Student Ministers

Meet Our Student Ministers!

We welcome our Brick Church Student Ministers for the 2021-2022 church year: Luke Bultena, Denise Carrell, Richard Davis. Learn more about them below:

Luke Bultena
Princeton Theological Seminary
Luke Bultena is a Presbyterian and second-year M.Div student at Princeton Theological Seminary. While he appears to be 35, he is in fact 23 years old and graduated from St. Olaf College in 2020. He grew up in Arlington, Virginia, but spent his holidays and summers with his extended family in South Dakota. He feels equally at home on the East Coast and in the Midwest but loves to travel and can’t wait to put his passport back into service. He looks forward to growing into his calling as he serves with all of the wonderful people at Brick Church.


Denise Carrell
Princeton Theological Seminary
Denise Carrell is a middler at Princeton Theological Seminary. Before pursuing her Master of Divinity, Denise worked in youth ministry for 16 years. She also has experience in marketing and communications as well as in advertising. Denise graduated from McMurry University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 2020, Denise and her husband, Jonathan moved to Princeton, New Jersey from Midland, Texas with their two children: Bethany (19), and Milo (16).
Richard Davis
Princeton Theological Seminary
Hi! I am Richard Davis, a 3rd-year student in the MDiv program at Princeton Theological Seminary. Originally from Utah, I have lived in Philadelphia, Houston, Albany, and Princeton. This March, my wife Teresa and I will have been married for 20 years. We have two children: Elise, 18 and in college, and Joshua, age 16 and a junior in high school. We also have two puppies: Zoe and Keesh. Going to PTS represents responding to a call into ministry that has developed within me over the years. I have been working as an academic scientist for much of my adult life, but now God has drawn me into a new direction! I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be an intern at Brick Church, and I look forward to meeting and worshiping with you.