Meet the Staff

  • Tim Peck, D.Min.
    Director of Chapel Programs

    As director of Chapel Programs, Peck gives leadership to the overall direction of chapel at APU. Peck joined the team after 17 years of pastoral ministry and 11 years of teaching in theological education. He has a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology, and a bachelor's degree from Biola University.

  • Geoff Spencer
    Chapel Multi Media Manager

    An APU alumnus (Narrative Cinema, ’08), Spencer oversees all graphics and video production for chapel programs. Having previously worked in the film industry, Spencer brings significant experience as a director, producer, and film editor. Spencer is passionate about using media to tell engaging stories that supplement the worship experience and motivate students to live out God’s word.

  • Kesha Nugent
    Music and Gospel Coordinator

    An APU alumnus (Church Music, ’10), Nugent oversees APU’s gospel chapel band. She also helps oversee APU’s other six chapel bands, mentoring students and assisting the audition process. Nugent has performed in such places as the Hollywood Bowl, and she has experience writing vocal parts and leading choirs. Nugent also works to help with chapel attendance issues.

  • James Brooks
    Worship Coordinator

    An APU alumnus (Church Music, ’13), Brooks serves as a worship coordinator for Chapel Programs, helping oversee APU’s seven chapel bands, mentoring students and assisting the audition process. Previously Brooks has served as the worship director in a local church context. He also has experience writing and performing as a singer/songwriter for multiple secular and Christian worship music projects.

  • Stephanie Bernal
    Chapel Accountability Administrator

    Bernal oversees all aspects of chapel attendance, petitioning, and chapel probation. She oversees all chapel card monitors and front desk receptionists. She is passionate about creating a safe and redemptive environment in chapel for students to experience God in powerful ways.

  • Fritzie Umana
    Chapel Service Administrator

    An APU alumnus (Organizational Leadership, ’14), Umana manages the chapel office, tracks the chapel budget, and responds to all external communications. Umana’s work is focused on communication and strategic management. Umana is passionate about students and seeing them succeed in their experience at APU.