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

Rebecca Jeong

Assistant Professor of Preaching & Intercultural Studies

Kurtley  Knight

Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation

Ekaterina Lomperis

Richard B. Parker Assistant Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Thought

Jeney Park-Hearn

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Formation

Leah Payne

Leah Payne, PhD

Associate Professor of American Religious History

Melissa  Ramos

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

Ekaputra Tupamahu

Assistant Professor of New Testament

Director, Seminary Masters Programs


Rachael Fissell

Rachael Fissell

Executive Assistant to the Executive 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, Institute for Pastoral & Congregational Thriving

Director, Leadership Center