Fuller Careers and Personal Development

About Us


Our mission is to promote holistic and transformational growth so individuals thrive as they discover their vocation in God’s work in the world.


We envision developing mature Christian leaders who are proactively engaged in cultivating vocational coherence and agility in their career through reflective practices, relationships, and career development resources.

Our Team


Mary Ellen Azada

Executive Director
Fuller Careers and Personal Development

Mary Ellen Azada, an ordained PC(USA) pastor, has responded to God’s call in a variety of forms—from mission pastor, church planter, executive director and cofounder of a nonprofit organization, and school counselor to her current role as executive director of Fuller Careers and Personal Development. Bringing an unflinching desire to create multiethnic teams, she thrives when designing, creating, developing, and implementing new projects, new initiatives, and even new offices in the midst of change. She has an MEduc in Counseling and MDiv with an emphasis in spirituality, and is currently pursuing her DMin at Fuller. 

Maggie Shehata

Magdoleen Meleka

Director of Operations
Fuller Careers and Personal Development

Magdoleen (“Maggie”) Meleka is a leader with a knack for seeing multiple solutions to complex problems. Motivated by her faith and desire to seek solutions, she has held a variety of leadership positions in the church and marketplace. Out of her own experiences and spiritual formation, she is deeply committed to offering hope to others by articulating a vision of what is not yet seen or experienced. This passion has allowed her to serve others in a variety of contexts, such as developing new programs and improving systems as a department manager, offering comfort through the ministry of presence, and mentoring students and alumni as a vocational advisor. She is currently completing her MA in Theology while serving alongside her husband, Fr. Daniel Meleka.

AJ Zimmerman

AJ Zimmermann

Career Services Manager
Fuller Careers and Personal Development

AJ Zimmermann, an ordained Foursquare minister, is an innovative leader joining us from Life Pacific College. As founding director of the Office of Calling and Vocation, AJ helped LPC and the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel launch their new nationwide career services platform, FoursquareLink, and has experience in vocational formation, career coaching, and mentoring students. He thrives in collaborative environments and is passionate about learning, research, and implementing best practices. AJ has served in a variety of roles in the local church, college registrar offices, and student development, and in his free time can often be found with a cup of coffee and a good book. He is a graduate of Azusa Pacific Seminary (MDiv) and lives with his wife, Kristen, in San Dimas, California.