The Rev. Jane Soyster Gould


Theologian in Residence/ Coordinator, Summer Seminarian Fellowship



The Rev. Jane Soyster Gould is our Theologian in Residence and Coordinator of our Summer Seminarian Fellowship. She recently retired as Rector of St. Luke’s/San Lucas Episcopal Church in Long Beach, Calif.

Prior to joining St. Luke’s/San Lucas, Rev. Gould led two Massachusetts Mill City parishes and coordinated the Technology & Culture Forum at MIT as well as serving MIT as Episcopal Chaplain. She represented the Diocese of Massachusetts six times as a Deputy to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

Community engagement is central to Rev. Gould’s ministry. She has more than 30 years of involvement in faith-based organizing, having served on local, state and national boards in the Faith in Action Network. She has also been Board President for a 128-unit elder housing building and an $80,000,000 community health center.

Rev. Gould is a graduate of Stanford University, and a Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellow. She and her husband, John, are parents of Gardner and Sam, and grandparents of 2-year-old Wilder and 8-month-old Desmond.