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Meet Our Team

The Division of University Advancement brings together a qualified group of people dedicated to one common goal: to increase the Kingdom of God by providing Christian scholars with state-of-the-art facilities, exceptional faculty, and innovative programs. Through their efforts, the Advancement team gathers significant resources to expand Azusa Pacific’s physical boundaries and spiritual reach.

Andrew Barton, EdD

Vice President for University Advancement

Kim Manning

Executive Assistant

Donna Arnds

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

Daren Bachman

Director of Events

Trevor Bangma

Associate Director of Development

Sharon Conklin

Director of Annual Giving and Engagement

Angie DiClaudio

Director of Alumni Engagement

Debra Garcia

Director of Advancement Operations

Amanda Haras

Executive Director

Bernice Hong

Director of Development

Brian DeHaan

Major Gifts Officer

Heather Cordell

Executive Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving

Cecilia Kurnia

Gift Records Coordinator

Alan Leiter

Database Administrator

Michaela Scholz Lippowitsch

Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations

Catherine Winner

Annual Giving Manager

Bethany Lizarraga

Communications Specialist

Dennette Miramontes

Senior Advisor, Gift and Estate Planning

Marissa Roberson

Advancement Systems Analyst
Advancement Services

Veronica Roberts

Data Analyst

Conner Chick

Advancement Operations Coordinator

Ashley Manzo

Data Analyst Assistant

Alumni Engagement Operations Coordinator

  • Phone: 626-815-4629