Graduate Admissions Staff

We encourage you to carefully consider the gifts and abilities God has given you, the background and experiences He has brought you through, and the growing desire you have in your heart for further education. These are important points to ponder when selecting a graduate program that will prepare you to serve Christ in your chosen profession.

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The Graduate Admissions team is here to serve you. Please feel free to contact us with your questions.

John Barger

Graduate Admissions Counselor
(630) 752-5491
John.Barger@wheaton.edu

Graduate Admissions Office StaffAbout me
I earned my B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and completed an M.A. in Biblical Exegesis at Wheaton College and M.Div. equivalency.  I was born and raised in Wheaton, IL, and my family was recognized as a “heritage family” during the city’s sesquicentennial celebration.  My maternal grandfather, Mayor Ralph Barger, participated in the ground-breaking ceremony for the Billy Graham Center in 1979 along with Dr. Billy Graham and President Hudson Armerding.

Why I love working at Wheaton College in Graduate Admissions
I love working in graduate admissions because I can help students gain a personal vision for how they can serve Christ with their unique gifts and passions. I also love telling stories about the history of Wheaton College.  Working for Wheaton College enables me to devote myself to ministry in international churches that do not have the budget to hire an associate pastor.  I am English ministry pastor at the Thai Community Church of Chicago and Worship Leader at the Chicago International Evangelical Free Church. 

Counsels the following programs:

 

Nancy Crane

Graduate Application Processor
Nancy.Crane@wheaton.edu

Graduate Admissions Office StaffAbout me
I was born and raised in the city of Chicago; one of 8 children, in a Catholic, working class family.  I currently reside in unincorporated Wheaton. I have three grown children, two girls and a boy.  I enjoy reading, hiking, and theater. I have a degree from College of DuPage.

Why I love working at Wheaton College in Graduate Admissions
I love working at Wheaton College because it allows me to fulfill a call to service for His Kingdom, and to work with like-minded people who take their faith seriously and want to live it out day to day.

 

Dusty Di Santo

Director of Graduate Admissions

Dusty Disanto - Graduate Admissions at Wheaton College - Wheaton, ILAbout me
I was born in the south side of Chicago and raised in Naperville, IL. I have a B.A. in Communication and an M.B.A. from Taylor University. My wife Andrea and I have a daughter, Ada and a dog, Wrigley. I love people, food, music and Chicago sports.

Why I love working at Wheaton College in Graduate Admissions
I see my position as a ministry. Every day I have the blessing of serving students during one of the most impactful times in their life. When our students graduate they serve Christ and His Kingdom throughout the world and our office has the privilege of playing a part in that critical process. I also love working with an amazing staff which exists to help students in every part of their graduate school process. We love what we do! 

 

Kim Matsumoto

Graduate Admissions Counselor
(630) 752-5142
Kim.Matsumoto@wheaton.edu

Graduate Admissions Office StaffAbout me
I was born in Chicago and raised in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. I have two brothers (one is a Wheaton alum) and we are sansei: third-generation Japanese-American.  I have a B.A. in English from Seattle Pacific University and an M.B.A. Marketing from the University of Chicago. I love cookies and all kinds of music: Bluegrass, Big Band, Baroque, Folk Rock, Doo Wop, Latin Jazz, Motown, Pop, and forms of worship.

Why I love working at Wheaton College in Graduate Admissions
The absolutely, positively favorite part of my job is interacting with students. Some are exploring where their passions, gifts, and goals might intersect. Others have found that junction. All of them are considering how Wheaton can help them on their journey. If you are, were, or might be a Wheaton College graduate student, thank you for letting me walk alongside you for a time. The peace of Christ to you.

Counsels the following programs:

 

Lexy McCoy

Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(630) 752-5195
Alexandra.McCoy@wheaton.edu

Lexy - Graduate Admissions at Wheaton College - Wheaton, ILAbout me
I am from Bloomington/Normal, IL and earned my B.A. in Psychology from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee and my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School. I am blessed with an amazing family that lives close by.  I have always enjoyed being by water, reading, and people!

Why I love working at Wheaton College in Graduate Admissions
I love working at Wheaton because it a place in which Christ is at the center. The goal of the Graduate school is to provide a student with the tools, knowledge, and faith necessary to go out into the world and make an impact for His Kingdom. I love coming to work, interacting with the incredible students, and hearing how God has used this place to propel them forward into their callings. I count it all as a blessing to watch their stories unfold and to be the first to welcome them here as they begin that journey!

 

Wanchen Villegas 郭宛蓁

International Graduate Admissions Counselor
630-752-5984
Wanchen.Villegas@wheaton.edu

Graduate Admissions Office StaffAbout me
I was born and raised in Taiwan, I love to travel and experience different cultures. I came to the U.S. as an international student for my M.A. in Counseling degree a few years ago. I enjoy getting to know people and their stories.

Why I love working at Wheaton College in Graduate Admissions
This position is an exciting opportunity to work with all of the international students who are interested in graduate programs at Wheaton College. My goal is to journey with these students as they find a program that can best help equip them for what God has for them in the future.

Counsels international students for all graduate programs.

提供國際學生所有有關惠頓學院研究所課程的全方位諮詢

 

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