The Foundation for Theological Education
in Southeast Asia


Executive Director office:

140 West Highland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 247-2458


The FTESEA Board of Trustees as of January 2018

Executive Director

Dr. H.S. Wilson Prior to his ministry with FTESEA, Dr. Wilson was H. George Anderson Professor of Mission and Cultures at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

Executive Committee

Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, Chair

President, Claremont School of Theology
At large

Rev. Dr. J. Dorcas Gordon, Vice-Chair

Associate Professor of Biblical Interpretation & Preaching, Knox College, Toronto
Representing the Presbyterian Church in Canada

Rev. Dr. Lester Edwin Ruiz, Secretary

Senior Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation, Association of Theological Schools
At large

Mr. Norman Donkersloot, Treasurer Vice President of Finance, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI
Ms. Tammy Jackson Director for International Leadership Development
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - Global Mission
Representing the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Dr. Kwok Pui Lan

Visiting Professor, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
At large

Rev. Leslie Turley Area Director for Southeast Asia and Japan, ABCUSA
Representing the American Baptist Churches in the USA


Rev. Dr. David Esterline President, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
At large
Rev. Dr. Deenabandhu Manchala International Leaders Program of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Representing the United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ
Canon Peter Ng Representing the Episcopal Church

Ms. Patti Talbot 

Team Leader, Church in Partnership/Northeast Asia Partnership
Representing the United Church of Canada
Rev. Juan  Sarmiento Associate Director for Mission, The Outreach Foundation
Representing the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Dr. Allen Yeh

Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies & Missiology, Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University
At large

Rev. Jerome Sahabandhu


Mission Theologian in Residence, the General Board of Global Ministries
Representing the United Methodist Church

Dr. Han-luen Kantzer Komline

Assistant Professor of Church History and Theology at Western Theological Seminary 
Representing the Reformed Church in America



Martha Lund Smalley Special Collections consultant, Yale Divinity Library


Living the Mission