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Life Pacific College
Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations
1100 W. Covina Boulevard
San Dimas, CA 91773
Telephone: 909-599-5433 ext. 395

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Mike Meyer Mike Meyer
Vice President of Advancement

Michael, or "Mike" as he is known on campus, is LPC's very first Vice President of Advancement. Mike joined the LPC team on August 1, 2016, and concurrently serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and Administrative Council. His span-of-care includes leading all college advancement activities and strategy, alumni relations, and a special emphasis on major donor development.

Mike comes to LPC with many years of fundraising, alumni, and development experience, having served as the Associate Vice President of University Advancement at Cal Baptist University, with prior appointments in philanthropy at the University of North Dakota, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Minnesota-Crookston, as well as Special Olympics of North Dakota. Mike enjoys being an "emissary of philanthropy" while helping donors fulfill their philanthropic goals, as well as supporting the students and the mission of LPC. As a Christian in the field of development, he considers it is a special blessing to work on a Christian campus.

After many years in North Dakota (where Mike had a background as a hockey player), the Meyer family moved to Southern California in 2012, where they enjoy the warm winters and hot summers of the region. Mike and his wife, Kaye Lynn, have been married for over 30 years, and are blessed with three grown children.Contact Mike:

Jessica Stewart Jessica Stewart
Manager of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Jessica Stewart joined the staff at Life Pacific College in 2006. A few of Jessica's responsibilities include: networking amongst LPC alumni and friends, donor care, coordinating donor and alumni events, research and development in fundraising, managing daily office operations, and directing and monitoring Advancement's social media and online presence. Jessica is also on the Scholarship Committee, assisting in the college's scholarship policies and procedures. She chairs the Endowed Scholarship Subcommittee, ensuring that endowment criteria is met, and connecting students to donors and families related to the endowed scholarships. Her role in fundraising for – and awarding – scholarships is her favorite part of working at LPC. She also loves getting to know alumni and donors and keeping them in close relationship with Life Pacific.

Jessica serves at NewLife Community Church in Pomona. There she works with her youth group and mentors young ladies. Each year Jessica and a team blended of NewLife Youth and LPC students go to Navajo to partner with locals in ministry. Jessica is married to Aaron Stewart '02, a licensed Foursquare pastor, and they have 3 children. Jessica considers it a privilege to serve the Lord at LPC, in the church, in the community, and in her family.Contact Jessica:

Melissa (Hayashi) Rufener Melissa (Hayashi) Rufener ('12)
Coordinator of Advancement Services

Melissa came on Staff at Life Pacific College in 2014. She personally cares for each gift that comes to the college, prepares gift receipts and reports, updates alumni and donor records, and provides other administrative support to the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations. Melissa is a licensed Foursquare pastor and serves on staff as an assisting minister at Valley Community Church in El Monte, Calif., where she enjoys leading worship and working with young students. Melissa and her husband Ryan ('11) were married in April of 2015. As an alumnus of Life Pacific College, Melissa counts it a privilege to "come back home" to LPC and be a part of the vision and mission that seeks to prepare effective and passionate, traditional and non-traditional, ministers of the Gospel.Contact Melissa:

Eden Richmond Eden Richmond
Student Administrator

Eden Richmond ('18) is a current student at Life Pacific College where she is pursuing a degree in Business Administration. Gifted administratively, Eden keeps alumni records up to date, assists in hosting donors and alumni on campus, and gives creative input on on-going projects. While Eden is from Fairmont, West Virginia, she says she loves living in California on the Life Pacific campus, "Everyone is one big family!" Eden is passionate about her goal to co-pastor a church one day. She'd like to be able to use her knowledge of business and her administrative skills to benefit different Foursquare churches. She loves that her position in the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations is opening up so many connections within Foursquare, and allowing her to have opportunity to flourish in an organizational profession.

Reina Roethe Reina Roethe
Student Assistant: Social Media

Reina Roethe ('17) is a current student at Life Pacific College. Her focus is in human development and psychology, and she hopes to someday become a child welfare social worker. "I came to LPC to study the Bible and to get a strong view in what I believe and practice." Reina's strengths in social networking give her an edge with her primary responsibility, the maintaining of Advancement's social media presence.