Noel Castellanos has worked in full-time ministry in the Latino community since he graduated from Whitworth, in 1982. He has served in youth ministry, church planting, and community development in San Francisco, San Jose and Chicago. He is a highly sought-after speaker, motivator and mentor to young Latino leaders throughout the U.S., and has a deep passion to serve and invest in the lives of these emerging leaders.
Castellanos serves on the boards of the Christian Community Development Association and the John Perkins Foundation, and was the founding pastor of La Villita Community Church, in Chicago. He gave a public lecture, The Browning of America: Immigration, Integration, and Incarnation, during Homecoming Week, and also provided the message at Whitworth's weekly chapel service. He and his wife, Marianne, have three children.