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 the 215 Residency will be closed on March 1, 2021.

Meet the 215 Residents

Second-Year Residents

(Finishing in May 2021 )

Justin Dewell

Preaching Ministry Resident

Three things Justin is passionate about:
Preaching, Teaching, and Church Planting

Hayleigh Faulkner

Production Arts Ministry Resident – Blankenbaker Campus

Three things Hayleigh is passionate about:
Creativity, Serving, and the Next Generation

Margaret Geraghty

Missions Resident

Three things Margaret is passionate about:
Vulnerable Children, Mentoring, and Development

Kenneth Ott

Middle School Ministry Resident – Blankenbaker Campus

Three things Kenneth is passionate about:
Lost People, Young People, and Community Transformation

Jenna Rueff

Care Ministry Resident

Three things Jenna is passionate about:
Equipping, Discipling, and Clarity

Dylan West

Student Ministry Resident – La Grange Campus

Three things Dylan is passionate about:
Disciple Making, Community, and Groups

First-Year Residents

(Finishing in May 2023 )

Hannah Belzer

Middle School Ministry Resident – Blankenbaker Campus

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

Mackenzie Durbin

Women’s Ministry Resident – La Grange Campus

Three things Mackenzie is passionate about:
Development, Shepherding, and Missions

Jeremy Flores

Shine Ministry Resident

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

Julie Hartman

Foster Care and Adoption Resident

Three things Julie is passionate about:
Compassion, Awareness, and Service

Chanel Ratliff

Women’s Ministry Resident – Blankenbaker Campus

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

Louis Reinhart

Awaken Worship Resident – River Valley Campus

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

Veronica Roth

High School Ministry Resident – Blankenbaker Campus

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

Grant Roth

Men’s Ministry Resident – Blankenbaker Campus

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

Nathan Storms

Connection Resident – Shelby County Campus

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

Watch A.J.’s 215 Story

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Watch Andrea’s 215 Story

Watch Bayley’s 215 Story

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