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Midwestern Seminary Student Caylee Dugger Killed in Accident

Posted February 3, 2023 by Brett Fredenberg

KANSAS CITY, Mo—Caylee Dugger, Youth Director at First Baptist Church North Kansas City and M.Div. student at Midwestern Seminary, was killed in a highway accident Thursday afternoon, February 2.

According to local news station Fox 4, Dugger was involved in a three-vehicle wreck and died on the scene. As her family said, she was traveling to Texas to visit her nephew when the accident occurred.

Dugger was a graduate of Union University and was planning to graduate in the Spring of 2023 from Midwestern Seminary with her Master of Theological Studies in Missions. She also had the intent to pursue her M.Div. in International Church Planting following graduation.

News of Dugger’s death sparked reactions from Midwestern Seminary’s leadership.

Midwestern Seminary President Jason Allen shared of the recent news, “The entire seminary community mourns the passing of Caylee Dugger. She was a delightful young woman, devoted to seeing others come to faith in Christ. Even as we grieve, we grieve not as those without hope. Our hope is in Christ—as was Caylee’s.”

Karen Allen, wife of President Jason Allen and director of the Midwestern Women’s Institute said, “I was deeply saddened to learn this morning of Caylee’s tragic car wreck yesterday afternoon. To know Caylee was to love Caylee. Her deep passion for the nations was evident, and I know the ladies in Midwestern Women’s Institute will greatly miss her, as will I.”

Christy Allen, who serves on the instructional faculty, was one of Dugger’s teachers and mentors.

She said, “Caylee was a joy to have as a student, mentee, and friend. She was a gifted writer and an encouragement to all who knew her. She had a passion for the gospel and a heart for the world. She will be dearly missed.”

Dugger was an avid podcaster and aspiring author. She posted often on her blog, A Girl and Her Adventures, and shared posts regarding her walk with the Lord. On June 10, 2022, she shared the following:

“I’m a Christian. I’m a follower of Jesus who holds the Bible as the infallible Word of God and who believes that I am saved by grace through faith in Christ alone. The Holy Spirit is at work in my life making me more like Jesus every day (even when I fail and mess up, He is still faithful) and at the end of all things, when I’m worshiping the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, the only title that’s going to matter is ‘Redeemed’.”

Caylee’s family are believers and, while grieving, are praying God would bring something good out of this tragedy. The family would like to welcome those who can attend to the Celebration of Life and Memorial Service for Caylee. Here are the details:


First Baptist Church Joelton
7140 Whites Creek Pike
Joelton, TN 37080
(for both visitation and service)


Tuesday, February 7 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 8 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Wednesday, February 8 at 1 pm CT


For those unable to attend, the Celebration of Life/Memorial Service will be available via livestream starting at 1 pm CT on Wednesday, February 8th. It will be available on the church’s website here or on Facebook.

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