Office of Admissions

Phone: (919) 660-3436
Fax: (919) 660-3535
admissions@div.duke.edu

Regular Mail
Duke Divinity School
Box 90965
Durham, NC 27708-0965

Express Mail
Duke Divinity School
403 Chapel Drive
106 Westbrook Bldg.
Durham, NC 27708

Office of Financial Aid

Phone: (919) 660-3441
Fax: (919) 660-3535
financialaid@div.duke.edu

Regular Mail
Duke Divinity School
Box 90969
Durham, NC 27708-0969

Express Mail
Duke Divinity School
403 Chapel Drive
106 Westbrook Bldg.
Durham, NC 27708

 

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Todd Maberry
Senior Director of Admissions, Recruitment, and Student Finance

Todd walks with current and future church leaders as they discern their vocation, helps them determine if theological education at Duke Divinity is a part of their calling, and then helps them figure out how to fund their education. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Todd has served as a community pastor at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Downtown and has also planted a missional house church in Durham, N.C. Todd attended college at Olivet Nazarene University and has an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School and a M.P.A. from NC State University. Todd is married to Laura, and they have two young daughters.

Admissions Staff

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Director of Admissions Operations

Morgan is here to help prospective students travel on their path through all stages of the admissions process. She is a native North Carolinian with more than 20 years of admissions experience. She is a graduate of Kenyon College and holds a master’s degree from Duke University. Morgan and her family are members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Durham.

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Senior Admissions Officer

Born and raised in Blacksburg, Va., Minoka now calls Durham home. She received her B.A. from Virginia Tech in 2013 and has worked for residential life both at Duke and Virginia Tech. She received her M.Div. from Duke Divinity School in 2017 and was involved in campus ministry and interfaith work. Minoka looks forward to helping prospective students find their home at Duke Divinity School. She hopes to use her background and experience at Duke as a resource for prospective students who are considering a journey in theological education.

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Admissions Officer

A native of Spartanburg, S.C., Rev. Ashley Cross has lived in North Carolina since 2011. She earned a B.A. in political science and philosophy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2015. She earned her M.Div. at Duke Divinity School in 2019, having concentrated her studies in Christian education. Ashley is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and can often be found with a latte and a smile. She was ordained in 2019, and currently serves as a children’s minister at Union Baptist Church here in Durham, N.C. Her belief that faithful Christian witness promotes individual and world transformation motivates her to aid those who are interested in pursuing a theological education and those called to vocational ministry. Ashley is enthusiastic about working with prospective students who are interested in Duke Divinity School.

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Staff Specialist

Kinsley Whitworth lives in Durham with her husband and over 450 books. She received a B.A. in English literature and philosophy from Taylor University, and an M.A. in literature from DePaul University, which means that she has spent her adult life reading and writing. She is particularly motivated by partnering with people to make their goals and visions into a reality and, more specifically, to come alongside prospective students as they begin their journey at Duke Divinity.

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Admissions Assistant

Originally from Texas, Marleigh and her husband now reside in Durham. She received her B.A. in communications from Baylor University. Marleigh is passionate about the people around her, good books, national parks, and college football. She enjoys working with prospective students and seeing them pursue faith and academia at Duke Divinity School.

Financial Aid Staff

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Director of Financial Aid

Cassandra joined the Office of Financial Aid as the director of financial aid in the spring of 2014. She has more than 20 years of financial aid and higher education experience, and previously served as the associate director of financial aid at Fayetteville State University and senior account executive for Sallie Mae Incorporated, providing higher education institutions with funding and technology solutions. Cassandra also previously served as director of financial aid for Duke's Fuqua School of Business.

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Staff Assistant

Cherelle was raised in Richmond, Va., and now calls Wake Forest, N.C. her home, along with her husband and small dog Jax. She previously worked at Shaw University as a financial aid counselor. She also received her B.A. in computer information systems at Shaw University. She loves working in higher education and will continue to grow in that field. In her spare time, Cherelle likes to spend time with her family and traveling to different places.