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.


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Applications for the 2023 class will close on February 15, 2023.

Meet the 215 Residents

Second-Year Residents

(Finishing in May 2023 )

Haley Brock

Missions Resident

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

Azia Deckwa

Community Outreach Resident

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

First-Year Residents

(Finishing in May 2025 )

Rosie Borgaila

Pastoral Care Resident

Three things Rosie is passionate about:
Counseling, Community, and Loving Others

Lacey Boze

Community Ministry Resident - Beechmont Campus

Three things Lacey is passionate about:
Unity, Diversity, and Biblical Literacy

Matthew Casillas

Preaching Resident

Three things Matthew is passionate about:
Preaching, Worship, and College Age

Troy Castle

Worship Resident - Bullitt County Campus

Three things Troy is passionate about:
Community, Mentorship, Worship

Jackson Dugan

College Age Ministry Resident - Blankenbaker Campus

Three things Jackson is passionate about:
Discipleship, Community, and Mentorship

Elly Johnson

Campus Ministry Resident - City Campus

Three things Elly is passionate about:
Spiritual Formation, Teaching, and People

Haley Joyce

Worship Ministry Resident - Crestwood Campus

Three things Haley is passionate about:
Worship, Community, and Students

Gabby Kouzelos

Connections Ministry Resident - South Louisville Campus

Three things Gabby is passionate about:
Connections, Discipleship, and Teaching

Griffin Marshall

Shine Ministry Resident - Blankenbaker Campus

Three things Griffin is passionate about:
Community, Spiritual Formation, and Service

Sarah McDowell

Church Wide Initiatives Resident

Three things Sarah is passionate about:
Unity, Discipleship, and Intentionality

Jonathan Mills

Worship Resident - Prospect Campus

Three things Jonathan is passionate about:
Discipleship, Worship, and Teaching

Brennan Schansberg

Campus Ministry Resident - Indiana Campus

Three things Brennan is passionate about:
Community, Discipleship, and Grace

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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
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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