Matthew Tapp | January 2, 2018

Meet Elizabeth Yerkes, a junior in the Business Administration program at Life Pacific College and an athlete on the cross country and track teams. Elizabeth transferred to LPC from another Christian university she had been attending. Elizabeth had first learned about LPC from alumni who were pastoring a church she visited. Although she loved the college she was attending, Elizabeth says she felt the Lord calling her to Life Pacific. “When reflecting on the experiences I had with people who graduated from Life Pacific, I was reminded of how much fruit I saw in their life. I desired to be in a community that prioritized growing with Christ during the process of receiving higher education,” Elizabeth explains. 

When she applied, Elizabeth was guided by an admissions counselor who walked her step-by-step through the admissions process, even taking the time to address the pros and cons of transferring. At Life Pacific, every major includes a Bible and theology core, which can require some transfer students to take a little longer than expected to complete their degree. However, Elizabeth understood that the value of this Bible and theology core is priceless and worth the extra time to complete her degree, especially since she would earn a Biblical Studies minor for completing these classes.

"I desired to be in a community that prioritized growing with Christ."

Like many students, Elizabeth was hesitant to leave a community she had grown to love and call home. She was worried about taking on all the new responsibilities of being a student and an athlete while also remaining involved in her church. Elizabeth counted the cost and made the decision to enroll at Life Pacific, a decision that she does not regret. At Life Pacific, Elizabeth has found a community that is transforming her into the woman of God that she knows she was created to be. Elizabeth has gained many lifelong friendships and she goes to class to learn from a Spirit-filled faculty who care about her personal development and education.

As Elizabeth reflects on her road to LPC she shares this advice with students who are thinking about applying: “I would highly recommend Life Pacific to anyone who feels called here. I would remind you that following the Lord is not easy. The community at LPC encourages one another to reach their highest potential, but it is in the hands of each individual to work towards their dreams.

Pursuing higher education and your Bold Dreams requires hard work and it is not something you want to do alone. At LPC, you will find a community who will support you on your journey. Are you considering Life Pacific College for your future? Click here to take the first step by signing up to receive more info. If you are a senior, high school graduate, or transfer student, click here to apply today.

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