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William Selig Profile PictureAdjunct Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry

- D.Min., Unification Theological Seminary
- Diploma, R.E., Unification Theological Seminary
- B.A., University of Maryland


Dr. William P. Selig is a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) and has worked as a hospice volunteer and hospital chaplain in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia and California. He serves as a Seonghwa advisor to the FFWPU Blessing Family Ministry.

theodore shimmyo profile smlProfessor Emeritus of Theology

- Ph.D. in Theology, Drew University
- M.Phil. in Theology, Drew University
- Dipl. R.E., Unification Theological Seminary
- B.S. in Nuclear Engineering, U. of Tokyo


Dr. Theodore Shimmyo is exceedingly knowledgeable of Christian theology, even in its intricate areas such as Trinity and Christology. And yet he does not teach theology merely as doctrine or dogma. With much passion, he relates it to our real lives, thereby encouraging us to bring God back to us.

Ward, Thomas J profileProfessor of Peace and Development

- D.Ed. De La Salle University
- M.R.E. Unification Theological Seminary
- M.A. California State University
- D.S. University of Paris-Sorbonne
- B.A. University of Notre Dame


Thomas J. Ward serves as President of Unification Theological Seminary and Professor of Peace and Development Studies. Prior to his current role, he served for eighteen years as Dean of the University of Bridgeport's College of Public and International Affairs where he taught graduate courses on Culture and Development, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Political and Economic Integration.

lester williams profile smlAdjunct Assistant Professor of Religious Education

- D.Min. Drew University, Madison, NJ
- M.R.E. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
- B.A. Secondary English Education, Xavier University , New Orleans.


Bishop Lester L. Williams is a native Alabamian and was called to the pastorate of the Community Church of Christ of Jamaica, New York in 1988 where he currently serves as the Senior Pastor. He is a public speaker, community activist, writer, and carries other titles too numerous to name.  He is married to Shirley Graham and has three daughters.

andrew wilson profile smlProfessor of Scriptural Studies

Director of Scriptural Research

- Ph.D., Harvard University
- M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
- Dipl. R.E., Unification Theological Seminary
- B.A., Harvard University


Dr. Andrew Wilson’s approach to Scriptural Studies is theological and ecumenical. He challenges students to become interpreters of the Bible who can infuse it with new life for today’s believers and seekers of truth. Dr. Wilson is a prolific scholar, whose books and papers cover diverse topics ranging from religion and peace to character education to the theory of the spirit world.

Kathy Winings 3 profile sml
Professor of Religious Education

- EdD ,Teachers College, Columbia University
- M. Div., Unification Theological Seminary
- B.A., Fordham University


Rev. Kathy Winings, EdD, began teaching at UTS in 1989 and served as the Dean of Campus for UTS’ New York City Extension Center having worked there since its inception in August 2000. Together with faculty and staff, she expanded UTS’ influence throughout the greater metropolitan area of New York through the creation of various institutes and programs, setting UTS on the path of becoming a premiere seminary for effective urban ministry.

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