Alumni/ae News

Claremont School of Theology President Pained and Disappointed by UMC Judicial Council Ruling

Dear Friends, Like many of you, I have been waiting anxiously for the Judicial Council’s decision on the election of our first openly gay United Methodist bishop, Bishop Karen Oliveto. Having been at the hearing on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, I wasn’t sure how the Judicial Council would rule on the matter. Unfortunately, I am [...]

April 29th, 2017|Alumni/ae News, CST in The World, News|0 Comments

Alumnae Profile: Creating Understanding

Samantha Lynne Gupta, CST ’14 -- a candidate for ministry in the Unitarian Universalist tradition and social justice leader in Los Angeles -- and Rev. AJ Bush, CST ’15 -- a UMC pastor in Gillette, Wyoming -- recently combined their joint interest in breaking down racial barriers by creating #RuralRaceDialogue. The duo is committed to supporting [...]

April 6th, 2017|Alumni/ae News, CST in The World, News|0 Comments

Advent Season for our Alumni/ae:

Recent Grads Reflect Pastor Stephanie Rice ’15 serves the United Methodist Church of La Mirada, CA. How is advent celebrated at your church? We celebrate Advent every Sunday in our worship through singing, scripture reading, and candle lighting. What is your favorite part of the season? My favorite part of the Advent season is [...]

December 20th, 2016|Alumni/ae News|0 Comments

CST Alum Brings Out 300 People for Interfaith Solidarity March

As we shared earlier in the month, Claremont School of Theology alum Dr. L. Arik Greenberg, M.A. ’95, who is Founder and President of the Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice, has been busy organizing In the Path of Abraham: An Interfaith March in Solidarity with our Muslim Brothers and Sisters. The event, which [...]

March 24th, 2016|Alumni/ae News, News|0 Comments

CST Alum Organizes Interfaith March in Los Angeles

Claremont School of Theology alum Dr. L. Arik Greenberg, M.A. ’95, who is Founder and President of the Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice, has been busy these past months. Through the Institute, he has been organizing In the Path of Abraham: An Interfaith March in Solidarity with our Muslim Brothers and Sisters, an [...]

March 4th, 2016|Alumni/ae News, News|0 Comments

Mark Bollwinkel, Pastor, Potter, Alum & Trustee, Leads Chapel Service

Mark S. Bollwinkel, who is also the Pastor of Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, led Claremont School of Theology’s Community Chapel service on Tuesday, February 23rd. Unlike most preachers who stand behind a pulpit, however, he preached while sitting at a pottery wheel, forming clay into sculpted vessels as he spoke. Bollwinkel talked [...]

March 2nd, 2016|Alumni/ae News, News|0 Comments

Patrick Reyes, Ph.D. ‘15 Appointed to Key Post at Forum for Theological Exploration

Claremont School of Theology is proud to share that CST alum Dr. Patrick Reyes, who earned his doctorate and Master of Arts from CST, has been appointed at the Director for Doctoral Initiatives for the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). Reyes will be responsible for managing the fellowship program for doctoral students, relationship building and [...]

February 17th, 2016|Alumni/ae News, News|0 Comments

Alum Addresses Queerness in Religion from an Intersex Perspective

“Bodies are diverse. That’s the takeaway.” That was one of the first things Dr. Adam Ackley MA ‘91 said as he began his talk on “Queerness in Religions/Religious Studies from an Intersex Perspective” on Tuesday, December 8th at CST. The event was hosted by CST’s Sexuality and Gender Collaborative and the Center for Sexuality, Gender [...]

December 14th, 2015|Alumni/ae News, News|0 Comments