Meet the Admissions Team

Rev. Dr. Anastasia E. B. Kidd, Director of Enrollment

Office: Suite 108
Email: sthadmis@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-3036
Education:
Doctor of Ministry, Boston University School of Theology
Master of Divinity, Boston University School of Theology
Bachelor of Arts, Belmont University

Anastasia began her work at the School of Theology while completing her Master of Divinity program. She served two years as the institution’s Community Life Coordinator before taking the role of Admissions Officer in 2004. This was initially intended to be a temporary position while she completed her ordination requirements. However, Anastasia soon found that Admissions work is the ministry to which she was called. Her great love is helping people discern their own vocational callings and find ways to pursue them. And so, in 2006 Anastasia began as Director of Admissions, and was promoted to Director of Enrollment in 2017.

Anastasia considers her work in seminary Admissions and Student Services to be an extension of her love for local church Christian education. In 2018 she earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from STH, focusing on the ways co-curricular support can help seminarians through the crises of faith that often arise in theological higher education. Anastasia holds her ordination through the Metro Boston Association of the United Church of Christ, teaches STH’s UCC Polity and History course, and is the Coordinator of STH’s UCC Community of Learning. She and her husband co-pastor the First Parish Truro, UCC, on Cape Cod. She travels extensively, both in her recruitment efforts and for fun, and enjoys keeping up with popular culture; studying gender, sexuality, and theology of the body; and spending time with her mischievous pets.


Maddie Henderson, Admissions Officer

Office: Suite 108
Email: mmhender@bu.edu
Phone: 617-358-1758
Education:
Master of Divinity, Boston University
Bachelor of Arts, Samford University

Maddie came to the School of Theology to begin her MDiv in 2016 after teaching high school English for five years in her hometown of Macon, Georgia. A desire to work with college students led Maddie to complete her contextual education in the Spiritual Life Office of Bentley University, which affirmed her call to work in higher education. Maddie completed her MDiv in the Chaplaincy track in 2019 and began working in Admissions.

The community at the School of Theology is one of Maddie’s favorite things and what attracted her to the school. She hopes to continue to contribute to the community through her role in Admissions, whether on the road recruiting or by helping students transition to campus.

Maddie’s interests include enjoying time with friends and family, writing letters, watching college football, and exploring Boston museums and restaurants.


Gretchen Brown, Admissions Office Senior Coordinator

Office: Suite 108
Email: sthadmis@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-3036
Education:
Master of Social Work, Boston University
Master of Divinity, Boston University
Bachelor of Arts, Appalachian State University

Gretchen is a recent graduate of the Boston University School of Social Work where she focused her studies on clinical and connectional therapy when working with older adults. Gretchen is also still progressing towards receiving her MDiv from the School of Theology. She hopes to use the knowledge she has gleaned from both degree programs to help build bonds of connection and understanding across generational divides to create more justice centered faith and societal spaces. Gretchen looks forward to meeting and learning from all the wonderful prospective students that interact with the Admissions office. In her free time, she enjoys hanging with her dog, Oliver, going on adventures with her partner, and discussing which Golden Girls episode applies to the current moment she is navigating.


Mahalia Damm, Admissions Office Student Worker

Office: Suite 108
Email: sthadmis@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-3036
Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Hope College


Thomas Roane, Admissions Office Student Worker

Office: Suite 108
Email: sthadmis@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-3036
Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Birmingham-Southern College

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