Faculty

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Tracey Anderson-Tellado, M.Div.

Core Faculty

Reverend Tracey Anderson-Tellado is a wife, mother, minister, and U.S. Air Force Veteran. She is a Commissioned Minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) tradition and serves as Associate Pastor at South Shore Christian Church under the leadership of Pastor Oscar Banks. Tracey has been married to her husband Edward for twenty-six years and they have two children. She is currently engaged in doctoral studies at TAMUCC in pursuit of the Ed.D. In her “spare time” Tracey will usually be found at Barnes & Noble with a cup of coffee and a good book.

  • Ed.D. – Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi (in progress)
  • M.Div. – Logsdon Seminary (2016)
  • B.A. – Wesleyan College (2002)

 

 

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Anthony Celelli, Ph.D.

President

A.W. Bill McGregor Family Chair of Christian Studies Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Ethics

Dr. Tony Celelli became president of SCS in 2005, after coming to the institution as an instructor in 2002. His areas of academic interest are ethics and leadership studies. Licensed for ministry in 1988 and ordained in 1995, Dr. Celelli has served in numerous ministry positions in Texas and New Mexico.

  • Ph.D. – Dallas Baptist University (2012)
  • M.Div. – Logsdon Seminary (2000)
  • B.B.S. – Hardin-Simmons University (1993)

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Jena Dunn, Ed.D.

Provost

Jena Dunn joined the SCS team in 2008. She is an alumnus of Logsdon Seminary at SCS and earned her Ed.D. from Texas A&M-Commerce.

  • Ed.D.  – Texas A&M Commerce
  • M.Div. – Logsdon Seminary (attended at the SCS campus) (2011)
  • B.S. – Texas A&M Corpus Christi (2008)

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Andres Garcia, M.Div.

Acting Director of Certificate Program & Ministry Placement

Andres Garcia is an alumnus of Logsdon Seminary at Stark College & Seminary, where he earned his Masters of Divinity in Spiritual Care. He serves as the pastor of New Song Fellowship Church and was ordained in 2010. Andres became an instructor at SCS in 2016. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry at Logsdon Seminary. He and his wife Amanda have three children, Emily, Selah, and Micah.

  • D.Min. – Logsdon Seminary (in progress)
  • M.Div. – Logsdon Seminary (attended at the SCS campus) (2012)
  • B.S. – Texas A&M Corpus Christi (2004)

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Celeste E. Gonzalez-Moreno, Ph.D.

Acting Director of Undergraduate/Diploma Programs

Dr. Celeste E. González-Moreno came to SCS after completing her Ph.D. in Theology from Regent
University. Her main area of interest is in Joban Studies and the significance of the animal
discourse in the divine speeches. In addition, she is passionate about serving others, sharing the
gospel, and helping equip individuals for ministry. She currently serves as the TFC Small Groups Curriculum Expert at The Family Church at the McAllen campus where she and her family are members. Dr. Gonzalez-Moreno is a resident of Edinburg, TX where she lives with her husband, Javier and two children, Landrah
Danae and Jacek Xander.

  • Ph.D. – Regent University (2018)
  • MATS – Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (2006)
  • B.A. – University of Texas – Austin (2003)

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Tony Miranda, D.Min.

Acting Director of Graduate Programs & MFA Supervisor

Before joining SCS as Campus Pastor and Director of SCS Programs in 2016, Tony Miranda was the pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista in Hillsboro, Texas. In addition to six years of previous pastoral ministry, Tony also served as a worship leader in various congregations in Mexico and in Texas. Besides experience in marketing and graphic design, Tony studied international Jewish and Christian traditions in Israel. He has a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Truett Seminary at Baylor University. Tony and his wife Daleth have two daughters, Zoe and Noa.

  • D.Min. – George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University (2018)
  • M.Div. – George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University (2015)
  • MBA – Universidad Autónoma de la Laguna (2007)
  • B.A. in Biblical/ Theological Studies – Baptist University of the Américas (2011)
  • B.A. – Marketing – Universidad Autónoma de la Laguna (2006)
  • B.A. – Communication/Graphic Design – Universidad Autónoma de la Laguna (2004)

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Krissy Nichols, M.Div.

Librarian

Khristian (Krissy) Nichols is a graduate of Logsdon’s M.Div program and is currently pursuing her Master of Library and Information Science at the University of North Texas. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where she double majored in English and Christian Ministry. She also spent a year as a missionary in China from 2011 to 2012. She is an active volunteer at the Coastal Bend Grace House here in Corpus Christi and in the children’s ministry at First Baptist Church in Sinton, Texas.

