“I love partnering with our church’s amazing parents and members to raise up a generation of children whose hearts and imaginations are captured by God.”
Samantha Angeles Peralta graduated summa cum laude from Pacific Union College in 2013 with a double major in theology and communications and was one of the first four Maxwell Scholarship recipients of PUC. After graduating, she went on to pursue full-time ministry as the associate pastor for youth, young adults, and worship ministries at Bonita Valley SDA Church in San Diego, and then earned her Master of Divinity degree at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Samantha also married fellow pastor and PUC alumni Wally Peralta, who serves at Victorville Seventh-day Adventist Church, and together they have a daughter named Olivia. Her prayer is that children will love God with all their hearts, minds and souls and that they learn to share that with the world around them.