First-Year Counselors

Name: Natasha Curtis

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics; Spanish Minor

Favorite Thing about DBU: The community and the people!

Favorite Scripture: "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21

Hobbies: Traveling, any outdoor activity (sports, hiking, etc.), crafting, and spending time with friends and family

Student Concentration: Mesquite, Duncanville, Red Oak, Austin, Waco, Tyler, and various parts of west Texas

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Phone: (214) 333-5695

 

Name: Dean Dahlsten

Education: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) and a Minor in Business

Favorite Thing about DBU: The community and how faculty/staff care about the students!

Favorite Scripture: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4

Hobbies: Being outside, sports, listening to music, hanging out with friends, and traveling.

Student Concentration: Arlington, Fort Worth, Tarrant County

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Phone: (214) 333-5360

 

Name: EJ Fernandez

Education: Music Business/Worship Leadership

Favorite Thing about DBU: The professors! The professors invest so much into students.

Favorite Scripture: Romans 12:1

Hobbies: Fishing, anything outdoors, eating

Student Concentration: North Dallas

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Phone: (214) 333-7242

 

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.

Student Concentration: All out-of-state, West Texas, and parts of Dallas

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Phone: (214) 333-5593

 

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!

Student Concentration: Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas

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Phone: (214) 333-5635

 

Name: Sarah Elmore

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Theory, Pursuing a Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Marketing Communication

Favorite Thing about DBU: Christ-centered academics and living with some of my closest friends!

Favorite Scripture: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8

Hobbies: Running, exploring new places, spending time with friends and family, any activity outdoors, concerts!

Student Concentration: Denton, Keller, East Texas, Abilene, and the Panhandle

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Phone: (214) 333-5491

 

Name: Cooper Wagner

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Favorite Thing about DBU: I love how from top to bottom the DBU faculty and staff cares about students, loves God, and loves people.

Favorite Scriptures: “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong, and let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, playing and watching sports, spending time with my family, and I love the outdoors.

Student Concentration: Undeclared

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Phone: (214) 333-7245

 

Name: Carter Willis (Director of First-Year Student Recruitment)

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication

Favorite Thing about DBU: The people!

Favorite Scriptures: “Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.” Job 40:4

Hobbies: Playing outside, watching movies, and sports

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Phone: (214) 333-5424

 

Transfer Counselors

Name: Stephen Boyd

Education: B.A. in Public Relations and Political Science. Pursuing an MBA in International Business.

Favorite Thing about DBU: The Christ-centered education and the friends I have made over the last four years.

Favorite Scripture: “Let the redeemed of The Lord say so.” Psalm 107:2

Hobbies: Being a Young Life leader is my favorite thing in the world! In my free time, I enjoy hiking, camping, or anything outdoors. I also love traveling, reading, and a good hammock nap.

Student Concentration: Transfer students from South and Central Texas and Dallas County Community College District.

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Phone: (214) 333-6954

 

Name: Andrew Oellerich

Education: Christian Studies (focus in leadership), pursuing a Master of Arts in International Studies 

Favorite Thing about DBU: The Christ-centered community that is centered on glorifying God together.

Favorite Scripture: “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 straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Hobbies: Reading, enjoying time with friends and family, exploring new places, travel, discipling, and meeting people from other cultures.

Student Concentration: Transfer Students in West Texas, Weatherford, and Collin County Community College

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Phone: (214) 333-5696

 

Name: Hope Kiser

Education: Bachelor of Science, double major in Christian Studies and Psychology

Favorite Thing about DBU: Whether it be the beautiful campus, exceptional courses, or amazing people, everything here uniquely glorifies God and draws you closer to Him.

Favorite Scripture: “Let all that you do be done in love." - 1 Corinthians 16:14

Hobbies: Music, exploring, and being with people.

Student Concentration: Transfer students from Houston, East Texas, and Tarrant County College Campuses

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Phone: (214) 333-5664

 

Name: Brandon Witte

Education: Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies (Worship Ministry)

Favorite Thing about DBU: The community on campus and how the faculty and staff really care about the students' success.

Favorite Scripture: Psalm 23:1-6

Hobbies: Doing anything with music, going outdoors, playing and watching sports, hanging out with friends, seeing new places, eating, and just relaxing!

Student Concentration: All Out of State Transfer Students

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Phone: (214) 333-5688

 

Name: Kim English (Director of Transfer Student Recruitment)

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Minor in Pre-Law

Favorite Thing about DBU: Being a part of a Christ-Centered university and helping to inspire students in their future.

Favorite Scripture: “The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress and my Deliverer…" Psalm 18:2a

Hobbies: Anything that is outdoors (softball, camping etc…), coaching youth sports, and traveling to Louisiana to be with my family and friends.

Student Concentration: Transfer Students

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Phone: (214) 333-7247

 

Name: Trevor Head (Director of Recruitment)

Education: Master of Education: Kinesiology, Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology Exercise Science

Favorite Thing about DBU: DBU‘s mission to prepare students for God‘s calling on their lives by pointing them to the truth of the Gospel and modeling servant leadership before them.

Favorite Scripture: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Colossians 3:23

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, sports, and outdoor activities.

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Phone: (214) 333-5482