Kody Gibson – Director of Admissions – kcgibson@sbts.edu

kgibsonKody Gibson is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, and received his Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry from Southern Seminary. Originally from Edmond, OK, he now lives in Louisville with his wife, Juli, and children, Liv and Campbell. He is a member at Sojourn Community Church’s Midtown Campus. Outside of the Admissions Office, Kody enjoys spending time with his family, eating at Louisville’s many great restaurants, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals, Oklahoma Sooners, and Oklahoma City Thunder. Follow Kody on Twitter at @KodyGibby.

Brett Middleton – Associate Director of Admissions bmiddleton@sbts.edu

bmiddletonBrett Middleton is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and is currently working on finishing his M.Div in Christian Ministry at Southern Seminary. Born in Wichita, KS and raised in Edmond, OK, he now resides in Louisville, KY with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Hannah. They are members of Immanuel Baptist Church, where they get to teach four year olds in a Sunday school class. While he is away from work and study, Brett enjoys supporting the Kansas Jayhawks and Oklahoma City Thunder. Follow Brett on Twitter at @bmiddleton5.

Ed Stucky – Associate Director of Recruiting and Special Projects –estucky@sbts.edu

estuckyEd Stucky received his B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Boyce College, and received his Masters of Divinity in Applied Apologetics from the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at Southern Seminary. He pastors New Salem Baptist Church in Louisville. Ed is finishing his M.A. in Biblical Counseling from the School of Theology and is finished with course work and in the writing stage of his Doctorate in Missions and Evangelism at Southern Seminary. Follow Ed on Twitter at @thestuckyman.

Joseph Dicks- Admissions Counselor –jdicks@sbts.edu

josephJoseph Dicks is a proud native of Lexington, Kentucky and although he enjoys living in Louisville is very vocal in his affection for University of Kentucky athletics. He came to Louisville in 2013 on a job transfer and also to pursue a Master of Divinity in pastoral studies at one of the best schools in the country, Southern Seminary. Before joining the admissions team, Joseph worked in academic administration at Boyce the College at Southern. He enjoys connecting with young people in the hope of reaching the local community for Christ. Joseph currently serves with Louisville Rescue Mission, Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Louisville, and with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Follow Joseph on Twitter at @NotTheAvgJo.

Jeremy Pelton– Admissions Counselor jpelton@sbts.edu

jpeltonJeremy is a proud graduate of Kansas State University and is currently working on a Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling at Southern Seminary. Originally from Ulysses, KS, he now resides in Louisville. He is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Outside of work he enjoys cheering on K-State, KC Royals and enjoying the outdoors. Follow Jeremy on Twitter at @JeremyPelton


Joannah Olsen – Admissions Counselor – jolsen@sbts.edu

jolsenJoannah is new to Louisville and the Southern Seminary family. She moved here from Lynchburg, VA in January of 2016 and has loved her time in Louisville so far! She is newly married to Cameron who is currently seeking his Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary. Joannah plans to begin her own M.Div studies in the fall. She is a graduate of Liberty University with a bachelors in International Relations and she will be graduating this summer with a Master of Arts in Public Policy. She and her husband attend Sojourn East and serve in the Children’s Ministry. They look forward to seeking God’s will and their future ministry serving His church. Follow Joannah on Twitter at @Joannah_Olsen

Aaron Burkhart – Admissions Counselor- aburkhart@sbts.edu

aburkhartAaron is the most recent addition to our admissions team. He is a graduate of Liberty University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministry, and met is his beautiful wife, Melissa. Originally from South Bend, IN Aaron moved to Louisville in August 2015 so he and his wife could pursue their Master of Divinity at Southern Seminary. Aaron is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where he serves on the welcome team and in the children’s ministry. As much as they have fallen in love with Louisville (and the incredible local coffee scene), Aaron and Melissa feel called to one day plant churches oversees in the U.K. or Western Europe. Follow Aaron on Twitter at @aaronburkhart