Kevin Pischke, WJU Library Director


University Librarian & Director of the Learning Commons

  • M.S. Library Science (2005) University of North Texas
  • M.A. Christian Education (2004) Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.S. Biblical Studies/Historical Studies (1999) Multnomah University

Kevin and his wife Dena live in Roseville, CA with their four children: Cooper, Paige, Zeke, and Fisher. Kevin was the first history major to graduate from Multnomah in 1999. He went on to pursue further education at Dallas Theological Seminary and University of North Texas.

Kevin currently serves as the Library Director & Director of the Learning Commons at WJU, where he loves working with college students to achieve their educational goals. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys coaching his children’s soccer teams, fishing, and watching Dr. Who.

For someone looking for a fun read, Kevin recommends C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.


Andrew Tweet, Associate University Librarian


Associate University Librarian

  • M.L.I.S Library and Information Science (2009) San Jose State University
  • M.A. Christian Apologetics (2004) Biola University
  • B.S. Psychology (2002) University of California, San Diego 

Andrew was motivated to work at WJU by the broad mix of Christians at the school who all want to see Christ-centered higher education flourish in the Sacramento area. A jack of all trades, Andrew specializes in Bible & theology, psychology, entrepreneurship/innovation, and the travelogues of explorers.

After graduating from college, Andrew lived for a year on a sailboat in the San Diego Harbor, where he spent his nights and weekends diving for lobster and spearfishing. In his free time, Andrew enjoys road and mountain biking, gardening, and playing with his children.

For someone looking for a fun book to read, Andrew recommends anything written by Bill Bryson. For something more serious, try Family Vocation: God's Calling in Marriage, Parenting, and Childhood.


Matthew Thiesen, WJU Outreach & Instruction Librarian


Outreach & Instruction Librarian

  • M.S. Library Science (2011) University of North Texas
  • M.A. Exegetical Theology (2007) Western Seminary
  • B.A. Bible/General Studies (2004) Grace University

Matthew has lived in California, Nebraska, Oregon, and Texas, but he is excited to be back in Gold Country, where he lived as a boy.  While pursuing a ThM at Western Seminary, Matthew became intrigued with the idea of theological librarianship as a profession, which combines his interests of theology and instruction.  Soon thereafter, he moved to Denton, TX, where he completed his MLS at UNT.

Matthew is passionate about information literacy and equipping students with the tools they need to become life-long learners.  He is excited to be working with the growing graduate programs here at WJU.

Matthew and his wife, Catherine, live in Roseville with their daughter, Anna.  He enjoys reading theology, history, sci-fi, and fantasy.  In his spare time, you can find him reading, playing games, and spending time with his family.


Kacey Bullock, Access Services Coordinator


Access Services Coordinator

  • M.L.I.S. (In Progress) San Jose State University
  • B.A. English (2013) William Jessup University

Kacey grew up in Pittsburg, CA and moved to Rocklin to attend William Jessup University. After graduating in 2013, Kacey began working on her master's degree in Library and Information Science and is expected to graduate in August of 2015. Kacey specializes in literature and information science.

Kacey loves the atmosphere of learning that the library fosters and believes that libraries are the perfect place to learn, create, and collaborate.

Kacey highly recommends the book Captain Marvel. Vol. 1, Higher, further, faster, more by Kelly Sue DeConnick. She also recommends A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway.


 Bailey Gillespie, WJU Library Assistant


Library & Learning Commons Services Coordinator

  • B.A. English (2013) William Jessup University

Bailey grew up in Greenwood, CA and moved to Rocklin in 2011 to attend William Jessup University. During her two years at Jessup, she worked as a tutor for the Writing Center and loved assisting students with their various brainstorming, writing, and proofreading needs.

As Library Assistant, Bailey works to strengthen relationships and build a bridge between both the Library and the Learning Commons. She loves working alongside such humble and kindhearted staff members, watching them pour a legacy of integrity, academic excellence, and love into the students they work with on a daily basis.

Bailey enjoys reading books on the writing craft, including The War of Art and A Writer's Paris. She also recommends anything by the American/English humorist Bill Bryson. 




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