Alumni update January 2016

Graduates are sharing their expertise and getting jobs. Share your news here and/or in Pacific magazine by checking out

Ivan Paz (SEM ’15, BA ’09) and Noemi Vega, current master’s student in theology, were participants in Urbana 15, December 27-31, 2015, in St. Louis, MO. Urbana 15 is InterVarsity’s 24th Student Missions Conference co-hosted by InterVarsity/USA, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada and Groupes Bibliques Universitaires et Collégiaux du Canada. Paz opened the Urban Poverty Track plenary session with a 20-minute message to more than 3,000 students on what a theology of shalom looks like in the inner-city. Vega lead the Spanish morning Bible studies in Matthew, served in prayer ministry and in a mixer for Latino/a staff recruitment. More on the conference at

Stan Rodrigues (MA ’15) recently landed his dream job as a soccer coach at Eastern Oregon University. His wife, Angela, and two sons (ages 3 and 11) are happy, and Stan says his degree from FPU has helped him immensely.


Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations