Leadership, Staff & Faculty



God is moving mightily by His Holy Spirit in this generation and we praise Him for His mighty works.

As a part of what God is doing by His Spirit worldwide, He has raised up the Calvary Chapel ministries to help feed His people with His Word.

At Calvary Chapel Bible College, men and women from all over the world gather together in the beautiful Murrieta Hot Springs oasis of Southern California to study the Word of God with Calvary Chapel pastors.

May God bless you richly with His abundant love.

Pastor Chuck Smith
Founder (1927-2013)

President & Board Chair

J. I. Packer begins his classic book, Knowing God, with these words: “What were we made for? What aim should we set ourselves in life? What is the best thing in life, bringing more joy, delight, and contentment than anything else? The answer is: Knowing God!”

We here at CCBC believe that knowing God is the ultimate objective of life and the most glorious adventure one could ever undertake. The apostle Paul, after decades of following and serving Christ, expressed his continued passion in these words: “That I may know Him.”

Our goal, therefore, is to do all we can to help each of our students in their pursuit of God. We do this through the study of God’s Word, praise, prayer, the communion of the saints, service, and engaging the world around us with the Gospel. We are delighted to have you join us in this season of your journey toward a deeper and fuller knowledge of God.

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).

Pastor Brian Brodersen

Vice President & CEO

Making a living is important, but so is learning how to live. Enrolling at CCBC is a wise investment to “tune your ears to wisdom, apply your heart to understanding, and find the knowledge of God.” 

Our nurturing environment will facilitate making lifelong Christian friends—often the best tutors—and interaction with international students from cross-cultural backgrounds will broaden your worldview.

You will discover that the teachers’ and staff’s extraordinary performance is driven by commitment to a high view of Scripture, a humble attitude of service, and the constraining love of Jesus Christ. We utilize a learning management and messaging system that connects students, teachers, and staff around the globe. Every individual is important. Come, not because we’re innovative and cost effective, but come expecting to be conformed more into the image of Jesus Christ and powerfully endowed for ministry by the transforming power of His inspired Word and dynamic Spirit.

“Study to show yourself approved unto God” (2 Timothy 2:15).

Pastor David Shirley

Vice President   

Staff & Interns

Joel Wingo

Dean of College

Vanessa Acosta


Brian Higgins

Director of Admissions

Laura Thornhill


Kayla Peterson

Women's Student Life Coordinator

Kyle Clemann

Men's Student Life Coordinator

Robin Lewis

Director of Finances

Brittany Whitaker

Advancement Officer

Bethany Pancho

Online Learning Coordinator

Johnny Zacchio

Director of Worship Ministries & Internships

Liliana Shoup

Lead Receptionist

Director of Ministry Formation

Alicia Mendez

Operations Administrator

Hana Sharrow

Admissions Counselor

Robert Mazariegos

Admissions Counselor

Nathaniel Horner

Online Enrollment Assistant

Tori Higgins


Rory Daugherty

Assistant to the Registrar

Trishtian Stanley

Transfer Specialist & Affiliate Liason

Lauren Lillywhite

Assistant to the Registrar

Sarah Culotta

Administrative Assistant

Shannon Zullinger

Marketing Lead

Elena Bassi

Video Productions Coordinator

Jaime Horner

Marketing Intern

Rebecca McCollough

Dean of Women Intern

Emma DeLange

Dean of Women Intern

Sam Alexander

Dean of Men Intern

Noah Barnett

Operations Intern

Bianca Pagnini

Finance Intern

Zac Summers

Worship Intern

Our Faculty

Our instructors have a heart to serve and equip students. The Faculty Listing provides additional insight on who will commonly be teaching courses. This is to assist you as you prayerfully consider which courses to take. 

"To Know God and Equip His Servants."