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

Summer 2022 Covid-19 Updates

For the first time since the pandemic began, CDSP will host the June Intensive on campus.  Please read the summer health and safety guidelines carefully if you will be participating. We will continue to closely monitor the trajectory of the pandemic and will update these protocols as events warrant. 


“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

CDSP students, faculty, and staff gather for Community Night

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.


Kat Olson headshot

Olson, Davidson Join CDSP Faculty

Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) has hired two new faculty members. Dr. Katrina (“Kat”) Olson will serve as visiting assistant professor of homiletics and pastoral theology, and Dent Davidson will serve as

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