Faculty Directory

Teresa Chávez Sauceda

Director of Advanced Pastoral Studies
Senior Clinical Professor of Ministry

Consortial Faculty
At the GTU since

Teresa Chávez Sauceda believes that the practice of ministry today can be both tremendously challenging and deeply rewarding, calling for new skills, inspired creativity and a deep curiosity about the world in which we live and seek to minister.  She enjoys working at the intersection of the church and the academy, with pastors, chaplains and other religious professionals who come together as scholar practitioners to learn, explore and envision the future of ministry in the 21st century.  Teresa brings her own experience in a variety of ministry settings, including hospice ministry, community ministry with newcomer Latina/o immigrants in the Mission District of San Francisco, and denominational ministry, as Associate for Racial Justice Advocacy in the mission agency of the PCUSA.  She is a member of San Francisco Presbytery and serves as Parish Associate for Community Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg, CA.

Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Graduate Theological Union
MDiv, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
BA, Lewis & Clark College