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Placement Article: Walla Walla University | FaithSearch PartnersFaithSearch Partners is pleased to share that Alex Bryan, D.Min. has been unanimously elected by the Walla Walla University Board of Trustees as the institution’s 24th president. Dr. Bryan will commence his role on July 1, 2024, succeeding John McVay, who is retiring after 18 years of dedicated service.

Dr. Bryan brings a wealth of experience to his new role. For 13 years, he served as a pastor in Georgia and Tennessee before joining the Walla Walla University Church as senior pastor in 2009. He briefly served as president of Kettering College in Ohio in 2013 before returning to Walla Walla University Church for another four years. In 2018, he transitioned to Adventist Health in Roseville, California, where he has been serving as senior vice president and chief mission officer. In this capacity, he has led efforts in ethics, mission alignment, spiritual care, faith community relations, global mission, theological foundations of healthcare, and philanthropy.

Throughout his career, Dr. Bryan has also contributed as an adjunct professor at various Seventh-day Adventist universities, teaching theology, business, communication, and honors studies. His leadership extends to numerous boards and committees, including the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Executive Committee, the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Executive Committee, and several educational boards in the Walla Walla Valley.

Reflecting on his new role, Dr. Bryan stated, “I am honored to be called to serve such a special place, one that is dedicated to God and to His glory and to His purposes in the world. Our family has called College Place home for 15 years, and we’ve been deeply blessed by the peerless mission of Walla Walla University and its people. I believe that the Christ-centered university is the hope of the world, and we are excited to contribute to this bold venture.”

FaithSearch Partners congratulates Dr. Alex Bryan on his new appointment and looks forward to the positive impact he will undoubtedly make at Walla Walla University.

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