FULLER Formation is now FULLER Equip Courses

We’ve changed our name, but everything else is still the same! FULLER Formation is now part of the new FULLER Equip platform and you can find all of the courses you had access to on FULLER Formation now at equip-courses.fuller.edu


Michaela O’Donnell, Paul Matsushima, Jerome Blanco

PhD, Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership | MA, Operations Manager for the Max De Pree Center for Leadership | Communications Writer

Michaela O’Donnell is the executive director of the De Pree Center and an adjunct instructor of Practical Theology and Leadership at Fuller Seminary. She holds an MDiv and PhD from Fuller Seminary.
Michaela’s dissertation, Adopting an Entrepreneurial Posture: Vocational Formation for Changing World of Work is the foundation for De Pree Center’s McNair Foundation funded project, Entrepreneurship, Faith, and Flourishing Initiative.

In addition to her academic work, Michaela is the owner and managing director of Long Winter Media, a vibrant creative agency that helps brands make social impact through multi-media content. Long Winter Media’s roster of clients includes Google, YouTube, NBC Universal, University of Southern California, Presbyterian Church (USA), Fuller Seminary, and many more. Notably, the Oprah Winfrey Network picked up a short film she produced for Oprah’s show Super Soul Sundays. In her various roles, Michaela has coached many women and men in their leadership and entrepreneurial development.

Paul Matsushima joined Fuller Theological Seminary in 2018 as a project manager, and more recently as operations manager, for the Max De Pree Center for Leadership. He holds an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Seminary and a B.A. in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University.

Before Fuller, Paul was the program manager at Kizuna, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a future for the Japanese American community through the development of young leaders. He has also served in various capacities in the Asian American faith community, including AAPI Christians for Social Justice and Gardena Valley Baptist Church. Paul and his wife Monica have a son named Marty and a daughter on the way.

Jerome Blanco is the communications writer and social media strategist at FULLER studio. He holds an MDiv from Fuller (’16) and was previously the editorial coordinator at Fuller’s De Pree Center, where he acted as the editor of the Myths of Vocation series.

Michaela, Paul, Jerome