Read Holly’s Bio
Holly comes to Jessup with 30 years of teaching in private and public K-12 education, as well as teaching at the collegiate level. She is a local pastor and the past mayor of the City of Lincoln and a current Councilmember. With her education, ministry and civic background, Holly values the mission and vision of Jessup University to educate, equip and empower the leaders of tomorrow for the glory of God. She is thrilled to be part of the Advancement team to connect others who want to partner in kingdom building.
Read Roenz’s Bio
Roenz graduated from Jessup University with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry (2017) and a Master of Arts in Leadership (2019). He began his current role after six years in church youth ministry. Roenz and his wife, Kayla, met as students and now both serve on staff for the university. “My passion is to see the local church thrive and see all generations grow in Christ, especially by helping the younger generation step into what God is calling them into.” Roenz hopes to be a blessing to those he comes into contact with on and off campus.
Read Garrett’s Bio
Garrett is a dedicated alumnus of Jessup University (2019), where he studied Business and played baseball as a student. Following graduation, Garrett served as the Athletic Admissions Counselor at Jessup for two and a half years before he transitioned to his current role on the Advancement team. Garrett has developed a profound appreciation for the institution and its mission. He firmly believes that Jessup is a place where lives are truly transformed for the glory of God.
Read Mia’s Bio
Mia graduated from Jessup University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and completed her MBA in 2023. Her coursework concentrated in Marketing and she has always had an interest in Donor Relations. Mia has served in various departments, including as our Campus Store Manager, and now holds the Donor Relations and Event Manager position within the Advancement team. She is thankful for the opportunity to continue serving the Jessup community that she loves and to see Christ move in mighty ways!
Read Tommy’s Bio
Tommy has been working in the Advancement Office since he was a student at Jessup, and he is delighted to be a part of the team post grad. As an alumnus himself (2022), Tommy is excited to connect and engage with, as well as resource current students and alumni of the university.
Read Sheila’s Bio
Sheila brings over 25 years of professional corporate communications experience that has allowed her to recognize and value the importance of good communication and story-telling that resonates with a variety of audiences. Accurately and effectively sharing news and information in Christian higher education and how that impacts local communities and various business sectors is first and foremost. She serves as editor of The Jessup Magazine publication produced within the university’s Advancement Department.
Read Jim’s Bio
Jim Jessup is the grandson of William Jessup. Jim graduated from San Jose Bible College (now Jessup University) and was ordained into pastoral ministry in 1987. He received his master’s degree from Lincoln Christian Seminary in Illinois in 1991. He served as a pastor for 11 years and since 2003 he has been the Director of Church Relations for Jessup University.
Read Heather’s Bio
In 2014 Heather was hired as the Alumni/Parent Relations Officer but over the years her position has evolved as she made the decision to work part time in order to raise her family. She now serves as the Annual Giving Coordinator. “I can’t begin to express how Jessup has changed not only my life but the life of my family. Being a part of this team is such a blessing. It has been such an honor to watch the ways in which God has moved through the staff, students, alumni, parents and donors of this amazing university and I look forward to seeing what He has in store for the future!”
Read Ciandra’s Bio
Ciandra graduated from Jessup University in 2009. She then joined the Office of Advancement in 2013. Having worked and volunteered in offices, churches, schools and Christian non-profits, Ciandra’s experience made her uniquely qualified for her current position in a supportive role to Advancement. Additionally, she strongly believes in Jessup’s mission to educate transformational leaders for the glory of God and loves to represent Jessup as an alumna and staff member.
Read Marcie’s Bio
Marcie came to the Advancement team after serving 5 years at Jessup University in finance, risk management, vendor relations and supervising the Jessup Campus Store and university front office. Marcie is the parent of two alumni (Chris ’15 and Emily ’19) and she and her husband Fred attended San Jose Christian College years ago before the university’s move to Rocklin. Marcie has served in our surrounding communities through many business, church and philanthropic activities. Her passion for, and long history with, Jessup makes her the perfect addition to the Advancement team.
Read Flavia’s Bio
Flavia Mich has served Jessup University since 2012. Her passion for higher education came from her experience as a graduate student at a Christian university. Her technical role is a constant source for learning and professional growth. Flavia has witnessed God’s transforming power over the lives of students and staff members, and she is excited to be part of the wonderful Jessup journey!
Read Des’s Bio
Des has come from the Financial Planning/Investing world to Jessup to serve in the Advancement team. He brings 25 years of pastoral experience and currently serves as a USAR Chaplain (MAJ) with two overseas deployments. Des believes in connecting missional generosity to the work of building the Kingdom of God.
Read David’s Bio
David has been working in the Christian Higher education industry for over a decade. His passion for Christian Higher Education intensified while attending Hope International University where he obtained an MBA in Nonprofit Management. David joined the Jessup staff in 2014 as Director of Donor Development. His responsibilities have steadily grown and he now leads the Advancement team at Jessup.
Read Jill’s Bio
Jill comes to Jessup after working in private security and healthcare for over 12 years. Before that she worked in a variety of fields, from media to foster care. “I look forward to contributing in a supporting role, helping Jessup University work towards their goals.
Read Steve’s Bio
Steve joined Jessup’s Advancement team after spending 25 years in the mortgage banking world. After graduating from New Hope Christian College, Steve ministered over decades to local churches as a youth pastor, children’s pastor, associate pastor, elder, worship leader, etc. He is excited to focus his full-time effort toward a Christ-centered vision to build transformational leaders.