Exponential Difference

Meet Deb, Avril, Keith, Andy and Amanda. They're just a few of the Fuller students and alumni using what they learned here to fully be the presence of Jesus in the world, in ways you might not expect.

DMin and MFT grad Deb Walkemeyer at the community garden in Compton she helped establishA Little Piece of Eden

Deb Walkemeyer created a community garden that is bringing unity and healthy food options to a Compton neighborhood

Can a garden transform a neighborhood? Indeed it can, says Debra Walkemeyer (DMin ’14, MFT ’92), who sees the evidence almost every day. Last year Deb garnered the support to launch a community garden in an area of Compton, California, that has historically struggled with human trafficking, gang activity, and a lack of healthy food options. Today that garden is drawing wonderfully diverse members of the community together to hoe its beds, grow nutritious produce for their families, and get to know one another in a tranquil space. “It’s a little piece of Eden in a worn-out neighborhood,” says Deb.

Deb credits her Fuller experience with being instrumental not only in helping her develop the garden project, but in giving her a stronger, broader vision for herself as a leader in it. See her story

Film director and writer and MA Theology grad Avril Speaks-300x300

Bridging Faith and Film

Avril Speaks (MAT '14) uses the gift of film to help the church and the world see with new eyes

Alaska Christian College President and DMin and MDiv grad Keith Hamilton with and ACC student-300x300

Educating Minds and Hearts

Keith Hamilton (DMin '09, MDiv '07) is using higher education to bring support, nurture and healing to vulnerable Alaskan Natives

Musician and MA Theology grad Andy Figueroa playing with his band in Los Angeles-300x300

Ministering to Souls through Music

Andy Figueroa (MAT '13) is using worship music grounded in theology to bring a little bit of heaven to earth

MA in Theology Grad Amanda Wachsmuth works in finance on Wall Street-300x300

God's Transformative Instrument—in Finance

Amanda Wachsmuth (MA '03) works to "do well while doing good" on Wall Street

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