Tracy Riggle Young is the Seminary's senior director of enrollment services. She's a graduate of Denison University and Union Theological Seminary. Prior to working at the Seminary, she taught at The Neighborhood Academy and with Teach for America in addition to working in the admissions arena. Tracy is excited to help students discern their calls to ministry and ensure their success while in seminary. Her research interests include feminist theology and Black liberation theology.

triggleyoung@pts.edu | 412-924-1423

 

Ryan Jensema is associate director of financial aid. He earned his degrees from Dordt College (B.A.) and Abilene Christian University (M.Ed.). Previously he served as financial aid specialist and interim director of financial aid at Community College of Allegheny County and as a teacher at Trinity Christian School. While at CCAC, Ryan piloted a program which leveraged social media to assist with financial planning and FASFA completion to make the financial aid process more accessible to students. He is an active members of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and is currently serving on the Government Relations Committee. 

rjensema@pts.edu | 412-924-1384

 

Ashley Johnson works as an admissions counselor. She earned her bachelor's from Slippery Rock University and her master's from California University of Pennsylvania. Prior to PTS, her higher education background includes working as a graduate assistant in the Financial Aid Office at California University of Pennsylvania and serving as a student services specialist in Enrollment Services in The HUB at Carnegie Mellon University. In her current role, Ashley serves prospective students to answer any questions related to the admissions process, scheduling a campus visit, or meeting different program directors or faculty.  

ajohnson@pts.edu | 412-924-1359

 

Chris Taylor '19 works as an admissions counselor. He first came to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary as a teen in the Miller Summer Youth Institute. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 2015, Chris spent a summer in Acadia National Park and served as a youth director in Raleigh before moving back to his hometown of Pittsburgh to attend PTS. Chris has also been serving at Parkwood Presbyterian Church in Allison Park since 2017. You can often catch Chris watching Pittsburgh sports, Carolina basketball, reading a good book, or exploring the outdoors.

cjtaylor@pts.edu | 412-924-1380