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 2017

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

Principal, Knox College, Toronto
Representing the Presbyterian Church in Canada

Ms. Rebecca Asedillo, Secretary

Representing the United Methodist Church

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. Dr. Lester Edwin Ruiz Senior Director, Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation, Association of Theological Schools
At large


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
Dr. Joseph Tai Wai Kaung 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

Mrs. Leslie Turley


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

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 Librarian, Yale Divinity Library


Living the Mission