Praying for Chuck Conniry, President

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 working with and for the church to equip men and women 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
President Chuck Conniry, PhD

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:


Vicki Niebrugge
Leadership Development
Ann Arbor, MI


Scott Reavely
Lead Pastor, New Life Church
West Linn, OR


Steve Austin
Managing Partner, Swenson Advisors
Solana Beach, CA


Jim Sweeney
VP, Western Seminary, retired
Wilsonville, OR


Wing-Kit Chung
VP, Portland Community College, retired
Portland, OR

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

Chuck Conniry
President, Western Seminary
Portland, OR

Linda Miller
Semi-Retired Executive Coach
The Ken Blanchard Companies
Tempe, AZ

Eric Moore
Pastor, Tree of Life Bible Fellowship
Professor, Moody Bible Institute
Redford, MI

Greg Prow
Attorney, retired
Discovery Bay, CA

Taylor Turkington
Director, Bible Equipping
Portland, OR

Dave Whitaker
President, Venture Church Network
Greenville, SC

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

Wayland Wong
Business owner/operator, retired
Los Angeles, CA

Our Executive Leadership Team

President of Western Seminary

Chuck Conniry

VP of Academics and Dean of Faculty
Josh Mathews
VP of Advancement

Robert Jones

VP of Church Mission and Strategy

Dan Kimball

VP of Operations and Support Services

Keane Collins

VP of Finance and Business / CFO

Jonathan Gibson