Dr. Daniels (’88) is the senior pastor of College Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho, and the pastoral scholar-in-residence at NNU. As the pastoral scholar-in-residence, Dr. Daniels enhances the student experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level. NNU's Wesley Center has special teaching and preaching events for the Northwest region that include messages from Dr. Daniels and faculty from the STCM. Moreover, he provides regular consultation to the STCM in strategic planning and implementation of education both to students at the university and its broader constituents. He is also an advocate and representative of NNU and our STCM programs in his speaking and preaching activities. His career has been spent rooted in both the local church and academe. Prior to his current positions, Dr. Daniels was dean of the School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University and the senior pastor of Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena, California. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and college campuses and has contributed to several books, magazines and journals. Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry Dr. Brent Peterson noted, "Dr. Daniels embodies how the local church and academy can come together for powerful Christlike transformation. We are so thankful to NNU and Dr. Daniels for making this relationship possible. We know this will be a blessing to NNU students, faculty, and our broader constituents." Because of his contributions to the Church and higher education, Dr. Scott Daniels was selected as the 2018 Alumni of the Year.