Two Unification pastors, both working moms, are newly enrolled as students in the Doctorate in Ministry degree program at UTS, in which students meet in Barrytown for 2 weeks in August and 2 weeks in February, and do the rest of their coursework at home.

UTS opened two big doors for me—one from behind and one in front, and a lot of windows too. I joined the unification family in 1973 just six months away from getting my bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of Utah. After three and a half years of studying in Salt Lake City while on a swimming scholarship I decided to leave school and join the Unification Church. I have never regretted that offering.

Unification Theological Seminary’s trustees share a commitment to excellence in theological and ministerial education.

The full board meets three times yearly. Board members engage in the life of the seminary and their church communities, bringing their personal, spiritual and professional perspectives to strengthen seminary governance.

# Name Position Committees Joined Board Term Expires 
1 Dr. Michael Balcomb Board Chair Executive, Trustees 2012 2016
2 Dr. David J. Billings III   Academic Affairs 2002 2018
3 Mr. James A. Borer, Esqu. Board Secretary Trustees 2002 2018
4 Dr. Anthony J. Guerra  
Academic Affairs,
Strategic Assessment
1996 2016
5 Dr. Michael Jenkins   Finance 2013 2017
6 Mr. Charles Hoover  
Buildings & Grounds,
Strategic Assessment
1998 2017
7 Bishop Ki Hoon Kim     2013 Ex-officio
8 Dr. Richard Panzer  
Executive Advancement,
2010 Ex-officio
9 Mrs. Amy Cuhel-Schuckers  
Academic Affairs,
Strategic Assessment,
2013 2017
10 Dr. Hugh Spurgin Vice-Chair Finance, Executive 1995 2015
11 Dr. Katie Zahedi  
Buildings & Grounds,
2007 2015
12 Mrs. Crescentia DeGoede   Advancement 2014 2018
13 Mr. Franco Famularo  
2014 2018
14 Mr. Dan Fefferman   Advancement 2014 2018
15 Mr. Ernest Patton   Finance 2014 2018

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