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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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.

Contact: sarah@gcts.edu

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!

Contact: tiffany@gcts.edu

  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.

Contact: mary@gcts.edu

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.

          Contact: mccall@gcts.edu

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.

          Contact: kenneth@gcts.edu

C.J. AusmusC.J. Ausmus | Office Assistant

Hometown: Louisville, KY
Undergrad: Lincoln Memorial University
Degree: Master of Divinity
What were you doing before you came to GCTS? I was living in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area of Falls Church, VA. I was working part time at a local church along with working in the Best Doughnut Shop in D.C., District Doughnut!
Favorite class at GCTS: My favorite class, if I have to choose, at Gordon-Cowell has been either "New Testament Interpretation" with Dr. Roy Ciampa or "Systematic Theology" with Dr. Adonis Vidu
What is one of your favorite things about living in New England? The fall foliage. The colors are stunning and make being indoors almost unbearable.
Hobbies/Interests: When not studying, I enjoy playing basketball, reading, and being outdoors.
Why Gordon Conwell? I chose Gordon-Conwell because it is a top-tier institution that weighs the word of God heavily and takes the calling to dig deeper seriously. It is only a benefit to be surrounded and taught by people who are passionate about what they are doing.

          Contact: admissions@gcts.edu

Larry TorresLarry Torres | Office Assistant

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergrad: Ulster County Community College & Gordon College
Degree: Master of Divinity
What were you doing before you came to GCTS? I was an undergraduate student, and I played college baseball.
Favorite class so far: Interpreting the New Testament" with Dr. Roy Ciampa
What is one of your favorite things about living in New England? There are plenty of great beaches in the area, and there are great places to get ice cream.
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy playing pick-up basketball, and exploring the area to see beautiful sights.
Why Gordon Conwell? I chose Gordon-Conwell because I met many alumni and I saw how well prepared they were for ministry. Gordon-Conwell does a great job of preparing future leaders and ministers to serve the Church. I wanted to go to a seminary where I would be well trained and prepared for ministry, and this is the place.

          Contact: admissions@gcts.edu

Karl WackerKarl Wacker | Office Assistant

Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Undergrad: St. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX)
Degree: Master of Divinity
What were you doing before you came to GCTS? College ministry
Favorite class so far: “Basic Greek I" with Dr. Ed Keazirian
What is one of your favorite things about living in New England? The weather has been a really nice change for me, because it is so beautiful here in the spring, summer, and fall!
Hobbies/Interests: Playing basketball, playing guitar, reading good theology books and trying new restaurants.
Why Gordon Conwell? The multi-denominational environment was appealing to me, and Gordon-Conwell’s reputation for academic rigor was also very appealing. Gordon-Conwell is also one of the preferred seminaries for the Anglican Church in North America, which is the denomination that I am considering joining for my career in ministry.

          Contact: admissions@gcts.edu

Katherine AllisonKatherine Allison | Office Assistant

Hometown: Bermuda
Undergrad: Gordon College (Wenham, MA)
Degree: Master of Arts (Theology)
What were you doing before you came to GCTS? I was a student at Gordon College studying English Literature and Christian Ministries with a concentration in Youth Ministry. I was also an intern for the Gordon College Chapel Office and the Gordon College Admissions Department.
Favorite class so far: "Evangelism and Discipleship in the Local Church" with Dr. Jim Singleton
What is one of your favorite things about living in New England? New England has a rich history and a vibrant academic heart. You have access to some amazing learning opportunities here which are hard to pass up. You also can’t go wrong with all the fantastic coffee shops and breakfast spots on the North Shore.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, reading, reading. I also love exploring the North Shore and Boston and checking out new museums. I like to pretend I’m artistic on the side and love calligraphy.
Why Gordon Conwell? Training and filling your ministry toolbox as much as possible is often overlooked. Gordon-Conwell continuously impresses upon its students that they learn as much as possible and what they are learning will bring glory to God and His Kingdom. Starting with that sense of calling and urgency, with amazing mentors, are what truly make Gordon-Conwell a life-changing place.

          Contact: admissions@gcts.edu