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 2019

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

Representing the Presbyterian Church in Canada
Rev. Dr. Lester Edwin Ruiz, Secretary

Director, Accreditation & Global Engagement
Association of Theological Schools
At large

Mr. Norman Donkersloot, Treasurer Vice President of Finance, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI
Ms. Tammy Jackson Director, International Leaders Program,
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - Global Mission
Representing the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Rev. Dr. David Esterline

President, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
At large

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


Canon Peter NgRepresenting the Episcopal Church
Rev. Dr. Deenabandhu Manchala Global Ministries Area Executive, Southern Asia, United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Representing the United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ

Ms. Patti Talbot 

Team Leader, Church in Partnership/Northeast Asia Partnership
Representing the United Church of Canada
Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty
Senior Director, Theological Education Funds Development
Representing the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Dr. Allen Yeh

Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, Biola University
At large

Rev. Dr. Jerome Sahabandhu


General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church
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
Dr. Mary FoskettDepartment for the Study of Religions, Wake Forest University
At large



Martha Lund Smalley Special Collections consultant, Yale Divinity Library


Living the Mission