Houston Campus Staff

The staff at Belhaven University is here to help you. They understand the specific needs and questions of the adult learner, and are prepared to help prospective adult degree program students with admission, educational and financial questions. Call us at 281-579-9977 or e-mail today and find out what Belhaven can do for you!

Admission Staff

Pete Deegan Pete Deegan, Director of Admission and Student Services

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – San Diego Christian College

In our lives, God’s work in us is never done. Thank God that He never gives up on us! We keep working on ourselves through study and formal education to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be. Belhaven University is a wonderful and welcoming place for students to continue in this pursuit. Students will receive personal attention from the staff that welcomes them into the Belhaven family. I will do my best to ensure that you receive the attention that you need to be successful here.

Romans 3:5-6 - "But we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."
Christine Bowen

Christine Bowen, Assistant Director of Admission

M.A. Human Services-Counseling Marriage and Family – Liberty University
B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies – Liberty University

God is the head of my life and I am a kingdom servant first before anything else. I have been involved in higher education since 2003. I am a business professional with experience in administration, life coaching, management, leadership, training, sales. My passion is helping others through adult education and empowering others to accomplish their dreams and goals. I believe that knowledge is power and that education can open the doors to great opportunities for those that apply themselves to maximizing their potential.

Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen."

Anthony Dunning, Assitant Director in Admission Anthony Dunning, Associate Director of Admission

B.S. in Communication, Minor in Bible - Milligan College

I was born and raised in the church. I went to church, graduated from a Christian high school but had no idea what I really wanted to do with my life. I went to college but kept changing majors at the drop of a hat. I finally listened to God's voice regarding His plans for my life, and heard Him calling me into ministry. I finally finished my degree eventually becoming a pastor. Because of God's grace I now live my life in obedience to His calling and want others to learn how to do the same!

"Tell me," Samuel said. "Does the Lord really want sacrifices and offerings? No! He doesn't want your sacrifices. ; He wants you to obey him." 1 Samuel 15:22
Michelle Polins, Campus Coordinator Michelle Polins, Campus Coordinator

B.A. in Speech - John Carroll University

I was blessed to graduate from a Christian University, where my father was a professor. Before coming to Belhaven University, I was a professional actress and worked in theatre in and out of New York City. Wanting to live in a warm climate, I moved to Houston where I worked for a recording studio and several radio stations, eventually setting up my own recording business. Being fortunate enough to realize my dreams of a Christian education, I felt it was time to go back to my roots and give back. I'm delighted to serve at Belhaven, enabling others to reap the benefits of a Christian education, too!

Psalm 23 - A psalm of David: The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength.

Student Services Staff

Veronica Garcia Veronica Garcia, Associate Director of Student Services

B.B.A., Belhaven University

I knew I wanted more out of life, after my parents separated. There were many changes that took place, which caused me to re-evaluate how I would move forward with life and my education. Although this was a challenging period in my life, God had His hand upon me. He was pushing me forward and directing my footsteps. Nevertheless, I finished high school, in spite of the difficulties. Later, I still had the desire to press on and further my education. God knew the desires of my heart and directed me to Belhaven.

Philippians 3:8 - Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish in order that I may gain Christ.
Miesha Timlin Miesha Timlin, Assistant Director of Student Services

B.B.A. - Belhaven University

My involvement with my church and outreach ministries led me to volunteer as a peer counselor for our local Pregnancy Help Center, but a desire to attend college tugged at my heart. While working a full time and part time job, I graduated with my Bachelors of Business Administration. I am currently in the process of completing my Master's degree. Jesus has taught me how to truly trust and depend on Him as my keeper and provider in ways I never imagined I would need Him. I honestly would not have made it, let alone graduated, without Him. Seek him, trust him, believe in him, acknowledge him and he will direct your path! Jesus is great and greatly to be praised!

Psalms 61:2 - From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Admission Staff

Dr. Audrey Kelleher Dr. Audrey Kelleher, Vice President of Adult and Graduate Enrollment and Student Services

Ph.D. in Leadership and Education - Barry University
B.S.B.A. and M.Ed., University of Central Florida

It is a privilege to work with the adult and graduate students at Belhaven University. There is no greater joy for me than to journey with each student as they progress through their program of study and to see them walk confidently across the stage to receive their diploma. As an adult learner, I experienced the struggles of balancing family, church, work, and school. At Belhaven, we understand the need for balance, and we support you so you can successfully achieve your goals.

Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding: In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.