Admissions Leadership

Our Leadership

Our Leadership

"Western Seminary is committed to gospel-centered transformation. For us, that is not a marketing slogan; it is a life-embracing conviction, which is shared by every member of the Western Seminary staff, administration, and faculty. It has been said, 'Theology that is not in service to the church is idolatry.' In its best form, a seminary exists to support the life and work of the church. Our mission statement says, 'Western Seminary serves as a catalyst and resource for spiritual transformation by providing, with and for the church, advanced training for strategic ministry roles.' I emphasize the phrase, 'with and for the church,' because it highlights the fact that our existence as a school is rooted in the church and our ongoing relationship with it. I am blessed to serve a seminary that serves the church!".

Yours in Christ’s service,

Chuck Conniry Signature

Chuck Conniry
Chuck Conniry
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Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees draws together godly men and women from a variety of industries and backgrounds to offer ongoing wisdom, accountability, and oversight to the seminary's operation. Current Board members include:


Gary Combs
Managing Director & Vice Chairman, Campbell Global
Lake Oswego, OR


Mark Moosa
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, retired
Charlotte, NC


Ken Wilmot
Branch Manager, LPL Seasons Financial
Happy Valley, OR


Wayland Wong
CEO, and
Fullerton, CA

Steve Austin
Managing Partner, Swenson Advisors
Solana Beach, CA

Chuck Conniry
President, Western Seminary
Portland, OR

Rebecca Lee
Attorney, Retired
Boise, ID

Linda Miller
Global Coaching Liasion, The Ken Blanchard Companies 
Phoenix, AZ

Eric Moore
Pastor, Tree of Life Bible Fellowship
Redford, MI

Vicki Niebrugge
Leadership Development
Ann Arbor, MI

Lu Nguyen
Attorney & Anglican Priest
Roseville, CA

Greg Prow
Attorney, retired
Discovery Bay, CA

Rex Smith
VP, MSN Operations, retired
Portland, OR

Jim Sweeney
VP, Western Seminary, retired
Wilsonville, OR

Dave Whitaker
President, CB America