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Neal Presa

Neal D. Presa

Affiliate Associate Professor of Preaching

BA, University of California, Davis
Graduate Studies in Theology, Westminster Seminary California
MPhil, Drew University)
MPS, Missouri State University, expected 2024
Graduate Certificate in Project Management, Missouri State University)
MDiv, San Francisco Theological Seminary
ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D, Drew University


The Rev. Prof. Dr. Neal D. Presa is a Filipino American Pacific Islander pastor theologian, liturgist, and ecumenist having served in local congregational, academic, ecclesiastical, and global ecumenical conciliar settings for over two decades. His research and publication agenda connects pastoral ministry, liturgical theology, homiletical theory, ecumenics, and Asian American studies. He is the author/editor of nine books and nearly 100 essays, book chapters, and book reviews including the forthcoming Worship, Justice and Joy (2023) as part of the Worship and Witness series and Ascension Theology and Habakkuk (2018) as part of The Asian Christianity in Diaspora series.


Worship, Justice, and Joy: a Liturgical Pilgrimage (2023)
Ascension Theology and Habakkuk: Reformed Ecclesiology in Filipino American Perspective (2018)
“Between Memory and Hope: Filipino American/AAPI Communities and the Leitourgia for Justice, Belonging, and Identity” in Confronting Racial Justice: Theory and Praxis for the Church, eds. G. Heistand/J. Lawrence (2022)