NNU Celebrates the hire of Rev. Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker

NNU Celebrates the hire of Rev. Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker

Northwest Nazarene University
Oct 21, 2020
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The College of Theology and Christian Ministries at Northwest Nazarene University is thrilled to announce the hire of Rev. Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker as Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Special Assistant to the President on matters of Diversity. She has a Ph.D.  in Organizational Leadership and Development with an emphasis on Ecclesial Leadership from Regent University and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. 

President Joel Pearsall commented, “NNU is privileged to have Dr. Solis-Walker join the NNU faculty.  Joanne brings expertise and leadership that will be invaluable to all members of the NNU community. Those at NNU who have already had opportunity to engage and work with Joanne are commenting on all that she brings to NNU, and I thank God that Dr. Solis-Walker has joined us at NNU as we endeavor, more and more, to reflect the kingdom of God.”

Joanne is a practical theologian with extensive experience in leadership, global missions, pastoral ministry and education and has significantly contributed to the contextualization of curriculums, programs and processes. She is the co-founder, strategist, consultant and certified coach at CaminoRoad, a Development Company that focuses on leadership, culture and praxis. Her consulting work leads institutions and organizations through the change processes required to be more culturally responsive. Joanne uses her voice to speak about racial justice, equity, and the accessibility of education. 

“Our CTCM is extremely excited and blessed to welcome Dr. Solis-Walker,” said Dean of CTCM Dr. Brent Peterson. “She has a passion for Jesus and the Church and can prophetically help us better live into our calling to be Christ’s creative and redemptive agents.” 

Previously, Dr. Solis-Walker served as Assistant Dean of Global Theological Education at Wesley Seminary and Director of Education for Latin@s. She teaches leadership courses as an adjunct professor at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister of The Wesleyan Church. Joanne travels extensively throughout the United States and internationally as a speaker. She is married, has four children, and currently resides in Marion, IN with plans to move to Nampa during the summer of 2021.