Office of the President

  • Office of the President
    (510) 559-2731
  • Phyllis Anderson, President
  • Gretchen McDonald, Executive Assistant to the President

It is a great privilege to serve as President of PLTS as we respond to the need for faithful and creative leaders in the church and the world. It is a new day at PLTS! Together with an outstanding administration, faculty and staff, we are forging a strong identity for PLTS as Abundant, Bold, and Connected!

The Office of the President is charged with responsibility for:

  • lifting up the vision of the seminary and leading the whole community toward that vision;
  • providing oversight for the management of the seminary in terms of its people, resources, and relationships;
  • creating a welcoming community;
  • giving leadership, energy, and enthusiasm to the task of raising funds for the seminary;
  • chairing the faculty and providing academic leadership among the community of scholars and teachers;
  • advocating for strong, collaborative relationships with PLTS’ constituencies and partners in the Graduate Theological Union and the Western Mission Cluster.

President Phyllis Anderson