Board elects four new members

May 21, 2010

At its May 2010 meeting, Pacific School of Religion’s Board of Trustees elected four new members. Three will serve for three years; the student trustee will serve for two years.

Patricia de Jong has been senior minister of First Congregational Church in Berkeley since 1994. She is ordained in the United Church of Christ and has served on several national church and local community boards. Before coming to Berkeley, she served as minister of education for Christian discipleship at the Riverside Church in New York City (1984-88) and as senior minister at the Urbandale United Church of Christ in Des Moines, IA (1988-94). She earned MDiv/MA degrees at PSR in 1978.


Penny Nixon is senior minister of the Congregational Church of San Mateo. She earlier served as campus minister at Columbia University and San Francisco State and as a social justice community foundation director and board president. She was co-pastor (1996-2000) and senior minister (2000-2006) at Metropolitan Community Church in San Francisco. She is currently a campus pastor for the PSR community.


Robert Stumpf is a partner with the law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in San Francisco where he specializes in business litigation at the trial and appellate level. He lives in the Montclair district of Oakland and is a member of the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, where he has served as chair of the adult education committee, as a member of the long-range planning committee, and on the church council.


Staci Imes, a second-year MDiv candidate, will serve as the student representative to the Board of Trustees.