Meet the IPSO Staff

Arnie Prieb, Director of International Programs & Services Office
Telephone: 559-453-2128
Arnie was born and raised in Congo, Africa. His parents served as missionaries there for 30 years. He completed his B.A. in biblical studies at Fresno Pacific University and obtained an M.A. in world mission at Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. He has served as director of Hartland Christian Camp in the Sierras, director of recruitment at MBBS and as associate director of admissions at Fresno Pacific University's Center for Degree Completion.

Ellie Carlson, International Recruitment and Admissions Specialist
Telephone: 559-453-2069
Ellie was born and raised in Fresno, CA. She completed her B.A. in Business Administration and Intercultural Studies at Fresno Pacific University. Ellie has traveled around the world to places like Vietnam, Canada, and Nicaragua, and studied abroad in Costa Rica. She enjoys exploring Fresno with friends, traveling, cooking, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures.

Chandra Friesen Johnson, Director of Academic Language Proficiency Services
Telephone: 559-453-2060
Chandra has lived in and traveled to many places in the world, including South Korea, Canada, China, Thailand, Lithuania and Oklahoma. She completed her B.A. in English at Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas, and her M.A. in TESOL at Fresno Pacific University. Chandra has worked with English language learners for many years, but always loves learning about new cultures and meeting new students. Chandra enjoys teaching in and directing the Intensive English Language Program, as well as developing English for Academic Purposes courses to meet the needs of all students at Fresno Pacific University.