Jennifer Guerra Aldana, M.Div

Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry and Practice

Jennifer A. Guerra Aldana, originally from Guatemala, grew up in Southern California as the daughter of church planters. Jennifer received her B.A in Social Work at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) and worked with various populations in San Diego County. She has pastored in bilingual, intergenerational, and intercultural ministries and earned her Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has led research projects and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at Fuller Youth Institute. She is the author of several pastoral toolkits, blogs, and academic publications. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Azusa Pacific University and is a professor in the School of Theology at PLNU. Her passions include borderland conversations, intercultural youth spiritual formation, bilingual ministries, and theological education for the Latina community.


PhD in Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University (Class of 2025)

Masters of Divinity, Fuller Theological Seminary

B.A in Social Work, Point Loma Nazarene University

Courses Taught

Youth and Family Ministry - CMI 4025

Christian Life as Vocation - THE 3060

Imagining Ministry - CMI 1020

Christianity in Global Perspective - HON 3010

Compassionate Ministry - CMI 4020

Congregational Discipleship and Formation - HON 3010

Experience in Field

Adjunct Professor, Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA