AZUSA, Calif. –The Kern Family Foundation recently renewed its grant to support the Kern Center for Vocational Ministry (KCVM) at Azusa Pacific University. The renewal extends funding through June 30, 2015, for the center, which assists students who desire to be pastors.

“This decision demonstrates the success of the past and current KCVM pastor-mentors,” said Steve Quatro, KCVM director. “We are grateful to have funding in place to continue providing services to APU students called to the pastorate, including pastor-mentors, scholarships, peer support, seminary information, practical training, and small group sessions with current pastors.”

The renewal of this grant will help APU continue to develop its position as a university of choice for ministry minded students called to be pastors.

APU’s Kern Center for Vocation Ministry offers guidance and resources designed to help students explore and determine their calling to pastoral ministry. To date, the Kern Family Foundation has donated more than $1 million to the university to further the education of those called to pastoral ministry.

For more information, contact Quatro at