Meet the Visitors Center Team

Ed Parker 

Associate Director of the Visitors Center

Ed Parker

Phone: 434-592-3775
Email: efparker@liberty.edu

I am a native Lynch”burger”, who, after a 20 year absence returned home in 2003. I first walked the aisle of the church I grew up in and gave my life to the Lord at the age of 8. While I grew up in a very positive and Christ honoring home with wonderful parents, I attended Radford University and had well let’s just say…too much fun outside of class.  In my late 20’s I rededicated my life to the Lord and have been walking with Him ever since.

I am one of the few here at Liberty that actually did not attend this great university and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Radford located here in VA.

I have the pleasure of being married since 1989 to Diana, who I met in college by the way. We have two children who are so very much like their parents. I come to LU following a career in Christian Retailing, having worked and managed Lifeway and Family Christian Stores.

The Lord brought our family back to Lynchburg in 2003 to become a partner with a new ministry, Mustard Seed Christian Bookstore & Café. Mustard Seed was a bookstore and restaurant in one, but unfortunately the food part of it was a bit of a struggle and the decision was made to close our store after 4 years.

In all my years serving God’s people in retail I always tried to instill into my teams this one simple fact--that no matter what happens throughout your day, remember that nothing happens until a customer chooses to shop in our store. Everything revolves around the customer.

I bring that very same idea to my position of service here at Liberty, nothing happens until a student makes the decision to attend Liberty University, everything revolves around our students. I look forward to using my life experiences to assist you however the Lord leads. It is an honor to serve you, our prospective student, as you consider Liberty University to further you education.

Become a Champion for Christ at Liberty.


Joy Federico

Assistant Director of Hospitality

Joy Federico

Phone: 434-592-5721
Email: jdmonie@liberty.edu

I am originally from Pomaria, SC, and graduated from Liberty University in the early 1990’s.  I learned about Liberty University by watching Dr. Jerry Falwell on The Old Time Gospel Hour.  He was passionate about the Lord, his church, and Liberty University.  I was interested in a Christian university and fell in love with Liberty and Virginia when I came to College For A Weekend in the late 1980’s. 

My favorite thing about Liberty University is the genuine love for God that is evident on campus.  Students greet each other when they pass, and it’s not unusual for our guests to comment on how friendly they find the people with whom they interact.  

Working at the Liberty University Visitors Center gives me the amazing privilege of being a part of the "handshake" of the University.  The Lord is still writing the story of Liberty University and I am blessed to have it be a part of my personal story as well.  From the professors, to the staff, to the students, the presence of the Lord is felt on this campus.  Come by for a visit, a tour, or just a conversation.  I look forward to meeting you!


Aaron Garcia

Assistant Director of On-Campus Events

Aaron Garcia

Phone: 434-592-6536
Email: asgarcia@liberty.edu

I am a native New Englander, born and raised in southern New Hampshire. God directed me to attend Liberty University so that I might pursue His call on my life to become a pastor. After four years of undergraduate studies, I completed my Bachelors of Science in Religion: Biblical Studies. Along the way I am so blessed to have met my wife and best friend while attending Liberty University and we were married in 2012. God has richly blessed us during our time in Lynchburg, VA. My favorite thing about Liberty University is that it is a place where you will develop lifelong friendships, and possibly meet your future spouse! In all of my time here in Virginia I have seen God work in and amidst every step of my life, because He is a faithful God. Trust in the Lord and acknowledge Him and He will be faithful to direct your steps. I look forward to seeing you here at Liberty University!


Thomas Starchia

Coordinator of Special Guests

Thomas Starchia

Phone: 434-592-3107
Email: tstarchia@liberty.edu

Greetings! My name is Thomas Starchia. I was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. I transferred to Liberty in 2007 after talking with a childhood friend of mine and completed my worship & music studies degree in 2010. During my time as a student, I served in the Center for Multicultural Enrichment and Center for Worship (now School of Music) in a variety of performance-based ministries. As a student I served as the director of the LU Praise gospel choir for two years (2009-2011). In addition, I served overseas on mission in Germany and Trinidad & Tobago. I always tell students to come with a teachable spirit and a servant’s heart. If you have those two things in check God will do extraordinary, unimaginable things while you are here.

My primary function as the Coordinator of Special Guests is to serve our university leadership by providing customized tours for their special guests. Additionally, I provide tours for prospective graduate students and occasionally undergraduate students. As part of our events team I coordinate CFAW Groups. In any way that we can best serve you, please let us know. Enjoy your visit at the world’s most exciting (and blessed) university.


Josh Farmer

Academic Coordinator

Josh Farmer

Phone: 434-592-5992
Email: cjfarmer@liberty.edu

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, I came to know Christ as a child and love spending each day with Him.  My beautiful wife, Crystal, and I met while in college and together we have an amazing daughter named Cailey. At that time, I was serving as an Air Traffic Controller and it was our plan to live in Florida for the rest of our lives.  However, after three years of working for the Federal Aviation Administration, God showed us that He had a different plan for us and called me to begin preparing for ministry.  With His prompting, I resigned and we moved from Florida to Lynchburg, Virginia to work and study here at Liberty University.  While working on my Bachelor’s in Religion: Church Ministries, God graced me with the opportunity to serve as an Academic Advisor for Liberty University Online. I served in this role for over 4.5 years and saw firsthand the impact God was making in the lives of students through this great university.

