Pablo Otaola

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Denver, Colorado

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Pablo Otaola is an Argentine immigrant who was born in 1980 and immigrated into the US in 1990. Once in the US, his parents became church planters with Spanish-speaking low-socioeconomic Central American families. He served in the United States Air Force for a 4-year term and moved back to CA to attend Westmont College. After graduating Westmont with a Religious Studies: Urban Mission degree he started Stepstone Designs, a web development firm which he still manages. In 2009, he was hired by Young Life Chicago and did Urban Ministry in Humboldt Park for 5 years. While in Chicago, he became involved in the Christian Community Development Association and completed the CCDA’s Leadership Program. Pablo also completed the Urban Ministry Certificate at Northpark Seminary under Dr. Soong-Chan Rah and is now finishing his Master’s in Theology at Western Seminary. Pablo is currently on the board for the Center for Youth Ministry Studies at Northpark University as well as the board for Evangelicals for Justice. In 2013, Pablo and his family moved to Denver, CO where Pablo is now the Metro Developer for Denver Young Life.

Coming Up:

in the Fall of 2018, Pablo will be entering a doctoral program at the University of Southern California. He will be pursuing an EdD in Leadership and Organizational Change which specifically looks at how to take organizations into becoming culturally intelligent (CQ) organizations that have equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Work
    • Young Life - Denver Metro
  • Education
    • Cabrillo Senior High School
    • Westmont College || BA in Religious Studies
    • Northpark TS || Certificate in Urban Ministry
    • Western Seminary || MA Theology
    • USC Rossier School of Education