SFTS Board of Directors

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The University of Redlands Board of Trustees has created a governing body to provide spiritual and ecclesiastical leadership to San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS). In this bicameral system of governance, the U of R Board of Trustees maintains authority over facilities and budget, while the SFTS Board of Directors presides over matters related to the church.

Founded in 1871 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) [PCUSA], SFTS operates on the belief that religion—and specifically Christian faith—should inspire everyone to be a positive force for good in the world. The seminary values dialogue and engagement with other religions and faith traditions, and is a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union.

Members of the SFTS Board of Directors

  • Rev. Laurie Garrett-Cobbina, PhD, Dean of the Seminary, Director of the Shaw Chaplaincy Institute
  • Bradley A. Berg, Chief Operating & Financial Officer, Delta Dental of Washington

  • Rev. Dr. Yong Kyu Kang, Senior Pastor, Hanshin Presbyterian Church, Republic of Korea
  • The Rev. Joey Lee ’85, Chair
    Executive Presbyter, San Jose Presbytery, Cameron House, San Francisco; First Chinese Presbyterian Church of New York; University of California, Berkeley

  • The Rev. Michael Livingston, Interim Senior Minister, Riverside Church, New York; International Council of Community Churches; National Council of Churches, President 2006-07

  • Rev. Dr. Paul Nazarian ’84, Pastor, Northwoods Presbyterian Church, Houston; PCUSA teaching elder, 1984

  • The Rev. Dr. Bear Ride ‘78, ’91, Ride Family Foundation, Director; inter-faith and queer activist; PCUSA teaching elder, 1979