Executive Director of the Newbigin House of Studies
Scot Sherman is the Executive Director of the Newbigin House of Studies, a center for graduate theological education and spiritual formation based in San Francisco. He co-founded the Newbigin Fellowship for Faith, Peace and Justice in 2010, a nine-month theological formation program exploring the spiritual, public and missional dimensions of the Christian life. He hosts the speaker series Conversations for the Common Good, public conversations with writers, artists and thought leaders focused on issues that divide and ideals that bring people together. He leads the Church Innovation and Renewal Initiative at Newbigin House, supporting congregational renewal through research, teaching and consulting. Scot co-hosts the annual Lesslie Newbigin Summer Institute held at Cambridge University, and co-curates the Newbigin Resources website, an online database of works by and about Lesslie Newbigin, a joint project of Newbigin House USA and the Newbigin Centre, Cambridge, UK. He has taught courses in systematic theology, historical theology, ecumenical theology, the theology of mission, homiletics, and church planting. Prior to coming to San Francisco, Scot served as pastor in New York City for eight years and Atlanta for seven years. He is currently serving as a transitional deacon and candidate for the priesthood in the Episcopal Church.
Scot lives with his wife, Catherine, and they have four sons. He loves opera, detective fiction, playing the piano, and goes wine tasting as often as possible.
Ph.D., University of Wales
Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary
M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
B.A., Mercer University