Pastor Glovioell Rowland is cochair of the joint steering committee of the California Department of Health Services' California Nutrition Network. A five-year recipient of a faith outreach grant from the California Department of Health Services, she directs a "Body & Soul" program coalition of churches that provide health outreach to African American families in their churches and communities. A national trainer for the "Body & Soul" program, which is an initiative of the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; she also chairs the program's clergy review panel at the National Cancer Institute.
As a former assistant professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and a postdoctoral research fellow at University of California-Los Angeles, Pastor Rowland helped write state legislation on child-abuse prevention. She is a member of the California Dialogue on Cancer's health disparities team, a joint venture with the Center for Disease Control, American Cancer Society and the California Department of Health Services. In 2005, Pastor Rowland was selected as a member of the advisory committee for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Pastor Rowland received a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Boston University. A licensed and ordained minister, she serves as assistant pastor and pastor of health at the Pasadena Church of God.