Join a community of learning, worship, service.


PLTS is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, a culturally vibrant and diverse epicenter of intellectual and social movements.  Our bustling downtown Berkeley campus, closely-knit community, and membership in the Graduate Theological Union provide a unique setting for wrestling with issues of Christian faith.

Berkeley and the Bay Area


Gatherings and events at the PLTS student apartments as well as social activities and student clubs funded by our Student Association, foster connection and community at PLTS.  The entire community gathers on Wednesdays for coffee hour and a worship service with Communion followed by lunch together.   

Student Life and Services



PLTS emphasizes a holistic, intersectional approach to care of students through a network of support services.  A Spiritual Care Team provides pastoral counseling and spiritual direction to students and their families free of charge. Students are encouraged to explore our many resources that support their academic and personal success as they prepare for leadership in ministry. 

PLTS Cares



PLTS is committed to nurturing an environment where each student can thrive.  PLTS is dedicated to promoting pluralism and mutual understanding of identities and cultures among its students, staff, and faculty and to addressing systemic inequities.

Diversity and Equity