Teaching Faculty

Moses Paul Peter Penumaka

Moses Penumaka serves on the faculty at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran University. He has been serving as the Director of Theological Education for Emerging Ministers at PLTS of California Lutheran University since 2008. He graduated with my Doctor of Theology degree at Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA in 2006. He worked with Ted Peters, Jane Strohl, Rosemary Radford Ruether and Surjit Singh on my dissertation on Communicatio Idiomatum and ahum Brahmasmi, a comparative study on Martin Luther’s and Adhi Shankara’s understanding of the nature of God. He was a mission developer for South Asian Ministry in Fremont, California before joining the faculty as assistant professor of Contextual Theology and Director of TEEM. He was born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh in India and served as an ordained pastor for the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church in India for three year, as the national general secretary for the Student Christian Movement of India affiliated to World Student Christian Federation for six years, and as Director for the GTU Asia Project for three years. Moses has a rich experience in teaching and administration. His areas of teaching are Systematic Theology with a focus on Christology, theology from the margins, and Asian and Oceanic cultural and faith traditions, religion and interfaith studies.

  • August 19 - August 22
    • Theology and Bible Study


      Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
      Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.