Bradford S. Berky, M.Div.

Assistant Professor of Urban Studies
(415) 931-2460

Office Location

Westmont San Francisco

Clunie House, 301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94117


With over twenty years with Westmont in San Francisco, Brad is the Director and Professor of Urban Practicum and the Faith, Ethics and Vocational Formation seminar. He was a student the program and has been a faculty member since 1990, thus providing him with a unique depth of insight and experience around what makes a semester in San Francisco so transformative.  Brad holds a B.A. in Political Studies from Gordon College; an M.Div. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and has completed four years of a Ph.D. in Social Ethics at the Graduate Theological Union.  Prior to joining the program, he lived and worked with intentional Christian community located in a low-income neighborhood of Oakland, CA where he served as a youth worker and later as program director of its Central American mission-development agency.  He lived in El Salvador and Guatemala during these years following earlier stints as a prison chaplain, campus minister and coffee shop barista.

Brad enjoys the arts, the outdoors, cross-cultural encounters and most of all working with college age young adults.  He also spends a fair bit of time these days keeping up with his teenage son who is a sports nut to the core as well as connecting with close, long-time friends.  His other passions include the integration of faith and social justice, racial/ethnic reconciliation and holistic spiritual formation.  Good food, good music and a good laugh likewise sustain him.  In working with the program, Brad thrives on seeing how students discover themselves, the world and God in renewed ways and the privilege of journeying with them in this process. Brad has led a Mayterm Course in SF, Thailand, and Cambodia regarding Human Trafficking and served as Faculty Director of Westmont in Mexico in Fall 2010.