Parent Council

Overview

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The Biola University Parent Council is here to serve you! They are available to foster communication between the University and parents in order to improve the quality of the Biola experience for all students and their parents. The Council meets three times each year to act as liaisons to the Administration, provide hospitality at University events and work with specific fund-raising campaigns. Yet their primary role is that of parents, feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns that you may have.

Join Our Team

The purpose of the Parent Council is to foster communication between the University and parents in order to improve the quality of the university experience for Biola students and their parents. Council members will serve as liaisons, reflecting the views of the parents to the administration, and communicating with parents about the goals and plans of the University. Additionally, members will serve as representatives of the University to prospective students and their families to support the recruiting efforts of the University.

Service Opportunities:

  • Attend all Parent Council Meetings on campus at your own expense (3 times a year, during Opening Weekend in August, Family Weekend in October and Grandparent's Day in April)
  • Attend Opening Weekend events and staff the Registration Booth each August on campus
  • Attend Family Weekend events each October on campus
  • Participate in the Spring Calling Campaign and call 10 parents of prospective students in your area (from your home)

How to apply:

Parents who have a love for God, an affinity for Biola and a desire to serve others are welcome to apply to the Parents Council. We ask that new parents wait one year before applying, to allow your student and yourself the time to settle in and learn about Biola. Applications and references are accepted January 1 - June 1 for the upcoming fall semester. In June, applicants with completed references will be notified to schedule a phone interview. A decision regarding acceptance on the council will be determined by July 1, following the phone interview.

Biola University Parent Council Application

Biola University Parent Council Reference

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Denise and Robert Aviles

Fullerton, CA

Activities

Work, Other Children, Real Estate Agent, Adjunct Professor at APU and CSUF, Homeschooling (just finished! yea!)

Ask About

Career Preparation, Christian Commitment, Athletics

Students

Robert ('21) - Engineering Physics,

Samantha ('11) - Business Administration,

Cambria ('11) - History and English

Student Activities

Residence Life, Floor Board, Mission Trips, Co-founding VP Biola's women's LAX team

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John and Jeanne Back

Brea, CA

Activities

Church, Work, Family, Hobbies, Travel

Ask About

Christian Commitment, How to get involved and connected with Biola, First Generation Experiences, Career Preparation, Residence Life, Student Orientation Services

Students

Kyle Back ('17) - Business Administration

Kenneth Back ('15) - Business Administration

Student Activities

Study Abroad, Intramurals

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Michelle and Joe Carrillo

La Habra, CA

Activities

Church, Work, Hobbies

Ask About

Christian Commitment, Financing your Biola Education, Christian Commitment

Students

Stone Carrillo ('20) — Business Administration major

Haven Carrillo ('17) — Physical Science major

Student Activities

Missions Trips/SMU, Collegium

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Jim and Brenda Chadwick

Snohomish, WA

Activities

Imprint Church, Operations VP for an Irish Software Company, Sunday School teacher, youth leader, Principal at Heritage Christian Church

Ask About

Financing a Biola education, Christian Commitment, I’m willing to discuss almost any topic, Career Preparation, Christian Commitment

Students

Morganne ('18) — Nursing major

Lucas ('16) — Cinema Media Arts major

Student Activities

SOS Leader, Intramural Sports, Mock Rock, Student Missionary Union

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Denise and Michael Justiniano

Mission Viejo, CA

Activities

Church, Work, Other Children

Ask About

Financing your Biola education, Career preparation, Christian Commitment, Other

Students

Emily ('18) — Nursing major

Student Activities

Student Mission Committee

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Alicia and Jeff Kunisaki

Mililani, Hawaii

Activities

Church, Work

Ask About

Christian Commitment, Sending your child to Biola from out of state and overseas

Students

Kayla ('18) — Sociology major

Student Activities

SOS Leader, Singspiration Team, Missions Conference Staff

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JP and Liz Martin

Foothill Ranch, CA

Activities

Self-employed, Real Estate, Webmaster for Boy Scout Troop 639 & Trabuco Hills HS Girls Basketball, Lead a weekly kids small group, Work as Health Aide at our local intermediate school, Raising another daughter (15 years old)

Ask About

Ask me anything, Christian Commitment

Students

Trent D. Martin ('18) — Christian Ministries

Student Activities

SOS Leader, Missions Trips

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Cheryl and Bob Sears

Dana Point, CA

Activities

South Shores Church, Medical office business manager, Immunity Education Group

Ask About

I am willing to talk parent to parent about almost anything.

Students

Alex ('18) — Biology major,

Annelise ('16) — Nursing major,

Andrew ('15) — Political Science major

Student Activities

Study Abroad, Athletics, Missions Trips, Torrey Honors Institute

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Robert and Diane Swanson

Elk Grove, CA

Activities

Church, Lawyer, Small Group Leader, Teacher

Ask About

Financing your Biola Education, Career Preparation, Christian Commitment, Open to most discussions

Students

Sydney Swanson ('19) — Psychology major

Student Activities

Study Abroad, Residence Life

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David and Angela Toyer

Tigard, OR

Activities

Church, Work, Other Children, Hobbies

Ask About

Financing your Biola Education, Christian Commitment, General college life experience, Career Preparation

Students

Marenna ('20) — Undeclared major

Erica ('18) — Communications major

Natalie ('16) — Studio Arts major

Student Activities

Mock Rock, Punk n' Pie

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Andy and Renee Wilson

Scottsdale, AZ

Activities

Church, Work, Other Children, Hobbies, Travel

Ask About

Career Preparation, Christian Commitment, Residence Life

Students

Joshua ('15) — Kinesiology major

Abigail ('20) — Human Biology major

Student Activities

RA, Missions Trips, Leadership Certificate Program, Intermurals

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Leigh Young

Beaverton, OR

Activities

Church volunteering in the nursery and participating bible studies, Work, Spending time with family and friends!

Ask About

Whatever you might find helpful to discuss!

Students

Peter ('20) — Computer Science major

Ben ('18) — Chemistry major

Kate ('14) — Nursing major

Student Activities

Residence Life, Intermural Sports, Biola Buddies, Tutoring, Mock Rock

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Tricia and Daniel Zendejas

Bakersfield, CA

Activities

Church, Work, Hobbies

Ask About

Discussing student experiences, the various ups and downs of college life, Christian Commitment

Students

Hailey ('18) — English major

Student Activities

Studying Abroad though the Center Cross-Cultural Engagement, Working off-campus, Ministry through her home church