Advisory Board

PLTS is governed by the Board of Regents of California Lutheran University, who meets four times per year to evaluate, discuss, and impact positive change within the University to further its mission and strategic plan. The university is also led by the Convocation, who serves as link between the University, the Church and the greater community. It is made up of members of the five Synods of Region II of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, faculty, students, the University president, and members-at-large. The Convocation meets once annually, typically in the fall, to conduct official business and elect the University's Board of Regents.

PLTS has an Advisory Board composed of a maximum of 25 members, some of whom are elected from each synod in ELCA Regions I and II, and some of whom are appointed by the Churchwide Vocation & Education Unit. All board members serve 6-year terms, renewable once. Efforts are made to build board equity and diversity around gender, ethnicity and lay and rostered persons. The Advisory Board makes recommendations about PLTS to the leadership of California Lutheran University.

Current Members of the Advisory Board

Mrs. Twila Burdick, Vice Chair   Grand Canyon Synod

Pr. Anne Carlson   Vocation and Education Unit

Kathleen Elliott Chillison  Southwest California Synod

Gladys Chow Southwest California Synod

Doug Cook   Rocky Mountain Synod

Mrs. Kathy Dean   Sierra Pacific Synod

Rev. Ruben Duran   Vocation and Education Unit

Greg Egertson   Sierra Pacific Synod

Pastor Frank Espegren   Sierra Pacific Synod

Bishop Murray Finck   Pacifica Synod

Rev. Susan Halvor   Alaska Synod

Pr. Christine Holler-Dinsmore   Montana Synod

David Knapp   Oregon Synod

Ms. Carol McDivitt   Rocky Mountain Synod

David Nagler   Pacifica Synod

Ms. Debra Papageorge   Southwest California Synod

Larry D. Pihl   Northwest Washington Synod

Trevor Sandison   SW Washington Synod

The Hon. Evan Sperline, Secretary   Eastern Washington Idaho

Bishop Steve Talmage, Chair   Grand Canyon Synod

Dr. Paul Tillquist   Vocation and Education Unit

Bishop Brian Kirby Unti   Northwest Washington Synod