Meet Our Faculty

Core Faculty

Alicia Vargas, Ph.D.

Dean of PLTS; Associate Professor of Multicultural and Contextual Studies

Adam F. Braun, Ph.D.

Lecturer in New Testament and Theology

Julián González, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Katy Grindberg, M.A.

Rev. Katy Grindberg, Director of Contextual Education and Lecturer

Sheryl Johnson, PhD

Visiting Lecturer in Ethics

Cynthia Diane Moe-Lobeda, Ph.D.

Professor of Theological and Social Ethics

Moses Paul Peter Penumaka, Th.D.

Director, Theological Education for Emerging Ministries [TEEM]

Kirsi I. Stjerna, Ph.D.

First Lutheran, Los Angeles/Southwest California Synod Professor of Lutheran History and Theology

Leslie Veen, D.Min.

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Adjunct Faculty
GTU Faculty

PLTS students take a wide range of courses from faculty members of the Graduate Theological Union and its member schools and centers.

GTU Core-Doctoral and Consortial Faculty

Emeriti Faculty
  • Michael Aune
    Professor Emeritus of Liturgical and Historical Studies
  • David Balch
    Professor Emeritus of New Testament
  • Everett Roy Kalin
    Christ Seminary-Seminex Professor Emeritus of New Testament
  • Ted Peters
    Distinguished Research Professor of Systematic Theology
  • Walter Gary Pence, Ph.D.
    Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology
  • Walter Martin Stuhr
    Professor Emeritus of Ethics
  • Edmond Yee
    Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies