215 Residency

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.

2 Timothy 2:15 NIV

What is 215?

215 is a Residency program for those called to full-time vocational ministry. Residents spend two years being developed and equipped to serve in churches and ministries locally and throughout the world.

Residency Application

Applications for this year’s Residency class are now closed. Next year’s applications will be available fall of 2024.

Is Residency for you?

Are you considering the Residency program and want more information? We understand! Fill out the interest form below and we'll be in touch.

I'm Interested

Have questions?

For more information about 215, please call 502.253.8354 or email: residency@secc.org

Our Focus

Our Residents

Finishing May 2024

Brennan Schansberg

General Ministry

Jonathan Mills

Southeast Worship

Griffin Marshall

Shine Disabilities Ministry

Sarah McDowell

Church Wide Initiatives

Lacey Boze

Beechmont Center
Community Ministry

Troy Castle

Bullitt County
Southeast Worship

Rosie Borgaila

Pastoral Ministry

Jackson Dugan

College Age Ministry

Haley Joyce

Southeast Worship

Gabby Kouzelos

South Louisville
Connections Ministry
Finishing May 2025

Lydia Whaley


Mathieu Mporana

General Ministry

Aiden Todd

Children's Ministry

Abby Rich

Student Ministry

Kendall Kadnuck

Women's Ministry

Nate Hawkins

Connections Ministry

Alyssa Howie

Student Ministry

Morgan Hampton

Bullitt County
General Ministry

Samantha Capehart

Shelby County
General Ministry

215 Stories

AJ's 215 Story

Alex's 215 Story

Andrea's 215 Story

Bayley's 215 Story

Frequently Asked Questions

Are residents paid?

Residents are given a monthly stipend while they experience ministry and leadership. Single Residents have the opportunity to stay in a host home offered at no cost.


Is a college degree required?

Strong preference is given to college graduates, but exceptions can be made for college seniors committed to graduation with the ability to complete their degree online.


Can I attend seminary/grad school while enrolled in 215?

215 is a significant commitment. If the schedules for 215 and your graduate program are incompatible, you will need to choose one or the other.


What ministry concentration areas are available?

Residents can focus in Student Ministry, Adult Discipleship (Men’s, Women’s, Groups, New Members, etc.), Missions, Preaching, Production, Children’s Ministry, Care Ministry, and Worship.


Is this for me?

The most important things we look for in 215 Residents are humility, teachability, and a commitment to the way of Jesus. If that's you, we'd love for you to apply!


Prepare Scholarships

PREPARE Scholarships are for students who attend Southeast, are committed to going into full-time ministry and attending a college that prepares them to do so. Applications for the 2024/2025 school year will be available soon. Please email the PREPARE Team with with any questions you have at prepare@secc.org.

Interest Form