Deepening Faith.

Challenging Minds.

Expanding Hearts.

Energizing Mission.

Where the wisdom of tradition is applied in the innovative context of the West Coast

Associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is the only Lutheran seminary in the western half of the United States. PLTS is a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union, a consortium of 19 seminaries and research centers in partnership with the University of California at Berkeley.

The resulting context in which we work and study is an interfaith and cross-cultural experience. Learn more


Specialized Training for Contemporary Ministry
We offer specialized training in youth and family ministry, cross-cultural ministry, and multi-cultural ministry, as well as the inherent training that comes from studying in the largest theological consortium of its kind in the world. Read more