Biola University || Spiritual Development
Please select a team member below, or feel free to select “no preference” to find a time that works for you.
Our office is located in the Student Services building across the way from the entrance to the gym. You can let the front desk know that you are here to see a campus pastor and they will direct you further.
We look forward to connecting with you for Pastoral Care.
If you have thoughts of harming yourself or someone else, call (562) 903-4800 if you are on campus or 911 if you are off-campus.
Crisis intervention services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for Biola students.
Rebecca is a graduate intern in the Pastoral Care and Counseling Program at Talbot. She loves making people feel welcomed and integrated into new spaces, while getting to hear their stories in the process. She enjoys hiking (or strolling) around in beautiful nature, cooking for friends and family, and spontaneous jam sessions.
Maddie is a graduate intern in the Pastoral Care and Counseling Program at Talbot. She enjoys breathing in fresh mountain air, road tripping to visit family and friends, and competing in a friendly game of Spicy Uno. One of the things that makes Maddie come alive is seeing the Gospel lived out as people process life, engage in relationships, and experience wholeness in Christ.
Jacob Crandall is a graduate intern who is in the Pastoral Care and Counseling program at Talbot. Jacob loves the Pacific Northwest and all things outdoors. From hiking and fishing to baseball and weight lifting, Jacob always looks to be active. Jacob always enjoys laughing with friends over a meal.
Matthew is a graduate intern in the Pastoral Care and Counseling Program at Talbot. He enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, playing and watching baseball with his brothers, and being outdoors. It is an honor for Matthew to connect with others and see where the grace and truth of the Gospel is at work in their lives.
Noreen is the Assistant Director of Chapel Programs. She is a UCon grad (Go Huskies!) and while a native of Connecticut, she has also lived in Ohio, Russia, Lithuania and North Carolina. Noreen is the magic behind all things Chapel Programs. If she could curate a perfect day, it would involve the beach, some dark chocolate and her family!
Chad is the Director of Student Led Ministries and Spiritual Formation. He leads our “Fives” chapel offerings, teaches Spiritual Formation, and shares an advisory role to Biola’s Student Missionary Union. Chad served as a pastor locally for 12 years before he came to Biola and has been married to Beth since 2002. Chad answers to his name, or to one of two nicknames, “Mad Chiller” or “Chad-the-Dad.”
Mike Ahn is the Assistant Dean of Chapels & Worship. He hosts The Biola Hour and serves on the pastoral care team. If he could, he would have two In-N-Out cheeseburgers with whole grilled onions, animal style fries, chopped chilis, and a Pamplemousse LaCroix for every meal.
Chris is the Assistant Director of Pastoral Care and leads The Dwelling, our on campus ministry for students that experience same-sex attraction or identify as lgbtq. He also oversees Depths, a program for students seeking freedom from pornography. If you are looking for Chris, he is probably at Disneyland with his family, enjoying a churro! Chris believes that you can never have too many tacos, and that there is always room for one more cup of coffee.
Lisa works on campus as Dean of Student Wellness - a fancy title for someone who gets to meet with students, think about how our embodiment connects to spiritual growth, and go to lots of meetings. When she’s not on campus, she’s living one of her life-long dreams: sitting in her cozy living room, reading through colorful stacks of books for her PhD in NT Studies (coffee, anyone?).
Todd serves as Campus Pastor and Dean of Spiritual Development. In his former life he was an English professor and Dean of Humanities. When he is not listening to U2, reading poetry, or petting his dog Winston, you’ll find him up at Eagles Nest waiting for you to talk to him.