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

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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