. As a current student, I have gained a deeper knowledge and appreciation of God’s Word and have grown in my walk with Him. DTS-Houston is a place that is shaping me for both ministry and life. If you have any questions or would like to come see the campus, do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to meet you!
The thing that first attracted me to DTS was the commitment to walk through all 66 books of the Bible, and the phenomenal staff and student body also drew me to the seminary. One unique aspect that struck me about the Houston campus is most definitely the atmosphere. We have a diverse student body that reflects the dynamics of the city. DTS-Houston not only offers a quality education from the best professors but also provides a place to study in a personal setting. As a well-established and growing campus, you will be able to receive a number of different degrees without even leaving Houston.
I look forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to contact me to schedule a visit and be sure to check out a seminary preview day. Let me know how I can best serve you!
What are your hobbies or outside interests?
Spending time with my wife, Suzanne, playing guitar, listening to music, traveling, and eating some good food.
What made you decide to go to DTS?
Current students and the curriculum. A few friends who attended DTS had nothing but positive things to say about the program. After checking out the Houston campus for myself, I realized that I would have the opportunity to go through each book of the Bible, learn the Biblical languages, take a variety of Theology courses, AND take classes in missions! DTS was just what I was looking for in a seminary.
What do you do on your day off?
My perfect day off would begin with waking up and spending some quality time with the Lord, then going on an excursion to Starbucks and Guitar Center (they’re right next to each other), a date with my wife at Olive Garden and possibly Tapioca Tea House, and conclude with a Bourne movie marathon…and still manage to get all of my studying done for the week, of course.
What are your favorite foods?
Chicken alfredo, breadsticks, and salad (all from Olive Garden).
What is your favorite television show of all time?
The Office – at least the first few seasons, White Collar.
What is the best part about working in the DTS admissions office?
Working with a team committed to seeing lives transformed by God and to help guide potential students to the next step in their journey.
What is your favorite genre of literature?
Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper. As I read this book for one of my classes, I kept thinking to myself, “How awesome is this? I actually get to read this book for school!”
What is your favorite quote?
“And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2
What is your favorite musical artist/group/genre of music?
Many of the modern worship bands that incorporate electric guitar (Hillsong, Passion, etc.). I also enjoy listening to ambient/post-rock artists (All the Bright Lights, Explosions in the Sky, Lowercase Noises). Do YouTube tutorials and guitar pedal demos fit under this question?
Who is the person you admire most and why?
My wife, because she is God-fearing, loving, and ambitious. I have no clue how I snagged such an awesome woman of God!
Who is your favorite Bible character and why?
The Apostle Paul for his faithfulness to proclaim the Word of God at all costs.
If you could have superhero powers, what would they be?
Flight or the ability to be in multiple places at once (such as class and the beach at the same time). I would also like to have the power of super speed – both in running and in reading.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
East Asia – there’s nothing like squatty potties, martial arts, and people who need to hear the gospel.