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David Adams

Director of Institutional Design

Dr. David S. Adams focuses primarily on instructional design, supporting faculty and students through BSK’s distance education efforts. He also oversees grant writing and assists in managing information technology systems at the school while teaching courses in administration, leadership, and communications.

Offering a strong background in publishing, Dr. Adams  directs the Flourish Center at BSK, providing resourcing supporting thriving congregations. In addition to editing Faithelement Bible study resources, he has worked with Group Publishing, Judson Press, Smyth & Helwys Publishing.

David serves as the Pastor of Living Faith Church in Hebron, Kentucky. He and his wife Patty live in Northern Kentucky with their daughter Rebecca.


Pat Cole

Director of Advancement

Pat Cole works alongside BSK President David Cassady in support of the seminary’s communications and fund development initiatives.

Previously, he served for 16 years on the national staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Louisville. During most of his time there, he provided communications support for the PC(USA)’s fund development efforts. Cole also has worked for two institutions of higher learning, the University of Louisville and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and he has been on the staff of two newspapers, the Western Recorder, the news journal of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, and the Elizabethton (Tennessee) Star. He holds degrees from East Tennessee State University, Southern Seminary, and Webster University.

He and his wife, Janet, are longtime members of Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville.


Jessalynn Cornett

Registrar and Academic Coordinator

Jessalynn joined the staff of Baptist Seminary of Kentucky in the summer of 2016. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a M.S. in Higher Education Policy and Administration, and Northern Kentucky University with a B.A. in Organizational Leadership. Jessalynn has previous experience in higher education and as a crisis counselor. She resides in her native Georgetown with her husband, Kaleb.

(502) 863-8302

Ryan Shrauner


Ryan is husband of Elise and father of Walter. He became the inaugural librarian for the seminary in the spring of 2014 and is also an adjunct instructor of Theological Research. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with an MSLS, the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church with an S.T.M. in Christian Spirituality, Princeton Theological Seminary with an M.Div., and Willamette University with a B.A. in Religious Studies. Ryan is ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and also serves as and adjunct instructor for the School of Information Studies at the University of Kentucky.

(502) 863-8312

Abby Sizemore

Director of Admissions

Abby (Shelton) Sizemore is a native of Owensboro, Kentucky and a 2013 graduate of Georgetown College. After graduating from Georgetown College with a degree in Religion, Abby moved to Atlanta, GA with her husband, Justin. While living in Atlanta, she worked as a Collegiate Relations Coordinator at the Phi Mu Fraternity National Headquarters and then as Communications Coordinator at Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, GA. Since returning to Kentucky, Abby was on staff at Georgetown College as an Admission Counselor before coming on staff at BSK in the summer of 2017. Abby and Justin live in Lexington with their daughter, Ann-Thomas, and their dog, Rosie.

(502) 863-8301

Stephanie Fryman

Administrative Assistant to the President

Stephanie is wife to Donnie Fryman, and mom to Melanie and Caleb. She attended Maysville Community College and worked in the banking industry. Stephanie is active in her church, where she has served in youth ministry for the past 15 years.

(502) 863-8298