Melissa Rufener

Advancement Services Coordinator

Melissa (Hayashi '12) Rufener came on staff at Life Pacific University in 2014. She personally cares for each gift that comes to the college, prepares gift receipts and reports, updates alumni and donor records, and provides other administrative support to the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations. Melissa is a licensed Foursquare pastor and serves on staff as an assisting minister at Valley Community Church in El Monte, Calif., where she enjoys leading worship and working with young students. Melissa and her husband Ryan (’07) were married in April 2015, and have 2 sons: Ryan Jr. and Ethan. As an alumna of Life Pacific College, Melissa counts it a privilege to “come back home” to LPU and be a part of the vision and mission that seeks to prepare effective and passionate, traditional and non-traditional, ministers of the Gospel.




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