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The Claremont School of Theology class of 2017 is the largest ever, with nearly 80 students receiving degrees. The 2017 class also includes the first class of hybrid/online students.

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Willamette University, in Salem, Oregon, was founded in 1842 as the first university established in the western United States. It is one of the 119 United Methodist-related schools in the U.S.
Photo courtegy of Willamette University

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Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, Ph.D. 關嘉仁博士, President since 2013 Photo courtesy of Claremont School of Theology

The Bishop Charles Wesley Jordan Scholarship

Bishop Charles Wesley Jordan has been called “an empowerer of people; a tireless human-rights advocate; and a doer of the Word.” For decades, he led local churches, global initiatives, and various general boards of the United Methodist Church. After serving as resident bishop of the Iowa Area for eight years, Bishop Jordan retired from active episcopal assignment, and joined Claremont School of Theology as Bishop-in-Residence until May 2016. With his blessing, CST is establishing the Bishop Charles Wesley Jordan Scholarship. Bishop Jordan has been a leader among leaders, yet remained grounded in his deep passion for lifting up others. For 15 years at CST, he empowered future pastors and through them he will continue to shape our future churches. With your generous contribution, the Bishop Charles Wesley Jordan Scholarship will be awarded yearly to an African American student who intends to go into pastoral ministry. The minimum amount needed to endow the scholarship is $50,000; our goal is $150,000.

Please prayerfully consider joining his family, colleagues, churches, and friends in honoring Bishop Jordan and empowering future generations of students who will continue his legacy of bold pastoral ministry. Contact Sharalyn Hamilton at or (909) 447-2535 to make a gift to Bishop’s Scholarship or contribute online: