Meet the Admissions Team

Greetings from the Admissions Team!

As you consider seminary studies, please know that the Admissions Team is always happy to serve as a resource to you and to answer your specific questions. We would love to meet you and hope that you'll come visit the campus or that we'll run into you.

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Scott PoblenzScott Poblenz | Dean of Enrollment Management & Registrar

Hometown: Wyandotte, MI
Undergrad: Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
Degree: Master of Divinity (May 2004)
What were you doing before you came to GCTS? Chemical Engineering
Favorite Class at GCTS? "Exegesis of Revelation" with Dr. Sean McDonough
What is one of your favorite things about living in New England? The rich history here, especially having to do with Christianity in America, and the amazing beauty of this area.
Hobbies/Interests? Youth ministry, reading, and spending time with my family.
Why Gordon-Conwell? The time I spent with my mentor in the Mentored Ministry program here was very significant for me as I prepared for ministry. The multidenominational aspect of GCTS also stretched and challenged me and, in the end, made my commitment to my tradition more robust and rich.


Sarah SoteloSarah Sotelo | Director of Admissions

Hometown: Granby, CT
Undergrad: Gordon College, Wenham, MA
What were you doing before you came to GCTS? I was the Director of Communications for The Center for Student Missions – an urban mission organization.
What is one of your favorite things about living in New England? The beauty of each season – going to the beach in the summer, apple picking in the fall, sledding in the winter and enjoying the flowers of spring.
Hobbies/Interests? Spending time with my family, speaking Spanish, drinking fair trade coffee, exploring new places, finding the best tacos possible (fun fact: New England has some amazing, authentic Mexican food!) and working with my church in serving our immigrant neighbors through a ministry called Open Door Immigration Services.
Why Gordon-Conwell? Being a part of such a historically rich, diverse faith community is truly an honor. I am excited to help connect individuals with their calling for the Kingdom through a Gordon-Conwell seminary education.


Tiffany Miller | Admissions Representative

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergrad: The School of Urban Missions
Degree: Master of Divinity (2015)
What were you doing before you came to GCTS? I was working on my Biblical Studies degree, serving in urban ministry, planning outreaches, preaching occasionally and serving in the young adults ministry of my local church.
Favorite Class at GCTS? "Dynamics of Spiritual Life" with Dr. Gwenfair Adams, "Preaching I" with Dr. Scott Gibson and "Great Preacher’s Seminar" with Dr. Jeff Arthurs.
Hobbies/Interests?  I LOVE the beach, being outdoors, soccer, music, vegetarian cooking, social justice, traveling the world, preaching & teaching college/young adults, meeting new people, being with friends and family, and anything to do with Jesus and His Kingdom!
Why Gordon-Conwell? As I approached graduation in undergrad I desired nothing more than to be obedient and pursue the will of God for my life. Through the course of a couple unique encounters, the Lord made it VERY clear that he was calling me to Gordon-Conwell!


  Mary Coon | Admissions Processor

Hometown: Edmonds, WA
Undergrad: Puget Sound Christian College (Edmonds, WA)
Degree: Master of Divinity (May 2008) and Master of Arts in (Biblical Languages) (January 2009)
What were you doing before you came to GCTS? I answered phones for a health insurance company between college and seminary then took an intensive geography course at Jerusalem University College.
Favorite Class at GCTS? A tie between "Intermediate Greek" with Dr. Ed Keazirian and "Exegesis of Revelation" with Dr. Sean McDonough
What is one of your favorite things about living in New England? The people.  I love the ruggedness and the commitment to place.
Hobbies/Interests? Cooking, worship planning and music leading for my church, and hanging out with my amazing husband.
Why Gordon-Conwell? I was able to tailor an educational season that was academic and varied and also had room for many (many!) hours of ministry experience. I especially appreciated the opportunity to spend a summer visiting a theological education context in another part of the world (Zimbabwe) and praying and serving with a different arm of the global church.


McCall Dubbelman McCall Dubbelman | Admissions Administrator

Hometown: Copperopolis, CA
Undergrad: University of the Nations
Degree: Master of Arts (Church History) (May 2015)
What were you doing before you came to GCTS? Transitioning back to the States and marriage after staffing Youth With A Mission’s School of Biblical Studies (SBS) in Dan Shui, Taiwan and completing a Degree in Biblical Studies with the University of the Nations.
Favorite classes: "Martin Luther” with Dr. Gordon Isaac.
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, painting, reading, taking walks with my wonderful husband and going to the beach.
Why Gordon Conwell? This is a incredible place to be trained theologically and at the same time, to be mission minded, with the understanding that the education we are receiving will have significant implications for the kingdom of God! Also, the professors are awesome men and women of God who serve as great role models for us being equipped for future ministry.


Kenneth Young Kenneth Young | Admissions Representative

Hometown: Macon, GA
Undergrad: American Baptist College
Degree: Master of Arts (Religion) (May 2014) and Master of Arts (Church History) (May 2015)
What were you doing before you came to GCTS? I worked at Kroger and served as the Overseer of Christian Education (College Ministry) for my church.
Favorite classes: “Biblical Global Justice” with Rev. Dean Borgman and “Leading from the Pulpit” with Dr. Jim Singleton
What is one of your favorite things about living in New England? I love being close to the coast and the fall season.
Hobbies/Interests: I LOVE sports!! Most of the Georgia teams are my favorite. I like to teach and preach. I love history and learning about history. I have a passion for music and art. I love art that derives from African Heritage. I really like networking and meeting new people.
Why Gordon Conwell? I believe this is the place where God opened my eyes to a whole new world. This place has enriched my life and has taken my life to another level.


Ben KimBen Kim | Student Worker

Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA
Undergrad: University of California, Riverside CA
Degree: Master of Divinity
What were you doing before you came to GCTS? Before coming to GCTS, I worked at a credit card processing company in LA.
Favorite Classes at GCTS? "Interpreting the New Testament" with Dr. Mark Jennings and "Christ in the Old Testament" with Dr. Gordon Hugenberger
What is one of your favorite things about living in New England?  Because I am from Southern California, I really appreciate the four seasons of New England! Something you can’t get in California!
Why Gordon-Conwell? I chose Gordon Conwell because I love the diversity here at this school.  I love the diversity in people’s theological convictions, diversity in people’s ethic background, and diversity in people’s passion for the Lord.