Meister Eckhart Divinity School

An Educational Institute For Ministry, Personal Growth And Religious Degree Or Certificate Programs







Faculty Members


(MOST. REV.) MAR MELCHIZEDEK, MDIV, PHD 

Interim Dean, School President

PROFESSOR OF CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

MAR MELCHIZEDEK COMPLETED SECONDARY AND MOST OF TERTIARY SCHOOLING IN EUROPE. HE STUDIED PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY IN A DIOCESAN CATHOLIC SEMINARY AND MAJORED IN LATIN AND CLASSICAL GREEK BEFORE COMPLETING HIS THEOLOGICAL POST-GRADUATE STUDIES. LATER ON, HE EARNED HIS DOCTORATE IN HELLENIC (GREEK) LITERATURE AT MSTG UNIVERSITY IN ATHENS, GREECE.  -  MAR MELCHIZEDEK  HAS TAUGHT AT AN ORTHODOX THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL AS PROFESSOR AND DOCTORAL MENTOR FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES BEFORE BECOMING PART OF MEISTER ECKHART DIVINITY SCHOOL.

​PROF. MELCHIZEDEK HAS ALSO BEEN AN EASTERN ORTHODOX CLERGYMAN FOR OVER 35 YEARS.  


ALEXANDER CIURANA, BTH, MTS, MATS, PHD (CAND.)

PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

ALEX CIURANA BEGAN HIS FORMAL RELIGIOUS TRAINING IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON, COMPLETING UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AT HALO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY AND A MASTER'S DEGREE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES AT FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SEMINARY.  AT THE INSTITUTE OF TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY (NOW SOFIA UNIVERSITY), HE EXPLORED THE EXCITING NEXUS BETWEEN MODERN PSYCHOLOGY AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION. ALEX IS CURRENTLY A DOCTORAL CANDIDATE AT SOFIA UNIVERSITY.  HIS DISSERTATION IS TITLED, "MONOTHEISM AND PHILOTHEISM: AN EXAMINATION OF TWO FORMATIVE PSYCHOSPIRITUAL ORIENTATIONS". 

JIM JACKSON, BA, MS, DD

PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

JIM HOLDS A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, CA, AND A MASTER'S DEGREE IN PROGRAM MANAGEMENT FROM TEXAS A&M, KILLIAN, TX. FURTHERMORE, HE HOLDS A DIVINITY DEGREE FROM ST. ELIAS SCHOOL OF ORTHODOX THEOLOGY, SEWARD, NE.

JIM IS STILL VERY CURIOUS ABOUT LIFE AND EAGER TO LEARN. HE IS A CARING PERSON WHO LOVES HIS FELLOW HUMAN BEING.

JUDY QUITORIANO, LicTh, DD

PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

JUDY QUITORIANO IS AN EDUCATOR AND ARTIST WHO LIVES IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.  SHE RECEIVED HER LICENTIATE IN THEOLOGY AND HER DOCTORATE OF DIVINITY AT ST. ELIAS SCHOOL OF ORTHODOX THEOLOGY.  JUDY ALSO HOLDS A PASTORAL COUNSELING CERTIFICATE AND HAS WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED SEVERAL BOOKS.

JUDY LOVES TO CONTINUE THE LEGACY OF HER FATHER BY TEACHING APPLIED THEOLOGY.


(RT. REV.) JACK CUNNINGHAM, OSM, MPA, BS

PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

FR. JACK HOLDS A BACHELOR’S DEGREE FROM CITY COLLEGE AND A MASTER’S DEGREE FROM CITY UNIVERSITY.  HE IS A MEMBER OF THE MONASTIC ORDER OF ST. MICHAEL. JACK CUNNINGHAM IS A RETIRED CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATOR. HE FIRST BECAME AN EPISCOPAL COMMISSIONED MISSIONARY IN 2010, WAS ORDAINED AS A PRIEST IN 2011 AND THEN A BISHOP IN 2013 IN THE OF THE CELTIC CATHOLIC CHURCH, USA. HE SERVES AS A VOLUNTEER CHAPLAIN AT LEGACY SALMON CREEK MEDICAL CENTER AND AT COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE. FR. JACK IS CURRENTLY A DOCTORAL CANDIDATE AT OUR DIVINITY SCHOOL.

(REV.) WILLIAM P. MILLS, ThD., ThDLS , DPh.RS., BCC

PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

BILL HOLDS BACHELOR'S DEGREES IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY FROM SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY AND DOCTORATES IN THEOLOGY, PHYSICAL AND THEOLOGICAL LEGAL STUDIES FROM MEISTER ECKHART DIVINITY SCHOOL. HE IS THE DIRECTOR OF ALL SCIENCE LEADS TO GOD, AND PRESIDENT OF THE MILLS ETERNAL FAMILY TRUST, A NON-PROFIT 501 C-3 CHARITY, WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROMOTE CHRISTIAN UNITY THROUGH EDUCATION, APOLOGETICS AND ECUMENICAL OUTREACH.

PROF. MILLS IS A GRADUATE OF THE INSTITUTE OF CLINICAL PASTORAL TRAINING AND IS A BOARD-CERTIFIED CHAPLAIN WHO SERVES AT FOUR TEACHING HOSPITALS IN THE GREATER OMAHA, NEBRASKA, AREA. HE IS ALSO ACTIVE IN CHURCH MINISTRY, MENTORING AND EDUCATION.


DAVID MORGAN, PHD

PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

DR. MORGAN HAS MULTIPLE MASTERS' DEGREES IN BIBLICAL HISTORY, LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. HE RECEIVED HIS DOCTORATE IN HEBREW BIBLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN, UK. HE SPENDS HIS TIME WITH BIBLE TRANSLATION WORK, WRITING, EDITING PROJECTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY. IN ADDITION, HE MAKES TIME TO MENTOR STUDENTS AND ENCOURAGES THEM TO ENJOY KINGDOM LIFE AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE COMMON GOOD.


(MOST REV.) TONY SCUDERI, MA, DD, MDIV, DMIN,PSYD

PROF.. SCUDERI HAS EARNED A DOCTORATE IN PSYCHOLOGY, DOCTOR OF MINISTRY AND DOCTOR OF DIVINITY. HE HOLDS MASTER’S DEGREES IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY AND DIVINITY, AS WELL AS A BACHELOR’S DEGREE OF SCIENCE IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING AND AN ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE IN CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION.


TONY SCUDERI IS LICENSED IN ADDITION TREATMENT BOTH IN CALIFORNIA AND INTERNATIONALLY THROUGH THE IC&RC CREDENTIALING BOARD. ADDITIONALLY, HE IS A CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPIST, A CERTIFIED ADDICTIONS LIFE COACH AND A CERTIFIED RELATIONSHIP LIFE COACH FROM THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR HYPNOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY CENTER, NEW YORK.


PROF. SCUDERI IS APOSTOLIC NUNCIO AND METROPOLITAN ARCHBISHOP OF CALIFORNIA.