Faculty & Staff

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Dean & Directors

MaryKate Morse

Executive Dean, Portland Seminary

Professor of Leadership and Spiritual Formation

Loren Kerns

Director, Doctoral Programs

Clifford Berger

Associate Director, Doctoral Programs

Jen Macnab

Jen Macnab, MPA

Assistant Director of Academic Engagement, Doctoral Programs


Daniel Brunner

Professor of Christian History and Formation

Lisa Cleath

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Rebecca Jeong

Assistant Professor of Preaching & Intercultural Studies

Leadership Apprenticeships Coordinator

Kurtley  Knight

Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation

Ekaterina Lomperis

Richard B. Parker Assistant Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Thought

Leah Payne

Leah Payne, PhD

Associate Professor of Theology

Melissa  Ramos

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Ekaputra Tupamahu

Assistant Professor of New Testament

Director, Seminary Masters Programs

Randy Woodley

Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture

Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies


Gloria Doherty

Gloria Doherty, MDiv

Director of Digital Learning

Associate Professor

Rachael Fissell

Rachael Fissell

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Mollie Henkelman

Mollie Henkelman

Student and Community Success Coordinator, Masters Programs

Heather Rainey

Program and Operations Coordinator, Doctoral Programs

Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons, MA

Admissions Counselor, Seminary

Trisha Welstad

Trisha Welstad, DMIN

Director, The Pastoral Thriving Initiative

Director, The Leadership Center

Director of Apprenticeships & Chaplaincy