Mary is a bridge builder, chaplain and educator. As an urbanologist, she regularly leads Los Angeles urban immersions and Downtown LA city walks. Mary loves cities, in particular Los Angeles (L.A.), where she calls home. She holds four degrees: D.Min. (Bakke Graduate University), M.Div. (Fuller Theological Seminary), M.A. (Regent College), B.A. (San Diego State University). Mary is an affiliate professor with Fuller Theological Seminary's School of Mission and Theology and an adjunct professor and doctoral dissertation supervisor with Bakke Graduate University. From 2016-2019 she was faculty with Azusa Pacific University's MA Transformational Urban Leadership. Mary is a contributing author (chapter) to the book God's Mission in the Cities of the Bible. Mary has served as a law enforcement chaplain since 2001, is a police chaplain trainer and an ordained pastor (with over 20 years of pastoral experience). She is the Co-President of Cities Together and she previously worked as the Co-Director of City Net as well as previously served as a board member with Central City Community Outreach in DTLA/Skid Row and CCDA (Christian Community Development Association).
DMin Transformational Leadership, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA
MDiv Cross-Cultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
MA Theological Studies, Regent College, Vancouver, BC
BA Political Science, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA