Joey Hutton

jshutton@trevecca.edu
615-248-7788

Five things I love

Movies, Disney, acting, family, Pizza Hut's Pepperoni Lovers with apple butter (Don't knock it til you try it).

My Trevecca Story

I grew up in Central Florida as a Pastor's Kid and I always wanted to go to Trevecca. During those four years, I performed alongside talented friends in a number of drama productions. I had so much fun makin' memories and lifelong friendships. I've loved my experience at Trevecca and can't wait for you to experience your own!

My Degree

Bachelor of Science in Mass Media and Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts

Favorite Place I've Been

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular's Cairo set at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  I was an extra standing near an exploding truck. It was awesome.

Place I Want To Go

New Zealand to hike the Lord of the Rings trail.  That's right.

I Am Currently Listening To

Aerosmith's "Dream On"

Favorite Movies

Back to the FutureRaiders of the Lost ArkWho Framed Roger RabbitSinging in the Rain, and Aliens.

Favorite TV Shows

The OfficeThe Dick Van Dyke ShowMonkBreaking Bad, and Netflix's Daredevil.

I Might Be Spotted In These Places Around Nashville

Regal 27, Joey's House of Pizza, the Pharmacy, Mckay, and El Chico's!

Favorite Thing About Trevecca

The theatre department! I know. I'm biased.

What I Love About My Job

What’s not to love?! I get to help students achieve their college dreams and go to teen camps! That and I can read/write in the library during my lunch break. 

 

Maria Petty

mjpetty@trevecca.edu
615-248-1210

Five Things I Love

My dog, Posada. Traveling anywhere but especially to new countries. Coffee. Phone Calls. My adorable niece and nephews (and family!)

My Trevecca Story

My Mom made me visit Trevecca after I went to visit other local universities. I told her I'd never go to Trevecca because I couldn't pronounce the name! I was recruited to play soccer but I ended up having an amazing one-on-one tour that changed my mind immediately. The student took me straight to my program of interest - the radio station. I was so impressed with her intentionality, the program, and personal involvement that it was all I needed to know that Trevecca was the college for me.

My Degree

Mass Communications

Favorite Place I've Been

Marina di Pisa, Italy. Favorite experience: Riding an elephant bareback through the mountains of Chiang Mai, Thailand!

Place I Want to Visit

The Cook Islands!

Currently Listening to

Always Needtobreathe and Thrice, Top 40 music, and anything I can sing along to in my car.

Favorite Movies

Remember the Titans. Split. Bridesmaids. Newsies. Lord of the Rings.

Favorite TV Shows

Brooklyn 99. 30 Rock. An Idiot Abroad. Peaky Blinders. America's Got Talent.

I Might Be Spotted in These Places Around Nashville

El Jaliciense (tacos), Mitchell's Deli, Joey's House of Pizza, Soccer field, Nashville Greenway or Parks.

Favorite Thing About Trevecca

That no matter what your background or belief, you are welcomed and accepted at Trevecca. I loved that I could learn so much from my professors and upperclassmen. They truly cared for my success and I was able to have so many hands-on opportunities that I would not have had at another university.

Favorite Thing About My Job

Traveling to countries and meeting my international and local students!

 

Jared Austin

jgaustin@trevecca.edu
615-248-1586

Five Things I Love

Basketball, Exercising, Reading Scripture, Catching up on DVR/Favorite TV Shows, Watching Movies

My Trevecca Story

Athlete whose experience with friends and the Christian community of Trevecca meant so much more to my college impression than the sport in which I participated.

My Degree

B.S. Mass Communication

Favorite Place I've Been

Miami, Florida

Place I Want To Go

Boston, Massachusetts

I Am Currently Listening To

Jesus Culture

Favorite TV Show

Friday Night Lights

I Might Be Spotted In These Places Around Nashville

Wellness Center

Favorite Thing About Trevecca

Accepting Christian Community

What I Love About My Job

I believe in the Trevecca experience with all my heart.

Favorite Sports Team

L.A. Lakers

Stephen Deese 

SRDeese@trevecca.edu
615-248-1537

Five things I love

One-on-one time with Jesus, traveling with my wife, hanging out at the beach, eating seafood (shrimp and grits ~ you should try it), & preaching (I’m an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene).

