Rev. Brian Stein-Webber
Appointed to PLTS Staff

Pastor Brian Stein-Webber

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev. Brian Stein-Webber as the new Director of Seminary Relations.


"Pastor Stein-Webber is deeply rooted in the Lutheran Church in the West. He understands our context and resonates with our mission," said PLTS President Phyllis Anderson. "He brings to this position the ability to nurture relationships that translate into financial support for the seminary. He also brings the accumulated respect and trust of colleagues and friends from his years of faithful service in this synod and in the seminary itself. As we explore a deeper connection with California Lutheran University, it is a gift to have Pastor Stein-Webber among us as a distinguished graduate of both institutions."


Rev. Stein-Webber is a 1984 graduate of PLTS. His earlier calls were to Mount of Olives Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Arizona; Christ Lutheran Church in Long Beach, California, Trinity Lutheran Church in Alameda, California, and the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County. From 1995 to 2000, he served on the admissions and development staff of PLTS. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, the Rev. Mary Stein-Webber (MDiv 1984). They have two children.


Brian wrote, "Ever since Mary and I were students at PLTS, continuing through our years of ministry, and especially when I earlier served at PLTS in recruitment and development, I have retained a fondness for the institution and a dedication to its important mission, as well as a love for the people associated with the place."


Brian will assume his responsibilities here on July 1. He succeeds Joel Wudel, vice president for seminary relations, who is marrying next month and moving to Boise, Idaho, where he will begin a new position as regional director with the ELCA's Mission Investment Fund.