There are many schools that can offer you a great education. DSF also offers regular mentoring opportunities from a diverse group of mentors who understand the challenges of education, life and ministry.

Mentors help facilitate vocational discernment and work with ministry students on issues of pastoral identity and formation. They connect students with ministry resources, and advise Ph.D. students on how their work in academia can serve the mission of the Church.

Claremont Mentors

Rev. Jo Ann Bynum
Director of Student Life

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Rev. Dr. José Morales Jr. 
Director of Pastoral Formation

In his own words >

Northern California Mentors

Rev. Clarence Johnson 
Director of Pastoral Formation

In his own words >

Rev. Laura Jean Torgerson 
Director of Education and Mission

In her own words >

Iliff Mentor

Rev. Dr. Eric Smith
Director of Pastoral Formation

In his own words >

Seattle Mentor

Rev. Kara Markell  
Director of Pastoral Formation

In her own words >

Interim President/CMS Director

Rev. Belva Brown Jordan  
Interim DSF President

In her own words >

In his own words >

Rev. Xosé G. Escamilla 
Director of DSF's Certificate/Diploma in Ministry Studies (CMS/DMS)

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Disciples Seminary Foundation works with five partner seminaries on the West Coast to provide excellent education, mentoring, networking, and financial support for people preparing to lead in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ.

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Disciples Seminary Foundation - Celebrating 60 Years of Education, Ministry, and Service!