Members

Chair

Kathy Mueller

School of Education

HR Specialist, Office Manager, Administrative Assistant to the Dean

From Irvine, CA

Vice-Chair

Brittany Pereda

Athletics

Senior Woman Admin, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Athletics Director of Development and Operations

From Yorba Linda, CA

Alma Mater: Loyola Marymount

Secretary/Historian

Lisa Purcell

Abbey West

Administrative Assistant to the Campus Pastor

From West Covina, CA

Amanda Barrett

Academic Advising

Townsend Institute Advisor

From San Diego, CA

Alma Mater: CUI, Bethel Seminary, Biola

BIO

Kathy has been part of the SOE since July 2015. One of her favorite things to do is to give themes to boring meetings and pump up the fun!

Kathy has been married to Steve, an elementary school teacher, for 32 years & has two lovely daughters and awesome sons-in-law. Kathy loves Jesus & loves to sing on the worship team at Voyagers Bible Church.

BIO

Brittany graduated from Orange Lutheran before playing softball at LMU, majoring in Business Marketing and Law. She then became a graduate assistant for the softball program from 2012-2015 while receiving her MBA at CUI.

Brittany became full-time in December of 2017 in the role she currently holds and in her free time she enjoys live music, bike rides, and time with family.

BIO

Lisa has been married to her sweetheart for 35 years and has two beautiful children 33 and 25. Besides a passion for her family, she loves dogs and currently has a Chocolate Lab and a Newfoundland.

She and her husband raised their children vacationing at National Parks and can't wait to hit the road again! She worked for SCE for 20 years, a church for 8 years and has been at CUI since 2011.

BIO

Amanda is a SoCal native (San Diego to OC) & married to a man she met online dating. She served in the Army for 12 years & then transitioned to full time youth ministry before CUI.

She believes empathy is her superpower & she loves to cook, do puzzles, exercise creativity, get outside, and pet other people’s dogs.

Arnold Berry

IT Services

Lead Client Technician

From Tustin, CA

Alma Mater: Concordia University Irvine

Amy Bramson

University Advancement

Executive Assistant

From Massapequa Park, NY

Ken Dillinger

Financial Aid

Assistant Director

From Fresno, CA

Alma Mater: Vanguard University

Carrie Donohoe

Christ College

Program Coordinator, Assistant Director of Lutheran Placement, Clearlight Yearbook Advisor

From Mission Viejo, CA

Alma Mater: California Lutheran University

BIO

Arnold has been through the Lutheran School circuit, going from Red Hill Lutheran to Orange Lutheran, and then to CUI where he earned a Bachelor's in Humanities.

In 2017, he started working in IT, where he fell in love with the mix of customer service and technical puzzle solving.

Most of his free time is spent playing games with his friends online.

BIO

Mom, Grandma and New York transplant are Amy's identifiers.

Likes in no particular order: beach, books, road trips (when the 5 isn't a parking lot!), good food, good wine and good conversation.

BIO

Favorite sport - baseball. Favorite team - SF Giants. Been married since September 1999 and has 3 children. Enjoys visiting state and national parks.

Little known fact - is a 3rd generation left hander (but none of his children are left handed!).

Has worked at CUI since 2008 and loves supporting CUI's sports teams.

BIO

Carrie has been a member of the CUI staff for over 25 years. She has spent time in many departments such as the School of Education, Student Affairs, and now Christ College.

She is the assistant director of Lutheran Placement, Christ College program coordinator, and Clearlight yearbook advisor. She attends Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Lake Forest.

Carrie enjoys country line dancing, quilting, and volunteering for Scouts BSA.

Shelly Flath

Office of the Registrar

Senior Coordinator of Commencement and Undergraduate Degrees

From Almaden Valley, CA

Alma Mater: Cal State Chico, Concordia University Irvine

Jennifer Harmell

Office of Strategic Communication

Social Media Manager

From Laguna Niguel, CA

Alma Mater: Concordia University Irvine, University of Southern California

Alex Lange

Moon International Center

Coordinator

From Anaheim, CA

Alma Mater: Concordia University Irvine

BIO

Originally from Northern California, Shelly and her family have lived in Orange County for the past 24 years. After working at the K-12 level for many years, she is grateful to be a part of the CUI family serving in higher education.

She enjoys outdoor activities, especially mountain biking, running & hiking, boating, and water & snow skiing.

BIO

After graduating from CUI in 2011, Jennifer worked in marketing and communications in events and the travel industry before joining the CUI staff in 2017.

Jennifer is currently pursuing a master's in Communication Management from USC and will graduate spring 2021. Beyond work and school, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

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Alex Lange is a kid at heart who can't help but ramble.

On any given weekend you'll find him playing in the waves at San Onofre, zipping down dusty trails in the Mojave desert, or setting off on yet another aimless road trip with his wonderful wife Anne and daughter Molly.