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 2021

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. J. Dorcas Gordon, Chair

Representing the Presbyterian Church in Canada

Rev. Dr. David Esterline, Vice-Chair

President, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
At large

Ms. Tammy Jackson, Secretary

Senior Director, Mission Formation,
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - Global Mission
Representing the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Mr. Norman Donkersloot, Treasurer Vice President of Finance, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI
Dr. Mary Foskett Department for the Study of Religions, Wake Forest University
At large
Rev. Dr. Deenabandhu Manchala

Global Ministries Area Executive, Southern Asia
Representing the United Church of Christ and Christian
Church (Disciples of Christ)

Dr. Allen Yeh
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, Biola University
At large


Rev. Dr. Benjamin  Chan

 Area Director for East and South Asia, American Baptist Church,
Representing the American Baptist Church

Rev. Jaehyoung Choi

Missionary in Residence, General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church
Representing the United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty Senior Director, Theological Education Funds Development
Representing the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Dr. Han-luen Kantzer Komline

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

 Dr. Swee Hong Lim

Deer Park Associate Professor of Sacred Music at Emmanuel College
At large
Canon Peter Ng Representing the Episcopal Church
Rev. Dr. Lester Edwin J. Ruiz
Director of Accreditation and Global Engagement, Association of Theological Schools / The Commission on Accrediting
At large

Ms. Patti Talbot

Team Leader, Global Partnership & Northeast Asia Partnership
Representing the United Church of Canada



Martha Lund Smalley Consultant, Yale Divinity School


Living the Mission