Wilmer G. Villacorta

Assistant Professor of Intercultural StudiesSchool of Intercultural Studies

Contact Information
719-636-9700 ext. 102
BA, University of La Verne
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Wilmer G. Villacorta became assistant professor of intercultural studies in 2009 after serving three years as a spiritual mentor for in-service leaders at Fuller and teaching four years as an adjunct professor in the Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL) program. Prior to coming to Fuller, Dr. Villacorta served on faculty at the Center of Discipleship and Mission in Alhambra, California, the Missionary School of Emmanuel Bible Church in Peru, and the Latin American School of Missiology in Peru, where he also served as dean for four years.

In addition, Villacorta and his wife, Jeannie, spent four years as directors of the Missionary Bridges Project in his native Peru, building mentoring networks between North American college students and indigenous ministries and teaching courses on leadership to church planters and pastors. He has served for over 15 years in pastoral positions in Paris, France, and for Latino congregations in New Jersey and California, and has launched job development programs in the North Hollywood and Pasadena communities through World Vision’s U.S. Division.

Villacorta is working on several publications on leadership and identity, weakness and power, imago Dei, and machismo. His dissertation, “Unmasking Machismo: From Malleability to Transformation of Andean Pentecostal Leaders in Central Peru,” argued that working alongside women in leadership is highly important to the positive transformation of male leaders in today’s church, specifically in the Latin American context. Villacorta received the Leadership Award from the School of Intercultural Studies in 2008 and was recognized with the Outstanding Civic Service Award by the City of Los Angeles in 1989. He is co-founder and co-chairman of the Network of Developing Latin Leaders (NDLL) and has translated several books into Spanish on theology of mission, leadership development, and mentoring.

Courses Taught

  • ML523: Mentoring
  • ML524: Focused Lives
  • ML534: Value-Based Leadership in the OT
  • ML534: Value-Based Leadership in the NT
  • ML581: Developing Your Learning Plan
  • ML582: Character, Leadership, and Community
  • ML583: Global Leadership: Implications for Ministry

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Leadership, cross-cultural leadership, theological issues in culture, Latin American studies, mentoring, gender studies, spiritual formation

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