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Meet Our Admissions Team

Meet Our Admissions Team

We'd love to help you discover if Western Seminary is the right place for you. Our admissions team is equipped to answer your questions about our training programs, visiting campus, the application process, what it's like to be a student at Western, and more. We hope that we'll be able to come alongside you in the transition to seminary life.

Andrew Hedinger Andrew Hedinger
Andrew Hedinger

Director of Admissions
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503.517.1814

Get to Know Andrew

Andrew spent his childhood in central Mexico, where his parents served as missionaries. Andrew loves spicy food and good coffee. When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, reading good books, and drinking good coffee (though not all at once…).

Jane Carter Jane Carter
Jane Carter

Associate Director of Admissions
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503.517.1824

Get to Know Jane

Jane is a West Coast girl and graduate of Oregon State University. She's in the Master of Divinity program believing it's never too late to start! Jane and her husband travel the Pacific Northwest photographing county courthouses and exploring dinky little towns. She enjoys weekly Sabbaths, doing art therapy, playing games, and relishing chocolate.

Cole Atkinson Cole Atkinson
Cole Atkinson

Admissions Counselor
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503.517.1825

Get to Know Cole

Cole grew up in a small farming town in eastern Washington and relocated to Portland in late 2012. A self-proclaimed (but not very good) film critic, he likes finding new music, spending time with friends, watching his favorite soccer team (Liverpool), and exploring all the food and drink options Portland has to offer. He is enrolled in the MA in Biblical and Theological Studies program at Western and loves pastoral counseling – something he hopes to do more of after graduation.

Caleb Crowley Caleb Crowley
Caleb Crowley

Admissions Counselor
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503.517.1802

Get to Know Caleb

Caleb was born and raised in central Florida. Moving out to the Pacific Northwest has been a big change but a welcome one. Caleb loves nature and hiking mountains, especially since there are none in Florida. He also enjoys photography, making videos on YouTube, board games, and spending time with friends and family (especially his wife Elise). He is enrolled in the MA in Biblical and Theological Studies, which was his reason for moving to the PNW.

Alexandria Wu Alexandria Wu
Alexandria Wu

Admissions Counselor
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503.517.1907

Get to Know Alexandria

Alexandria was born and raised in Washington but has lived in Oregon sporadically throughout her life. She loves being outdoors distance running, eating and making good food, singing along to music, learning, and spending time with community! As someone who could talk endlessly about psychology and communication, Alexandria is excited to be a student in the M.A. in Counseling program starting Fall 2024!