Deepening Faith.

Challenging Minds.

Expanding Hearts.

Energizing Mission.

Find COVID-19 updates here


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


A Strong Sense of Lutheran Identity
PLTS was founded to meet the needs of Lutheran congregations of the Western U.S. While attentive to rapidly changing cultural settings, we have always been strongest when we remember that we exist to serve our churches in their mission. Read more