Recruitment Team

Truett Seminary's Student Recruitment Team Associates work with prospective students to help them discover more about Truett and about how the Seminary can equip and prepare them for their calling.

Student Recruitment Team Associates and student recruiters are current Truett students who are excited to share about their journey to and experiences at seminary. Prospective Students may recognize them from a Truett recruitment visit to their school or from a Truett exhibit booth at a conference they attended.

More information about each of our Associates can be found below. Be sure to reach out to them directly with any questions you may have.


Tom Morton

student_photo Hometown: Jasper, Texas

Previous Institution Attended: Houston Baptist University (B.A. Christianity)

Why I Came to Truett: I came to Truett because I felt the need to expand my theological education in a place that challenged and introduced new ideas. While Truett has a thriving academic theological program, I was interested in seeing a community that was interested in a wholistic approach to ministry. The faculty and staff not only were highly prestigious authors and theologians, but were also very pastoral in the way they invest within the lives of their students.

Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: I really enjoy the comradery that Truett has to offer, including faculty, staff, and students. There is really no community like the one at Truett.

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Lauren Jenkins

student photo Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee

Previous Institution Attended: Carson-Newman University (B.A. Religion)

Why I Came to Truett: I came to Truett with the desire to become a professor. God has placed a calling on my heart to teach and encourage students, while at the same time directing students to Jesus' unconditional and sacrificial love. When researching different seminaries, I found that Truett affirms women in ministry. It is a blessing to know that I am supported by both peers and faculty. I was unsure that I would be able to attend Truett, but God has provided a way and reaffirmed my calling here.

Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: My favorite part about being a Truett student is that no matter where you are there is someone willing to help. There are people praying for you and with you.

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Zach Barber

student photo Hometown: Georgetown, Kentucky

Previous Institution Attended: Georgetown College

Why I Came to Truett: I came to Truett because I felt at home the first day I walked in. I knew this was a great academic institution, so feeling extremely welcomed on my visit solidified my decision.

Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: My favorite part about Truett has been the amazing connections I have been able to form with many different people.

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Sarah Zirkel

student photo Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica

Previous Institution Attended: Baylor University (B.A. Spanish)

Why I Came to Truett: I first became interested in Truett when a friend of mine told me about her plans to come. We talked about how she loved the community and felt like it was the right next step for her. I came to visit her, and as she was showing me around campus, I instantly met the kind and welcoming community that she had been talking about. As I was looking into the program, I learned about the joint MDiv and MBA program that Truett offers with the Hankamer School of Business, and I felt that this was the program for me. I loved my time in undergrad at Baylor, so making the decision to stay was an additional blessing!

Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: My favorite part has been getting to meet so many welcoming people and to be in such a Christ-like community that has encouraged me in my walk with Christ.

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Jessalyn Brown

student photo Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

Previous Institution Attended: Georgetown College (B.A. American Studies & Theatre and Film Studies)

Why I Came to Truett: Around the time I was discerning my call to ministry, my undergrad institution and Truett were coming together to partner. I was awarded an awesome opportunity to come to Truett through the Bishop Scholars Program at Georgetown College. As I learned more about Truett, I was convinced that it was the place I was meant to be.

Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: I love Truett's emphasis on spiritual formation. A minister has to be ministered to, and Truett provides a beautiful space for that to happen.

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Tate Miller

student photo Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky (B.A. Religion)

Previous Institution Attended: Georgetown College

Why I Came to Truett: I came to Truett because I love the diversity and the academic excellence I get to experience every day. From the very first day I stepped on campus, I could sense that there is strong community at work here. The professors, faculty, and staff are intentional and really care about our success. Being a student at Truett is what God has for me to be able to take the next step in ministry.

Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: My favorite part of being at Truett are the small class sizes and the fellowship between students.

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