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

Important Updates in Response to COVID-19

Reopening Plan

Based on new data, current government orders, and the advice of health experts, we plan to offer January Intersession and begin Spring Semester remotely, with all courses and worship continuing online. Read more details and updates here.

Fall 2020 Course Modalities

Residential classes will begin in remote synchronous mode in Fall 2020.


“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.


Upcoming Events

  1. Formation Week

    October 26 - October 30
  2. Thanksgiving Break

    November 26 - November 27
  3. Admissions Info Session

    December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Fall 2020 Semester Ends

    December 18
  5. General Ordination Exams – Day 1

    January 4, 2021