APU is a place of deep faith where our students experience belonging and transformation guided by accomplished and caring faculty who strive to ensure they graduate ready to shine Christ's light in the world as disciples and scholars.
Discover stories of students finding belonging, faculty and staff encouraging transformation, and alumni impacting the world for Christ.
Whether it’s a spontaneous conversation taking place on Cougar Walk, a team of lab students working together in Segerstrom Science Center, or a community celebration at the baptismal pond, belonging is a central aspect of the APU student experience. This Christ-centered community supports students as they seek answers to life’s most important questions and grow in their faith so that they can serve others and impact the world for Christ.
Meet Our Students
Eight APU students share their distinct experiences as they move from seeking answers to life’s big questions to making an impact in their field of study and in the community. Throughout the fall semester, their individual stories will debut here.
Clifford, APU's Student Government Association president, is pursuing kinesiology and honors humanities with a minor in psychology while also working on campus. Wherever he finds himself, he strives to lead with grace and compassion.
Tiffany double-majored in honors humanities and biochemistry and is studying to become a doctor whose empathy and compassion are hallmarks of her medical practice.
Charlie, a Christian ministry major and honors humanities minor, feels his APU experience has reframed the way he understands how to glorify God across all areas of life—the big moments and the small.
Jada draws upon her social work degree, life experience, and relationship with Christ as she seeks to promote restorative justice in families and communities.
James feels a deep calling to give back and help others in his community grow and heal, so he's studying to be a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Tessie has experienced growth as a teacher, athlete, and follower of Christ during her time at APU. As the captain of the swimming and diving team, she desires that her teammates know how invaluable they are to the team and to God.
Denney emphasizes that music education is not about the self, but about service to others. As president of Men’s Chorale, he follows Christ’s example, encouraging compassion and community through action.
Karla uses her psychology degree and experiences from the leadership roles she held on campus to follow God's call and lead in ways that help amplify the voices of others.
APU’s faculty and staff create environments where students experience holistic transformation through rigorous academics, mentorship, and care for their whole person. It inspires compassionate leadership, and students put God First to serve the world with faith and empathy.
Meet Our Faculty
Seven faculty and staff members share their passion for cultivating transformation through APU’s Christ-centered education. As they help students discover their higher calling, they equip them with the skills they need to succeed, and inspire them to become difference makers in their fields as artists, athletes, nurses, scientists, pastors, and compassionate leaders who graduate ready to impact the world for Christ. Throughout the fall semester, their individual stories will debut here.
For Dr. Garcia-Usry, making a difference means cultivating nursing students who impact and, ultimately, transform the local community through service that extends beyond the hospital with a focus on whole-person care.
Brennan-Lincoln’s favorite part of being a professor is the one-on-one time she gets with students, which she uses to help them become exceptional at their craft so they can make an impact for Christ.
Blomquist loves being a coach, and comes alongside his players to help them discover their passions and giftings and how those things are pointing them to God’s mission for their lives.
Leonard takes great joy in helping students discover all of who they are—including their spiritual, emotional, and creative facets—so they learn to see themselves the way God sees them.