Asbury College welcomes new staff
WILMORE, KY—Asbury College welcomes several new staff members.
Julia Teets ’02 Sheets is the resident director of Glide-Crawford Women’s residence hall. She graduated from Asbury College with a degree in sociology and received her M.Div. in December 2007 from Asbury Theological Seminary. After college, she served as a youth minister in Mississippi. Sheets continued to work with Asbury College students as an intern for Campus Ministries, mentoring several women students and helping lead Katrina Relief trips to Pass Christian, Mississippi.
“While a student, I loved living in the residence hall, and I saw the RD role as so important,” Sheets said. “I find it to be incredibly valuable to have other adults serve as mentors in our lives, and I want to be one of those people for students at Asbury.”
Melissa Cozart is a counselor in the College’s Center for Counseling. She received her B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in clinical psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. She has been a staff counselor for 15 years at EKU.
Cozart is excited about working in a more intimate setting with co-workers and student clients. “I love being on a college campus and working with students because it’s such an exciting environment,” Cozart said.
Frank Goad is the learning resources manager. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky. Goad was a senior marketing communications specialist at Lexmark before coming to Asbury College. His career began in scenic and lighting design for theatre and progressed through video production (four years at KET), computers, marketing, graphic design, publishing (he has launched three regional magazines) and writing. His duties include overseeing the classroom computing, media resources and implementing of appropriate academic multimedia and supervising on-campus media support at events including chapel.
Jenny Bunge Mostad is an admissions counselor. She travels around the country to recruit future Asbury College students and helps them through the matriculation process. She earned her B.A. in exercise science from Asbury in 2008.
Mary Clayton Dunn is the women’s tennis coach. Dunn is a student at Asbury Theological Seminary. She received her B.A. from Mississippi State University. As an athlete, Dunn was ranked in the top 100 of the USTA Southern Section as a junior, and held the #5 USTA ranking in the state of Mississippi several years as a junior player. While in college, she was rated by a United States Professional Tennis Association pro as a NTPR level 5.0 player.
Jarred Miller is the men’s tennis coach. Miller is a student at Asbury Theological Seminary studying Intercultural Studies. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Miller has traveled internationally playing tennis in South Africa, Russia and the United States. He attended the University of Kentucky where he received an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and health promotion.
Randy Crist is the cross-country coach. Crist holds his undergraduate degree from Taylor University, M.A. from Georgetown and Ed.D. from the University of Kentucky in physical education and sports science. Crist is a Hall of Fame member of the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. He has 22 years of coaching experience. Crist has been named coach of the year numerous times at the state, regional and district levels, as well as Jessamine County Coach of the Year four times.
Brooke Atchley is the staff assistant in the new master of social work program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. Before coming to Asbury, she was the executive director of Neighborhood Reconciliation Services, a nonprofit organization that works within the schools, courts, and community offering conflict mediation services based upon restorative justice practices.