Hi! My name is Karen Leslie Hernandez. I’m working on my Doctor of Ministry at Claremont School of Theology, a school that provides a unique approach to theological education, an approach I believe in…Read More
Hello! I am Timote Piukala, pastor at Tongan UMC, in Mesa, Arizona, and Provisional Elder in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church…Read More
Hi! My name is Larry J. Morris, III. I am a hybrid student at Claremont School of Theology on track to be ordained in the Disciples of Christ tradition. I am called to make this world a better place because, for me, God, faith, and justice are one in the same. Claremont School of Theology understands this. And thanks to scholarship donors, I’m living it.
CST is a good representation of the real world – the beauties and the challenges. People think, see, and listen differently. And, at CST – with its neighboring Disciples Seminary Foundation partner – we talk about that!
We are diverse. In every way. Religions, genders, race, ethnicity, sexuality. And everyone is welcome. We don’t have to agree. But we do want to understand one another so we can learn how to share the same space. Fear and difference won’t stop me from becoming your neighbor.
A CST education is more than intellectual. This is feet-on-the ground, community-based, lead-by-example learning and living. This gives me hope. I see people who look beyond their own self-interest to find where justice and love intersect.