My Trevecca Story

During my senior year of high school in South Carolina, I felt a call to ministry and knew that God wanted me to study at Trevecca for my career in ministry! I grew a lot as a Christian in those four years! I was a Resident Assistant in Benson Dorm, I got connected with several community ministries and I made MANY lifelong friends during that time! I loved my experience at Trevecca and I’m excited to be part of it again! I can’t wait for you to have your own awesome Trevecca experience!

My Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a minor in Youth Ministry

Favorite Place I've Been

Sydney & Adelaide Australia (Youth In Mission summer trip)

Place I Want To Go

Ireland & Scotland

I Am Currently Listening To

Bethel Worship Music

Favorite Movies

Ghost and the Darkness, Elf, Any Superman Movie, & Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

I Might Be Spotted In These Places Around Nashville

The Pharmacy, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Monell’s, & Opry Mills Regal 20.

Favorite Thing About Trevecca

It doesn’t matter how old you get or where God sends you, Trevecca is always part of your family! The Trevecca community has a way of finding you and continually offering support and encouragement wherever the journey takes you!

What I Love About My Job

I get to help students achieve their college dreams and impact the Kingdom all at the same time!

Ian Turnbell

ICTurnbell@trevecca.edu

Five things I love

Music, movies, spending time outdoors, traveling, and ice cream

My Trevecca Story

I grew up in a small college town in northwest Ohio and stayed in state for my undergraduate degree. In 2006, I moved down to Nashville to pursue my MBA at another school in town. For the past seven years, I have worked in higher education and I am extremely excited to join the Trevecca family. I look forward to helping students achieve their dreams of going to college!

My Degree

B.S. Business (2004) - Master of Business Administration (2008)

Favorite Place I've Been

Prague, Czech Republic and Puerto Rico

Place I Want To Go

Scotland/Ireland!

I Am Currently Listening To

Probably something by Guster, or K-LOVE, or maybe even Classic Country

Favorite Movies

Back to the Future, Shawshank Redemption, and the original 1978 Superman

Favorite TV shows

The Flash and pretty much anything superhero related, and lots of Netflix originals

I Might Be Spotted In These Places Around Nashville

Edley's or Martin's, Gabby's Burgers and Fries, Hattie B's, and The Melt Shop

Favorite Thing About Trevecca

The community - the faculty, staff, and students are awesome!

What I Love About My Job

Helping students make one of the most important decisions they are ever going to make! Choosing where to enroll as a college bound student can be daunting! I am here to help you achieve your academic dreams.

Kelsey Ray

KLRay@trevecca.edu

Five things I love

Jesus, My Family, Coffee, Mexican Food, Playing softball and watching college football.

My Trevecca Story

Growing up in a Nazarene church in Tennessee I already had a lot of experience with Trevecca and what the university had to offer. It was during my senior year of high school after TNT, an event held at Trevecca for youth of the Nazarene church, that I fell in love with Trevecca. I knew that this was where God had called me to be. I attended Trevecca from 2012 to 2017 and could not ask for a better university to have graduated from. It was because of Trevecca that I found my true passion and what God has called me to do. It was here that I made life long friendships and met people that I can truly call friends. It was because of Trevecca that I grew deeper in my walk with Christ and found out what it truly means to walk in faith with him. I appreciate Trevecca and all that it has offered me while I have been here. I have received an outstanding education as well as wonderful mentors to look up to all here at Trevecca. 

My Degree

Bachelors of Science in Social Work

Favorite Place I've Been

Gatlinburg, California, and Virginia. Also, we cannot forget Disney World.

Place I Want To Go

I would love to visit England and the Bahamas or even Australia. 

I Am Currently Listening To

I am currently listening to Chris Stapleton and Luke Combs.

Favorite Movies

The Little Rascals and anything Disney especially Peter Pan.

Favorite TV shows

Heart of Dixie, Once Upon a Time, Friends, and Fixer Upper.

I Might Be Spotted In These Places Around Nashville

Any of the coffee shops, Opry Mills Mall, Cinco De Mayo Mexican restaurant, Trevecca or a softball Field.

Favorite Thing About Trevecca

I absolutely love participating in Intramural sports, being a part of a wonderful community that treats me just like family, and my professors constantly checking up on me. 

What I Love About My Job

Getting to meet wonderful students and helping be a part of their Trevecca Story.