In my current role as the Academic Coordinator, I serve prospective students in scheduling academic appointments and class visits.  This is truly a rewarding opportunity as I am privileged to work with every academic department to provide the best visit possible for students who are interested in attending.  I am continually looking for ways to provide the best experience opportunity for our students and their families and show them that we truly do care for them.  I am looking forward to serving all of the future Champions for Christ who will come my way!


Steve Mathwin

Coordinator of Visitors Center Operations

Steve Mathwin

Phone: 434-592-5372
Email: samathwin@liberty.edu

Born and raised in the Springfield area of Northern Virginia, I attended a Christian school, Cedarville University, eventually graduating with a BA in Marketing.  From that point, God lead me to a career in hospitality.  I spent over 10 years with leading hotel companies like Marriott, Omni, Hyatt and IHG, mostly in meeting and event planning roles.  Additionally, I spent 4 years working in the Corporate Real Estate department at Capital One Services.  Based at their corporate headquarter location, I brought a hospitality focus to that location and was part of a team that managed food service and related services nationwide.  I am very pleased to continue my life long hospitality focus in my role at the Hancock Welcome Center.

I met and married my wife Bridget in 2002.  While living in Northern Virginia, we started a family and we are blessed with two elementary aged daughters, Sarah and Lindsay.  It was the birth of our children that lead us to Lynchburg.  My wife was raised 15 minutes from Liberty and her family has been living and farming in this area for hundreds of years.  Our desire to raise our children closer to family and to expose them to their heritage in the Lynchburg area prompted our move home in 2015. 

I am honored to work at the Liberty University and the Hancock Welcome Center, helping to manage the building, its services and supporting the great team that welcomes thousands upon thousands of families, future students and guests each year.  All of us look forward to welcoming you to Liberty University.  


Glenn Stepp

Campus Tour Specialist

Glenn Stepp

Phone: 434-582-7985
Email: gstepp@liberty.edu

When I was in high school, I had not heard too much about Liberty, so my family organized a college road trip. As soon as we drove on campus, my family felt the presence of the Lord. After taking a campus tour and sitting through Convocation, I knew immediately this was the place for me. I graduated in December of 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, and I am pursing a Master’s degree in our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I started working for the Visitors Center in the spring of 2013 as a tour guide, which led to a full-time position within the department in 2014. Liberty has made such an impact on my life and I now have the privilege of getting to speak with guests about my wonderful experience here.  


Kristen Braswell

Event Coordinator

Kristen Braswell

Phone: 434-592-3204
Email: krbraswell2@liberty.edu

Hello! My name is Kristen and I am a born and raised Georgia girl. Like any good southerner, I love sweet tea, boiled peanuts, football, and saying things like fixin’ to. I graduated from Georgia College and State University in January 2013 with my Bachelor’s in Business Marketing. From 2010–2013, I worked as a Restaurant Marketing Director for Chick-Fil-A. After that, I transitioned into the world of broadband where I did graphic design and marketing for a private technology company.

 From the moment I stepped onto Liberty’s campus, I knew this was the place that the Lord wanted me to be. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to work for an organization that truly seeks to put Christ first in all that they do. God is doing great things at and through Liberty and I am thrilled to be a part of it. I look forward to meeting you!


Del Jones

Campus Experience Coordinator

Del Jones

Phone: 434-592-5799
Email: dwjones5@liberty.edu

My name is Dr. Delbert Jones Jr. but I go by “Del/D.J”. I graduated from Liberty University and I can honestly say that it was the best four years of my life. I majored in Theatre with a minor in Cross-Cultural Communications and American Sign Language. I received my Masters of Divinity and Ph. D in Church Administration from Faith Christian University. I was blessed to receive an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree in 2014 from Virginia University of Lynchburg. In the same year, I received the “Dr. Allen McFarland Award of Excellence” from Liberty University.

Prior to returning to my alma mater, I was an Interpreter for Deaf and a on air radio personality with WPGR, WRYR and WYCB/Radio One. My passion is theatre, television, missions and music. I have appeared in the movie Homicide, on two seasons of the television show Homicide, on the television show Snoops on CBS and the famous TV game show The Price Is Right. I have appeared in numerous Broadway productions and directed many plays. I have recently released two new CD’s, “There Is A Fountain” and “The Streets Can’t Have My Son”. I am the proud father of three sons: Robert, Demetrious, and Javontay. I am beyond grateful that the Lord has returned me to my Alma Mater, and I can’t wait to show you what the Lord is doing here on Liberty Mountain!


