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Diane (Cunningham) Leclerc
Achievement Award

Diane (Cunningham) Leclerc (85) is Professor of Historical Theology at Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID, having received the MDiv degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1989 and her PhD from Drew University in 1998. She has taught and written in the areas of Christian History, Christian Theology (specifically Holiness), and Preaching. In addition to more than a dozen journal articles and chapters, Leclerc has authored three books, including an edited compilation of sermons by women. Her Singleness of Heart: Gender, Sin, and Holiness in Historical Perspective, won the Smith/Wynkoop Award from the Wesleyan Theological Society for its significant contribution to Wesleyan theology in 2002. She also served as the President of the Society in 2007- 2008. She has most recently authored the new Nazarene textbook on holiness, Discovering Christian Holiness: The Heart of Wesleyan-Holiness Theology.

Diane has offered workshops on preaching at Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy Conferences, and workshops on holiness at several District Assemblies and Pastor’s conferences. She has presented Lectureships on Holiness at Southern Nazarene University and Eastern Nazarene College. In addition Diane has served on the Wesleyan-Holiness Manifesto Project Consortium for the promotion of Holiness, and the Wesleyan-Holiness-Pentecostal Historians Consultation—both of which culminated in books in which she has multiple chapters. She has pastored two churches in Maine and Idaho and was ordained in 1991. Diane lives in Boise, ID with her husband and son, and has served at NNU for 13 years.