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Welcome to Western Seminary

Welcome to Western Seminary

Dear Students,

We are pleased that you have chosen to be a part of the Western Seminary community!

We believe this time in your life is an opportunity for you to learn; not simply to know more about the Bible and theology, though that will certainly occur; however, we believe the curriculum at Western Seminary is designed to transform your heart. We want you to learn more about what Gospel-Centered transformation looks like in your own life as you also seek to promote such transformation in those around you through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our desire is for you to engage with the Western Seminary community in your own formation process, and that of others, as God is transforming all of us into the likeness of His Son. Indeed, our relationship to Him is the foundation of our community.

As part of your formation, we provide several resources for you that can be found in this handbook. We have information and guidelines for our community related to the academic process in and outside the classroom, planning for your education, expectations for interacting with other members of the community, and services we provide at each location. We made sure to provide contact information for the people who may best be able to serve you during your time as a student. Please feel free to reach out so we can both help you and get to know you better.

Again, we are glad that you are part of this community and are pleased that you have joined us in this journey together.

Together for Him,
Your Student Services Team

Meet Our Dean of Students

Get in Touch

Bekah Buchterkirchen
Bekah Buchterkirchen
Dean of Students
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503.517.1910
Lindsay McKinnon
Lindsay McKinnon
Director of Student Services (Sacramento)
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916.488.3720 x312
Andy Peloquin
Andy Peloquin
Director of Student Development
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503.517.1815
Williana Purnama
Williana Purnama
Director of Student Services (San Jose)
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408.356.6889 x405