Hannah Uvodich

Campus Concierge

Hannah Uvodich

Phone: 434-582-2064
Email: huvodich@liberty.edu

Greetings! My name is Hannah Uvodich and I am originally an Air Force kid who has lived all over the mid-west and east coast. I love to travel and experience the great outdoors! I graduated from Liberty University in 2016 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. My love for Liberty University grew as I was involved as a triathlete on our men and women’s triathlon team and a part of student leadership.  My passion for serving others was fostered at Liberty through leading community groups and being led by wise mentors who genuinely cared for my growth as an individual. I quickly gained an understanding of astounding grace, unending mercy and the meaning of absolute truth through attending Liberty.

The Hancock Welcome Center is unique in the fact that we as a team, are the first “impression” that our guests will encounter upon their arrival. We strive to make all feel welcomed because that is what Christ does for us daily. It is our privilege to serve you as we continue to glorify the Lord and bring honor to his name. Welcome to Liberty! 


Cody Bright

Campus Concierge

Cody Bright

Phone: 434-582-2064
Email: cbright3@liberty.edu

Hello! My name is Cody Bright and I was born and raised in the great State of Iowa. I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family, watching football, and golfing. I became interested in attending Liberty University when I was a sophomore in high school, but was hesitant being seventeen hours away from home. As soon as I stepped onto campus, I felt a peace that only God could provide, I knew this would be my home for the next three years. I graduated in May 2016 with a degree in Government: Politics and Policy, and am currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Public Policy. I have a heart for serving people and love talking about politics. I plan on running for President of the United States, please remember to vote Bright!

The Lord is doing amazing things at Liberty University; I am grateful to be part of the Visitor Center team. We are blessed to be able to call this place our home, and it would be our privilege to serve you as soon as you step foot on our beautiful campus!


Jonah Aspegren

Campus Concierge

Jonah Aspegren

Phone: 434-582-2064
Email: jaspegren@liberty.edu

Hi ya’ll! My name is Jonah Aspegren and I am a 2017 graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice: Homeland Security. I am currently in the process of obtaining my Master’s degree in Public Administration through the Liberty Graduate program. I grew up in Wichita, Kansas so coming to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Lynchburg was a nice change of scenery from the rolling plains of Kansas. Some of my favorite things to do are to be outside on a long hike or grab a coffee with friends at one of the many artisan coffee shops in the Lynchburg area. I stumbled upon Liberty while I was researching which college to attend in my senior year of high school and decided to attend one of the College for a Weekend events. I immediately fell in love with the university and I am so grateful for the doors that God has opened up for me to be able to attend this incredible university. I joined the Visitors Center team originally as an On-Campus Student Recruiter in the Spring semester of 2016, which then led to my full-time position in the Fall semester of 2016. I have such a passion for this school and I love to share all of my experiences with the prospective students that come through our doors!


Terry Falwell

Community Liaison

Terry Falwell

Phone: 434-582-2375
Email: twfalwell@liberty.edu

Hello, my name is Terry Falwell and I am the Community Liaison for Liberty University. I have been married to my beautiful wife for over 40 years; I have four wonderful children, along with four grandchildren. I have been working here at Liberty since 1995. I am not only involved with the university here in Lynchburg, VA, but also in the surrounding community as President of the Lynchburg Sports Club and the Fort Hill Lions Club. Some of my hobbies include attending any and all of the Liberty Flames athletic events. I also enjoy being on the Board of Directors for the Lynchburg Hillcats. My favorite things about Liberty University are attending the sporting events and being involved in the lives of those I work with every day.


Morgan "Coach" Hout

Community Liaison

Morgan Hout

Phone: 434-592-6044
Email: mjhout@liberty.edu

Hi, my name is Morgan Hout. Coach Morgan Hout to be exact. I come by the name of Coach honestly, as I spent most 30 years coaching Division I level Football. Some of those included schools in such places as Maryland, Richmond, Texas and Tennessee. The one “dream” job I had was and is here on Liberty Mountain. I was on the sideline at City stadium in 1973 when the flames won the first ever football game in school history. And as for me the “rest is history” as they say.

Coach Lee Royer, the first Head Coach of the program, introduced me to Hall of Fame Coach Jerry Claiborne, then at the University of Maryland. Coach Claiborne gave me the opportunity to get a Dr. of Football Education, enabling me to go to 5 Bowl games and coach some All-Americans and future “Pros“ at a great University. I will be forever grateful for his confidence in me.

I always had a burning desire to stand in Coach “Rock’s” shoes at LBC, as it was known then, Lynchburg Baptist College. Every time I heard the founder speak of the vision of a program that could and would rival Notre Dame, my spirit convinced me that was where the Lord was calling me to be and where I wanted to be.

While eating dinner with my family one Thanksgiving, I received a devastating call from Coach John Cartwright that, “Coach” had died in a plane crash. From that night on through the next 6 years at The University of Maryland, then 4½ at the University of Richmond I worked every day to be ready to be the Head football coach of the Flames, which God gave to me in June of 1984.

After the 1988 season we went to Baylor in Texas, and then a few other places. I left coaching in 1999 to spend more time with my family. In November of 2011, a conversation with current President Falwell resulted in our return to be a part of this University for a second time. I am as in love with Lynchburg and Liberty as I have been since that football game in 1973, and love being here in the Visitors Center.