Portland Seminary is proud to partner with these organizations:

Renovaré Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation

Renovaré, is a Christian nonprofit founded by Richard J. Foster, an alumna of George Fox College. Renovaré models, resources, and advocates fullness of life with God experienced, by grace, through the spiritual practices of Jesus and of the historical Church.

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Christian in commitment, ecumenical in breadth, and international in scope, Renovaré helps people in becoming more like Jesus.

Renovaré publishes print and online resources, including books, articles, messages and podcasts. Retreats, spiritual formation groups, and educational initiatives like the two-year Renovaré Institute provide community and experience where that knowledge can move from head to heart.

To learn more about Renovaré Institute, contact Justine Olawsky.

Vineyard Institute (VI)

Vineyard Institute seeks to equip and develop Christian leaders to serve at all levels of the church within the global Vineyard community by providing them with meaningful theological resources that are available in a format that fits their calling and their lifestyles.

Focused on Kingdom Theology, VI trains on
  • VI LogoChurch leadership
  • Missions
  • Church planting
  • Evangelism

Vineyard Institute courses are designed to ready students for culturally-relevant ministry. 

To learn more about the Vineyard Institute, Jason Clark at

The Pacific Evangelical School of Ministry

Pacific Evangelical School of Ministry (PESM) exists to inspire, equip and engage ministry leaders from fifty-three churches throughout Oregon and Washington. 

PESM LogoPESM aims to equip its students to serve with Biblical faithfulness, spiritual transformation, evangelistic conviction, relational connectedness and a focus on the local church.

The Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Church is one of seven U.S. regional conferences of the Evangelical Church. The Pacific Conference manages PESM in addition to providing other resources which invest in and support local churches.

To learn more, contact Ryan Thorson at

The Leadership Center

The Leadership Center is a network empowering new leaders and helping to grow ministries through internships, mentoring, equipping and scholarships.

The Leadership Center

Identifying and training new leaders is essential to growing ministries throughout Oregon and beyond. We are committed to transforming leadership through:

  • Creating Internships for students
  • Providing Mentorship as leaders develop
  • Offering Scholarships for current/future leaders
  • Ongoing Equipping for pastors Invest in developing leaders for the future of the church

To learn more about The Leadership Center, contact the director, Trisha Welstad.

The Friends Center

The Friends Center at Portland Seminary is a program supported by the Friends denomination with goals of educating, training, mentoring and equipping those who have been called to leadership in the Friends Church in the Northwest and beyond.

The Friends Center

In addition to supporting the regular degree programs of the seminary with Friends-specific courses, the center provides seminar, workshop, conference, and individual-study courses for Friends students as well as leaders already serving in local congregations.  The director is available on the seminary campus to informally mentor and consult with students and to gather Friends students together for worship, reflection on their course work, and the chance to dialogue with one another about ministry in the local church.