Ava Oleson

Associate Professor of Practical Theology



BA, Vanguard University
MS, Fuller Theological Seminary
DMin, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary


Ava Oleson is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, and has been in full-time ministry for over 25 years, including an associate pastor role at Life Center in Tacoma, Washington, the largest AG church on the west coast. She served as one of the first two female presbyters with the Northwest Ministry Network.

Prior to serving at Life Center, she was active in ministry leadership and private practice in Southern California, Brussels, Belgium, Argentina, and Toronto. Ava is an advocate for the power of education. One of her favorite quotes is by Louis Pasteur, “Chance favors the prepared mind.”