Leadership and Staff
|Fred Plumer, President
After an extensive background in building management, real estate development and restaurant ownership and management, Fred Plumer made a career shift in 1981. He earned his M.Div. degree at the Pacific School of Religion while doing work in an inner city community center. In 1984 Rev. Plumer was called to the Irvine United Congregational Church in Irvine, California to lead a UCC new start church…READ MORE
|Janice Gregory, Vice President
A charter member of The Center for Progressive Christianity, Janice Gregory is a strong proponent of encouraging those who have not sought formal ordination to speak their spiritual truths and of providing sound tools that help individuals and groups test their spiritual assumptions and grow spiritually…READ MORE
|Dan Senter, Secretary
Dan serves as Secretary on the board of PC.org. He is currently the Senior Pastor at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lafayette, CA. For the past 20 years, Dan has been working to manage Christianity’s slow mutation into post modernity. Dan writes, “For the past 20 years, I have been trying to wrap my head and heart around the changing face of Christianity”…READ MORE
|Deshna Ubeda- Project Director, Web Manager
Deshna grew up in an amazing Progressive Christian church, IUCC, in Irvine California as a PK (pastor’s kid) and so was blessed to be involved in a community that was open, educated, innovative, and inclusive. She was involved in the church at many… READ MORE
|Deborah Grady, Administrator
Deborah’s experience and capabilities span the full spectrum of running a small business. As President/CEO of Fitness and Wellness Insurance Agency, she managed a national firm doing $15 Million in sales with 30 employees and 20,000 clients in all 50 states. READ MORE
|Polly Moore- Director of the Liturgy Project
Dr. Polly Mooe is the part-time Director of the Liturgy Project. Polly has remarkable credentials for the task. She has a PhD in mathematics, was the vice president of Genentech Inc, a major biotech firm, and is a recent… READ MORE
|James Rowe Adams
In 1994, James R. Adams founded The Center for Progressive Christianity. Until he retired from parish ministry in 1996, Jim Adams served for nearly thirty years as rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Jim passed away on September 13, 2011 from brain cancer. He was a courageous and wise man. He was an inspiration to uncountable people all over the world. He is greatly missed by us all.
Vicar, St. Faith’s Church, London, U.K. Chair of the Steering Committee, Progressive Christianity Network – Britain.
A former Roman Catholic nun who teaches at Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism in London.
|Marcus J. Borg
Marcus J. Borg is Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. Internationally known in both academic and church circles as a biblical and Jesus scholar, he was Hundere Chair of Religion and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Oregon State University until his retirement in 2007. He is the author of nineteen books…. READ MORE
Jim Burklo is an ordained United Church of Christ pastor who serves as the Associate Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California. He is the author of BIRDLIKE AND BARNLESS: Meditations, Prayers, and Songs for Progressive Christians. Reverend Jim Burklo is the Associate Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California. READ MORE
|Bishop John Shelby Spong
John Shelby Spong, whose books have sold more than a million copies, was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for 24 years before his retirement in 2001. His admirers acclaim him as a teaching bishop who makes contemporary theology accessible to the ordinary layperson — he’s considered the champion of an inclusive faith by many, both inside and outside the Christian church. READ MORE