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Commencement 2012

The May 10 ceremonies at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary's Chapel of the Cross recognized 62 graduates who completed their degrees in Fall 2011 or Spring 2012. Thirty-six students graduated with a Master of Arts degree, five received a Master of Arts with a concentration in Biblical Languages, and twenty-one received the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Recent Student Work


Kang Hack Lee, Christian Spiritual Direction for a Confucian Culture: A Korean Perspective

Jung Eun Sophia Park, A Hermeneutics of Dislocation as Experience: A Resource for Asian American Spirituality

Julia D.E. Prinz, “Self-Implicating Biblical Spirituality”: Johann Baptist Metz and Dorothee Sölle at the Interface of Biblical Hermeneutics and Christian Spirituality

Thomas West (OFM)

Thomas WestFranciscan School of Theology
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology

At GTU since 1995

William R. O'Neill (SJ)

William R. O'NeillJesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Associate Professor of Social Ethics
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1988

Mary E. McGann (RSCJ)

Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University
Adjunct Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1996

Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union 1996
M.A. University of Notre Dame 1980
M.A. LaSalle University 1974
B.Mus. Manhattanville College 1965

Bryan Kromholtz

KromholtzDominican School of Philosophy and Theology
Assistant Professor of Theology

Core Doctoral Faculty Member


At GTU since 2008

S.T.D., University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 2008
M.A., Theol., GTU, 2000
M.Div., DSPT, 2000


Jennifer Wilkins Davidson

Jennifer Wilkins DavidsonAmerican Baptist Seminary of the West
Associate Professor of Theology and Worship and Director of Chapel

At GTU since 2007

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 2011
M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, 2003
B.A., Eastern University, 1991

W. Mark Richardson

Church Divinity School of the PacificMark Richardson Pic
President and Dean

At GTU since 2010

 Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 1991
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
B.A., University of Oregon

Phone: 510/204-0733

Moses Penumaka

Pacific Lutheran Theological SeminaryMoses Penumaka Pic
Director, Theological Education for Emerging Ministries [TEEM]


At GTU since 2008

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