Student Life Staff

Student Life is here to provide you with connections, resources, and support to help you flourish and succeed during Seminary.

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I am passionate about how the educational experience is not only about equipping people for ministry but formational to shift, form, and deepen a person’s trajectory toward loving God and loving others. I love a good cup of coffee with friends or a fascinating book, taking my dog for walks, playing with my nephews, running, camping, watching great movies and finding a killer deal at a thrift store!

My role is to lead the Student Life team and come alongside students as they journey through all that life brings during their Denver Seminary journey. Our office can be the starting place if you experience anything that is impeding your ability to focus on school (eg. family challenges, mental and medical health concerns, relational conflicts, etc.). Our office is also the point of contact for disability services, student rights, and matters related to Title IX. Feel free to reach out if there is any way we can support you!


My role at the Seminary is to cultivate experiences outside of the classroom where students can engage in meaningful conversations and continue growing as whole persons. I love theological education and the unique opportunities it creates to face challenges, see the realities of yourself, and ultimately encounter the love of Jesus. I am a trained Spiritual Director and enjoy learning about how we work as humans and grow through relationships. My three favorite places to be are in the kitchen, on a hiking trail, or enjoying time with my wife and two daughters.

As Associate Director, I oversee our Student Leadership program, New Student Orientation, and other initiatives created to help you feel valued and challenged and enable you to become an integral part of our community.


Kristy McGarvey

M.A., Intercultural Studies, M.Div.

Dean of Students


Dustin Lindsey

B.S., Biblical Studies

Associate Director of Student Engagement

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Here at the Seminary, I serve students by walking with them through challenges they may encounter both in and out of the classroom that impact their Seminary experience. I work closely with the Dean of Students to support students with a variety of concerns (social, emotional, professional, academic, etc.) by offering encouragement and understanding and connecting them with resources so they have a positive and successful educational journey.


As a recent graduate of Denver Seminary's Clinical Mental Health Counseling master's program, I am excited to bring students hope from the other side! I am passionate about helping people believe in their own value and strengths, and I love finding ways to relate to people's stories. I am most frequently found engrossed in a video game, playing Dungeons and Dragons with my husband and friends, or cuddling with my dogs and cat.

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My position as Student Life Coordinator is to serve as administrative support for the Associate Director of Student Engagement and the Dean of Students. As point of contact for Campus News and the Student Life website, I can assist with getting events announced and event implementation.

I am a Denver native and am an avid outdoors person.  I love crafting and do a lot of machine embroidery in addition to hand embroidery.  I have worked in corporate environments for over 25 years but have also benefited from working for KLOVE radio as a promotions manager and as an event coordinator for Cherry Hills Community Church.  My husband works internationally and we have benefitted from traveling all over the world.  I look forward to getting more involved with our Global Student outreach.

Arielle Sigler

M.A.,Clinical Mental Health

Student Care Specialist

Julie Gabrisch

B.S., Business Management, CPS

Student Life Coordinator