LUOA’s Admissions Counselors

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

Rebekah Gibson

Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: Bachelor of Science: Psychology with a focus in Counseling and Human Development (Liberty University)

Hometown: Ringgold, VA

Family: I grew up in a loving Christian home, with my parents and 6 siblings. I am the middle child out of the 7 children.

Fun Fact: I love going to the gym and cooking/baking in my free time.

Favorite Quote: “No man knows how bad he is until he has tried very hard to be good.” CS Lewis

Kelly Habecker

Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: Bachelor of Science: in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Health Science, Education, & ESOL (Liberty University)

Hometown: Lynchburg, VA

Family: I have two younger brothers.

Fun Fact: I have been to every continent except Antarctica!

Favorite Quote: “I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I am more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” – Bob Goff

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

Chelsea Moore

Position: Senior Admissions Counselor

Education: Bachelors of Science: Psychology (Liberty University); Masters of Arts in Human Services Counseling: Marriage and Family (Liberty University)

Hometown: South Boston, VA

Family: I have a husband named Chad.

Fun Fact: I have the rarest hair and eye color combination in the world. Red hair and blue eyes.

Favorite Quote: “There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?” – Pam Halpert


Hannah Parrish

Position: Admissions Counselor

Education: Bachelor of Science: Psychology – Christian Counseling ; currently pursuing a Master of Arts: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Hometown: Dalton, GA

Family: I am currently single, but I am dating someone pretty seriously. My sister and brother-in-law live in Lynchburg so I often spend time with them. My parents live in GA.

Fun Fact:My ideal day is sitting with a good book and a glass of tea on a porch swing.

Favorite Quote: “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 had 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 will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going, because they were holding on to something.” – Samwise Gamgee ; Lord of the Rings


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

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