LUOA’s Admissions Counselors

Hannah Parrish


Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: I am currently finishing a Master’s degree.

Hometown: Dalton, GA

Family: I am getting married in April 2021!

Fun Fact:  I have lived in Japan.

Favorite quote: “It’s like the great stories, Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered.  Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the end because how could the end be happy?  How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad has happened?  But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow.  Even darkness must pass.  A new day will come, and when the sun shines, it’ll shine out the clearer.  I know now folks in those stories had a lot of chances of turning back, only they didn’t.  They kept going because they were holding onto something.  That there’s good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” – Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Kristen Edmondson


Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: Masters of Education in School Counseling (Liberty University)

Hometown: Asheville, NC

Family: I have a husband named Blake, a son named James, and two dogs: Copper & Scarlett

Fun Fact: I enjoy going to NASCAR races several times a year.

Favorite Quote: “The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do. Yes, you’re going to make mistakes along the way, but you’ll also be learning. And as I said earlier, we fail forward to success.” – Mary Kay Ash

Paola Gibbs


Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: Currently working on an Associate of Arts: Criminal Justice (Liberty University)

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Family: I have been married to my awesome husband, Joshua, since August 2013

Fun Fact: I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and play video games during my free time. The Legend of Zelda is my favorite franchise & I enjoy watching anime.

Favorite Quote: “A sword wields no strength unless the hand that holds it has courage.” – Hero’s Shade, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Abigail Calmes


Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: B.S. Psychology from Liberty University. Currently working on a Master’s in Public Health also from LU

Hometown: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (I’m a missionary kid)

Family: I have two older sisters, fantastic brother-in-laws, adorable nephews, and a sweet niece.

Fun Fact: I summited Mt. Kilimanjaro when I was a senior in high school

Favorite Quote: “Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis

Benjamin Lambert



Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: Bachelors of Criminal Justice (Longwood University)

Family: My parents and younger brother live in Chesapeake, Virginia!

Fun Fact: I am obsessed with coffee and drink at least 3 cups every day!

Favorite Quote: “The highest of distinctions is service to others” –King George VI

Jezreel Inon

Position: Senior Admissions Counselor
Education: Bachelor of Science (Liberty University)
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Family: I am married to my wife, Sam, and have a younger sister.
Fun Fact: Some people call me “Buzz.”

Andrew Kingsbury


Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: Bachelor of Arts: International Relations (Liberty University), Pursuing a Master of Public Administration: Business and Government Policy (Liberty University)

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Family: I am engaged and am getting married this summer

Fun Fact: I am a foodie and I love to cook!

Favorite Quote: “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”
The New Colossus – Emma Lazarus




Matthew Luckey

Position: Supervisor of Admissions

Education: Bachelor of Religious Education-Youth Ministry (Davis College), Master of Arts: Religion-Church Ministries (Liberty University)

Hometown: Marathon, NY

Family: I have a wife named Jilayne, and four children: Elizabeth, Caylee, Ethan, and Alan.

Fun Fact: I love to write.  I am in the final stages of launching my first book on Amazon.

Favorite Quote: “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.” – Hudson Taylor

Morgan Webb


Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: Word of Life Bible Institute, NY

Hometown: Allentown PA

Family: I have 5 siblings and married my husband Cam just last year!

Fun Fact: I grew up in Europe.

Favorite quote: “cool cool cool cool, no doubt, no doubt” -Jez Inon


Rose Schewe


Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a focus in English and currently pursuing Master of Education: Educational Technology & Online Instruction

Hometown: Danbury, Connecticut

Family: I have one younger sister (and a cat who we fondly referred to as our “little brother”).

Fun Fact: I am a first generation American and college grad!

Favorite quote: “Be who you needed when you were younger.” – Brad Montague

Aaron Wells


Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: Bachelor of Science: Religion(Liberty University)

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

Family: My family is all back in PA, but I have a great church family here in Virginia!

Fun Fact: I like hiking, right now I am on a mission to hike all of the High Peaks in Virginia, and every year I go and chip away at the 46 high peaks in upstate NY!

Favorite Quote: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” -A.W. Tozer

Brandon Cox


Position: Supervisor of Admissions

Education: Master of Arts in Music Education (Liberty University)

Hometown: Florence, SC

Family: I have been married to my beautiful wife, Jill, since 6/11/16 (it’s a palindrome)!

Fun Fact: I have a Karma Drone that I love to fly during my “free time.”

Favorite quote: “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” – John C. Maxwell

Caleb Darden


Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: Associates of Arts in Christian Ministries – Piedmont International University, Associates of Arts – Central Piedmont Community College, Bachelor of Arts in History and Master of Arts in Teaching – University of North Carolina Wilmington. and currently working towards a Doctor of Philosophy in History – Liberty University

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Family:  I have two sisters, four brothers, four nephews, and three nieces!

Fun Fact: I am a certified pyrotechnician and at one time helped set up the largest firework show on the gulf coast.

Favorite quote: Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz: “Curse you, Perry the Platypus!”

Lana Harrison


Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies: Sport Management, Communication, and Religion

Hometown: Florence, AL

Family: I have family in Alabama and North Carolina and am engaged to be married in 2021.

Fun Fact: I am a big theology nerd whose favorite past time is watching college football.

Favorite quote: “The good news is that God justifies the ungodly freely, by giving all who believe a righteousness that is not their own.” – R.C. Sproul

Lucas Noble


Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: B.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language

Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA

Family: I grew up with both my parents and two sisters, and I just married my best friend, Cierra!

Fun Fact: I once rode a water buffalo through a jungle in the Philippines

Favorite quote: The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.   -Paulo Coello

Simeon Forrester


Position: Admissions Counselor
Education: Bachelor of Arts (North Greenville University) Pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education (Liberty University)
Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina
Family: I am married to my beautiful wife, Eliza!
Fun Fact: I have 7 siblings (5 brothers & 2 sisters)!
Favorite Quote: “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.” -Michael Scott

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