Meet the Staff

  • Chris Adams, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor; Executive Director, Center for Vocational Ministry

    Rev. Chris Adams, Ph.D., is executive director of CVM, and also teaches ministry leadership and pastoral care/counseling courses at Azusa Pacific Seminary. Chris is a third-generation pastor’s kid, and is also an ordained minister with a number of years of pastoral ministry experience, including 8 years as a campus pastor at APU. Also a clinical psychologist, Chris conducts research in clergy health and well-being, and is a consultant to a number of denominations and seminaries in the areas of clergy candidate assessment, clergy health, and pastoral leadership formation.

  • Rev. Jenn Graffius, D.Min.

    Associate Director

    Jenn oversees ministry-focused mentoring for undergraduates and CVM women-in-ministry initiatives, and she is the chaplain to Azusa Pacific Seminary students. Jenn is an ordained minister, an alum of APU (B.A. ’00), and an adjunct faculty member in the APU School of Theology’s Department of Practical Theology. She has pastoral leadership experience in church ministry and campus ministry, including seminary chaplaincy. Jenn is working on her Doctor of Ministry in Leadership, and is a frequent guest preacher and retreat speaker.

  • Chris Neal, M.Div.

    Adjunct Professor, Department of Practical Theology and Interdisciplinary Studies Major

    Chris oversees CVM’s Youth Leadership Initiative and designs resources and experiences to help high school students explore and discover their calling. Chris is an ordained minister, an alum of APU (B.A. ’04, M.Div. ’07), and an adjunct faculty member at APU. Chris has served in youth and family ministry for more than 15 years, and he is a Ph.D. student researching the intersection of faith, work, economics, and youth ministry.

  • Rev. Freddy Rivas, M.Div.

    Assistant Director

    Freddy serves as a mentor to APU undergraduate students who are discerning a call to vocational ministry. An APU alum, he has been in pastoral ministry for 17 years and is planting an Evangelical Friends church in Temple City, California.

  • Rev. Dick Pritchard, D.Min.

    Associate Director

    Dick mentors ministry students and pastors, and is involved in coordinating CVM’s consulting and continuing education opportunities for ministry leaders. He has almost 50 years of ministry leadership experience and is professor emeritus at APU, having recently completed 14 years as chair of the Department of Practical Theology.

  • Rev. Joe Halbert, M.A.

    Associate Director for Church and Alumni Relations and Continuing Education

    Joe, an Azusa Pacific alum, has 28 years of ministry experience, and assists with the CVM Youth Leadership Initiative, encouraging, mentoring, and equipping youth pastors and Azusa Pacific Seminary students. He is a professor of mentored ministry for Azusa Pacific Seminary and a pastor-mentor to pastors in the local church.

  • Senika Hatfield, M.S.

    Office Coordinator

    Senika provides the CVM team with administrative leadership and coordination, and has many years of ministry administrative experience in local church and university settings.

  • Jaime Fahey, B.S.

    Administrative Support

    Jaime assists the YLI team with administrative needs, and has served in administrative roles for more than 10 years in the local church and university.