Global Center Staff


David Parks

Director of Global Center

David Parks directs Beeson Divinity School’s Global Center.  He teaches courses on missions and coordinates the Global Center’s various programs.  He advocates for the needs of the world and seeks to equip students to serve wherever Christ would have them go.  He served in Southeast Asia for six years with the International Mission Board and Youth Ministry International training leaders of student ministries in local churches and starting local student outreaches.  His research interests focus on the unique situation of young people around the world in the age of globalism and the need to train the trainers through theological education.  


Michaela B. Odom

Program Assistant, Global Center

Michaela Odom is from Knoxville, TN. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN and Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School. She began her work as the Program Assistant at the Global Center in August 2007. She is married to Jason.