Jonathan and Erin have been married since August of 2005. They have four children: Jackson (15), Frazier (11), Chaney (10) and Nathan (5). Jonathan is a 2000 graduate of Murray State and a 2007 graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. After serving in Louisiana for about 10 years, Jonathan returned to his Alma Mater in December of 2013 as Murray State's BCM Campus Minister. Jonathan enjoys routine and structure. He will gladly treat you to a cup of coffee. He runs regularly so that he can continue being an active dad (when Jonathan is 60, Nathan will be 20)
Elisabeth and Tyler have been married since June 2015. They have three children: Ezra (4), Silas (2), and Lorelai (11 months). Elisabeth is a Murray State alumna. She graduated in 2014 and served the following year as an MSU BCM intern. After 6 years teaching elementary school, she decided to stay home with her children. Now she is back at Murray State’s BCM as the administrative assistant! Elisabeth enjoys thrift shopping, coffee, hiking, and deep conversations. She is almost always surrounded by her three wonderful children. So, if you can get onboard with her kid chaos, you will find a friend in her.
Campus Ministry Associate
Gabby Z is MSU Alumni, who is currently in seminary to pursue full time ministry. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, embroidering, reading, and hanging out with her pals. She is always down for a cup of coffee and hard conversations or playing Ticket to Ride and lots of laughs. Gabby enjoys serving wherever she can and enjoys getting to invest in college students. She finds joy in taking college students on various mission trips and serving alongside this staff here at the BCM. She also works at a local coffee shop, 5th and Main Coffee, so make a plans to visit her during the semester.
Campus Ministry Intern
Blake just recently graduated from Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky with a Bachelors degree in Finance and Economics. He has spent all of his life in Owensboro until spending his last 2 summers working for Crossings Ministries, before completely moving to Murray. He loves to play basketball, workout, and spend time with his friends. Blake has a passion for leading worship and plans to pursue this in some aspect in the future. He loves getting to know people and building long lasting relationships where Christ may be glorified.
Campus Ministry Intern In Training
Haylee is originally from Taylorsville, KY. She is a senior that is majoring in middle school education with the hopes of teaching English and reading. She loves music, reading, and meeting new people! She is very passionate about building godly relationships and facilitating Christian fellowship in the small group setting. She is also very active at Westside Baptist Church in Murray.
Michael is originally from Milan, TN. He is a junior, pursuing a degree in Engineering Physics with an emphasis in solar energy. Michael loves lake trips with friends, playing guitar, reading, and playing disc golf. He has a passion for deep Christian fellowship for discipleship and wants to make an impact on his friends, peers, and overall community.
Keilee is originally from Milan, TN. She is a junior who will graduate with a degree in LBD/ Middle Education with a Nonprofit Leadership Studies minor in May of 2024. She loves hanging with friends, going to the lake, and drinking unsweet tea. Keilee loves serving others and is involved in Westside Baptist Church here in MKY.
BCM Vice President
Collin Sissom is thrilled to be serving as BCM Vice President this year! He is a senior at Murray State, majoring in organizational communication and is originally from Murfreesboro, Tennessee! He is an ROTC Cadet at Murray State as well with aspirations to one day serve as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Murray and serves on staff as a youth intern. He loves serving in ministry and having spiritual conversations with people and seeing the Holy Spirit move in their lives. He enjoys watching movies, playing sports, being outdoors and spending time with the most special people in my life!