Following a complete nationwide search and the lively participation of a quantity
of campus teams, together with directors, college, workers, and college students representing
all aspects of the College, President Jim Gash (JD ’93) has named Tim Spivey (’97,
MS ’00, MDiv ’00) the affiliate vp for non secular life at Pepperdine, efficient
April 1, 2023. Spivey is effectively ready for this chance as a essential member of
the Hub for Religious Life crew by way of his expertise as a senior minister of vibrant
and thriving church buildings, his educating expertise as an adjunct professor within the Seaver
School Faith and Philosophy Division, and his deep ties to Pepperdine as each
an alumnus and a father or mother.
On this position, Spivey will present management to the Hub for Religious Life within the
areas of Christian ministries and accompanying applications, together with neighborhood engagement
and repair. Spivey will play an integral position in fostering collaborative efforts
and nurturing connections amongst non secular life leaders throughout the College. He’ll
additionally present pastoral care and ministry for college kids of all Pepperdine faculties.
“I’m very a lot trying ahead to working alongside Tim on these important features of
College life,” says Tim Perrin, senior vp for strategic implementation.
“Tim is aware of and loves Pepperdine, having been each a scholar and professor, is a loyal
follower of Jesus Christ, and loves sharing life with and investing in faculty college students.
He’s ready—maybe uniquely so—for this management position.”
Spivey has greater than 28 years of ministry expertise. He began his skilled
ministry profession on the College Church of Christ at Pepperdine as a campus and worship
minister. Spivey additionally has served in senior minister positions on the North County
Church of Christ in Escondido, California, and the Highland Oaks Church of Christ
in Dallas, Texas. He at the moment serves because the founding and senior pastor of New Classic
Church in Escondido, California, which he planted in 2010 together with a number of others.
An alumnus of Pepperdine, Spivey holds three levels from the College, together with
a bachelor’s diploma in faith, a grasp’s diploma in ministry, and a Grasp of Divinity
diploma. He earned a Physician of Ministry diploma from Abilene Christian College.
Spivey is married to Emily (’00, MS ’14), a double alumna with each bachelor’s and
Grasp of Science in Organizational Growth levels from Pepperdine. They’ve
three daughters, Anna, a second-year scholar at Seaver School; Olivia, an incoming
first-year scholar; and Norah, a future Wave.
Spivey’s appointment was made with the steering of an Analysis Committee that reviewed
and interviewed candidates for the place and supplied its evaluative suggestions to
President Gash to assist inform his choice. Perrin served as chair of the committee,
which additionally included Sara Jackson (’74), chancellor; Connie Horton (’82), vp
for Pupil Affairs; Dan Rodriguez (’78, MA ’81), divisional dean of the Faith
and Philosophy Division; Sharon Beard (’94, MDR ’01), dean of scholars; Dyron Daughrity,
professor of faith; Eric Wilson, lead minister, College Church of Christ; and
Cameron Gilliam, director of scholar ministries.
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