Admissions Team | Methodist College - Peoria, Illinois

Meet the Methodist College Admissions Team

Choosing a college that best fits you is an important decision and the Admissions and Recruitment staff is here to help! Our staff is committed to providing you with valuable visit experiences and answers to questions that will help you learn more about Methodist College and assist you with making the best choice for your academic program.


Tyler Smith

Student Recruitment Coordinator

Tyler started with Methodist College in May of 2022. He is a graduate of Bradley University with a degree in Public Relations. Prior to Methodist College, Tyler has worked in marketing, recruiting, and taught at a private high school. In his free time, Tyler and his wife are actively involved in theatre, directing at local schools in the community. They also enjoy traveling, staying up to date on the newest movies, and spending time with family.

Tyler is available for in-person, video conference, or telephone appointments.

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Valerie Leinenbach

Student Recruitment Coordinator

Valerie is one of our Student Recruitment Coordinators. She started with Methodist College in January of 2023. Prior to Methodist College, Valerie worked for Lincoln College, where she was student, as well. She was the Admissions Office Assistant for several years before she took on the role of International & In House Admissions Counselor. She learned the ins and outs of higher education while working at Lincoln College and came to know that her passion is helping guide students as they begin making big life decisions. Prior to attending Lincoln College, Valerie graduated from Lincoln Land Community College. Valerie and her family enjoy competing in livestock shows at local and state fairs, attending rodeos and taking part in horse shows. In her free time she enjoys vegetable and herb gardening, reading, cooking, traveling and spoiling her grandchildren.

Valerie is available for in-person, video conference, or telephone appointments.

(309) 671-2910


Jason Garber

Vice President, Enrollment Management


Sara Scheuermann

Lead Student Recruitment Coordinator


Brooke Wigand

Admissions Records Specialist