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Amanda Boddeker

Welcome to the Team Admissions page! If you are anything like me you probably have a whole lot of questions. Well, you came to the right place! I am here to help you with any questions, frustrations, or overwhelming moments you may be facing during this search to find out if DTS is the place for you. Through our campus tours, Seminary Preview Day, or phone calls I will guide you through the process of figuring out which degree program would suit you best (assuming you love it here like I do!) as well as connect you with student groups that will allow you to get involved on campus. If you are an online student or extension site student, we care about you too! Our desire is that you experience DTS as if you were on campus and connect you as part of the DTS family.

To be honest, I did not know a lot about Dallas Theological Seminary before applying. I had a friend who talked about DTS all the time, but the thought of moving states for school was scary. Since he, my mentor, and a couple of pastors in my hometown in California spoke so highly of this school, I decided I needed to check it out for myself. On a hot and muggy day in July, I met with an admissions counselor and asked my long list of questions. I was able to walk the halls of history on my campus tour. There was something about walking through the corridors that just seemed peaceful. The people were so kind and cared for me as a person not as a number. As time progressed, I learned what an incredible opportunity it is to sit underneath immensely trained men and women who are passionate about the Bible and who take the time to build a friendship with their students. I realized what good quality classes were offered and how the students in them were already accomplishing amazing things all around the world. What a privilege to be a part of a school that has trained so many solid leaders! As a recent alumnae (Spring 2018), I am so thankful for the chance to not only study all 66 books of the Bible and sit underneath top-notch professors, but also make lifelong friendships with like-minded people. This experience for me has been unforgettable. Wrestling with the decision to move halfway across the country to a place where I did not know a soul was one of the boldest decisions I have had to make. However, like Abraham I said ‘yes’ to moving to this foreign land and it has been an impactful journey. I joke and say I traded flip-flops for cowboy boots! Yet in all seriousness, Texas has become my home and DTS has become my family. I am so thankful I said yes to God’s prompting. If he can do this for me, I know He can do it for you!

Educational Background

  • AA, Moorpark College, 2003
  • BA, Cal State University Northridge, 2008
  • MACE, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2018
  • DEdMin, Dallas Theological Seminary, Current Student