In Response to Charlottesville Terrorism, We Call for Collaboration for Justice

SFTS denounces and opposes white supremacy in all of its many forms, and particularly the violence and terrorism that the world has witnessed in Charlottesville this weekend.

SFTS Unequivocally Reaffirms Commitment to Full Inclusion of Transgender Persons

In response to the Trump administration’s continuing attacks on the transgender community, San Francisco Theological Seminary unequivocally reaffirms its commitment to the full inclusion of transgender persons in the life of the seminary community and in service in the world.

Seminary Awarded Kaiser Permanente Grant; Helps Launch New Mental Healthcare Program

The Center for Innovation in Ministry at San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) announced the launch of Project Trust, an exploratory initiative aiming to help bridge the faith community with mental health care providers.   Kaiser Permanente Northern California is supporting the program through a grant provided to the Alexander Montgomery Foundation.

Worship Design Expert, Marcia McFee, Joins SFTS Faculty

Marcia McFee, Ph.D., professor, author, preacher, ritual artist, and creator of Worship Design Studio, has joined SFTS as Ford Fellow.

From Conflict to Communion: Professor Ocker Presents at the Vatican, 500 Years After the Reformation

Professor Chris Ocker recently presented at the Vatican, on the topic of “Financial Interests and the Secularization of Church Property,” 500 years after the Reformation.

SFTS Gathers to Celebrate the Class of 2017!

The Faculty, staff, current students, family, and friends gathered last Saturday, May 20, to celebrate the accomplishments and hard work of the Class of 2017.

Rev. Sarah Stephens Receives Distinguished Alumna Award

1985 Alumna Rev. Sarah Stephens’ career in human rights advocacy and combatting human trafficking has taken her from the United States to serve around the world. This weekend, she receives SFTS’ Distinguished Alumna award at Commencement.

Peacekeeping in the City: Congregations Responding to Gun Violence

How do communities of faith engage the issue of gun violence? Find out at our upcoming seminar, Peacemaking in the City: Churches Responding to Gun Violence.

June Preview Days at SFTS: Experience SFTS!

We invite you to be our guest and visit our campus June 21-23, 2017 for June Preview Days! Part academic seminar, part spiritual retreat, this event will introduce you to our robust academic programs and reflective, inclusive community.

SFTS Welcomes Walter Collins as VP of Advancement

San Anselmo, CA – San Francisco Theological Seminary is pleased to welcome Walter Collins as the Vice President for Advancement. Walter’s recent experience is from the Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA, where he has served as the Vice President of Advancement, Alumni Relations and Asset Management for the past four years, working closely with Dr. Heather Knight, the first African American woman to serve as a president of a Seventh Day Adventist college or university. Walter brings more than 18 years of fundraising experience in a variety of positions. Prior to his service at Pacific Union College, he was executive director of the California Symphony Orchestra in Walnut Creek; president and CEO of United Way of the Wine Country in Santa Rosa; and marketing director and then executive director of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra in Southern California. In each of these positions, he has a solid record of notable achievements.

Walter holds a BA in Political Science and Theory with minors in music and astrophysics from UC Berkeley. As a person of faith, Walter is excited to work at SFTS and shares our passion for spirituality, social justice and innovation. As you might guess from his resume, he is also a musician with a deep love for classical music. Walter is bilingual, speaking Spanish and English. His father was born in Chile; his mother in Guatemala. He attended a Seventh Day Adventist high school in southern California where he was class valedictorian, football quarterback, and very active in musical activities. He and his wife, Amy, have three young children.