Alpha Coordinators

  • Toph Buzzard

    Major: Journalism
    Minor: Sports Ministry
    Hometown: Sacramento, CA
    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
    Favorite Quotation: “Nothing great happens without sacrifice.” – Ray Johnston
    Favorite Aspect of APU: Christ is at the center of this university. That’s pretty rare.

  • Oliver Davis

    Major: Applied Exercise Science
    Minor: Psychology
    Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
    Favorite Verse: “Be on your guard; stand firm in faith; be courageous; be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13
    Favorite Quotation: “Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the king I tell you.” – Mr. Beaver, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    Favorite Aspect of APU: The community.

  • Nathan Hagler

    Major: Marketing
    Minor: Leadership
    Hometown: Salinas, CA
    Favorite Verse: “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” – Romans 8:1-2
    Favorite Quotation: “Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time! Cool Runnings!” – Sanka Coffie
    Favorite Aspect of APU: My favorite aspect of APU is the community of people that are all around you. Throughout APU there are people from different backgrounds who have different personalities and different values. This variety of people gives APU students the ability to experience other cultures and even many different perspectives of what it means to have a relationship with the Lord and how to live that out in day-to-day life.

  • Sara Hernandez

    Major: Applied Exercise Science
    Hometown: Chino, CA
    Favorite Verse: “I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” – Psalm 139:14
    Favorite Quotation: “He is not the sun. You are.” – Christina Yang
    Favorite Aspect of APU: So much love and encouragement offices and students and faculty give!

  • Gary Huey

    Major: Sociology
    Hometown: Danville, CA
    Favorite Verse: “If an ax is dull and its edge is unsharpened, more strength is needed. But skill will bring success.” – Ecclesiastes 10:10
    Favorite Quotation: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” – Albert Einstein
    Favorite Aspect of APU: Study abroad opportunities!

  • Ryan Jeue

    Major: Business Marketing
    Minor: Pre-Law, Art
    Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
    Favorite Verse: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” – John 15:12
    Favorite Quotation: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
    Favorite Aspect of APU: My favorite aspect of APU is the people. I do not know of another place where so many kind, gracious, and inspiring people come to encourage and love one another so naturally.

  • Rachel Lundblom

    Major: Applied Exercise Science
    Minor: Spanish and Psychology
    Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
    Favorite Verse: “For we are but a mist that stays for a while and then vanishes.” – James 4:14
    Favorite Quotation: “Seek to understand, not to be understood.” – St. Francis of Assisi
    Favorite Aspect of APU: The people!

  • David McIntyre

    Major: Business Management, Humanities
    Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
    Favorite Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
    Favorite Quotation: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
    Favorite Aspect of APU: My favorite aspect of APU is without a doubt the Christ-centered community. Going to a university where I am poured into by faculty, staff, and students is such a blessing that I don’t take for granted.

  • Christine Murphy

    Major: Business Management, Humanities
    Minor: Psychology
    Hometown: Modesto, CA
    Favorite Verse: “So do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
    Favorite Quotation: “If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.” – Dolly Parton
    Favorite Aspect of APU: The people of APU show such genuine care for others and the community here is unlike anything else.

  • John Matthew Perry

    Major: Biology
    Minor: Leadership
    Hometown: Kingsburg, CA
    Favorite Verse: "The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them. The Lord preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy." – Psalm 145:18-20
    Favorite Quotation: “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” – Batman, The Dark Knight
    Favorite Aspect of APU: Being able to study and worship the Lord with my best friends, the amazing fellow students here.

  • Faith Pavlisin

    Major: Communication Studies
    Hometown: Claremont, CA
    Favorite Verse: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:14
    Favorite Quotation: “Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt
    Favorite Aspect of APU: The people!

  • Lauren Porcher

    Major: Communication Studies
    Hometown: Solvang, CA
    Favorite Verse: “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:7
    Favorite Quotation: “There are flowers everywhere for those who bother to look.” – Henri Matisee
    Favorite Aspect of APU: I love so many things about this place. I love the humans here and the way that they pursue community, education, and Jesus.

  • James Whitfield

    Major: Physics
    Minor: Leadership
    Hometown: Kirkland, WA
    Favorite Verse: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6
    Favorite Aspect of APU: The openness for community and commitment to values. I love how our school is able to be 100% Christ-centered and live life in honesty and for God.