Meet the Staff

  • Karen Rouggly, DMin

    Director for Mobilization

    Karen is the director in charge of developing transformational service opportunities for all students serving locally, nationally, and internationally. Prior to working for the Center for Student Action, Karen was a U.S.-based missionary recruiting for a South African organization, and also worked in public and nonprofit education. She has a DMin from Portland Seminary, a division of George Fox University, where she studied leadership and global perspectives. She has also earned an MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, but it was her time as an undergraduate at APU that helped her develop a passion for community development, transformational service, and helping students understand cross-cultural ministry. She and her husband, Seth, alongside their two sons, Eli and Boaz, are proud residents of the Azusa community.

  • Joshua M. Fieldson, MPH, MA

    Associate Director for Mobilization

    Joshua is the associate director in charge of marketing, educational programming, and research and assessment for the CSA. He earned a Master of Public Health from California State University, Long Beach, and an MA in Leadership from APU. Prior to joining the CSA, Joshua worked for Mika CDC, a community development organization for which he led volunteer and youth development programs and basic operations. He is passionate about college ministry and student development, community health and wellness, movements of peace and vitality, and bringing people together to pursue heaven on earth. He and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Long Beach with their sons, Luca and Levi.

  • Julie Ploehn

    Short-Term Team Mobilization Coordinator

    Julie was born and raised in Iowa before moving to Southern California for her undergraduate career. She began her time in the Center for Student Action as the graduate assistant for action teams, then became the graduate assistant for the Azusa Scholars. She was also the operations coordinator before becoming the Action Team program coordinator. She has a BA in Communication Studies from Biola University and an MS in College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific. Julie is passionate about student learning within the service context and loves sharing her passion for service with the students at APU.

  • Austin Welty

    Program Coordinator for Local Engagement

    Austin is a liaison between APU students and local service opportunities from Azusa to Los Angeles, including ongoing partnerships, one-time events, and urban immersion trips. He has an MS in College Counseling and Student Development and bachelor’s degrees in biblical studies and sociology, all from APU. Austin is passionate about making education more than just a classroom experience, and showing students how crucial service and investment in a community are to the Gospel.

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