Perspective Magazine Perspective Magazine Summer 2020

New Faces at Perkins

Emma Flores is the administrative assistant in “Reboot: The Congregation as Youth Worker,” a new initiative of Perkins School of Theology designed to equip entire congregations to serve in ministry with youth.

Leslie Fuller is Bridwell Library’s new reference and digital services librarian. She joined the staff in February 2020.

Ángel J. Gallardo joined the Perkins faculty and staff as associate director of the Intern Program in 2019. He graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy from the Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU in 2018. In addition to serving as a teaching assistant at Perkins, he has taught several classes in the Regional Course of Study School.

Heather Gottas is the external programs coordinator and registrar for the Perkins Office of External Programs assisting Priscilla Pope-Levison, director.

Melissa Hernandez Probus is the assistant director of the Course of Study School and the Hispanic-Latin@ Ministries Program, which recruits and trains church leaders to minister effectively to Spanish-speaking and bilingual worshipers.

Lee Henry joined the Perkins staff in 2019 as the advancement associate in the Office of Development. He assists John Martin, director.

Rachel Holmes is assistant to Connie Nelson, executive director of public affairs and alumni/ae relations. She joined the Perkins staff in May 2019.

Samantha Stewart is a ministry discernment associate for the Office of Enrollment Management.

Emma Flores

Leslie Fuller

Ángel J. Gallardo

Heather Gottas

Melissa Hernandez Probus




A Retiree We’ll Miss

Sandy Oswalt, financial aid coordinator in the Perkins Office of Enrollment Management since 2017. Throughout her tenure at Perkins, Sandy worked with students to successfully obtain the financial means to fund their education through various merit scholarships, grants and loans.