Meet the Team
Prepare to serve. Asbury Theological Seminary offers innovative and flexible degrees that focus on the “whole Bible for the whole world.” A multi-denominational, masters and doctoral degree granting evangelical institution rooted in the historical Wesleyan perspective, globally engaged, and spiritually formative.
Carolyn J. Clayton
Director of Admissions
Graduate of Messiah College (BA) and Geneva College (MA HEd)
Where is home? Wilmore, KY has quickly become home but I grew up in New Jersey.
Advice for those in a discernment stage about Seminary:
A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel. (Proverbs 1:5)
This is not meant to be a solo journey – invite wise friends and family members to speak in to your life. You will need their support now, during and after Seminary. Know your support network and use it!
Associate Director of Admissions
Graduate of Samford University (BA) and Wheaton College (MA)
Where is Home? Chattanooga, TN
A bible verse to encourage those on the Seminary journey?
I ask God to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength! (Ephesians 1:17-19, The Message)
Graduate of Oklahoma State University and Asbury Theological Seminary (MAMH & MDiv)
Where is home? My wife and I live in Lexington but I grew up in Tulsa, OK.
Advice for those moving to live on the Kentucky campus: Make the most of the residential experience and invest in intentional Christian community. My years living on campus only further enriched my Seminary studies.
Senior National Recruiter
Graduate of Eastern Kentucky University
Where is home? Proud lifelong resident of the state of Kentucky!
Favorite part of your job:
God allows me to interact everyday with men and women who are going to change the world for Christ. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to encourage students to pursue a season of preparation at seminary so they can be more equipped to go out into the world and fulfill the great commission
Gradute of Cedarville University (BA) and Asbury Theological Seminary (MACE)
Where is home? I grew up in Rochester Hills, MI
Favorite Asbury Moment: My favorite Asbury moment was when I attended chapel for the first time and heard everyone worshipping Jesus at the top of their lungs! Asbury truly is a community that seeks not only to form you academically, but also spiritually and communally.
Visit and Event Coordinator
Graduate of Emmaus Bible College (BS) In Progress MAIS at Asbury Theological Seminary
Where is home? I grew up in Dubuque, IA
How do you experience the global church here in Wilmore? My FAVORITE time on campus every year is the last evening of Kingdom Conference. Students, staff, faculty and community members are all invited to the dining hall and encouraged to bring food and dress in traditional wear from their home countries. There is lots of eating, fellowship and live music by performers from all over the world. This is a beautiful snapshot of what the Kingdom might be like some day.
Application and Communications Specialist
Graduate of Huntington University (BA) In Progress MACL at Asbury Theological Seminary
Where is home? Huntington, IN
Encouragement for those wondering if Asbury is for them: I have found that when God wants you to be somewhere, He opens doors to make it possible for you. This was very true of my journey to Asbury Seminary. God opened doors for me I didn’t know existed to make my seminary journey happen and I am blessed to be here.
Graduate of Asbury University (BS)
Where is home? Originally Illinois, but have been in Wilmore for 14+ years
Why do you love working at Asbury Theological Seminary? I have repeatedly been blessed in this community to find spiritually engaged people who extend love and grace to those around them; people who take spiritual formation seriously and are willing to extend a hand as well as lift others up in prayer. What a joy it is to be in a place where praises can always be shared, and burdens do not have to be carried alone.