Forming leaders in mission, discipleship and evangelism to serve God’s ever-changing church.


“Christians today have to invent practices of ministry that meet the world on its own terms with a distinct voice,” says President and Dean W. Mark Richardson. “But invention can only succeed over time if it is borne out of deep and faithful grounding in the Christian tradition. CDSP helps students become the inventors of the church of tomorrow. ” To find out more, watch our video, or come and visit.

The CDSP Distinction

The only Episcopal seminary on the West Coast, CDSP forms leaders called to find new ways to create Christian communities and share God’s love. Through a recently announced partnership with Trinity Church Wall Street and an ongoing dialog with bishops and grassroots leaders, we have focused our degree programs on Christian mission, discipleship, and evangelism and on core leadership skills of contextual awareness, critical reflection, and public conversation; established a popular low-residency degree option for students balancing family obligations or professional responsibilities, and established partnerships that allow us to create distance learning curricula for individual dioceses.


A Rugged Journey Home

by Kathleen Moore ’19 Tim Dyer ’19 already knew a great deal about the power of Christian community before he stepped foot on CDSP’s campus.  

Read More »

Winter CALL Classes

Beginning January 13, CDSP offers a new selection of seven-week online continuing education courses for laypeople and clergy. Winter 2020 classes include: Church History: Wisdom for

Read More »

Upcoming Events

  1. SeeCDSP

    February 26 - February 28
  2. SeeCDSP

    March 11 - March 13
  3. Baccalaureate

    May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. CDSP Commencement 2020

    May 23
  5. General Ordination Exams – Day 1

    January 4, 2021