Dr. Kent Walkemeyer has been named to the Friends University Board of Trustees and will begin serving on the board this August.
He served for 15 years in pastoral ministry at East Whittier Friends Church in Whittier, Calif. before moving into academics at Azusa Pacific University. He has served as a professor of ministry at Azusa Pacific Seminary for 18 years, teaching courses in preaching, leadership, and discipleship, with focused courses in Friends history, theology and ministry.
He also serves the Seminary and Friends churches in the role of Friends Center Director, a partnership committed to developing pastors and other spiritual leaders for the Friends movement. He and his wife of 30 years, Kimberly, recently returned to East Whittier Friends Church to serve in many volunteer roles. Dr. Walkemeyer preaches monthly and helps lead the church staff and preaching team. Kim helps lead worship and serves as a church elder. He is a 1986 graduate of Friends University and a graduate of Azusa Pacific University (M.Div. and D.Min).
“We are pleased to welcome Kent to our board,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, Friends University president. “He brings an exceptionally strong understanding of robust student learning and higher education. We look forward to his expertise in this area.”
Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.