Executive Officers

Stacey Berggren

Mrs. Stacey Berggren was appointed Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing in July 2010 after serving eight years in enrollment management at Northwest Nazarene University.  As Director of Admissions, Mrs. Berggren built and developed a top-performing admissions team and now brings her experience and leadership gifts to the recruitment activities of the whole university while overseeing NNU's move to centralized integrated marketing.  She was voted the 2010 Administrative Employee of the Year for the university.  

Mrs. Berggren is presently a member of the church board at College Church of the Nazarene and served on the Children's Leadership Team in the past.  Since 2003, she has served as the Northwest Region Nazarene Youth International Main Event coordinator and treasurer.

Mrs. Berggren earned a Master of Education degree in school counseling from NNU and a Bachelor of Science in computer science and mathematics from Troy University.  She is married to Kent and they have two daughters, Kenzi and Karli.

Contact:
slberggren(at)nnu.edu
208-467-8994

Carey Cook

Dr. Carey Cook received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1988, his Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Albertson College of Idaho in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Idaho in 2002. 

Dr. Cook came to Northwest Nazarene University in 1993 as Director of Leadership Development in the Student Development area, and served in that role until 2001 when he assumed his role as Vice President for Student Development. Previously, Dr. Cook was a counselor and Case Manager for Starting Point Chemical Dependency Services (1992-1993) and Youth Pastor at Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene (1988-1990)

Contact:
cwcook(at)nnu.edu
208-467-8643

Fred Fullerton

Dr. Fred Fullerton serves as Vice President for Spiritual and Leadership Development and Director of the Wesley Center at Northwest Nazarene University.  He is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and prior to assuming his current assignment, served as the Lead Pastor for nine years at the Wollaston Church of the Nazarene located on the campus of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Fullerton is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (Th.b, '77), Nazarene Theological Seminary (M.Div., '85), and in 2006 Eastern Nazarene College conferred on him the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree.  From 1991-2000, Dr. Fullerton served as the Director of NYI Ministries, the youth department for the International Church of the Nazarene, where he led Nazarene Youth Congresses in Phoenix ('95) and Toronto, Ontario, Canada ('99) and travelled to 25 countries leading youth ministry training and preaching at global youth conferences.  He has served as a trustee at Nazarene Theological Seminary and at the district level, chaired the New England District General Assembly Resolutions Committee and served as a member of the District Board of Ministerial Credentials.

Dr. Fullerton is no stranger to NNU.  From 1988-1991, he served as Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministries, where he led the chapel services and worked with student leaders of the various ministry groups.  He also facilitated mission trips with faculty to Mexico, Los Angeles, and Portland.  He was an adjunct professor in the Christian education department at that time, where he directed the summer ministry intern program across the Northwest Region.

Contact:
ffullerton(at)nnu.edu
208-467-8530

Joel Pearsall

Mr. Joel Pearsall came to Northwest Nazarene University in 1999 after being in a private legal practice and non-profit management. 

 Mr. Pearsall earned his Bachelor of Arts degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Accounting and Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene College in 1980, and his Juris Doctor from Willamette University's College of Law in 1983.  Following law school, Mr. Pearsall served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice Charles Donaldson of the Idaho Supreme Court.  From 1985-1994, he was in private practice in Salem, Oregon, (partner in the firm 1990-1994) specializing in business and tax law with an emphasis in employee benefit planning.  In 1994, Mr. Pearsall assumed the role of Business Administrator for Salem First Church of the Nazarene, with oversight and supervision of all business matters of this large local church (over 1,000 weekly attendance).  Mr. Pearsall is a member of the Idaho and Oregon State Bar Associations, is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Idaho, and serves on multiple civic committees.

Mr. Pearsall served as NNU's Vice President for Financial Affairs and General Counsel from 1999 until July 2008 and was named Vice President for University Advancement in August 2008.

Contact:
jkpearsall(at)nnu.edu
208-467-8423

David Tarrant

Mr. David Tarrant joined Northwest Nazarene University in 2012 as Vice President for Financial Affairs.  Mr. Tarrant has an extensive professional background in financial management as well as experience in private Christian higher education.  He served as the vice president for finance and operations at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota for the past five years.  Prior to entering the higher education realm, Mr. Tarrant worked for Whirlpool Corporation as the controller of the Canadian business unit and the director of finance for the Whirlpool brand in North America.  He began his professional career as a financial analyst first at Trinova Corporation and later at Vickers Incorporated.



Contact:
dtarrant(at)nnu.edu
208-467-8528

Burton Webb

Dr. Burton Webb joined Northwest Nazarene University in July 2010 as Vice President for Academic Affairs.  He is an experienced administrator, scientist and teacher-scholar who brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to this position.

Dr. Webb came to NNU after having served 16 years at Indiana Wesleyan University.  There he fulfilled the roles of associate dean for the School of Physical and Applied Sciences, chair of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and also served as interim dean for the College of the Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Webb earned a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from Indiana University School of Medicine, a master's in biology from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Science in zoology from Olivet Nazarene University.

 

Contact:
bwebb(at)nnu.edu
208-467-8419