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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.

(859) 788-2243

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.

(859) 788-3072

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.

(859) 788-3065

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.

(859) 788-3075

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 two daughters, Ann-Thomas and Edie, and their dog, Rosie.


Ashley Morris

Assistant to the President

 Ashley Morris was born and raised in Lexington, KY where she lives with her husband, Dusty and her two children, Zoey and Zack. She previously studied Journalism at the University of Kentucky and worked for Fayette County Public Schools for 12 years as an administrative assistant in various departments. Ashley is very happy to be a part of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky family.