Meet the Staff

  • Stacie M. Champine
    Director of Orientation and Transitions

    Hometown: Alta Loma, CA

    M.A., Organizational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University
    B.A., Liberal Studies, Azusa Pacific University

    Favorite quotation:
    “Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.” —St. Francis of Assisi

    Favorite verse:
    “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” —Matthew 5:14–16

  • Stephanie Orona
    Associate Director

    Hometown: Upland, CA

    M.A., Leadership Development, Azusa Pacific University
    B.A., Social Work, Azusa Pacific University

    Favorite quotation:
    "The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow, do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough, give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway." —Mother Teresa

    Favorite Verse:
    "Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action." – 1 John 3:18

  • Jessica Briles
    Administrative Assistant

    Hometown: Auburn, CA

    M.A., Leadership and Organizational Studies, Azusa Pacific University
    B.A., Communication Studies, Azusa Pacific University

    Favorite quotation:
    “Be truthful, gentle, and fearless.” —Ghandi

    Favorite verse:
    “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.” —Philippians 4:13

  • Joy Knepper
    Graduate Assistant

    Hometown: Seal Beach, CA

    M.S., College Counseling and Student Development B.A., Communication Studies, Leadership Minor

    Favorite quotation:
    “What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when you bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen." —Henry David Thoreau

    Favorite verse:
    “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” —1 Corinthians 13:4-7

  • Kristin Atwan
    Alpha Intern

    Major: Communication Studies

    Hometown: Whittier, CA

    Favorite Quotation: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

    Favorite Verse: “But Jesus looked at them and said, “ With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

    Favorite Aspect of APU: Joyful and Christ-centered community

  • Bekah McAuley
    Transfer Intern

    Hometown: Chino, CA

    Major: Music and Worship

    Favorite quotation:
    “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” —Albert Einstein

    Favorite verse:
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” —Jeremiah 29:11-13

  • Abby Cramer
    Transfer Intern

    Hometown: Lake Oswego, OR

    Major: English—Writing

    Favorite quotation:
    ““Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” —Albus Dumbledore

    Favorite verse:
    ““Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” —Proverbs 3:5-6

  • Courtney Arnold
    Omega Intern

    Hometown: Whidbey Island, WA

    Major: Psychology

    Minor: Leadership

    Favorite quotation:
    "There's power in looking silly and not caring that you do." —Amy Poehler

    Favorite verse:
    "Do not worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." —Philippians 4:6a, 7

  • Jordan Annis
    Omega Intern

    Hometown: Granite Bay, CA

    Major: Marketing

    Favorite quotation:
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" —Wayne Gretzky

    Favorite verse:
    "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in love, in faith and in purity.” —1 Timothy 4:12