Meet The Writing Center Staff

Amy Crider

Writing Center Coordinator

I am delighted to be here at SBTS as the Writing Center Coordinator and help people hone their writing skills for both their course work and their future ministry. I love the SBTS vision that graduates will be kingdom movers and shakers. Since movers and shakers throughout church history have often been writers, time here at SBTS is a great opportunity to become an engaging writer. In addition to being part of the Writing Center team, I have the joy of  teaching writing and literature courses at Boyce College.

Kathy Driver

Kathy Driver tutorPrior to coming to Southern Seminary in 2014, I worked for seven and a half years in the Writing Center at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. I enjoyed working with students of all ages and nationalities at there and now have the privilege of serving students here at Southern Seminary since 2014. My husband and I came to Southern due to his appointment as seminary librarian and church history professor. I graduated from the University of Alabama (Huntsville) with a B. A. in English and music minor and a M. A. in Theological Studies from Southwestern Seminary.


Zak Tharp

Zak Tharp (@zaktharp12) is an editor, writer and lay pastor, pursuing an M. Div at SBTS. He grew up in rural East Texas and holds a B. A. in Communications Studies with a minor in Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has served in camp ministry and as an intern at Fredonia Hill Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, TX. Currently, in addition to being a member of Sojourn Community Church, he serves as an Associate Editor for Gospel-Centered Discipleship. Zak enjoy coffee, hammocks, hiking, theology, and seeing people savor Jesus.

Cheyenne Haste

CheyenneHasteCheyenne joined the Writing Center staff in 2014 while her husband, Matt, was completing his doctoral work on campus. She is a 2005 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where she studied journalism and mass communication, and is also (slowly) working on an M.A. at SBTS. The Hastes currently reside in South Carolina with their three kids; Matt serves on the faculty of Columbia International University, while Cheyenne enjoys homeschooling, and of course, reading your papers

Brandon Brown

After being raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I joined the Army almost immediately after graduating high school. During my time in the military, I traveled to and was stationed in many different states in the U.S.—Georgia, Texas, Virginia, California, tobrandon name a few– and have even been deployed to different countries around the world, including Germany, two times in Iraq, and, for about six months, the southern mountain region of Turkey. In August of 2013, I finished serving my eight year contract with the military, packed up my bags, and flew my wife and 130 pound Newfoundland from Kaiserslautern, Germany to Louisville, Kentucky where, ever since, I have been enrolled in the seminary track program at Boyce College and Southern Seminary. When I’m not working on something for school or putting together projects for the Writing Center, I enjoy lifting weights and running on the treadmill at the gym located just a few blocks down the street, cooking “gourmet” food, reading books listed in my own personal syllabus, growing as a writer, and, most important of all, spending time with my wife.

Daniel Edwards

Daniel Edwards

A native Mountaineer, Daniel graduated from West Virginia University in December 2013 before moving to Louisville with his wife, Mollie, to pursue an M.Div. in 2014. His interests include art, poetry, travel, ancient literature, and foreign languages. When he’s not working, doing schoolwork, or spending time with his wife, Daniel often enjoys perusing LifeWay’s newest books or shooting pool at the Health and Recreation Center.

Michael Woodall

A teacher by profession and by passion, Michael enjoys helping others learn and flourish. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Christian Philosophy and Old Testament at SBTS. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies (Criswell College) and M.A. in Theology (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary). Michael and his wonderful wife Jessica have two lovable daughters.


Joseph Habib

Joseph received a B.M.E. in Music Education from the University of Mississippi. A few months later he stumbled into seminary at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. It was there he fell in love with Hebrew, as well as his beautiful wife, Christina Habib. Currently, Joseph is pursuing a Ph.D. in Old Testament here at SBTS, after which he has hopes of either going into ministry, or teaching the Biblical Languages. When he is not spending time with Christina or with Hebrew, he enjoys all manners of fitness.

Lindsey Corter

Lindsey was raised in Massachusetts, and she completed her B.A. in English (with Spanish and Biblical Studies minors) at Gordon College.  She discovered the joy of tutoring writing while in college through her work at Gordon’s writing center.  She also developed her love for both theology and local church ministry, which shaped her decision to enroll as an MDiv student at Southern.  Soon after moving to Louisville, Lindsey became a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church; life at Third provided the happy occasion for Lindsey to meet her fiancé, Colton, with whom she hopes to minister overseas.

Clare Ro

Clare graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a major in Chinese and a minor in Korean. She received her M.A. at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in TESOL and has worked in the TESOL field for several years. She has a passion for languages and many years of experience with immigrants, international students, and refugees. Clare and her husband have a beautiful three-year-old daughter. In her free time, Clare loves to read, meet people, and spend time with her family.

Chessa Williams

Chessa moved from sunny (and perfect) California to Louisville to attend Southern Seminary in August 2016. She received a B.A. in Music with a minor in Classical Languages from Scripps College in southern California and is currently pursuing a Masters of Church Music in piano. Chessa married the wonderful and brillian Jordan Williams in June of 2017 and they are having a blast being in seminary together. Chessa is also a proud member of Doxology vocal ensemble here at Southern. When not held up in the practice room, she can be found reading, hiking, and engaging in all manners of outdoor adventure.

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