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Adult Programs

Mike Davis pic for webMike Davis – Director of Adult and Graduate Studies

Email: michael.davis@montreat.edu

Phone:  828.669.8012, ext. 1503

Master of Business Administration -East Texas Baptist University

Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Church Music – East Texas Baptist University

Life Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”  Proverbs 3:5&6 (NASB)

“I came to Montreat because it offered me the opportunity to participate in the work of God that is happening here. I have had the chance to impact people’s lives my entire career through local church ministry and Christian higher education. The vision for the future for Montreat College – and specifically the Adult and Graduate Studies program – excites me because it is a big vision when accomplished can only be attributed to the hand of God. That stirs my soul.”

MaryBanks pic for webMary Banks – Admission Representative – Charlotte Campus and Online

Email: mary.banks@montreat.edu

Phone:  704.357.3390, ext. 1007

University of Amsterdam School of Business
Pursuing her BS in Christian Leadership and Management – Montreat College

Life Verse: “I (Jesus) came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”  John 10:10

“Christian education is essential in our world today because we can effect change in our market places through study and a sound Christian worldview.” Mary also co-pastors a church in the Queen City with her husband.

Lyndsey Parham – Admission Representative – Asheville Campus and Online

Email: lyndsey.parham@montreat.edu

Phone:  828.419.2222

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Minor in English – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Life Verse: “Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!” Psalm 116:2

“Lyndsey is North Carolina-raised & has a dash of Texas and Nicaragua in her soul. She believes in the power of investing in others, chips & salsa, and Friday Night Lights. Lyndsey loves to identify the faithfulness of God in her life and others.”

Jesse Boeckermann for web2Jesse Boeckermann – Admission Representative – Asheville Campus and Online

Email: jesse.boeckermann@montreat.edu

Phone:  828.419.2221

Bachelor of Journalism from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications – University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Broadcasting Major with Concentrations in English, Political Science, and Economics)

Life Verse: “And we know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

“One of my true passions in life is helping people. My parents, who have been married since 1974, instilled in me the importance of volunteering and giving back. As an Admissions Representative at Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Students, I believe I can help people who want to continue their education, earn the degree that will assist them in achieving their personal and professional goals and dreams, and grow in their relationship with God.”

EthelKelly pic for webEthel Kelly – Campus Liaison – Durham and Rocky Mount

Email: ethel.kelly@montreat.edu

Phone:  828.229.8012, ext. 1532 or direct line at 919.480.1532

Master of Business Administration – Montreat College
Bachelor of Science, Business Management/Administration – Shaw University

Life verse: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”  2 Timothy 3: 16 & 17 (KJV)

“Assisting students in achieving their academic and professional goals for more than a decade, I am passionate in advising and teaching in higher education.  I believe the Holy Bible is the foundation of all knowledge and how that knowledge opens up a deeper understanding in all manner of subjects – science, art, music, health, business- and prepares students for sound higher learning.” 

Patricia Thompson – Community College Liaison –  Morganton

Email: patricia.thompson@montreat.edu

Phone:   828.475.2431

Master of Art of Education & Human Resources – George Washington University
Bachelor of Arts in English – Georgetown University

Life Verse: James 4:14 – “Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”

 “I live in Hickory with my husband Steve. If not gardening or traveling, you will find me playing “Number One Farm Hand” to my husband on our North Carolina Century farm where we tend to the needs of nine cows, two barnyard cats and seasonal barnyard guests, including pesky skunks, opossum and fox!”

JennyGardner pic for webJenny Gardner – Administrative Coordinator for Adult and Graduate Studies

Email: jenny.gardner@montreat.edu

Phone: 828.669.8012, ext. 2759

Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Liberty University 

Life Verse: “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another”. (1 John 4:10-11 ESV)

“I am a church planting wife and the mother of two precious daughters. When my family felt God leading us to Asheville to plant Emmaus I had no idea the blessing he had for me at Montreat College. I love my job and I am grateful for it every day. I believe God is using Montreat College to impact the world for his glory and I am humbled to be a part of it.”