Alumni & Career Services Staff
The mission of the Offices of Alumni & Career Services is to encourage, enable, and equip the alumni of Dallas Theological Seminary to become everything that God would have them become.
The Alumni and Career Services office is located on the ground floor of Stearns Hall.
AA (Agriculture Management/Production); Joliet Junior College | 1977
BA (Bible/Theology); Moody Bible Institute | 1980
ThM (Bible Exposition); Dallas Theological Seminary | 1992
DMin; Dallas Theological Seminary | 2014
Worked in Alumni since: July 2006 (Been on staff since 1984)
Growing up on a farm in Illinois, I had always thought I was going to be planting seeds and then watching God work. Little did I know that the Lord was going to make a slight change of “fields.” Because of their extensive knowledge of the Word and godly character, the Lord used DTS alumni to shape my passion for planting the Word of God in the hearts of others and then watching God do the rest. In 1992, I graduated from DTS with a Masters of Theology in Bible Exposition with the training and passion to keep “planting the seeds.”
In addition to serving in the Alumni office, I teach the course on Physical and Historical Geography of Israel, Walk Thru the Bible seminars, and the Rapid Reading Course (needed to help survive seminary!). I live east of Dallas in Garland. My late bride, Lisa, and I have four precious kids: Luke (wife- Abby), Sara Beth, Jill (husband- Daniel), and David!
BGS; University of Kansas | 1987
ASP; Moody Bible Institute | 1989
ThM (Pastoral Leadership); Dallas Theological Seminary | 1996
DMin; Dallas Theological Seminary | 2007
Worked in Alumni since: January 2012 (Been on staff since 1997)
Growing up in Kansas my father was a principal and my mother a teacher, so a future serving in education was somewhat inevitable. Being from Kansas, I’m a big KU basketball fan. Go Jayhawks! Since transplanting to Texas, I’ve come to appreciate good Texas BBQ and will grab any excuse to savor some of that delicious Texas fare.
One of my heart’s desires is to see fathers develop to their fullest God-given potential. I have written several books on the topic and have a ministry called Dynamic Dads. Before coming to the Career Services office I worked in the Admissions Office and most recently in the Spiritual Formation office. Along with now serving in the Alumni office, I teach a preaching and a media course. I live east of Dallas in Rockwall with my bride, Pam, and five children: Lauren, Austin, Evan, Haley, and Christian.
BA (English); Morehouse College | 1991
ThM (Pastoral Leadership); Dallas Theological Seminary | 2005
Worked in Alumni since: December 2018
Growing up in Houston, my grandfather was instrumental in introducing me to and in formulating a passion for ministry. After college, I learned that a “call” to preach is a “call” to preparation, which led me on a quest to Dallas: more specifically, Dallas Theological Seminary. DTS took my hunger for God’s Word, and gave me skills to study and to deliver the Word.
Soon after graduating from DTS, I was called to be the Lead Pastor of Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church of East Dallas (2011). During my short tenure, GBBC has experienced renewed passion for the community, an increase in engaging and retaining new ministry partners, and a renewed commitment to providing relevant ministry to all generations.
I’ve been fortunate to speak at numerous conferences, revivals, and crusades from South Dallas to West Africa. I’m the proud husband of Nicole, and the father of Stephen Nicolas and Simone Elise. We reside in Duncanville.
BBA; Baylor University
MABS; Dallas Theological Seminary | 1991
MACE; Dallas Theological Seminary | 1995
DMin/CE; Dallas Theological Seminary | 2005
Worked in Alumni since: January 2007 (Been on staff since 1991)
It’s hard to believe I’ve been at DTS for 23 years (15 with Admissions and now 8 with Alumni). I absolutely LOVE counseling upcoming graduates and alumni as they search for new ministry positions. It’s blessing to see God move our men and women out into places of ministry and service. I especially enjoy encouraging our 2100+ women alumnae in their current ministries. They are fabulous!
For the past 12 years, I’ve had the privilege of teaching as an adjunct professor in the Educational Ministries and Leadership department. I appreciate the opportunity to build into the lives of our students!
I am fortunate to have been raised in a wonderful Christian home. I owe so much to my parents for their consistent examples of loving and serving Christ all their lives. Even in their retirement years, they are faithfully serving the Lord. My brother and three sisters are all married and involved in their various churches. Whenever possible, I love spending time with my family and twelve nieces and nephews and five great nieces and nephews! My interests include traveling, writing, reading, crafts, cooking and home improvement projects.
If you asked me what my perfect Saturday would be, I would have to say: being caught up on all my grading so I could either go antiquing with a good friend or stay at home and watch my favorite cooking shows, topped off with a good family-friendly movie.
AAS; Colby Community College | 1981
Worked in Alumni since: July 2006 (Been on staff since 1984)
I’ve seen some incredible people come through this school as I’ve worked in Admissions, Career Services, and for a short time the Accounting office. Now I’m serving those same incredible people in the Alumni office with my favorite boss, Greg Hatteberg!
Before coming to DTS, I attended Colby Community College in Kansas where I received an associate’s degree in Veterinary technology. My dad was a vet and he passed along his love for animals. My house is ruled by two dogs and a cat; well, actually just the cat since they are superior after all.
As an administrative assistant I help in a behind-the-scenes role, where I prefer to be. But if I can help answer any questions about DTS or help connect you with other alumni, please let me know. As the great thinker, Winnie the Pooh, once said, “Things are always so much more grand and wonderful when your friends are there to share them.”
BA (Communications); Moody Bible Institute | 2020
ThM; Dallas Theological Seminary | ant. 2023
Worked in Alumni since: August 2020
Before DTS, I served as an emergency dispatcher and faculty assistant at the Moody Bible Institute. It is a privilege to work and study at DTS, where professors and staff are passionate about teaching the Word of God, equipping students to serve the Lord in vocational ministry, and loving their community!
I enjoy writing, learning about Church history, telling jokes, and making any situation fun. I also serve in the kids ministry at Still Water Community Church in Rowlett, TX.
My favorite thing to do is equip others, so please let me know if you have any questions about Career Services. It is my pleasure to partner with you in the gospel!