Faces of Wesley
Meet Everett McAllister, Wesley’s 2020-2021 Student Council President and 3rd-year Master of Divinity student, anticipating graduation in May 2021.
Everett is originally from California and holds a B.Sc. in Pharmacy ( University of South Carolina) and a Master of Public Administration from Auburn University (Montgomery, AL).
Everett is a former United States Air Force Colonel (Retired), with over 30 years of health care leadership experience. He has held senior pharmacy and executive-level positions within the United States Air Force and Department of Defense and was the Executive Director and CEO for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, one of the nation’s leading certifying bodies for pharmacy technicians.
Everett hopes to bring his unique leadership experience to his role as W.T.S. 2020-2021 Student Council President as he partners with Wesley Student Council board members to build community amongst students during this period of social climate angst and national pandemic.
“The year 2020 has been very unusual and unpredictable. What we knew to be normal is anything but normal. Understanding our current social climate and variations of expectations (for/of students) throughout this pandemic, The Student Council will strive to build community in a virtual environment by encouraging hope and resilience in the midst of so much chaos, fear, anxiety, and uncertainty,” said Everett.
Wesley’s diversity, academic program flexibility, and ability to prepare students for ministry locally and globally attracted Everett to Wesley Theological Seminary.
“Wesley offers excellent opportunities to broaden one’s exposure to a rich diversity of perspectives, cultures, faiths, and experiences. These opportunities serve to enrich and enhance our learning so that we will be better informed and prepared to communicate and interact with the world in which we live. The flexibility of Wesley’s program, its rigor and academic reputation, facilities and faculty, and the student encounters were and continue to be attractive and confirmed Wesley as the seminary for me,” shared Everett.