Michelle Evans


Regions: Southeast, Iowa & Illinois, JRLC Transfers


Michelle Evans joined Evangel in January 2015 as the admissions counselor for the southeastern United States and students transferring from James River Leadership College.

Michelle hold a bachelor’s degree in counseling and is currently working her master’s degree in Intercultural Studies at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

She is from Mustang, OK and was drawn to Evangel by its unique culture and warm community feel.

Michelle says she loves meeting new people and spending quality time with friends over a good cup of coffee.

Michelle is married to Nick, and the couple loves movies, cooking and missions work.

Jenna Kadolph


Regions: Northeast, Upper Midwest & Missionary Kids


Jenna Kadolph joined the admissions team in June 2014. The native of Seattle, Washington serves students from the Northeast United States and kids of missionaries.

After moving to Springfield in high school, Jenna attended Central Bible College where she graduated with a degree in Christian Counseling. She is currently also pursuing a Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate degree.

Jenna’s favorite thing about working at Evangel is being able to meet such incredible young people and help guide them through such an exciting time in their lives.

“The thing I appreciate most about Evangel is the professors,” Jenna says. “They pour into students academically, spiritually and personally. They care about students all of the time, not just while they are sitting in their classroom.”

Jenna married an Evangel graduate, Logan, and the couple enjoys running, movies and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks.

Kevin Acevedo


Regions: West, Northwest, Southwest, Great Plains & Texas


Kevin Acevedo joined the admissions team in May 2014 and works with students from the Great Plains region and Western United States. He is a 2014 alum of Evangel, having earned his bachelor’s degree in Management and minor in Human Resources.

Kevin hails from Orlando, Florida. He learned about EU at our Fine Arts booth as a high school student, and after some research, found that Evangel was the right place for him.

As a student, he was a Resident Assistant in Lewis Hall and worked as a student admissions counselor, answering questions and giving campus tours.

One of his favorite things about Springfield is the unique fare at the city’s many hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

Outside of work, Kevin enjoys watching college football and professional basketball, especially his hometown Orlando Magic.

Karen Benitez


Regions: Missouri


Karen Benitez is the admissions counselor serving undergraduate students from Missouri and has worked at Evangel since August 2013.

Karen was an Evangel student for two years, graduating with a B.S. in Psychology in 2010. During her time as an undergrad, she was involved as a discipleship leader, resident assistant and activities board organizer.

After graduation, Karen accepted a teaching position in Colorado and also earned a master’s degree from the School of Urban Missions. “Stepping out in faith,” she decided to pursue opportunities outside the classroom and accepted her current position at Evangel.

“I love Evangel,” Karen says. “The feeling of community and support you receive from faculty is unreal. This is where I wanted to be.”

Outside of work, the Bay Area native enjoys cheering on the San Franciso 49ers and San Francisco Giants.

Karen Benitez

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(417) 865-2811 ext. 7416

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