pastor. writer. editor.

ALICIA MCCLINTIC

HELLO

Let me introduce myself:

First, you should know I love coffee and tacos, and that I read and think and write and preach. 

But really, before all those things, I’m a Christ-follower, a daughter, a sister, a friend.

 

I serve as the lead pastor of Selah Church of the Nazarene in Selah, Washington and co-host the weekly podcast for A Plain Account, an online Wesleyan Lectionary commentary. I'm a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest, formerly a life-long Californian-- from my sweet hometown in Pismo Beach on the Central Coast, to San Diego where I attended Point Loma Nazarene University (BA Literature & Spanish 2011), and finally to the Bay Area where I settled after graduate school (San Jose State University, MA English & Comparative Literature 2014; and Fuller Theological Seminary, MA Theology & Culture 2019).

These days, I spend my free time hunting for the best breakfast burrito & cappuccino in my new city, keeping tabs on my favorite California sports teams, buying way too many books, and never writing quite as many words-per-day as I would like (alas).

I consider it a great honor and joy to spend time with communities sharing some thoughts about God and life. I would love to speak at your church, retreat, camp, living room, podcast, or wherever else your community gathers, so please contact me if you're interested in scheduling a speaking engagement.

I’m so glad you’ve come by my home on the web. I hope we’ll be friends.

 

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RECENT ROLES

complete resume and curricula vitae available on request

LEAD PASTOR

July 2020 - present

Leading the congregation of Selah Church of the Nazarene and neighborhood initiatives (Selah, WA)

LEAD PASTOR

January 2018 - March 2020

Leading the congregation at Hayward First Church of the Nazarene and launching the Hayward Mission (Hayward, CA)

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

March 2016 - December 2017

Preaching, teaching, and growing alongside the community of Crossroads Community Church (Palo Alto, CA)

 

OTHER PROJECTS

some other things i'm working on:

 

A PLAIN ACCOUNT

A Wesleyan lectionary commentary resourcing preachers

A Plain Account is a free Wesleyan Lectionary Commentary drawn from the texts prescribed by the Revised Common Lectionary and from essays submitted by pastors, teachers, professors, and scholars from multiple traditions who all trace their roots to John Wesley. At A Plain Account we seek to provide a heterogeneous perspective for Wesleyan preaching.

THE POSSIBILITY PROJECT

An intentional Christian community in the California Bay Area

This is a two year discipleship and leadership development program designed for Christians who desire to live and work in the Bay Area. Possibility People are continually answering the questions: What is God calling you to do? And how can you be faithful? We live together, eat together, study together, sing and pray together... We're basically an urban monastery.

SAVING ACTS

An emerging media-missions ministry

Saving Acts connects ministry partners and creative storytellers to the grand narrative of God’s work in the world. We partner with ministries witnessing God’s saving acts and we empower creative storytellers to share what they witness. This year we have been to Sierra Leone documenting WASH programs, Costa Rica visiting a seminary, Sri Lanka partnering with The Justice Movement, and Ecuador collaborating with church planters.

SOCIETY FOR WOMEN THEOLOGIANS

An ecumenical group supporting women’s voices in theology

We’re just launching as an official group, currently meeting regularly and planning larger gatherings to support women in ministry locally and globally. We have a website with podcasts, blog, and other resources coming soon.

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San Jose, CA, USA

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