Truett Seminary's Student Recruitment Team Associates work with prospective students to help them discover more about Truett and about how the Seminary can equip and prepare them for their calling.
Student Recruitment Team Associates and student recruiters are current Truett students who are excited to share about their journey to and experiences at seminary. Prospective Students may recognize them from a Truett recruitment visit to their school or from a Truett exhibit booth at a conference they attended.
More information about each of our Associates can be found below. Be sure to reach out to them directly with any questions you may have.
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
Previous Institution Attended: Baylor University (BA Spanish)
Why I Came to Truett: I first became interested in Truett when a friend of mine told me about her plans to come. We talked about how she loved the community and felt like it was the right next step for her. I came to visit her, and as she was showing me around campus, I instantly met the kind and welcoming community that she had been talking about. As I was looking into the program, I learned about the joint MDiv and MBA program that Truett offers with the Hankamer School of Business, and I felt that this was the program for me. I loved my time in undergrad at Baylor, so making the decision to stay was an additional blessing!
Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: My favorite part has been getting to meet so many welcoming people and to be in such a Christ-like community that has encouraged me in my walk with Christ.
Hometown: Southampton County, Virginia
Previous Institution Attended: Virginia State University (BA English), Texas Southern University (MA English)
Why I Came to Truett: After personally accepting my call to ministry but being prohibited in a local church setting from public acceptance and affirmation, my time of prayer and intentionality led me to Truett Seminary. I found a safe space to further prepare myself until I was in a church position that would support my public affirmation. This time at Truett has allowed me to focus on the work to come while engaging in the work and studies that are present now.
Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: I love that being at the Houston Campus has not made me feel distanced from my peers and professors in Waco. It's such an extensive community, and I'm proud to be a part of and share that.
Hometown: Scotland Neck, NC
Previous Institution Attended: Campbell University (B.A. Christian Studies)
Why I Came to Truett: I came to Truett because I felt the Lord’s call, I felt like the Lord was calling me here where he dwells. I heard about Truett from one of my professors in undergrad who was an alumna here. After talking to her about this institution and hearing about the world-class education offered here, I was able to discern this is where the Lord was calling me.
Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: At orientation I was told that “community finds you here” and I will admit I was skeptical. However, it could not be more true; within my first month I found amazing lifelong spiritual friends, who I know I can rely on. Being surrounded by people you know will help grow you spiritually is an experience that is a blessing.
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Previous Institution Attended: Carson-Newman University (B.A. Religion)
Why I Came to Truett: I came to Truett with the desire to become a professor. God has placed a calling on my heart to teach and encourage students, while at the same time directing students to Jesus' unconditional and sacrificial love. When researching different seminaries, I found that Truett affirms women in ministry. It is a blessing to know that I am supported by both peers and faculty. I was unsure that I would be able to attend Truett, but God has provided a way and reaffirmed my calling here.
Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: My favorite part about being a Truett student is that no matter where you are there is someone willing to help. There are people praying for you and with you.
Hometown: Georgetown, Kentucky
Previous Institution Attended: Georgetown College
Why I Came to Truett:I came to Truett because I felt at home the first day I walked in. I knew this was a great academic institution, so feeling extremely welcomed on my visit solidified my decision.
Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: My favorite part about Truett has been the amazing connections I have been able to form with many different people.
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
Previous Institution Attended: Georgetown College (B.A. American Studies & Theatre and Film Studies)
Why I Came to Truett: Around the time I was discerning my call to ministry, my undergrad institution and Truett were coming together to partner. I was awarded an awesome opportunity to come to Truett through the Bishop Scholars Program at Georgetown College. As I learned more about Truett, I was convinced that it was the place I was meant to be.
Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: I love Truett's emphasis on spiritual formation. A minister has to be ministered to, and Truett provides a beautiful space for that to happen.