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2020 Disciples Seminary Foundation Board of Trustees


Executive Committee:


Rev. Marilyn Fiddmont

Vice President, Southwest Zone for Christian Church Foundation


Rev. Dr. Douglas Wirt

Co-Regional Minister, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oregon and Southwest Idaho


To be named at upcoming board meeting.



Rev. Dr. Robert Welsh

Former President of the Council on Christian Unity


At-Large Member:

Rev. Dr. Lisa Tunstall

Speech/Language Pathologist - Los Angeles Unified School District, Associate Pastor at McCarty Memorial Christian Church. 

Development Committee Chair: 

Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren 

Retired Regional Minister (Northern California-Northern Nevada region)

Education Committee Chair:

Rev. Dr. LaTaunya M. (Toni) Bynum 

Regional Minister, Northern California-Northern Nevada region


Rev. Dr. Robert M. Bock 

Pastor, First Christian Church, North Hollywood, CA

Rev. Sadie Cullumber

Pastor, Harbor Christian Church in Newport Beach, CA.

Rev. Salesa Fa'alau 

Pastor, First Samoan Congregational Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Sacramento

Dr. Richard Follett 

Retired professor of English from Pierce College in Woodland Hills


Mary Gomez

Lay Leader, Casa de Oracion, San Diego, CA


Rev. Michelle Harris-Gloyer 

Associate Pastor, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Orange, CA

Kathryn Ioannides 

Retired lawyer and a certified financial planner

Rev. Sandy Messick 

Transitional Regional Minister for the Northern Lights Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


Rev. Pedro Ramos Goycolea 

Pastor at Desert Dove Christian Church in Tucson, Arizona


Rev. Richie Sanchez 

Regional Minister and President-CEO for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Pacific Southwest Region


Rev. Darryl E. Searuggs 

Airline pilot and Regional Reconciliation Minister (Central Rocky Mountain Region)

Rev. Dr. R. Larry Snow 

Retired Pastor

Rev. Lori Tapia

National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


Ann Willard

Layperson from Chalice Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


Rev. Felix Villanueva 

Conference Minister for the Southern California-Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan

President of Claremont School of Theology at Willamette University and Professor of Hebrew Bible and Asian-American Hermeneutics

Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy

President of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California

Chair, Rev. Marilyn Fiddmont

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