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Calvary Chapel University welcomes students from all ages and backgrounds who are called to ministry and/or retiring and are 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 huge, and we want you to know that you’re not alone!  Through career counseling and prayer,  CCU can help make this process enjoyable.  Your counselor will want to get to know you.  Part of getting to know you is learning about where you are coming from and where you believe God may be calling you to serve and/or work.  It is important  you take some time to pray and reflect on your life and your goals.

Calvary Chapel University is here to help you explore your options and what program will help you to succeed.  CCU will ask about your interests, skills, and strengths.  We will explore everything that is relevant to choosing a career.  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.  Check out some of these articles below.  

How to do what you you love for a living  

How to identify and pursue your passion

Spiritual Gifts Survey – This site will ask for phone numbers and addresses, however, it is optional.

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 – 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.

Anthony Massaro

Anthony Massaro – Anthony has recently joined CCU in the student services department where he serves as academic advisor to the undergraduate students. He has a Masters in Biblical studies and is currently pursuing his Mdiv with CCU. He also serves as the Associate Pastor of New Life Calvary Chapel in Lake Worth, FL. There he serves in various capacities including teaching, mentoring struggling youth, and supporting those in recovery. He also served the incarcerated with Prison Fellowship. Anthony is married to his beautiful wife Melissa with a blended family of five, ranging from the ages of eleven to eighteen. He loves the Lord and serving His people

Dr. Chuck Allers – Masters, Biblical Leadership

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

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.