Alumni/ae News

Congratulations to This Year’s CST Distinguished Alumni/ae

Congratulations to this year’s Distinguished Alumni/ae Award honorees. We are proud of the love and justice each of our alumni/ae expresses in the world. Indeed, graduates of CST are the embodiment of hope in a world rife with division. For our Distinguished Alumni/ae Award, we seek nominations from alumni/ae, faculty, and staff to find people [...]

2019-05-07T22:40:22+00:00May 7th, 2019|Alumni/ae News, News|0 Comments

An Uncommon Collaboration

Usually CST’s Distinguished Alumni/ae Award honors one person. But Rev. Al Lopez (MDiv,’15), Rev. Nora Jacob (MDiv,’14), and Rev. Stephen Yorba Patten (MDiv,’16) are not living out their ministries in the usual way. All three were recently ordained as Disciples of Christ clergy, working toward ministerial partner standing in the United Church of Christ (UCC), [...]

2019-05-07T22:18:50+00:00May 7th, 2019|Alumni/ae News, News|0 Comments

Living into the Brand Promise

Rev. Steve Horswill-Johnston is a four-time Emmy-winning communications executive who serves as the Chief Communications Officer for Discipleship Ministries, an international agency of The United Methodist Church. Based in Nashville, Steve developed the official brand promise of The United Methodist Church: “Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors,” as well as created and produced “Chuck Knows [...]

2019-05-07T22:38:28+00:00May 7th, 2019|Alumni/ae News, News|0 Comments

A Call for Heretics and Edge-Dwellers

Rev. Dr. Dottie Escobedo-Frank grew up on the mission-field in Nogales, Arizona and Mexico and has devoted her life to community. Serving as a social worker for 15 years, then as an ordained deacon, and currently as an elder in The United Methodist Church, Dottie works tirelessly to lead the church into new life. She [...]

2019-05-14T17:21:25+00:00May 7th, 2019|Alumni/ae News, News|0 Comments

MDiv Alumnae Start Racial Justice Organizing in Rural Communities

CST alumnae Samantha Wilson, ’14, and AJ Bush, ’15, are pastors who, concerned by increasing violence in their communities, wondered about the best way to have conversations about racial justice—particularly in small, white, rural communities. From that question, Rural Race Dialogue was born. Rural Race Dialogue is a workshop designed by Reverends Bush and Wilson [...]

2019-03-19T16:23:56+00:00March 15th, 2019|Alumni/ae News, News|0 Comments

Alumni/ae Gathering Planned for May

All CST alumni/ae are invited for a special gathering in Claremont on May 20 and 21, 2019. Monday, May 20: AlumNite: A CST Reunion at the Claremont DoubleTree Hotel. Cocktail party, 5:00 p.m. Dinner, at 6:30 p.m. featuring the Rev. Neil Tadken, ’04, as our keynote speaker RSVP by Monday May 6, to register visit: [...]

2019-04-02T16:42:38+00:00March 15th, 2019|Alumni/ae News, News|0 Comments

Distinguished Alumni/ae Award Nominations Sought

Each year our Alumni/ae Council (with the help of Alumni/ae and friends) honors two exceptional CST Alumni/ae with the Distinguished Alumni/ae Award. Help us celebrate the accomplishments of our Alumni/ae Community by completing the nominations form here on or before February 15, 2019. Do you know an alumnus/a who is living the mission and values of [...]

2018-12-07T00:04:02+00:00October 17th, 2018|Alumni/ae News, CST Happenings, News|0 Comments

Bishop Swenson meets the Pope

Photo credit: Albin Hillert/WCC As one of the leaders of the World Council of Churches, CST Distinguished Alumna Bishop Mary Ann Swenson met Pope Francis at the WCC Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, in commemoration of the WCC’s 70th anniversary. Bishop Swenson serves as the WCC’s Central Committee co-vice moderator and was part of [...]

2018-08-20T17:51:54+00:00August 16th, 2018|Alumni/ae News, CST in The World, News|0 Comments

Students, Alumni/ae, Faculty, and Staff Joined National March for Our Lives

Many CST students, alumni/ae, faculty, and staff took to the streets on Saturday, March 24 joining in the National March for Our Lives led by our nation’s youth as they call for an end to gun violence and the enactment of sensible gun laws. Some took the stage as speakers in major cities, others organized [...]

2018-04-13T15:05:13+00:00April 9th, 2018|Alumni/ae News, CST in The World, News|0 Comments

Professor Coleman Named as One of Sojourners 10 Christian Women to Watch in 2018

#CSTProfessors Last month, Sojourners told us what we already know: Rev. Dr. Monica Coleman is a woman to watch! Sojourners, a publication dedicated to the relationship between faith and politics, social justice, and peace, named Dr. Coleman one of ten Christian women to watch in 2018. Every International Women’s Day, Sojourners publishes a list of women [...]

2018-04-16T18:10:16+00:00April 9th, 2018|Alumni/ae News, CST in The World, News|0 Comments