A highly motivated strategist and practitioner with over 15 years of experience leading a large, diverse student organization at the University of North Texas. Skillful at organization, developing administrative structures, connecting students with partner organizations, and effectively communicating vision. Intentionally builds relationships with campus faculty and staff, local organizations, state conventions, alumni, and donors.

Extensively researching race issues, anti-racism, racial reconciliation, systemic issues, and leadership theories during doctoral studies. Currently preparing and working on literature review for dissertation proposal on the need for church leadership to actively engage in anti-racism and systemic issues. 

Creating resources, podcasts, and videos to help students and local churches become better informed about and equipped to engage others with the Gospel and get involved in race issues.

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Adjunct Professor

Dallas Baptist University | Dallas, TX | Beginning Jan 2021

Design course on collegiate ministry for the campus and the local church 

Director - Baptist Student Ministry at the University of North Texas

  • Direct and organize student-led campus organization (scheduling, vision-casting, strategic planning) at the University of North Texas that interacts with around 500-1,000 students weekly
  • Develop and maintain relationships with over 90 partner organizations
  • Recruit, hire, develop staff members
  • Lead staff of five employees and leadership team of 40-50 students 
  • Oversee and raise funds for operating expenses ($10,000-$15,000 annually), staff salaries (over $130,000 annually), support for partner organizations ($3,000-$5,000 annually), and a new building project ($2.5 million)
  • Create, coordinate, and execute leadership development for staff and student leaders
  • Coordinate and oversee events and student trips (in Texas, United States, and across the world)

  • Recruit and train partner organizations on engaging university students
  • Prepare and manage annual organizational budget
  • Mentor and provide internship opportunities for university students to fulfill academic degree requirements

Consultant, Connection Strategist, and Resource Development | Denton, TX | April 2019-Present

Working to bridge the gap between the Church and the communities around them by developing and providing practical and applicable resources

  • Create resources to equip others on engaging college students
  • Researching large topics and creating approachable resources to train others
  • Facilitates discussions on the ‘Listen In’ Podcast discussing engaging college students on campuses, racial issues, and more
  • Created 4-Part series on ‘College Ministry in a Covid World’

  • Gathering resources on race issues to help equip Christians on anti-racism, systemic issues, ways the Church can get involved, and more

Women's Basketball Team Chaplain and Support Staff

University of North Texas Women’s Basketball | Denton, TX | Jan 2016-Present 


Volunteer as support staff as team chaplain while also providing additional support staff tasks

  • Coordinate and facilitate leadership training for players and staff
  • Oversee players and staff care through encouragement and check-in meetings 
  • Lead players and coaches Bible studies
  • Travel with the team to offer support to team and staff

  •  Encourage players during injuries and attend surgeries and doctor visits

Multiple Staff Positions (Preschool, Children, Youth, Sports)

First Baptist Church | Cleburne, TX | April 2004-Aug 2006 

Serve on church staff overseeing multiple ministries and events

  • Plan and organize weekly activities and budgets for multiple departments
  • Manage, schedule, hire, and train staff (more than 20 members)
  • League Commissioner for Upward Sports Ministry
  • Supervise two weekday preschool education programs with more than 100 students
  • Develop, plan, and teach programs

  •  Facilitate and lead committees in decision-making and strategic planning

Artist Management and Booking Agent

Stephanie Gates Management | Nashville, TN | Jan 2000-May 2002 

While attending Belmont University, Stephanie worked as an artist manager and booking agent to numerous Nashville-based artists

  • Schedule and coordinate all performances for singers, musicians, and songwriters
  • Organize and facilitate travel logistics for performances
  • Negotiate contracts and fulfill administrative requirements

  •  Provided tour management to artists during travel

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies

Dallas Baptist University


Study of Great Baptist Preachers

Oxford University – study abroad through Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Summer 2006

Master of Divinity

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Business Administration

Belmont University