Pacific School of Religion Executive Team

Our Executive Team

From our President

Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy serves as President of Pacific School of Religion. A committed pastor, a nationally recognized immigration leader, and a sought after speaker, Vásquez-Levy leads at the intersection of faith, higher education, and social change. Vásquez-Levy regularly contributes a faith perspective to the national conversation on immigration and is the author of various publications that explore migration stories in sacred texts and in people’s lives.

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July 6, 2017

President David Vásquez-Levy Preaches at United Church of Christ General Synod

Pacific School of Religion President David Vásquez-Levy preached at the United Church of Christ General Synod this July 3rd. Watch the video here!
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January 30, 2017

No Hate, No Fear: PSR President David Vásquez-Levy Responds to Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

“No hate, no fear! Refugees are welcome here,” chanted the growing crowd at JFK Airport on Saturday, January 28. They gathered—“out of nowhere” according to a New York Times report—in…
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November 14, 2016

Resisting the Power of Fear

Dear Pacific School of Religion community, As we have reflected on the founding of PSR 150 years ago, I have often made reference to the tensions that framed the context into…
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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.



Emeriti/ae 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

Emeriti/ae, Adjuncts, and Visiting Professors

Emeriti/ae Faculty

  • Joseph Driskill
  • Karen Lebacqz
  • Fumitaka Matsuoka
  • William McKinney
  • Lynn Nell Rhodes
  • Roy I. Sano
  • Choan-Seng Song
  • Archie Smith, Jr.
  • David S. Steward
  • Mary Tolbert

Admissions | Facilities | IT Support | Marketing & Communications | Registrar

Allen, Derene
Interim Executive Director, Ignite Institute
Visiting Instructor in Social Enterprise and Innovation 
510/849-8216 |

Brody, Aaron
Robert and Kathryn Riddell Professor of Bible and Archaeology
Director of the Badè Museum
510/849-8224 |

Burns, Erin
Marketing and Communications Director
510/849-8222 |

Dyonzak, Terry
Director of Facilities
510/849-8254 |

Fennema, Sharon
Assistant Professor of Christian Worship
Director of Certificate in Sexuality and Religion
Director of Worship Life
510/849-8933 |

Gall, Jen
Executive Assistant to the President
510/849-8241 |

Gilliam, Grace
Associate Director of Community Engaged Learning
510/849-8238 /

Gonzalez, Marco
Assistant Facilities Technician

Jefferson, Ann
Director of Community Life and Spiritual Care
510/849-8257 |

Johnson, Jay
Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture
Director of Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change (CSSC) and Master of Arts in Social Transformation (MAST)
510/849-8235 |

Lawrence, James F.
Dean of the Swedenborgian House of Studies
Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Historical Studies
510/849-8232 |

Lee, Joung Chul 
Visiting Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Education, and Spiritual Formation 
Director of the Asian and Pacific Islander Initiative

Maxon, Andy
510/849-8282 |

McSpadden, Lucia A.
Coordinator, International Student Support
510/849-8250 |

Miller, Scott
Cook II
510/849-8282 |

Newton, Christy 
Interim Director of Community Engaged Learning
Instructor in the Practice of Ministry
510/849-8261 |

O’Leary, Patrick
Chief Business Officer
510/849-8274 |

Perea, Robert
Media Coordinator, Room Scheduling, and Receptionist 
510/849-8218 |

Radzins, Inese
Associate Professor of Theology
510/849-8932 |

Reed, Lyndsey – interim Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Registrar: Tara Weekes
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Registrar
510/849-8285 | |

Roman, Alex
Facilities Technician – Mechanical Trades
510/849-8276 |

Sano, Roy
Professor Emeritus of Theology and Pacific and Asian American Ministries
510/635-7916 |

Schlager, Bernard
Executive Director, Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion
Associate Professor of Cultural and Historical Studies
510/849-8278 |

Schroeder, Rossitza
Associate Professor of Arts and Religion
Deputy Accreditation Liaison Officer
510/849-8277 |

Scott, Wanda
Chief Advancement Officer

Stringfellow, Roland
Director of Umoja Project & Coordinator of the African-American Roundtable, Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion
510/849-8934 |

Sommerville, Janice
Program Coordinator, Theological Education for Leadership
510/849-8284 |

Taylor, Leslie Carole
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions
510/849-8253 |

Vásquez-Levy, David
510/849-8223 |

Walker, Randi J.
Professor of Church History
Doctor of Ministry Program Director
510/849-8221 |

Weekes, Tara 
Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Registrar
510/849-8285 |