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Spiritual Life Blog Contributors

Tim Griffin, EdD

GCU Pastor and Dean of Students


Dr. Tim Griffin was born in California, where he spent most of his life. He briefly attended Santa Ana Junior College and Liberty University, earning his undergraduate degree from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College and a Master of Arts degree from Moody Graduate School in Chicago, IL.

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Danielle Rinner

Director of Spiritual Life

danielle-rinnerDanielle Rinnier is a wife, a mom, loves laughing and making others laugh. She believes that Jesus makes all the difference, and desires for others to experience the life and hope that are found in Him. She graduated from GCU in 2007, and again in 2011, and is currently starting a doctoral program at GCU. That’s a whole lot of GCU. #GoLopes

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Josh Sugata

Faculty Training and Development Specialist, General Editor

I met my beautiful bride through our old school district and we have two beautiful daughters together. Some would certainly argue that our daughters were our third and fourth children, considering our attachment to our two other four-legged miniature dachshunds.

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