Ishihara Named New Chaplain

After a nationwide search, Rev. Lisa Ishihara was selected to become the University chaplain for SPU, beginning August 1.

Director of chapel programs at Biola University for the past 10 years, Ishihara has done extensive speaking and teaching, and she recently contributed to a new book, Leading Change Through Diversity in Spiritual Development.

Ishihara is also an ordained clergyperson in the Pacific Coast Japanese Conference of the Free Methodist Church and so, says Provost Jeffrey Van Duzer, “she understands both SPU’s Wesleyan heritage and the changing dynamic of the student body on our campus.” In her new role, Ishihara will lead University Ministries.

Ishihara received a BA from California State University at Fullerton, as well as two master’s degrees from the Talbot School of Theology.

Bo Lim, University chaplain since 2014, will be returning to his faculty role as associate professor of Old Testament in SPU’s School of Theology.

Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018