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John Barton - Pepperdine University

Dr. John D. Barton

Dr. Barton joined the Pepperdine faculty and community in 2014, bringing extensive experience in both higher education and Christian ministry. John is especially involved in intercultural and interfaith initiatives both domestically and internationally. He and his wife Sara served as missionaries in Uganda for 8 years, and he now serves on the board of the Kibo Group, a nonprofit organization that facilitates sustainable development in East Africa.

Contact: john.barton@pepperdine.edu

 COMMUNITAS Coordinator

Stephanie Cupp - Pepperdine University

Stephanie Cupp

Stephanie serves as the Program Administrator for the Pepperdine Center for Faith and Learning, where she also served as assistant to the University Chaplain for 10 years. She studied Religion at Pepperdine University and nursing at University of Virginia.

Contact: stephanie.cupp@pepperdine.edu
(310) 506-4141



Mike Cope - Pepperdine University

Mike Cope

As Director of Ministry Outreach for Pepperdine's Office of Church Relations and a minister for 27 years, Dr. Cope has extensive experience in the area of ministry. His blog, www.preachermike.com, has received over 4 million hits.




Rick Gibson - Pepperdine University

Rick Gibson

Rick is Vice President of Public Affairs and Church Relations at Pepperdine University. Rick joined Pepperdine after serving as a minister for 11 years and is instrumental in shaping and communicating the University's vision.

Contact: rick.gibson@pepperdine.edu