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 MortonHometown: 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.
Abby BennettHometown: Waco, Texas
Previous Institution Attended: Baylor University (BSW, Social Work)
Why I Came to Truett: I first became interested in Truett when I learned about the joint degree programs. While studying social work in undergrad, I was convinced that the intersection between social work and ministry was evident and crucial. Being able to come to a seminary that encourages and allows me to pursue both only made me love Truett more. I wanted to find a seminary where I would not only be stretched academically, but also provided with a sense of community. I instantly felt that at Truett. Whether it was a professor's willingness to meet with me before I was even accepted, many scholarship questions emailed and answered, or a friendly face and hug every time I entered the Student Services office, I knew Truett was the place for me.
Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: My favorite part about being at Truett is the support I feel from every member of the community. I was extremely intimidated to come to graduate school, but every person here has supported me and helped me grow immensely. Truett cares for its students and I am grateful to have that sense of community here.
Zach BarberHometown: 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.
Alyssa CarterHometown: Katy, Texas
Previous Institution Attended: Stephen F. Austin State University
Why I Came to Truett: I knew that seminary was the next step and was where God was calling me, and then Truett started the Houston campus so I decided to apply. As I was in the application process, I knew that this was where God wanted me. He opened all the doors to make it happen, and I just walked through.
Favorite Part of Being a Truett Student: The community. The community is life changing and life giving. And I am not just talking about the other students. The professors are just as much a part of that community. It’s both. I know and love Jesus significantly more because of the people who have come into my life here at Truett.