George Fox hires Jamie Noling-Auth as campus pastor

Jamie Noling-AuthAs the 2014-15 academic year approaches, George Fox University has hired a campus pastor with a passion for fostering spiritual formation and discipleship among college-age students.

Jamie Noling-Auth joins the George Fox community to serve as university pastor and dean of spiritual life. She arrives from Azusa Pacific University, where she served the last nine years as associate campus pastor and director for discipleship ministries. Noling-Auth began her assignment at George Fox on July 15. She succeeds Sarah Thomas Baldwin, the university’s campus pastor the past nine years.

“We are thrilled to have Jamie as our new university pastor,” said Brad Lau, vice president for student life. “She brings a wealth of experience and a genuine heart for the spiritual well-being and formation of our students. Her deep love for the Lord and for students is evident, and we look forward to her work as part of the George Fox community.”

At Azusa, Noling-Auth provided administrative, spiritual and budgetary leadership. In addition, she spent the past four years teaching Christian ministries and New Testament courses on an adjunct basis at the university.

Previously, Noling-Auth worked as director of student ministries at Gordon College (2003-05) and served as a senior admissions counselor at Westmont College (1999-2002). She holds a doctor of ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2007), a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary (2003) and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Pepperdine University (1999).

In addition to her work at Azusa, Noling-Auth has served on the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Spiritual Life Commission. She has published articles related to ministry and discipleship and has also spoken in chapels at various CCCU schools and for numerous retreats. She and her family have been involved at Glenkirk Church in Glendora, Calif. 

“I am so happy to be a part of the George Fox community,” she said. “I love the mission of the university, the ‘Be Known’ promise, and the incredible team of faculty and staff who care so deeply for our students. I am really looking forward to what God is going to do among us this year.”

Her selection as campus pastor came after an exhaustive search that began with more than 130 candidates. The list was narrowed to 10 Skype finalists before four of them were invited to George Fox’s Newberg, Ore., campus for interviews.

Noling-Auth recently moved to Newberg, Ore., with her husband John and their two young sons.