August 2022 News Perspective Online

Staff News

Intern Program

Rev. Dr. Elias Lopez

The Rev. Dr. Elias H. Lopez has joined the faculty and staff as Associate Director of the Intern Program. A Perkins alum, Lopez brings a strong background in pastoral care and theology to this position.

Read the announcement here.


Office of External Programs

Patrice Greer

Patrice Greer has officially begun her role as Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Education in the Office of External Programs. She has more than ten years of experience working in youth and young adult ministry, communications, community outreach, and digital content development. She comes to Perkins from The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, where she has been the Student Ministries Coordinator since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“Patrice is a collaborative leader with an inspiring record for innovative program development,” said Bart Patton, Director of the Office of External Programs. “Please join me in welcoming Patrice to the Perkins community!”

Office of Enrollment Management

Emilie Williams

Emilie Williams joined the Office of Enrollment Management as a Ministry Discernment Associate effective August 1, 2022.

Read the announcement here.



Bridwell Library

Jon Speck, Director of Operations and Exhibition Designer, retires on September 2 after 33 years of service to Bridwell Library.