Charlene Jin Lee, Ph.D.

Graduate School of Theology

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Ph.D. Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, 2007

Ed.M. Harvard University, 1998

B.A., University of California, 1996


Marin Campus


Charlene Jin Lee is a practical theologian whose work centers on identity, voice, and context in spiritual formation. Attending to the middle space between reflection and action, Jin Lee  engages learning praxis that engender integrity in theological claims grounded in lived-experience and public witness. She is a community advocate involved with equitable housing solutions and workforce development for underserved populations. A member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she is a mentor for RISE Together National Mentorship Network of Women of Color in Ministry.

Jin Lee served as Assistant Professor of Christian Education and Director of Student Formation at San Francisco Theological Seminary and Lecturer in Spirituality and Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. She has taught in the SFTS Doctor of Ministry program since 2011.


Courses Taught

Pastor as Person

Self, Other, and Community

Teaching as Leadership

Psychology, Spirituality, and Transformation

God and the Human Experience

In Search of a Way: Faith, Culture, and Society

Introduction to Ministry

Introduction to Contextual Theologies

Religious Education Theories and Practice

Art of Theological Reflection

Politics of Protest in Ecclesial Context