Tod Bolsinger, PhD
Vice President and Chief of Leadership Formation
Tod Bolsinger joined Fuller Seminary in 2014 as vice president for vocation and formation and assistant professor of practical theology. He transitioned to vice president and chief of the leadership formation platform in 2017. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1993, Dr. Bolsinger served as senior pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian Church from 1997 to 2014. Prior to that he was associate pastor of discipleship and spiritual formation at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood.
Holding both an MDiv and a PhD in Theology from Fuller Seminary, Bolsinger taught graduate-level classes in theology for 14 years at Fuller’s regional campus in Orange County prior to joining the seminary's regular faculty. He has extensive experience in church and nonprofit consulting and executive coaching, and he blogs on church and leadership formation. His faculty role at Fuller includes team-teaching the Practices in Vocational Formation class that all theology and intercultural studies master’s-degree students take to begin their course of study, teaching leadership classes, and a Leading Change cohort for DMin students
Bolsinger is the author of three books, including Outreach Magazine’s Leadership Resource of the year, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory and the Christianity Today Award of Merit Winner It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the Community of God Transforms Lives. Bolsinger has also written about building community in a virtual world in the book The New Media Frontier: Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting for Christ.