Administration & Staff

Executive Comittee

Eli Lopez, President

MA, Evangel University

MA, Evangel University
BA, Christian Life College

Rev. Eli Lopez is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the College. He has over twenty-three years of experience in ecclesial and academic leadership and has filled leadership roles in both local church settings and in elected organizational positions. Further, President Lopez is a recognized voice in the Oneness Pentecostal movement in the areas of church administration and spiritual formation; as such, he is a frequent speaker at various religious conferences and meetings. Rev. Lopez’s educational qualifications include a BA in Bible and Theology from Christian Life College and an MA in Theological Studies from Evangel University (Springfield, MO). Both his educational training and leadership experience provide him with the understanding, knowledge, skills, and deportment to lead CLC in addressing the opportunities and challenges it presently faces in its continued development and growth as an institution of higher education.

Micah Johnson, Vice President of Academic Affairs

MABTS, Western Seminary

MABTS, Western Seminary
BA, Christian Life College

Rev. Micah Johnson is the Vice President of Academic Affairs for the College. In this position, he fulfills the roles of Chief Academic Officer (CAO) and Academic Dean of the College. Rev. Johnson possesses a BA in Bible and Theology from Christian Life College and an MA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary (Portland, OR). He is also currently enrolled in a PhD program at the University of South Africa. Since 2008, Rev. Johnson has served as an instructor of the College in addition to fulfilling various ecclesial leadership roles in both local church and organizational positions. Since 2013, he has been a member of the College’s Executive Committee and has been instrumental in leading both academic and administrative units in fulfilling CLC’s vision of being institution of excellence in higher education.

Dr. William Riddell, Vice President of Finance

PhD, Regent University

PhD, Regent University
MA, Regent University
MBA, University of the Pacific

Dr. William Riddell is the Vice President of Finance and serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the College. Dr. Riddell possesses a BS in Accounting from CSU Stanislaus (Turlock, CA) and an MBA from University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA). Combined with over thirty years of experience in financial services, Dr. Riddell is fully qualified to fulfill the duties of the CFO. In addition to his financial training, he has also earned a PhD in Communication from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA). Additionally, Dr. Riddell has most recently completed the Master of Theological Studies-Biblical Studies program, also from Regent University. In 2018, Dr. Riddell marked thirty years as an instructor of the college. Due to his vast level of institutional knowledge brought about by his many years of service, Dr. Riddell is a critical member of the Executive Committee as he continually helps craft the College’s responses to the challenges it faces in fulfilling its mission.

Laird Sillimon, Vice President of Operations

BS, Howard University

MBA, Grand Canyon University
BS, Howard University

Rev. Laird Sillimon is Vice President of Operations and serves as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the College. Rev. Sillimon possesses a BS in Engineering from Howard University (Washington, DC) and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership from Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ). Rev. Sillimon has over twenty-five years of managerial experience in both the engineering and ecclesial fields. This experience has equipped him with the requisite skills for developing departmental practices and for formulating and instituting quality control protocols. In serving on the Executive Committee as the COO, Rev. Sillimon oversees the college’s administrative operations and staff, and is responsible to ensure that all of the various departments and programs operate in accordance with the College’s mission and established policies.

Administration and Staff


Abrego
Joshua Abrego
Financial Services

Enrolled in PhD in Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham (UK) (expected completion 2021)
MA, Christian Ministry, Evangel University, 2017
BA, Bible and Theology, Christian Life College, 2013

Jeanetta Bishop
Office Manager

Richard Bishop
Dean of Students, Campus Pastor, Student Services Coordinator

MA, Christian Ministry, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2018
BA, Bible and Theology, Christian Life College, 1986

Morgan Ellis
Capital Development Representative

MA, Christian Leadership, Multnomah University, 2018
BA, Biblical Studies, Christian Life College, 2014

Ken Fitzpatrick
Director of Institutional Research, Assistant Chair of the General Ministry Music Concentration

MS, Engineering Management, National University, 2014
BA, Music Management, CSU, 2001

Tamara Fitzpatrick
Title IX Coordinator, Accrediting Liaison Officer

Juris Doctor, Lincoln Law, 2013
MBA with Specialization in Non-Profit Management,
Hope International University, 2000
BS, Business Administration in Finance, CSU Sacramento, 1989
BA, Music Management, CSU Sacramento, 2007

Joanne Gresham
Recruitment and Retention

Ralph Gresham
Alumni Relations

Ericka Holder
Administrative Assistant, Capital Development

Jasmin Johnson
Director of Online Services

MA, Education, Liberty University, 2016
BA, Christian Music, Christian Life College, 2008

James Langston
Director of Human Resources

MBA with Specialization in Human Resources, National University, 2002
BA, Behavioral Science, National University, 1999
BA, Bible and Theology, Western Apostolic Bible College/Christian Life College, 1974

Jennifer Llamas
Registrar

MS, Legal Studies, Grand Canyon University, 2014
BA, Justice Studies, Grand Canyon University, 2012
BA, Bible and Theology, Christian Life College, 2017

Regina Lopez
Director of Learning Resources

MA, Education in Curriculum and Technology, University of Phoenix, 2002
BA, Bible and Theology, Christian Life College, 1998
BA, Communication with Emphasis in Intercultural Communication,
University of Arkansas, 1997
BA, Spanish, University of Arkansas, 1997

Tim Miller
Director of IT

MA, Ministry and Leadership, Western Seminary, 2017
BA, Biblical Studies, Christian Life College, 2006

Andrew Puentes
Assistant to the President, Capital Development

Enrolled in MA in Greek and New Testament Studies (Expected completion 2019),
Amridge University
BA, Bible and Theology, Christian Life College, 2016

Sandy Riddell
Billing Services, Bookstore Customer Service

Josh Rivas
Director of Marketing and Media Design

MA, Film-Television, Regent University, 2018
BA, Bible and Theology, Christian Life College, 2005

Israel Rodriguez
Assessment Coordinator

Enrolled in MEd (Expected completion 2020),
Regent University
BA, General Ministry, Christian Life College, 2012

Raquel Rodriguez
Recruitment and Admissions Assistant

BA, General Ministry, Christian Life College, 2014

JS Sable
IT Services

MA, Old Testament Studies, Amridge University, 2018
BA, Christian Music, Christian Life College, 2014

KristaJoy Wasson
Learning Resource Manager

Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling, Liberty University, 2018
MA, Teaching, Liberty University, 2014
BA, Christian Music, Christian Life College, 2010

Ruth Antillon
Dining Services

Sergio Antillon
Dining Services