Residence Life

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is represented by students of 41 different countries and all 50 states in the continental United States. Though ethnically and culturally diverse, there is unity in Christ.

As servants of Christ, the Residence Life Team strives to maintain the unity of the Spirit by daily living out Christ’s example of sacrificial love. The vision of the Residence Life Program is to foster a seminary community where residents encourage, care for, and serve one another to the glory of God. The Residence Life Program, much like the Seminary, is not intended to replace the local church; rather, it exists to complement the local church. The mission of the Residence Life team is to build and facilitate communal fellowship among residents by means of the work and care provided by the Resident Assistants.

Residence Life Coordinator

Cephas Bahago

Residence Life Coordinator

Cephas is from the middle-belt region of Nigeria. He is pursuing further studies in biblical counseling to teach and train pastors and lay counselors, conduct research, and offer counseling services. He and his family are members of Fellowship Church Louisville.

Resident Assistants

Brandon Cheng

3rd Floor

BCheng is from Los Angeles, California. He is pursuing an M.Div with a desire to do pastoral ministry. BCheng is a member of Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church.

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Lucas Olivares

3rd Floor

Lucas is from Brownsville, Texas. He comes from a family of three siblings – two older brothers and a younger sister. Lucas initially pursued a degree in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M; nevertheless, he strongly desired to serve in ministry. As a result, he is currently pursuing his MDiv in Christian Ministry and is actively involved in the Clifton Baptist Church community.

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Evan Patriatan

4th Floor

Evan hails from Jakarta, Indonesia, and is pursuing an M.Div to serve as a pastor or in college ministry. He is a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church.

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Bryson Tokoro

3rd Floor

Bryson is from Oahu, Hawai’i. He is pursuing an Advanced M.Div with the goal of entering the pastorate and higher education. Bryson is a member at Clifton Baptist Church.

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Ella Wilkins

Legacy Dorm

Ella is from Tampa, Florida. She is pursuing an M.Div in Great Commission Studies and plans to serve overseas on the mission field. Ella is a member at Highview Baptist Church and attends the East Campus.

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Veronica Graham

Legacy Dorm

Veronica is from Toronto, Canada. She is pursuing an MA in Apologetics with the goal of working in Christian publishing. Veronica is a member at Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville.

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The D’Avellos

Springdale / Foster

Anthony and Gabby are from Arizona and are members at Parkland Baptist Church. Anthony is currently pursuing his M.Div.

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The Cogans

Springdale / Foster

Marc is a New Mexico native, but most recently lived in Southern California and is here at Southern working toward his M.Div. in Christian Ministries. Julia was born and raised in New Mexico, but moved to Kentucky from Southern California and is working toward her M.A. in Biblical Counseling.
They are members at Immanuel Baptist Church.

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The Sanchez


Bruno and Ana are from Brazil. Bruno is pursuing a M.Div in Christian Ministry, while Ana is enrolled at SWI.

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The Cannons


Taylor, Rebecca, and Hudson are from Melbourne, FL. Taylor is pursuing an M.Div in Christian Ministry and aspires to the pastorate, Rebecca is enrolled in SWI. Taylor and Rebecca are currently members at Immanuel Baptist Church.

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The Maupins

Fuller Hall

Cole and Sarah are from the mountains of East Tennessee. Cole is pursuing an M.Div in Christian Ministry and Sarah is a nurse at BsideU for Life and is enrolled in SWI.

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