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Calvary Chapel University welcomes students from all ages and backgrounds who are called to ministry or in search of their next journey with God.  Whether you are seeking a career in ministry, counseling, education, or you just want to gain biblical knowledge, taking those first steps can be a challenge.

At CCU, our goal is to be a helper of your joy and we are here to help you explore your options and discover programs that will help you succeed.  Things to think about when choosing a career path would be to identify what you LOVE to do, along with what you do well and what comes naturally to you.  We feel the articles and videos below will help you think through some very important topics within this process.  We look forward to connecting as you are led.  In the meantime, know that we are praying for you and asking God to give you clarity as you seek His will for your future.  



Identifying the Will of God by Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale

Guardrails to Knowing God’s Will by Skip Heitzig

How to do what you love for a living  Forbes



Gift Discovery test

How to identify and pursue your passion

Spiritual Gifts Survey 

Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni


Resume and Curriculum Vitae Development:


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Career Counseling does not stop at the beginning of your education process.  Students can benefit from counseling throughout their program.  We have a team of professionals who are available to help. 

Meet our team members:

Donna Lien – Registrar 

It is such a joy to have you here with our family at CCU!  Throughout your journey with us here at CCU it is our deepest desire to pray for you and help serve you in any way that is helpful for you to succeed.  We desire that all our students seek prayer and God’s call on your life here at CCU and beyond.  Donna is available to help with your Bachelor’s program recommendations, transcripts, prayer, and anything else you may need.  Donna completed her certificate from the Horizon School of Evangelism in 1993 and attended Ashford University. We are happy you are here!   

Contact Donna at or 954-453-9228.

Pamela Prince – Dual Enrollment and Bachelor Degree Counseling

It’s my pleasure to assist you in guidance and prayer about your calling to deepen your relationship with Jesus through studying his Word and for being effective in the Kingdom!

I attended Horizon School of Evangelism in 1992 and enjoyed a month-long practicum in Russia where I worked with a team to share the gospel in a small village outside of St. Petersburg.  I then stayed on to assist the Director of HSE for 5 years. I was a women’s leader in our home-based bible study for 15 years. I’ve served as a small group leader in women’s skills, and inner-healing ministry for 3 years through North Coast Calvary Chapel. I’ve been involved in pastoral counseling at my last two churches. I currently enjoy being involved in the Healing Rooms ministry at my church. I am passionate about applying the truth of the Word and who HE is and seeing it applied to our daily lives, inner healing, physical healing, people set free and living abundant lives. I believe that I can do what He says I can do, through HIS power in Luke 4:18 & 19.

Contact Pamela at or 858-337-9220.

Chuck Allers – Masters, MDiv., and Biblical Counseling

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Allers is currently “Pastor Emeritus” at San Diego Branch Church, where he has served since its inception in 2013.  In 2019, he formally turned the leadership of the church over to the next generation of leaders, and now serves the church in a part-time capacity.  In addition to this, he has been a full time faculty member at Calvary Chapel University since 2014, and the Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Veritas International University since 2020.

Chuck has been a volunteer chaplain with the American Red Cross (ARC) in the Spiritual Care Assistance Office since 1999, and since 2008 has been a volunteer chaplain for the Office of Emergency Services (OES) for San Diego County.  He also completed the Basic Course for Critical Incident Stress Management through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) in 1999.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma (1983); a Master of Divinity degree from Azusa Pacific University (1994); a Doctorate of Ministry from Azusa (1999); and a PhD in Islamic Studies from The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (2011).  His PhD dissertation (Anwar Ibrahim: Evolution of a Muslim Democrat) was published in 2014 (Monsoon Books).

Along with Calvary Chapel University, Chuck is currently a graduate/post-graduate adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and Veritas Evangelical Seminary.  He and his wife, Greta, live in San Diego, California.

Contact Chuck Allers at

Kathy Morales – Women’s Ministry

Kathy is known as an inspiring international Bible teacher and retreat speaker, Kathy Morales delights in making the Word of God practical and easy to understand. She inspires women around the world to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Kathy also offers gospel centered counseling for women attending Calvary Chapel University. She gives biblical guidance to lifelong learners attending the university. Aligned with the vision and mission of the university, Kathy desires to see women love God, love others, and make disciples of Jesus Christ. Kathy’s aim in counseling is to use the Word of God to assist believers to grow in the likeness of Christ.

Kathy is a senior pastor’s wife and women’s ministry director at her home church, Calvary Chapel Lone Mountain in Las Vegas, Nevada. She’s also the Chief Academic Officer and Women’s Ministry Director at Calvary Chapel University. She holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and master’s degree in Business Management, both from Liberty University. Kathy’s greatest joy and priority is her role as a wife, mom, and grandma.

Valerie Hall – College of Education

Valerie was a university professor in Indiana for 18 years. During that time, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in reading, language arts, and children’s literature for elementary preservice teachers. For each of those courses, she supervised a practicum in the schools. She also taught an introduction to exceptional needs and content reading for secondary preservice teachers. In addition to her teaching, she coordinated student teaching. As a professor on tenure track, she presented at conferences and published in professional journals until she became a full professor. During that time, she used her school breaks to work with missionaries in schools in Haiti, Puerto Rico, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, Chile, and Peru.

Before she earned her doctorate and began university teaching, she taught elementary and worked with homeschooling families. Since moving to Florida, she has taught high school English at Calvary Christian Academy for one year. Then she went with a group of teachers from CCA to be the ESE Specialist at a startup charter school in Pompano Beach. The last three years she has been the Academic Dean at Trinity Christian Academy in Lake Worth, Florida.

Valerie began working with Calvary Chapel University when she was teaching at CCA. She worked on curriculum for three years before CCU moved its onsite location, and she moved north of Ft. Lauderdale. Valerie is excited to again be working with CCU in academics. It is amazing how God has worked to develop CCU into the exciting and impactful university that it is today.

Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Arruda, W. (2019, December 16). How to do what you love for a living. Forbes.
Zive, R. (2011, October 4). Do what you love! How to identify and pursue your passions. The Muse.
Spiritual gifts survey. (n.d.). Spiritual Gifts Survey.