Meet the Admissions Team

The Rev. Diane A. Bogues

Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

Rev. Diane Bogues joined Lancaster Seminary in September 2020 from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago where she was director of recruitment since 2018. She is an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is a candidate to receive a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2021 from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, NY, where she worked as a recruiter from 2015-18. She received a Master of Divinity degree in 2003 from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, where she worked as director of new student recruitment from 2006-2010. Rev. Bogues also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Parker T. Loesch

Admissions Associate

Parker Loesch received a Bachelor of Arts from Friends University and a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School, where he worked as a student representative in the Office of Graduate Admissions. He has served as an assistant pastor at Green Village United Methodist Church. He is excited about walking alongside those who are called and interested in receiving a theological education from Lancaster Seminary.

Jeremy Edwards

Student Recruiter

Jeremy Edwards, a third-year student at Lancaster Theological Seminary, is a student recruiter for the Office of Admissions. Jeremy moved to Lancaster for seminary from St. Louis, Missouri, and he’s still a St. Louis Cardinals fan. He values our seminary community as a safe space for learning that welcomes diversity. He is a Member in Discernment seeking ordination in the United Church of Christ with plans to one day be a full-time pastor.

Jonathan Paredes

Student Recruiter

Jonathan Paredes, a third-year MDiv student in the day program, is a student recruiter in the Office of Admissions. Originally from El Salvador, he grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2014, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and Biblical Studies from Northpoint Bible College. He is seeking ordination in the United Church of Christ and serves as the Youth Leader at Church of the Apostles in Lancaster. One of the most rewarding parts of his recruitment work is welcoming applicants on their first day of class.