PSR is guided by a Board of Trustees that has ultimate responsibility for the school's leadership and direction. In consultation with the faculty and administration, the Board sets broad academic policies, exercises financial oversight, and bears final responsibility for PSR's funding and growth. Our Board is graced by up to 21 committed leaders of diverse churches, businesses and community organizations who generously give of their time and resources to support PSR in its preparation of leaders for historic and emerging faith communities.

For more complete information about individual trustees, see our password-protected Trustee Directory. Please note that access to the directory is limited to members of the PSR community.


  • Julien Phillips (Chair)
    Co-founder, Partners in School Innovation and Ashoka, San Mateo, CA
  • Morris (Moe) R. Wright (Treasurer)
    President, BBI Construction, Oakland, CA
  • Pat de Jong (At-Large Member)
    Senior Minister, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


  • Stan Barkey
  • Jon Berquist, ex officio member
    President, Disciples Seminary Foundation, Claremont, CA
  • ML Daniel
    Attorney, Seattle, WA
  • Darnell Fennell
    Student trustee
  • Yvette Flunder
    Senior pastor, City of Refuge United Church of Christ, San Francisco, CA
  • Lynne Hinton
    Pastor, St. Paul's UCC, Albuquerque, NM
  • Linda Jaramillo
    Executive Minister, Justice and Witness, United Church of Christ, Cleveland, OH
  • Kuei Jung (KJ) Li
  • Connie K.Y. Fong Mitchell
    Executive Director, The Institute of Human Services, Inc. , Kaneohe, HI
  • Robert “Bo” Phillips
    Attorney, San Francisco, CA
  • Stephen Sterner
    President, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
  • Robert J. Stumpf, Jr.
    Attorney, San Francisco, CA
  • Stanley Watson
    Vice President and Director, Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Oakland, CA

Emeriti Trustees

  • Wilbur W. Y. Choy
    Retired United Methodist Church bishop, Tacoma, WA
  • Tom Clarke
    Retired financial analyst, La Selva Beach, CA
  • Wayne F. Edwards
    Management consultant, Edwards Associates, Austin, TX
  • Beth C. McCaffrey
    Community leader, Greenbrae, CA
  • John T. Packard
    Advisory managing director, Weiss, Peck and Greer, Menlo Park, CA
  • Carol Folsom Toney
    Community leader, Aptos, CA