New dean of theology and seminary
THE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY and Seattle Pacific Seminary welcome the Rev. Dr. Brian Lugioyo as its new dean on July 1. Dean Douglas Strong, who served as the School of Theology and Seminary dean since 2007, will become the Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies.
Lugioyo joins Seattle Pacific from Azusa Pacific University, where he was a professor of theology and ethics at the seminary and the Kern Scholars director. He taught theological anthropology, liturgical theology, 16th century theology, and focused his research on neuroscience and Christian anthropology, the role of liturgy and ethics, and the life of Protestant reformer Martin Bucer.
Prior to APU, Lugioyo was at Michigan’s Spring Arbor University.
An elder in the Free Methodist Church, Lugioyo descended from a family of theologians and Presbyterian ministers. He received his bachelor’s degree from Westmont College; his master’s in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary; and his doctorate from King’s College at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He and his wife, Nicole, have three tweens, ages 8 to 12.
“Dr. Lugioyo brings to Seattle Pacific a deep commitment to, and experience with, both liberal arts and theological education,” said Provost Laura Hartley. “He is anchored in his Wesleyan heritage and attentive to critical issues and needs of the global Christian movement. I look forward to his energy and creativity as he leads our faculty into the next phase of the School of Theology’s history.”