Admissions Counselors

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Our admissions counselors are here to help you through the application process and answer any questions you may have about JBU's degree programs. Contact us, and we will help you get in touch with the appropriate counselor.

Jacob Bentley

Admissions Counselor 
(479) 282-1478

Meet Jacob

Jacob graduated from Central Baptist College in Conway, AR in 2018. He loves taking the love for biblical application and putting that into the future career decisions of future students. Jacob has a passion for Christian Higher Education and Classical Education and could not have been more excited to join the JBU admissions team! He knows the struggle of being a non-traditional student while pursuing a Masters in Christian and Classical Studies and working full time to support his family.

Jacob and his wife, Melissa, live in Farmington and enjoys sports, reading, teaching, and video-gaming.

Schedule a call with Jacob

Mary Distefano

Admissions Counselor
(479) 282-1482 

Meet Mary

Mary attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Special Education in 2019. She has recently moved to NW Arkansas and has enjoyed creating a home there. Mary enjoys communicating and connecting with students, and is interested in pursuing a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She recognizes the challenges of continuing one's education, and looks forward to helping students find the best fit for their future.

In her free time Mary loves reading, hiking, and spending time with her three sisters Rachel, Sarah, and Anna. She also enjoys any day on the lake and exploring different local coffee shops around NW Arkansas!‚Äč

Josh Price

Director of Graduate and Online Enrollment
(479) 282-1344 

Meet Josh

Josh lives in Bentonville with his wife, Cammie, and their four children, Hadley, Thomas, James and Henry. Josh loves to spend time with his children, and their favorite activities are reading books, playing outside, and playing with Legos. He also enjoys lifting weights and discussing theology/philosophy.