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abryerton@masters.edu
21726 Placerita Canyon Rd. #32
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
+1-661-362-2249

About Me:

I grew up in Southern California and came to TMU to study Business Administration and Management. My favorite experience at Master’s was leading Global Outreach teams to Montgomery, Alabama; Albania; and Kosovo. In the future I want to study for an MBA, then combine business and missions by working overseas or in the inner city. I loved my time at Master’s so much that I couldn’t leave – I started working here right after graduation! It’s a huge joy to work with current students and talk to people all around the world who love the Lord and want to study His Word. Spending my few years at the college has resulted in life-long friendships, a greater understanding of the Bible, and an excitement to help new students experience the same.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Revelation 5:9 – “And they sang a new song, saying ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.’” I love this because it shows again that Christ is the fulfillment of God’s promises to save people, and it gives us even greater confidence in and reason for missions. It’s also a future reality for us – soon we will be before the throne worshipping the Lamb!

Who would you consider you role model?

Definitely the women who discipled me in high school and college, in addition to missionaries I’ve gotten to serve alongside.

How did your college experience change you?

I started college with fairly selfish goals and ambitions. Thanks to the shaping of the Word of God on my life and the influence of leadership around me I’m grateful to say those goals have been completely changed into ones that make much of Christ, not myself. There are of course dozens of other things – learning to treasure and read the Old Testament accurately, the priority of people over tasks, the concept of success as faithfulness, the etc.

What’s your favorite local place to eat?

Anywhere with smoothies! I’m pretty picky but I’ll try everything at least once.

What’s your favorite spot on the TMU campus to hang out?

On the athletic field, in the sun.

What are some of your hobbies and/or interests?

Sea kayaking, reading, and exploring Los Angeles.

What album is playing on your Apple Music right now?

Lately I’ve been hooked on Johnnyswim, Ben Howard, and Mat Kearney.

What is your favorite coffee drink?

No favorites - I try to get something new whenever I go for coffee. J

What book are you currently reading?

I just finished A Long Way Gone, the memoirs of a boy soldier in Sierra Leone, and am working through The Days of His Flesh by David Smith.

Who was your favorite college professor while at TMU?

Well I can’t choose just one…In business, Professor Dwight Ham! He became a sort of mentor to me in how to live a distinctly Christian life in the world of business. Also a big shout-out to Dr. Mark Tatlock, whose Urban Ministry class (along with his kindness and humility) taught me to think through injustice, suffering, and love for the outcast.