Trisha Welstad

Trisha Welstad

Director of The Leadership Center

phone: 626-664-8519
twitter: @trishawelstad

Portland Center South: Office 276


Trisha is passionate about investing in leaders to see them become all God has created them to be. Growing up in Salem, Oregon, Trisha was called to ministry while in high school. She was invested in by mentors and youth pastors who gave her the opportunity to explore practical ministry as an intern while in college. After finishing a degree in youth ministry and biblical studies from Corban University, Trisha moved to Los Angeles to attend graduate school at Azusa Pacific University where she received her Master of Divinity and was ordained as an elder in the Free Methodist Church.

Serving with churches in LA and Oregon, Trisha has led as a pastor of youth and spiritual formation, a church planter and as a co-pastor of a church restart.

For the last five years Trisha has directed the Leadership Center, partnering with George Fox and the Free Methodist and  Wesleyan Holiness churches. The Leadership Center is a network facilitating the development of new and current Wesleyan leaders, churches and disciples through internships, equipping, mentoring and scholarship.

In collaboration with the Leadership Center, Trisha serves with Theologia: George Fox Summer Theology Institute as an adjunct faculty at George Fox University, as a scholar practitioner at Warner Pacific College, and on staff with Northside Community Church.

Trisha enjoys throwing parties, growing food, listening to the latest musical creations by Troy Welstad and laughing with her son William.

Academic Background

MDiv, Azusa Pacific University; BA, Corban University