  •  MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) – University of North Texas (in progress)
  • M.Div. – Logsdon Seminary (2018)
  • B.A. – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (2011)

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Primitivo Pagayon, M.Div.

Registrar and Assistant Librarian

Reverend Primitivo Pagayon has been the pastor of Jubilee Christian Fellowship in Harlingen, TX since 1998. He has been married to Nilda Corona Pagayon for 22 years. He has two sons, Stephen, an incoming college freshman and Timothy, a high school sophomore. Primitivo is a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Management from University of the Philippines in the Visayas at Iloilo City campus. As a student he was very involved in campus ministry. He helped churches without a pastor and a church planting program of the Assemblies of God called Summer of Service. He spent his summer time with other students and young professionals going to various places to start churches for four consecutive years until his graduation. Upon graduating in 1993, he worked at Procter & Gamble Philippines but ultimately responded to the call of God to be a pastor. Before migrating to the U.S. in 1996, he was an associate pastor at Full Gospel Center Church in Jaro, Iloilo City and was also a missionary in Malaysia. Primitivo graduated with his M.Div. Spring 2018 from Logsdon Seminary.

  • M.Div. – Logsdon Seminary (attended at the SCS campus) (2018)
  • B.S. – University of the Philippines in the Visayas – Iloilo City Campus (1993)

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Grover Pinson, D.Min. ABD

Core Faculty

Grover Pinson is currently the pastor of Windsor Park Baptist Church, Corpus Christi.

  • D.Min. (ABD) – Truett Seminary
  • M.Div. – Logsdon Seminary (2005)
  • B.A. – Hardin-Simmons University (1983)

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Christopher Stapper, Ph.D.

Vice President of Mission and Finance

Christopher Stapper came to SCS in May 2013 after serving for 7 years at First Baptist Church, Athens as the Teaching Pastor and Youth Minister. He also spent 6 years as a part of the leadership staff at Camp Zephyr on Lake Corpus Christi.

  • Ph.D. – Dallas Baptist University
  • MBA – Dallas Baptist University (2012)
  • MACE – Dallas Baptist University (2012)
  • B.A. – Howard Payne University (attended at the SCS campus) (2005)

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Tina Villarreal Cooper, MSIDET

Vice President of Student Experience

Tina first joined SCS as a student in 2011 when she answered a call to ministry while working in the field of distance learning at the Education Service Center, Region 2 for 12 years. She initially volunteered to manage SCS’s distance learning equipment until she officially joined the SCS team in 2012 as Director of Technology Services. She now serves students in the areas of admissions, enrollment, disability services, and student life. She also serves on the Texas Baptists Hispanic Education Initiative Council. She is currently working on her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.

  • Master of Science in Instructional Design and Educational Technology, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, December, 2017
  • Bachelor of Behavioral Science in Ministry, Hardin-Simmons University, 2016
  • Associates in Applied Science, Del Mar College, 2011

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Fritz Williams, D.Min.

Core Faculty

Rev. Dr. H. Fritz Williams Jr. is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Lockhart, Texas. He became the twentieth pastor on April 7, 2013 in the church’s one hundred and thirty-seventh year history. Before FBC he served at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in San Antonio for 15 years as Youth Minister, Personal Assistant to the Pastor, and Minister of Young Adults & Seniors. He is married to the lovely Tandelyn, and they have four children Carlton, Donovan, Shar’Ronda, Khaliah, and grandson Amir.

  • D.Min. – United Theological Seminary (2017)
  • M.Div. –  Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1998)
  • B.S. – Angelo State University (1993)

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Staff

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Katie Best-Richmond

Communications Assistant
kbestrichmond@stark.edu
361-991-9403 ext.

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Debra Canchola

Director of Admissions
dcanchola@stark.edu
956-340-4859 ext. 260

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Deanne Celelli

Information Integrity
dcelelli@stark.edu
361-991-9403 ext. 220

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Isaac Escobedo

Operations Assistant
isaac.escobedo@stark.edu
361-991-9403 ext.

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Celina Fetty

Director of Operations
cfetty@stark.edu
361-991-9403 ext. 190

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Ashley Kendall

Director of Technology
akendall@stark.edu
361-991-9403 ext. 180

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Rochelle Roots

Assistant to President and Board Liaison
rroots@stark.edu
361-991-9403 ext. 120

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Eric R. Tarver

Director of Church Relations
etarver@stark.edu
361-991-9403 ext.

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Cheryl Temple

Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid
ctemple@stark.edu
361-991-9403 ext. 180

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