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 2020

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

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. Leslie Turley

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

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


Canon Peter NgRepresenting the Episcopal Church

Ms. Patti Talbot 

Team Leader, Global 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

 Dr. Swee Hong Lim

Deer Park Associate Professor of Sacred Music at Emmanuel College
At large



Martha Lund Smalley Consultant, Yale Divinity School


Living the Mission