Meet the Staff

  • Geoff Spencer, MBA
    Associate Director of Chapel Programs

    An APU alumnus (Narrative Cinema ’08; Master of Business Administration '16), Spencer oversees the successful production of morning chapel programming, and produces video and graphic media. Having previously worked in the film industry, Spencer brings significant experience as a director, producer, film editor, and leader. Spencer is passionate about using storytelling to 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.