Office of the Dean

Rev. Jana Childers, Ph.D. is a long-time professor of Homiletics and Speech-Communication at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and is in her second term serving as dean, a position she initially held from 2002-2009. Childers earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Childers is an internationally known preacher and popular conference speaker. She was featured on the Chicago PBS show Thirty Good Minutes and the Great Preachers television series. Additionally, Childers has written for, edited, and contributed to many books and articles on the art of preaching, including the award-winning Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on Creative Process.