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Willie Hunter

Hines, Jacquelyn
Office Manager Institutional Advancement 

E-mail: jhines@etseminary.edu
Telephone: 313-831-5200, ext. 211

Jacquelyn Hines serves as Office Manager of Institutional Advancement.  She brings to this position over 25 years of experience in the banking industry as manager of branch operations and administration, which includes database development and administration.  Jackie manages all administrative and technology functions necessary to support all Development fund-raising programs.

Jackie is a graduate of the Detroit Public School system and received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wayne State University. 

Jackie is a strong believer that through Christ, all things are possible.

Hunter, Willie
Security and Maintenance 

E-mail: whunter@etseminary.edu
Telephone: 313-831-5200, ext. 214

Willie R. Hunter is native of Salem, Alabama who moved to Detroit in 1978. He began working for First Presbyterian Church of Detroit and Ecumenical Theological Seminary in 1991. Willie has welcomed hundreds of ETS students during his career at the Seminary. 

Willie was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in 2010 for Twenty years of service at Ecumenical Theological Seminary.

Willie is married to Gwendolyn, they have four children and five grandchildren.

Johnson, Pamela L.
Manager, Special Event and Media

Email: pjohnson@etseminary.edu
Telephone: 313-831-5200, ext. 209 

Pamela began her journey at ETS part-time as the Academic Assistant to the Registrar in 2010. In August of 2011, Pamela became full-time, performing administrative support to the Registrar and Admissions Director. Pamela was honored to assist the President and Vice President of ETS for over a year, until August of 2013.  She is now responsible for major events and media relations. In each roles at ETS she as grown spiritually. Assisting students in their journey has been one of her most rewarding endeavors.

Pamela is deeply rooted in her faith and enjoys traveling, gardening and all things that showcase the gift of creativity. Pamela is married to Robert, they are the proud parents of two adult young men.


Porsha Mallett

Mallett, Porsha
Finance Manager

E-mail: pmallett@etseminary.edu
Telephone: 313-831-5200, ext. 202

Porsha Mallett fills the position of Finance Business Office Manager and assistant to the Technology Department. She manages all aspects of the seminary's Business Office, including tuition, payments, and any other matters relating to Finance. Prior to joining ETS, Ms. Mallett was a staff member with the Ramona Henderson Pearson, CPA, PC Accounting and Finance firm for eight years. In August of 2011, Ms. Mallett graduated from Baker College with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Service Administration and a minor in Computer Information Systems. Along with her full-time work at ETS, she is the busy mother of her daughter Paige. 


Pikka, Joshua
Library Director

Telephone: 313-831-5200, ext. 222

Joshua was born in Ashland, Wisconsin in November of 1986, but was raised in the small Upper Peninsula town of Wakefield, Michigan. He graduated from Northern Michigan University with a B.A. in History in 2005. In 2009, he moved to the Detroit area to attend Wayne State University. He graduated from Wayne State with a Masters of Library Science Degree in 2011.
In January of 2011, Josh started working at ETS as a library intern. He was hired as an assistant later that year. He loves to work at ETS because he likes to help students find what they are looking for.

Margaret Priest

Priest, Margaret
Vice President of Administration & Student Financial Aid Administrator

E-mail: mpriest@etseminary.edu
Telephone: 313-831-5200, ext. 226

Margaret joined ETS as a volunteer Office Manager in December 2008 and joined the staff in January 2009. In August 2009, she was appointed Vice President of Administration. Margaret comes to ETS after completing 25 years in Automotive Operations Management. She has completed both the Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University. Margaret’s focus is Process Improvement/Continuous Improvement. You will notice miniature green frogs in Margaret’s office. That is a constant reminder to all who enter of the drive to make decisions which “leap frog” new processes over old processes to drive customer satisfaction!

Margaret is also the Student Financial Aid Administrator. To gain more information regarding the Federal Stafford Loan Direct Loan program, schedule an appointment with Margaret.

The Spirit of the Lord dwells in this place called Ecumenical Theological Seminary. May all who enter be bathed in that Spirit!

Barbara Pye

Pye, Barbara
Executive Assistant to the VP of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean

E-mail: bpye@etseminary.edu
Telephone: 313-831-5200 ext. 205

Barbara brings to the new position of Academic Administrative Assistant 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector. During these years Barbara held positions as Administrative Assistant to the Director of Marketing/POH Riley Foundation, and Patient Registrar in the Emergency Department at POH Regional Medical Center.

Barbara is looking forward to taking this spiritual journey here at ETS and doing great things.