Chase McKnight

Regions: AK, CO, DC, HI, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MT, NV, NY, OH, TX, UT

Alli Fontaine

Regions: AL, CA, GA, MA, MD, MI, MS, NE, NJ, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, WI, WY

Alli Fontaine joined the admissions team in September 2015. The Ormond Beach, Florida native is a 2012 graduate of Evangel, where she majored in Management and minored in Intercultural Studies.

This is Alli’s second tenure on Evangel’s staff. From 2012-14, she served as the Logistics Coordinator for EU’s service trips and global learning opportunities.

“Evangel is so much more than a university,” Alli says. “On top of receiving a well-rounded education, students are given the opportunity to grow spiritually, discover their individual strengths and abilities, create lifelong friendships and build a foundation for the rest of their lives.”

As a student, Alli was involved with CROSSwalk, floor council, student government and took a student leadership role in the Business Department.

“I loved going to a university that encouraged me to integrate my faith into whatever career path I chose,” Alli says. “It’s exciting to help other students have that same experience.”

Kevin Acevedo

Regions: AR, AZ, CT, DE, FL, IA, IL, NC, ND, NH, NM, OR, VA, WA, WV

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


(417) 865-2811 ext. 7416


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