Theresa Edy-Kiene, Executive Director for the Thrive Center, has been named Vice President of Strategic Planning and Change Management in the President’s Office for Fuller Seminary. In this role, Theresa will help lead Fuller in its development of a new seminary-wide strategy and transition to Pomona. Theresa will also continue to direct the Thrive Center for Human Development. “I’m excited to be a part of the senior leadership team during this time of significant transition for Fuller,” Theresa said. “In addition, this new experience will enhance my ability to contribute to the Thrive Center for Human Development.”
“Theresa has brought an exceptional level of gifts and expertise to the Thrive Center, and now she will share those gifts with the wider Fuller community,” said President Mark Labberton. “Her capacity and depth of experience in strategic planning and in change management directly fits this vitally important position, and I am thrilled and grateful for her partnership.”
Theresa came to Fuller in March 2017 after a long career as a television executive who developed and produced such hit shows as The X-Files for Fox Broadcasting Company and Six Feet Under for HBO. The call to bring healthier food options to children and their families further led Theresa to build two organic food companies. She also sits on the board of the Human Trafficking Legal Network and chairs the water committee for the California Small Business Association. Theresa is a volunteer chaplain to incarcerated youth and is certified by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to teach in youth ministry, adult and family faith formation, and volunteers her time to facilitate training sessions on the prevention of sexual abuse against children and vulnerable adults.
Theresa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alliant University, San Diego. She has also completed a certificate course from the Bible Institute at Loyola Marymount University, and in April she will make her final promises to become a Paulist Associate.