What is 215?

2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (niv).

215 is a Residency program for people who are called and committed to full-time vocational ministry. Residents spend two years at Southeast being developed and equipped to serve in churches and ministries locally, around the world, and anywhere in between.



Residents spend most of their time as part of of one of Southeast's ministry teams being developed in their giftedness, learning side-by-side with a Ministry Mentor, gaining hands-on experience, and making an impact in the lives of people.


Ministry is best done out of the overflow of a heart that is spiritually healthy and thriving. In 215, we will help lay the groundwork for lasting spiritual depth and habits that will sustain Residents in their future ministries.


The Bible informs and empowers all of who we are and what we do in ministry. Whether Residents have prior formal biblical training or not, 215 devotes significant time and attention to growing biblical understanding and familiarity.


215 Residency Interest Form


Applications for this year's class will be available until March 1, 2022

Applications for this year’s class are now closed. Next year’s applications will be available January 2, 2023.

Meet the 215 Residents

Second-Year Residents

(Finishing in May 2022 )

Hannah Belzer

Middle School Ministry Resident – Blankenbaker Campus

Three things Hannah is passionate about:
Discipleship, Encouragement, and Missions

Jeremy Flores

Shine Ministry Resident

Three things Jeremy is passionate about:
Students, Discipleship, and Preaching

Chanel Ratliff

Connections Ministry Resident – Blankenbaker Campus

Three things Chanel is passionate about:
Spiritual Formation, Discipleship, and Teaching

Luke Reinhart

Worship Resident – River Valley Campus

Three things Luke is passionate about:
Teaching, Worship, and Spiritual Formation

Grant Roth

Men’s Ministry Resident – Blankenbaker Campus

Three things Grant is passionate about:
Preaching, Teaching, and Discipleship

Roni Roth

High School Ministry Resident – Blankenbaker Campus

Three things Roni is passionate about:
Discipleship, Counseling, and Marriage

Nathan Storms

Connection Resident – Shelby County Campus

Three things Nathan is passionate about:
Biblical Communication, Spiritual Formation, and Missions

First-Year Residents

(Finishing in May 2024 )

Haley Brock

Missions Resident

Three things Haley is passionate about:
Unity of the Church, Humility, and Missions

Azia Deckwa

Women's Ministry Resident - Blankenbaker Campus

Three things Azia is passionate about:
Community, Love and Discipleship

McKinley Harrington

Student Ministry Resident - La Grange Campus

Three things McKinley is passionate about:
The Local Church, Students, and FUN

Nick Kiper

Campus Ministry Resident - South Louisville Campus

Three things Nick is passionate about:
Church Planting, Missions, and Spiritual Formation

Sadie Mishler

College Age Ministry Resident - Blankenbaker Campus

Three things Sadie is passionate about:
Community, Discipleship, and Spiritual Formation

Jared Stamey

Connections Ministry Resident - Blankenbaker Campus

Three things Jared is passionate about:
Spiritual Formation, Evangelism, and Unity

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For more information about 215, please call 502-253-8354 or email: Residency@secc.org

Ben Cross
Pastor of Residency & Theology
Cathy Cook
215 Operations Associate

Prepare Scholarship

PREPARE Scholarship is no longer taking applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please call 502-253-8354 or email preparescholarship@secc.org