Executive Leadership Team

Chris Hodges


Mark Pettus


Gina Cox

Executive Vice President of Academics | Professor of Theological Studies

Lynn Chatham

Hospitality Director and Guest Experience

Kay Hargrave

Executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Chris Herndon

Chief Financial Officer

Phil Klein

Senior Advisor to the President for Ministry Leadership

Blaine Lindsey

Executive Vice President of Communications & Marketing

Jordan Williamson

Chief Operating Officer

Connor Darden

Special Assistant to the President

Highlands College Faculty

Dr. Matthew Benson, D.Min., M.Div., M.B.A., M.A.

Academic Dean | Professor of Communication Studies

Gina Cox, J.D., M.Div.

Executive Vice President of Academics | Professor of Theological Studies

Dr. Chris Hanna, Ph.D., M.Div., Th.M

Theological Studies Department Chair | Professor of Theological Studies

Stacey Benson, M.A.

Foundational Studies Department Chair | Associate Professor of Social Sciences

John Ball, M.Div., M.A.T.S.

Biblical Studies Department Chair | Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Marguerite Armistead, M.A.

Professor of English Rhetoric and Composition

Scott Hill, M.A., M.L.I.S


Trey Johnson, M.Div.

Professor of Biblical Studies

Dr. Sherrill Larson, D.Min.,M.Div.

Professor of Biblical Studies

Eric Parker, M.Div.

Assistant Professor of Theological Studies

Katie Wilson, M.S.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

SEU Faculty

Mandy Beason, Ed.S., M.A.

Academic Director

Dr. Kevin Bussey, D.Min., M.Div., M.A.


Jay Brown, M.Ed.

Adjunct Faculty

John Cespedes, M.B.A., M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

J. Lee Ellison, M.A.M.L.

Adjunct Faculty

Sommer Bradshaw, M.S.W.

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Kristen Lushington, Ph.D., M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Jordyn Sanders, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Randy Hemphill, D.Min., M.Div.

Adjunct Faculty

Kacey Moore, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Mardis, M.B.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Highlands College Evening Team

Mark Clement

Evening Director of Ministry Training

Paul Bullard

Evening Administrator

Highlands College Ministry Training Team

J. Lee Ellison, M.A.M.L.

Executive Director of Ministry Training

Seth Perkins

Practicum Director

Hannah Carter

Ministry Training Administrator

Sarah Beth Joslin

Ministry Training Support

Ben Kilgore

Ministry Leadership Coordinator

Highlands College

Recruiting & Admissions Team

Mark Rodell

Executive Director of Recruitment

Jay Barr


Hamid Al-Dlaigan


Anthony McCall


Michael Mardis

Executive Director of Enrollment Services

Duncan Carter

Traditional Program Admissions Coach

Kendyl Crooks

Evening Program Admissions Coach

Bailey McCurdy

Scholarship Coordinator

Benji Swafford

Assistant Registrar

Assistant Registrar

Rachel Earls

Assistant Registrar

Highlands College Student Support Team

Matthew Brumfield

Controller & Dean of Student Accounts

Liz Brauer

Director of Student Life Groups

Derek Philips

Student Life Operational Support

Michael Hodges

Director of Student Success

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