Members

Chair

Years on Council:
2020-current

School of Education / Servant Leadership Institute Manager of Events & Partnerships

From Irvine, CA

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.

Vice-Chair

Years on Council:
202
1-Current

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

From Jakarta, Indonesia

Alma Mater: Cal State Long Beach & Concordia University Irvine


BIO

Henny was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. She left home to pursue a college degree and has since made Southern California her second home. She is multilingual; English is her 4th of 6 languages. She has a BS in Microbiology from CSULB and an MBA from CUI. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Admissions for the Nursing Programs and has served CUI for 11 years. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting, knitting, and building Lego sets.

Secretary/
Historian

Years on Council:
2022-Current

Christ College Program Coordinator, The Clearlight Advisor

Assistant Director, Lutheran Placement

From Mission Viejo, CA

Alma Mater: California Lutheran University

BIO

Carrie has been a member of the CUI staff for over 25 years. She has spent time in many departments such as the SOE, Student Affairs, and now Christ College. She attends Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Lake Forest. Carrie enjoys country line dancing, quilting, and volunteering for Scouts BSA.

Treasurer

Years on Council:
2021-Current

Associate Director of Campus Safety

Staff Council WLE Manager

From Modesto, CA

Alma Mater: Concordia University Irvine

BIO

Raised in the Central Valley, Steven moved to Orange County to attend CUI and has a BA and MA in history. He enjoys the community and dynamic environment of higher education and has served with Campus Safety since 2003. He is passionate about learning and problem solving. In his spare time, he enjoys nature, photography, music, movies, and cycling.

Years on Council:
2022-Current

Associate Director of Residence Life and School Spirit

From Orange County, CA

Alma Mater: Point Loma Nazarene University & Concordia University Irvine

BIO

Alexis is married to her high school sweetheart, AJ, and loves her role as a Resident Director within Student Affairs. Alexis is passionate about making the student experience fun and engaging. Her hobbies include going to the beach, hanging with friends, volunteering with high schoolers at her church, and rollerblading!.

Years on Council:
2021-Current

University Advancement

Executive Assistant for Advancement, Marketing & Communications

From Massapequa Park, NY

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.

Years on Council:
2022-Current

Student Affairs

Academic Advisor & INT 100 Coordinator

From San Diego, CA

Alma Mater: Concordia University Irvine

BIO

Brianna has worked for Concordia since 2017 in the Student Affairs Department. She graduated from Concordia in 2016 with a BA in Psychology and received an MA in Organizational Leadership in 2019. She looks forward to bringing a voice to our staff and supporting their needs.

Years on Council:
2021-Current

Director of Student Life and Leadership

From Anaheim, CA

Alma Mater: Concordia University Irvine/Cal Baptist University

BIO

Amanda has worked at CUI ever since she graduated in 2015. She then received her Masters in Organizational leadership at CBU and is currently the Director of Student Life & Leadership Development. Amanda loves planning campus events, working with student leaders, and all things DONUTS!

Years on Council:
2022-Current

Finance, Accounting, Bursar

Staff Accountant

From Bishop, CA

Alma Mater: Concordia University Irvine

BIO

Raised in Bishop, CA, Maria-Mercedes moved to Irvine and graduated from CUI in 2020. She began working as the Human Resources student worker in 2016 and slowly transitioned into the Finance/ Accounting department in 2020. More than anything, she enjoys serving others in any way she can. Graduating with her Bachelors in Exercise Sports Science, Maria has decided to also jump into the business world and become an MBA candidate.

Years on Council:
2022-Current

University Advancement

Assistant Director, Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement

From Anaheim, CA

Alma Mater: Concordia University Irvine

BIO

Haley has worked full-time at Concordia in University Advancement since 2017. She graduated from CUI in 2014 with a BA in Communications and received an MBA in 2015. Haley is married to a fellow CUI Alum, Matthew Marrujo '12, MCAA '17, and has one son, Noah, who is 3 years old.

Years on Council:
2022-Current

Office of Innovative Instruction & eLearning (OIIE)

Director of Academic Media Development, Instructional Designer

Staff Council Website Manager

From San Juan Capistrano, CA

Alma Mater: UC Santa Barbara & UC Irvine

BIO

Alex came to CUI in 2016 to join OIIE where he currently serves as Director of Academic Media Development. Although his responsibilities vary, his academic and research interests are focused on efficient use of media to support students in ways that weren’t available during his own undergraduate and graduate school education.

Alex and his wife Jess live in San Juan Capistrano with their two children. When he can get the time, he enjoys freediving and spearfishing off the California and Baja coastlines.

Years on Council:
2022-Current

Financial Aid

Senior Graduate Financial Aid Counselor

From Livermore, CA

Alma Mater: Concordia University Irvine

BIO

Andrea has worked for Concordia since 2001 in various departments across campus - Student Accounts, Graduate Admissions & currently Financial Aid. As an alum, she has a deep love for CUI and a desire to see God working on our campus, with his people & for His purposes. She looks forward to lending a voice/time on behalf of staff in order to support their needs & perspectives.

Years on Council:
2021-Current

University Services Department Assistant

From Santa Ana, CA

Alma Mater: Concordia University Irvine

BIO

Bri received her Bachelor's degree in 2018 from CUI, began working for the University shortly thereafter, and is now a grateful member of the University Services team. More than anything, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, especially when it entails going on vacation, spending the day at the beach or Disneyland and going to a baseball game!

Years on Council:
2022-Current

Undergraduate Admissions

Associate Director of Admissions Operations

From Mission Viejo, CA

Alma Mater: Chapman University

BIO

Cathy has worked for Concordia since 2014 in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Born and raised in Southern California, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking the beach, traveling and going to Disneyland.

Years on Council:
2022-Current

Office of Business Intelligence, CRM Manager

From Paso Robles, CA

Alma Mater: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

BIO

Justin has been working for Concordia since 2010 coming over from his previous profession as a landscape architect. He's married with two children. In his free time he enjoys raising his flock of 20+ chickens, goats and sheep.