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
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:


Mark Moosa
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, retired
Charlotte, NC


Vicki Niebrugge
Leadership Development
Ann Arbor, MI


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

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

Chuck Conniry
President, Western Seminary
Portland, OR

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

Greg Prow
Attorney, retired
Discovery Bay, CA

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

Rex Smith
VP, MSN Operations, retired
Portland, OR

Jim Sweeney
VP, Western Seminary, retired
Wilsonville, OR

Dave Whitaker
President, Venture Church Network
Greenville, Sc