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

Important Updates in Response to COVID-19

Note: On June 29, the Board of Trustees approved a fall re-opening of residential programming at CDSP. Classes will be taught both in-person and remotely. Read more details and updates here.


“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.


Upcoming Events

  1. General Ordination Exams – Day 1

    January 4, 2021
  2. General Ordination Exams – Day 2

    January 5, 2021
  3. General Ordination Exams – Day 3

    January 7, 2021