SFTS Faculty

Faculty Profile

Virstan Choy   
Director of Advanced Pastoral Studies and Associate Professor of Ministry

Biographical Information
Rev. Dr. Virstan Choy returns to SFTS after 12 years to serve as director of Advanced Pastoral Studies and Associate Professor of Ministry. He previously served as director of Field Education and Integrative Studies from 1992-2000. Choy brings nearly four decades of ministry experience to SFTS. He most recently served at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, where he wore many hats during his seven-year stint. He was interim director of the Center for Asian American Ministries and was adjunct faculty in McCormick's Doctor of Ministry and Executive Leadership Certificate programs. Choy also has extensive experience serving in key leadership roles throughout the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including associate executive presbyter for the Presbytery of San Jose and general presbyter of the Presbytery of San Francisco. He designed the General Assembly Office of Vocation's Pastoral Residency Program and has served as a consultant to numerous denominational committees and offices. His service has also included work with the National Council of Churches, World Council of Churches and the Society of St. Sulpice in the Roman Catholic Church.


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Educational Programs

Master of Divinity
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Doctor of Ministry
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105 Seminary Rd
San Anselmo CA, 94960
Phone: 415.451.2800
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