Name: Chad Decker
Education: Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising
Favorite Thing about DBU: I enjoyed 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 from 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
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
Out of State and Transfer Recruitment
Name: Nicole Mason
Education: Bachelors of Science in Psychology, a Minor in Sociology, and pursuing a Masters in Professional Counseling
Favorite Thing about DBU: Coming from out of state; I have loved the home/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
Senior Admissions Counselor
Name: Kallie Norred
Education: Currently pursuing my Accelerated B.A/M.A in Psychology and 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 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.
Student Concentration: Fort Worth and City of Dallas
Phone: (214) 333-6954
Name: Harold Aguirre
Education: B.A. in Communication Theory/B.A. in Intercultural Studies (Missions); pursuing a M.Ed. in Bilingual Education
Favorite Thing about DBU: DBU is committed to mentorship. During my 4+ years here, staff, professors, peers, and volunteers 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.
Student Concentration: Panhandle and West Texas.
Phone: (214) 333-7228
Name: Ariel Banda
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, minor in Music Business
Favorite Thing about DBU: I love how Jesus is the center of all we do, academics, work, athletics, 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.
Student Concentration: South Texas, Central Texas, and East Texas.
Phone: (214) 333-7246
Name: JJ Rosales
Education: Bachelor of Science in Camp/Sport Leadership; 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: 2 Corinthians 5:21
Hobbies: Air drumming, listening to music, and playing spikeball.
Student Concentration: North Central Texas.
Phone: (214) 333-5491
Name: Kelsey Whaley
Education: Master of Arts in Global Leadership
Favorite Thing about DBU: The people, community, and the sunsets.
Favorite Scripture: Galatians 2:20
Hobbies: Going to the movies, country dancing, playing sand volleyball, and being with people!
Student Concentration: Out-of-State Freshman with the last name J-Z.
Phone: (214) 333-7250
Name: Carey Williams
Education: Currently pursuing a Bachelors 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 just being able to sit and read books! I also love being outdoors so going hunting, camping, rock climbing, hammocking, hiking, and playing sports like lacrosse and baseball.
Student Concentration: Transfer students with the last name beginning in F – R.
Phone: (214) 333-6975
Name: Jason Lippert
Education: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, minor in Communication; currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Sports Communication
Favorite Thing about DBU: I love how everywhere I go on campus – whether that be in the classroom with professors, at a Greek Life event, or in an intramural basketball game – Christ is glorified.
Favorite Scripture: “Consider it all joy, my brethren, 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!
Student Concentration: Transfer students with the last name A-E and S-Z
Phone: (214) 333-5664