School for Ministry Faculty and Staff
The Rev. Dr. Mark Mann
Dean of Studies
In addition to his duties with the School for Ministry, Dr. Mark H. Mann serves as associate professor of theology and Christian ministry and director for the honors scholars program at Point Loma Nazarene University. He is a member of All Souls’, Point Loma where he serves as a lector and chalice bearer and enjoys teaching adult forums. Mark and his wife, Melissa, have four children: Naomi, Nathaniel, Madeleine and Norah.
Director for Formation and Transition
Prior to being ordained in the Episcopal Church, Rev. Laura was a graduate of the University of Iowa (BA, 1987), Iowa State University (MS, 1990) and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University (M.Div. 1993). She has served in parish ministry for almost 25 years, serving churches in the Dioceses of Iowa, Northwest Texas and San Diego. Prior to being Rector of the School for Ministry, Rev. Laura earned her D.Min. from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 2010. She served as vicar of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Carlsbad for 8 years. Rev. Laura takes joy in empowering and encouraging all persons in faith formation. She is married to Jerry, and enjoys reading, walking in nature, and attending live theatre performances.
Director of Theological Field Education & Liturgics I & II
Alex majored in Theology in Rome during Vatican II. His minor was Liturgics. Upon graduation and priestly ordination, for two years he was an Associate in a Latino parish in San Antonio, TX and professor of Dogmatic,Moral and Liturgical Theology for 13 years. As Chair of our Diocesan Liturgical Commission, he organized the ordination ceremony of our third bishop. He and his wife, the Rev. Nancy, have taught Liturgics I and II since the inception of our School for Ministry.
The Rev. Pamela Rieger, Deacon
SFM Liaison to Executive Council & SFM Chaplain
Pam enrolled at SFM in 2013, in the inaugural class. In 2014, she became a postulant to the diaconate. After graduating in 2015, she was ordained as a deacon. Her first assignment was at All Souls’, Point Loma; she now serves St. Dunstan’s, San Diego. She is on the executive council, leads a street church ministry at the Episcopal Church Center on Wednesdays, and works with the Showers of Blessings, which provides hot showers for people without homes.
Alyson role is to fill all inquiries regarding registration, payments and general information; to coordinate classroom needs; and to offer faculty and other administrative support to the school. Alyson also works as the registrar in the bishop’s office. You may call her directly: 619-481-5455.
Dr. David Moseley, PhD
Hebrew Scriptures I & II, New Testament I & II
David Moseley, PhD, teaches religious studies and philosophy at The Bishop’s School, La Jolla, where he also serves as director of global education. He has also been teaching theology and Biblical studies at the University of San Diego as an adjunct faculty member since 1997. Dr. Moseley holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in law, theology and philosophy from Oxford University; and a doctorate in theology from Cambridge University. He is also the theologian-in-residence at St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego, and teaches adult education classes throughout the county.