Dr. Dominique Sotelo

Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • B.A. Psychology – Willamette University
  • M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy – George Fox University
  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision – Oregon State University

Dr. Sotelo comes from a diverse background covering 22 years of work in Juvenile Justice, 15 years operating a private mental health counseling practice in Salem, and 10 years as an instructor in the counseling programs at both George Fox University and Bushnell University.

In 2019, his work with incarcerated youth was recognized by Oregon Youth Authority, who awarded him their “Director’s Award” for his positive human development approach with at-risk youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.

Dominique has called Salem home for over 40 years. He married his wife Angela in 2000, and together they share the joy of raising two sons, Jaebin and Conrad. The Sotelos are a self-described “busy sports family,” with Domonique and his wife enjoying watching their two sons play sports year-round. He also enjoys coaching local sports teams, traveling, and exploring the great outdoors.

“I chose Corban because the University’s mission, ‘to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.’ Our world needs Christians ‘who understand the times and know what to do,’ as 1 Chronicles 12:32 tells us. Equipping Christian counselors is a responsibility that I hold in high regard, and I am grateful that the Lord provided the opportunity at Corban for me to help equip the next generations of professional helpers.”