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
|Sara Million- Communications Director
Sara Million has been a member of our organization since May of 2010. Sara graduated Summa Cum Laude from Multnomah University in 1999. However, a Biblical Studies degree from a conservative, evangelical University did not expose her to progressive theology… 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
|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
Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture, Oregon State University, and president of the Association of Anglican Biblical Scholars.
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