Adult Sunday School
After Worship in Fellowship Hall

Taught by Dr. Rodger Nishioka

Presbyterian roots emerged with the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago in Switzerland. Traveling through France, the Netherlands, England and Scotland to America and beyond, we have a rich history and an important story to share. Together, we will explore our history, some key theological tenets, and our current practices.


Sept. 10 - Presbyterian 101: History

Sept. 17- Presbyterian 101: Church and Theology

Sept. 24 - Presbyterian 101: Practices


About Dr. Rodger Nishioka

Dr. Rodger Nishioka is senior associate and director of Adult Educational Ministries of Village Presbyterian Church. Born in Honolulu and raised in Seattle at the Japanese Presbyterian Church, Rodger is the son of a retired Presbyterian minister. He is one of the most sought-after and inspiring preachers in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  Rodger taught at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta for 15 years before coming to Village Presbyterian Church in March 2016. At Columbia Seminary, he taught pastors to be teachers and leaders in the church’s educational ministry, specializing in particular on youth and young adult ministry.  

Prior to teaching at Columbia Theological Seminary, Rodger was the national coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1986-1999) and taught English and Social Sciences at Curtis Junior High School (1983-1986).  Rodger received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Social and Cultural Foundations of Education from Georgia State University. He earned his Master of Arts in Theological Studies with an emphasis in biblical studies and theology) from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in English with Minor in History and a Teaching Certificate for Secondary Education (Grades 6-12).