Graduate Theological Union

Virstan Choy

San Francisco Theological Seminary
Director of Advanced Pastoral Studies and Associate Professor of Ministry

At GTU since 2012

D.Min., San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1995
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1974
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1971

Phone: 415/451-2842
E-mail: vchoy@sfts.edu

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Congregational and organizational leadership
  • Asian American ministry
  • Church conflict management
  • Dismantling institutional racism

Selected Publications

  • "From Surgery to Acupuncture:  An Alternative Approach to Managing Church Conflict from an Asian American Perspective." In Conflict Management in Congregations.  Bethesda: Alban Institute, 2000
  • “Justice Advocacy:  A Strategy of Shamelessness.”  Church & Society, vol. 89, no. 1 (September/October, 1998)
  • "Decision-Making and Conflict in the Congregation."  In People on the Way:  Asian North Americans Discovering Christ, Culture, and Community. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1996

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