Name Naomi Wilson
Where did you grow up? I lived for most of my life in Glendora, which is about 20 minutes east of Pasadena. My family is originally from Canada, though, and they all live there now.
What brought you to Fuller? Since the summer after my freshman year of college, I have felt a calling to ministry. I started looking at seminaries during my junior year of college. I made a list of non-negotiables – characteristics in a seminary that were absolutely necessary for me. Fuller was the only school which met all the requirements, and it didn’t hurt that it is located so near to where I grew up.
What is your favorite…
Movie: The Sound of Music
Band: Kings of Leon
Smartphone App: I don’t have a smartphone, actually, but I do have Sudoku on my phone and I like it.
TV Show: Arrested Development
Sports Team: the DODGERS. and the Lakers (sometimes)
Type of Frozen Yogurt: I’m lactose-intolerant. No froyo for me!
Place to eat in Pasadena: There are a lot of places in Pasadena where I like to eat. I love the lunch specials at Daisy Mint (Thai/Asian fusion), Nine & Nine (Thai), and O2 Sushi. I love the Belgian fries from Congregation Ale House. Also, my all-time favorite place to eat is In-n-Out.
Thing to do in Southern California: I LOVE going to Dodgers games. Think Blue!
Class you’ve taken at Fuller: Theology and Contemporary Literature
If you had the opportunity to do a different program at Fuller, what would you choose and why? Given the opportunity, I think I would choose to do the MA in Intercultural Studies. It would complement the MDiv well in terms of giving me tools for working with different kinds of people, and I think I would enjoy taking classes on poverty and development.
What book are you reading right now? Right now I’m reading The Last Days of John Lennon just for fun. I’m also re-reading one of my favorite theology books – Most Moved Mover, by Clark Pinnock.
Who is your favorite Fuller professor and why? Dr. Rob Johnston is my favorite professor, because his teaching style is accessible and interesting, and because he is pastoral and kind. I have taken two classes with him – Theology and Contemporary Literature, and Systematic Theology 1: Theology and Anthropology – and they both make my top five list for classes I have taken at Fuller.
What is an interesting fact that most people would not know about you? My shoulders are double-jointed.
What are the top 5 most played songs on your iTunes?
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen (JUST KIDDING)
Pyro – Kings of Leon
Your Love is Strong – Jon Foreman
Cuckoo – Lissie
Calgary – Bon Iver
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
If you could give advice to someone who is thinking about coming to Fuller, what would you say? Pray, pray, pray! And trust that if God is calling you to Fuller, he will make a way for it to be financially possible.