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 UC Berkeley.

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

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Signs Along the Way

November 5-7, 2022
PLTS campus in Berkeley, CA

Deciding whether seminary education is right for you? Join us for Signs Along the Way, a weekend discernment retreat at PLTS.

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Check out this video tour to get a feel for our campus, student housing, and surrounding neighborhood.

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On the Cutting Edge of Theological Education
Working in collaboration with a number of ELCA groups, we’ve designed a new curriculum to combine the resources of traditional Lutheran theology with the skills needed for ministry in God’s world today. Read more