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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


Deanna Meyer

Deanna Meyer

Academic Advisor

Education
Master of Arts in Public Relations, California Baptist University
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, California Baptist University
Associate of Arts in Merchandise Marketing, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Interests
Deanna likes spending time with family and friends, traveling, brand management and seeing the glass as half full.

Scripture
“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ  and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.”
Philippians 3:8-11


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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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