PLNU hires new university chaplain

Date: 
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Point Loma Nazarene University announced that after a yearlong search process it has hired Tim Whetstone to serve as university chaplain. Whetstone is an ordained minister and most recently served as pastor of New Start Church of the Nazarene in the south hills of Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh District).

Born in Los Angeles, Whetstone grew up in Queens, New York. He is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary, and has degrees in philosophy, Christian education, and intercultural studies. He has extensive training in family life education, leadership development, and emergency disaster response. 

In addition to serving in various ministry opportunities, Whetstone spent several years in overseas missions as a missionary in Italy and the Asia-Pacific Region. He has an innate love for learning about places and feels blessed by the opportunity to dive into the culture of San Diego.  

"God is working on PLNU’s campus and has a brilliant new sea­son awaiting the community," he said. "I am humbled to play a small role in something as big as God’s plans."