Contact Us

Larry Lyon



Phone: 919-761-2324

Larry oversees recruiting and admissions for both the graduate and undergraduate programs. As a student at Southeastern, Larry studied apologetics, theology and Christian ethics. He and his wife have three beautiful daughters, and he is overly concerned with Georgia sports teams, especially University of Georgia football.

Casey Evans

Enrollment Officer


Phone: 919-761-2194

Casey is from Hildebran, NC. As the Enrollment Officer, he helps facilitate new student orientation and assists new students with their transition to SEBTS. He is currently pursuing both his MA in Apologetics and Christian Philosophy and his MA in Biblical and Theological Studies. He loves ice cream, doughnuts, and powerlifting.

Cody Padrnos

Campus Host


Phone: 919-761-2324

Cody is from Riverside, CA., and is currently studying his M.Div. in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry. His wife, Aly, and two children, Carter and Sage, moved to Wake Forest two years ago specifically for the seminary. They are involved in ministry at North Wake Church.

Kate Bennett

Manor House Hostess


Phone: (919) 761-2713

Kate hails from the metropolis of Dawsonville, GA. She is a graduate of the University of North Georgia with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education & Special Education and is currently being equipped through the M.A. in Intercultural Studies at SEBTS. She enjoys welcoming prospective students when they visit campus. Kate has a love for Hawaii, food eaten with chopsticks, and good music.

Shannon Battles

Marketing Coordinator


Phone: 919.761.2296

Shannon is originally from Corinth, MS and handles recruiting trip logistics. He is currently working on his Master of Divinity and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and children.

Abby Puryear

Office Assistant


Phone: 919-761-2246

Originally from Augusta, GA, Abby and her husband Josh now call Wake Forest home. She is earning her Bachelor of Arts in Theology, and has a heart for encouraging others to explore the riches of God’s Word. Abby loves the South, pecan pie, and sunshine. One of her greatest joys is using her gift of hospitality to share Christ’s love and make others feel valued.

Samantha Couick

Application Data Administrator


Phone: 919.761.2227

Samantha is from Wake Forest, NC.  As the Applications Data Administrator, she works behind the scenes processing applications for undergraduate, graduate, and credit-only programs. She is currently working on her undergraduate degree in global studies. Samantha was recently married to Bradley, who is also a student of Southeastern. Traveling, coffee, and fuzzy socks are a few of Sam’s favorite things.


Coordinator of Student Success

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Phone: 919.761.2336

As the Coordinator of Student Success, Trell focuses on student retention, progression, and persistence for the college and seminary. He enjoys serving in this role because it allows him to be personal with students while allowing him to set them up for success and encourage them as they prepare to advance the gospel. Trell is originally from Southern Georgia, and outside of work, he enjoys hunting, hiking, working out, and EATING. He and his fiancé, Lauren, will reside in Wake Forest after they are married in Summer of 2018. Trell is a graduate of Cumberland University, where he played college football and earned a BBA in Accounting and Business Management. He is now pursuing an MDiv in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry and has aspirations to plant/lead churches of diversity.