Your Counselors

Our Admissions team is here to help you through the entire process, from your very first question until the day you step foot onto campus to move in!

Get to know our team and find your admissions counselor below!

First-Year Counselors

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Kallie Norred
Admissions Counselor, First-Year Students from Denton, Austin, San Antonio, and South Texas

Name: Kallie Norred

Education: Currently pursuing an accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Favorite Thing about DBU: The way we unashamedly proclaim Jesus, and how it is integrated into everything we do from the classroom to the extracurricular

Favorite Scripture: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7

Hobbies: I am a people person, so I love sitting down with people and getting to know them! I also love being outdoors and hiking, swimming, and playing sports.


Phone: (214) 333-6954

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Harold Aguirre
Admissions Counselor, First-Year Students from Western DFW, West Texas, the Panhandle, and Waco

Name: Harold Aguirre

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Theory and a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies; currently pursuing a Master of Education in Bilingual Education

Favorite Thing about DBU: DBU is committed to mentorship. During my years here, staff, professors, and peers have challenged me to be more faithful to God. I love our focus on mentorship.

Favorite Scripture: “When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand...and he said, 'I am the commander of the army of the Lord.'" Joshua 5:13-14

Hobbies: Studying language, meeting people from other cultures, and cooking


Phone: (214) 333-7228

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Ariel Banda
Admissions Counselor, First-Year Students from Fort Worth and the Greater Houston Area

Name: Ariel Banda

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Minor in Music Business

Favorite Thing about DBU: I love how Jesus is the center of all we do, from academics and work to relationships and service

Favorite Scripture: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 1 Peter 1:3-5

Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, playing and watching sports, spending time with my family, playing the guitar, and cooking food for friends


Phone: (214) 333-7246

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JJ Rosales
Admissions Counselor, First-Year Students from Northern DFW

Name: JJ Rosales

Education: Bachelor of Science in Camp/Sport Leadership; currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Leadership

Favorite Thing about DBU: The fact that every student, staff member, and professor desires your growth in the Spirit

Favorite Scripture: “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

Hobbies: Air drumming, listening to music, and playing spikeball


Phone: (214) 333-5491

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Kelsey Whaley
Admissions Counselor, First-Year Students from Out of State

Name: Kelsey Whaley

Education: Master of Arts in Global Leadership

Favorite Thing about DBU: The people, the community, and the sunsets!

Favorite Scripture: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

Hobbies: Going to the movies, country dancing, playing sand volleyball, and being with people!


Phone: (214) 333-7250

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Carey Williams
Admissions Counselor, First-Year Students from Eastern DFW and East Texas

Name: Carey Williams

Education: Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Favorite Thing about DBU: The way the faculty and staff get to know their students and share the Gospel in their classrooms.

Favorite Scripture: “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” Psalm 42:1-2

Hobbies: I love relaxing days and being able to sit and read books! I also love being outdoors doing things like hunting, camping, rock climbing, hammocking, hiking, and playing sports.


Phone: (214) 333-6975

Transfer Counselors

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Jason Lippert
Admissions Counselor, Transfer Students

Name: Jason Lippert

Education: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a Minor in Communication; currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Communication

Favorite Thing about DBU: I love how everywhere I go on campus - whether in the classroom with professors, at a Greek Life event, or in an intramural basketball game - Christ is glorified

Favorite Scripture: “Consider if all joy, my bretheren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:2-5

Hobbies: I love Star Wars, playing and watching sports, fishing, hunting, hiking, and hanging out with friends!


Phone: (214) 333-5664


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Chad Decker
Director, Recruitment

Name: Chad Decker

Education: Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising

Favorite Thing about DBU: I enjoy the deep connections people make during their time here. I especially love the passion and compassion that the faculty and staff have for the students and each other

Favorite Scripture: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us fro the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-34

Hobbies: Movies, board games, hiking, spending time with friends, playing with my kids - really anything that has a social component!


Phone: (214) 333-5360

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Ali Montgomery
Assistant Director, First-Year Recruitment

Name: Ali Montgomery

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Favorite Thing about DBU: I love DBU's emphasis on Christ-like servant leadership.

Favorite Scripture: “Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience” Colossians 3:12

Hobbies: Hiking, adventuring to new places, fishing, painting, camping, and being outdoors whenever I can!


Phone: (214) 333-5635

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Nicole Mason
Assistant Director, Out of State and Transfer Recruitment

Name: Nicole Mason

Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology; currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Favorite Thing about DBU: Coming from out of state, I have loved the home-like, family atmosphere on campus. I was adopted into the DBU family and I have felt loved and cared for when I don't have access to home.

Favorite Scripture: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Hobbies: Exploring, camping, fishing, soccer, going to baseball games, and spending time with friends and family.


Phone: (214) 333-5593

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Kim English
Assistant Director of Student Athlete Services

Name: Kim English

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Minor in Pre-Law, and pursuing a Master of Arts in Sports Management

Favorite Thing about DBU: I love how Christ is the center of everything we do on campus and being a part of creating someone’s life journey with Christ and their future, has been the best blessing.

Favorite Scripture: “The Lord is my Rock, and my Fortress, and my Deliverer...” Psalm 18:2

Hobbies: Coaching softball, spending time with my family, and any outdoors sporting event. 


Phone: (214) 333-7247