SFTS Faculty
The people you will meet through the links below are an extraordinary crowd. Among them, you will find powerful preachers, creative scholars, gifted writers and effective practitioners in the arts of ministry. Not only are they interesting, talented, thoughtful, scholarly and dedicated individuals, but in the aggregate they provide extraordinary access to theological education. They personify the SFTS commitment to spiritual formation, critical theological reflection, and the skills and arts of ministry for serving in congregations, the wider church, the classroom, and the public sphere. I invite you to learn more about our faculty by exploring the pages below.

Jana Childers
Dean of the Seminary Vice President for Academic Affairs Professor of Homiletics and Speech Communication




SFTS Faculty
Name Title Phone & Email
Childers, Jana Dean of the Seminary Vice President for Academic Affairs Professor of Homiletics and Speech Communication 415.451.2859  
Choy, Virstan Director of Advanced Pastoral Studies and Associate Professor of Ministry 415.451.2842  
Coote, Polly Associate Professor of Biblical Greek 415.451.2853  
Garrett-Cobbina, Laurie Shaw Family Chair for Clinical Pastoral Education 415.451.2889  
Hawkins, A. Vanessa Interim Director for the Program in Christian Spirituality Instructor in the Program in Christian Spirituality 415.451.2816  
Liebert, Elizabeth Professor of Spiritual Life 415.451.2880  
Love, Gregory Associate Professor of Systematic Theology 415.451.2869  
McDonald, James President of the Seminary
Professor of Faith and Public Life
415.451.2810  
Noel, James H. Eugene Farlough, Jr. Professor of African American Christianity
Professor of American Religion
415.451.2888  
Ocker, Christopher Professor of Church History 415.451.2876  
Park, Eugene Eung-Chun Dana and Dave Dornsife Professor of New Testament 415.451.2881  
Robb, Carol Margaret Dollar Professor of Christian Social Ethics 415.451.2870  
Schellenberg, Annette Associate Professor of Old Testament 415.451.2896  
Sullender, R. Scott Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling 415.451.2867  
Weissenrieder, Annette Associate Professor of New Testament 415.451.2828  


SFTS Research Professors
Name Title Phone & Email
Coote, Robert Senior Research Professor of Hebrew Exegesis and Old Testament 415.451.2860  
Rambo, Lewis Research Professor of Psychology and Religion 415.847.2662  

 
 
 

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