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.

Ben Ward – Associate Director of Admissions and Enrollment Initiatives bward@sbts.edu

Ben Ward is a graduate of Southern Seminary and Boyce College earning his M.A. in Missiology and his B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies. Born and raised in Knoxville, TN , he now resides in Louisville, KY with his wife, Lindsey, and children, Judah and Ava. They are members of Highview Baptist Church, where he has the opportunity to serve on the missions team. Ben enjoys athletics, especially basketball and following Volunteer sports. Follow Ben on Twitter at @benward45.

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 finished his M.A. in Biblical Counseling from the School of Theology in 2013 and is finished with course work and in the writing stage of his Doctorate in Missions and Evangelism at Southern Seminary. Ed has been married to Karen for almost three and a half decades. He has one son, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys golf and anything that has to do with being on the water. Ed is also a huge Boston sports fan except for the Patriots. 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

Caleb Wilson- Assistant Director of Guest Services- cwilson@sbts.edu

Caleb was born and raised in Brookfield, Missouri. He served in the Air Force for four years where he was saved and called to ministry. In 2011, Caleb made his way to Boyce College to further his theological education and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Expository Preaching in 2014. He is now pursuing his Master of Divinity in Christian Leadership at Southern Seminary. Caleb serves as the associate pastor of youth and families at Harrison Hills Baptist Church. Caleb and his wife Megan have one son Brooks, and enjoy Oakland Raiders football and their Australian shepherd (named Raider, naturally). Follow Caleb on Twitter at @CalebWilson88

Jessica Osuna- Guest Services Coordinator- josuna@sbts.edu

josunaJessica joined the admissions team in August of 2015. She graduated from The University of Las Vegas, Nevada in 2014 with a degree in Production Management. She met her husband Aaron while serving in the college ministry at their church and they were married in September of 2014. Aaron is pursuing his Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry while general managing a local Chick-Fil-a. Aaron and Jessica have hearts for the city of Las Vegas and hope to return after graduation to plant a church with their home church, First Baptist of the Lakes. They are new members of Kenwood Baptist Church here in Louisville where they have enjoyed sitting under the teaching of Southern Seminary’s own Jim Hamilton and Denny Burk. In her spare time Jessica enjoys baking, sewing and spending time with family and friends. She has been blessed by her time in admissions and looks forward to the next few years in Louisville serving students.

Jason Milton – Assistant Director of Applications and Analytics- jmilton@sbts.edu

jmiltonJason earned his Bachelor of Arts from Chapman University and his Master of Science from California Baptist University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Southern Seminary. Jason and his wife, Kim, have four children and are members of Auburndale Baptist Church. Before joining the admissions team, Jason served as a public school teacher in Southern California and then as a management consultant for various consulting firms in the Washington D.C. area. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, serving in his church, and participating in many of the activities that Louisville has to offer. Born in Cleveland, Jason is also an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.

Allison Miller – Administrative Assistant- amiller@sbts.edu

amillerAllison has been a member of the admissions team since January of 2007. She graduated from Boyce College with a degree in Christian Education. Her husband, Brent, is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Southern Seminary. They are members of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, where they met as volunteers in the Children’s Ministry and were married a year and a half later. In her spare time, Allison enjoys reading, singing, traveling, being outside and of course – time with friends and family. To join in the trend of her teammates, she enjoys University of Kentucky basketball and, thanks to her husband, has grown to love St. Louis Cardinals baseball. She has been so blessed by her time in admissions and has enjoyed serving many students over the years.