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Vice President for Enrollment & External Relations
Mel is a BBC ('76 B.R.E.) and BBS ('96, M.Min.) graduate who has a deep love for BBC and for students. He is an author, speaker, teacher, veteran ministry and church leader, and president of Vision For Youth, an international network for youth ministry. Mel and his wife, Peggy, are the parents of three grown children - all of whom are BBC graduates: Kristi ('00), a missionary in Germany; Todd ('03), a Vision For Youth missionary; and Travis ('04), a youth pastor in Indiana. The couple is active in Heritage Baptist Church in Clarks Summit, PA where Mel leads the college-age young adult ministry.
Director of Enrollment
Sean MacPherson was born in Wilmington, DE and is a 1996 graduate of BBC. He and his wife Meredith have three children: Carlee, 8; Conner, 5; and Cassie, 2. Most recently, Sean served as a youth pastor at Grace Bible Church in Chattanooga, TN. He joined the Admissions team at BBC because he believes strongly in BBC’s mission to prepare young people for ministry. In his spare time, he enjoys his family and taking in a game. His hobbies include golf, hunting, fishing, and anything else outdoors. Sean’s favorite scripture passage is 2 Chronicles 16:9a: “For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”
Director of Graduate and Online Enrollment
Drew was born in Clarks Summit while his parents were dorm parents in Christen Hall. He grew up in Lafayette, IN. In 2000 he graduated from BBC and married his best friend Lisel. Together they served seven years in youth ministry, five years in his hometown of Lafayette and two years in an English speaking church in Kobe, Japan. His favorite activities include reading, spending time with the family, roasting coffee, watching movies, traveling, and talking to people about BBC. He is currently working on his masterís degree and believes strongly that, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding" (Proverbs 9:10).
Supervisor Support Services
Jared is originally from Massachusetts and is the youngest of four. He values clear communication and good customer service and enjoys using his skills in those areas as he interacts with prospective students. He enjoys running, international cuisine, history and worldview studies, and music. Rather than a singular favored passage of scripture, Jared says, “I enjoy every aspect of Scripture’s grand meta-narrative, from Genesis to Revelation, as it paints a glorious picture of God’s perfect plan to bring glory to Himself through the unmerited redemption of His creation through Christ’s all-sufficient sacrifice.”
Assistant Support Services
Renee is originally from Pottstown, PA, but now resides on the BBC campus as Resident Director of Thomson Hall. She came to BBC as a student and graduated in 2010. Prior to working in admissions she worked at the Scranton Counseling center with behavioral needs children. Working in Admissions with people who are striving to glorify God in all that they do is a special blessing for her. She and her husband Ken are members of Heritage Baptist Church in Clarks Summit, where they work with the senior high youth.
Assistant Admissions Counselor
Charity grew up in Lake Ariell, PA, a little sister to two older brothers. Before joing the Admissions team she was finishing up her degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at BBC. She enjoys working with rest of the team, interacting with current students, and encouraging prospective students in their walk with Christ. Some things she like doing outside of work are running, hiking, kayaking and cooking. A favorite scripture passage for Charity is Psalm 139.
Geoff was born in Scranton, PA, but spent most of his life in Southern California. He and his wife Susan have two children - Connor and BayLynn. Geoff has served as a youth pastor and as a worship and arts pastor for the last 16 years in two churches in Southern California. He loves loves spending time with his family, riding motorcycles or bicycles, and playing soccer, tennis or basketball. His passions are the local church and development of spiritual leaders.A favorite verses, and one he considers to be the most radical verse for us in all of Scripture is Proverbs 3:5, 6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."
Originally from Meadville, PA ,Jake is a graduate of BBC’s Specialized Ministries program. As a member of the Admissions team he loves to travel and meet new people. He enjoys building relationships and challenging people to surrender their lives for the cause of Christ. Once of Jake’s favorite scripture passages is Philippians 1:21 which reads “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
Ethan Strickland was born and raised in the Akron, OH area growing up in the church where his father has been the pastor for 21 years. He came to BBC as a student in 2008 and became involved in many areas including Student Leadership Council, dorm Resident Assistant, youth ministry, and drama. He graduated in December of 2011 and is currently involved in leadership at Steamtown Church in Scranton, PA. Serving in the Admissions Department and helping people shape their future is a joy to him and one of his greatest passions. His hobbies are playing and listening to music, spending time with others, ultimate frisbee, watching movies, reading, and acting in drama productions.
Distance Education Admissions Counselor
Dan was born and raised in Merrimack, NH. After a diverse educational background he came to BBC to finish his bachelor's degree. He graduated in 2012 and soon after began working in the BBC Admissions Department as a Distance Education Admissions Counselor. He enjoys working with non-traditional students, welcoming them into the online program, and seeing them start their education. A highlight of working in the Admissions Department for Dan is building relationships with the prospective students he interacts with.He enjoys playing basketball, spending time with family, cooking, personal finances, and Bible study.
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