About Us

The Campus Ministry Department provides services and religious guidance to members of the University community. We attend to the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, administrators, and staff alike. We meet regularly – be it at the church, chapel, and also faculty residences. Our ministry helps to create a community of believers and family-like bonds who can support one another.

Our ministry do offer counseling to those who are experiencing a crisis in faith. We also visit and pray for the sick in the dormitories, faculty housing or hospitals. We also have fellowship and gatherings, and our team are more than happy to give a listening ear to anyone who needs a good cry or a good laugh.

In short, the Campus Ministry Department is about being around, being available, and being present. By giving the gift of presence, it is a symbol of presence of, and the immediate availability of God in our lives. The Campus Ministry Department of the Asia-Pacific International University runs under the values and principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. “By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you have love one another” (John 13:35).

 

Campus Ministry Team

Pr. Mahaingam Varah

Pr. Mahaingam Varah

Senior Church Pastor

Email: varah@apiu.edu
Office: CH210A
Extension: 1503
Languages: English

Pr. Apinan Kamthornpitak

Pr. Apinan Kamthornpitak

Thai Church Pastor

Email: apinan@apiu.edu
Office: CH132
Extension: 1508
Languages: Hmong, Thai & English

Dr. Franklin Hutabarat

Dr. Franklin Hutabarat

University International Chaplain

Email: fhutabarat@apiu.edu
Office: CH210
Extension: 1510
Languages: English, Bahasa Indonesia

Pr. Anupong Wongjirachok

Pr. Anupong Wongjirachok

University Thai Chaplain

Email: anupong@apiu.edu
Office: CH210
Extension: 1509
Language: Thai, English

Roger Oconnor Valenzuela

Roger Oconnor Valenzuela

Chaplain Intern

Email: roger@apiu.edu
Office: SA301B
Extension: 1411
Languages: English & Spanish