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Jeff Tennis

Jeff Tennis

Director of Academic Advising

Education
Master of Science in Education, University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, California State University, Long Beach

Interests
In the summer, Jeff and his family love going to the beach, and in the winter they are avid snow skiers (when they can afford it). He and his wife also love barbequing and cooking for friends.

Scripture
“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built! Yet have regard to the prayer of your servant and to his plea, O Lord my God, listening to the cry and to the prayer that your servant prays before you this day..."
1 Kings 8:27-28

"And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split."
Matthew 27:51


Julie Jones

Julie Jones

Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Education
Bachelor of Science of Landscape Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Interests
Julie loves to do anything with her family (baseball games, picnics, hiking) and mentoring and sharing her Gospel inheritance with other women.

Scripture
"He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
Colossians 1:13-14


Adrian Martinez

Adrian Martinez

Academic Advisor/Technology Coordinator

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, California Baptist University

Interests
Adrian loves spending time with his family, church family, reading, and listening to and making music.

Scripture
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast."
Ephesians 2:8-9


Kristina Gibeault

Kristina Gibeault

Academic Advisor

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Human Development, California State University, San Bernardino

Interests
Kristina loves reading books and hanging out with her husband.

Scripture
"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19


Samantha Naple

Samantha Naple

Academic Advisor

Education
Master of Science in Education, California Baptist University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, California Baptist University

Interests
Samantha enjoys reading, writing, indulging in Netflix marathons, spending quality time with her loved ones, and second breakfast.

Scripture
"Now faith is substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Hebrews 11:1


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Emily Brandt

Academic Advisor

Education
Master of Science in Higher Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Advertising, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Interests
Emily loves traveling, camping, reading, Wisconsin summers, riding motorcycles, 4th of July, tacos, and hot sauce.

Scripture

“I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of destruction, out of the sticky mud. He stood me on a rock and made my feet steady. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many people will see this and worship him. Then they will trust the Lord.”

Psalm 40:1-3

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Tina West

Academic Advisor

Education
Bachelor of Arts - Home Economics, Whittier College

Interests
Reading; Teaching Aqua Fit; Closing out restaurants with my friends

Scripture
Psalm 139                                                                                                                                                                                       


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Kari Ternus

Academic Advisor

Education
Master of Arts in Educational Counseling, Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts in English, Vanguard University

Interests
Kari enjoys volunteering at church in the children's ministry and spending time studying God's Word. She loves traveling, photography, art, music, reading, writing poetry, and all things French.

Scripture
"And now just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust him, too, for each day’s problems; live in vital union with him. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done."
Colossians 2:6-7


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Carmela Russell

Academic Advising Administrative Secretary

Education
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, University of Texas at El Paso

Interests
Carmela loves spending time with her husband, playing with her grandchildren, traveling, enjoying coffee and watching movies.

Scripture
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding."
Proverbs 3:5


Judy Frazier

Judy Frazier

Academic Advising Receptionist

Education
Bachelor of Science in Human Services, California State University, Fullerton

Interests
Judy enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, decorating and reading.

Scripture
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
Philippians 4:8


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Abby Noble

Academic Advisor

Education
Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development, Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Vanguard University

Interests
Abby enjoys fashion, design, dance, music family, her chiweenie named Charli, and traveling.

Scripture
"She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future." - Proverbs 31:25
 


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Robert Santana

Academic Advisor

Education
Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development, Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries, Biola University

Interests
Robert enjoys serving at church with the youth ministry, reading books, bouldering, traveling to the northwest, and going to the beach.

Scripture
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-3
 
"If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. If you love me, you will keep my commandments." John 14:14-15