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Upcoming Events

Feb. 12, 2016 - Teresa Penciovsky will join DSF students and friends for lunch and discussion DSF Claremont, CA

Feb. 13, 2016 - Andrew Jaramillo preaches at the Little White Chapel, Burbank, CA

Feb. 16, 2016 - Scott Hill preaches at Kresge Chapel, CST campus Claremont, CA - 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Feb. 16, 2016 - At the Table - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Feb. 26, 2016 - Seed Planters III - 9:00 am - noon



"I thank God for Disciples Seminary Foundation, all the support given to me since 2011 going to seminary until today, it has made a difference in my life. This support received from DSF has also impacted our church Casa de Oración de Fullerton in the way that I am serving and preparing other leaders to respond to God’s calling to serve in the community.

In my experience of diversity in the Disciples of Christ I am a witness of this with DSF support, since two years ago I have been receiving the financial support to acquire a Masters Degree in Divinity at Azuza Pacific University. Also, I have been able to attend Disciples of Christ General Assembly in the last four years with DSF financial support.

Again, I am really thankful to God, donors and DSF for all the support received."

- Rogelio Martinez – DSF board member and pastor of Casa de Oración Christian Church, Fullerton

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News & Events

New DSF Position and Staff Member

Dr. Jinsuk Chun

Rev. Jinsuk Chun, the immediate past Executive Pastor for NAPAD, will join DSF staff part-time on February 1 as Director of Mission and Peace Education. Jinsuk brings his expertise in some critical areas for DSF: new church development, international missionary experience, wonderful contacts with the global church, deeply significant work in local and international peace and reconciliation movements, and awareness of the general church. Welcome aboard Jinsuk!


DSF President Rev. Dr. Jon Berquist at SFTS: "The Growth and Manufacture of Wholeness: Aganist Pathology and Normativity"

Berquist Lecture: Health and Healing

Reflections on health, the interdependence that completes us, the shalom of god, and the healing of the body of Christ. - Fall 2015

DSF is pleased to announce the named scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 school year:

- Janis Brown Scholarship: China Isler (CST, M.Div./MA)
- Bremer Scholarship: Rob Blair (CST, M.Div.)
- Parsons Scholarship: Lori Tapia (CST, M.Div.) and Tevita Faungaofe Uesi (CST, M.Div.)
- Joseph D Driskill Scholarship: Jessica McFarland (PSR, M.Div.)
- Jon and Melba Lacey Scholarship: Werner Tillinger (CST, M.Div.), Greyson Vega (SFTS, M.Div.)
- CST's Fisher Award: Soo Kim (CST, Ph.D.)
- San Lorenzo Scholar: Adam Bradley (SFTS, M.Div.)


NAPAD has also announced the awardees of the 2015-2016 scholarships:

- The David Kagiwada Scholarship: Park HaeJin (CST, MA)
- The Martha & Aki Suzuki Memorial Scholarship from the David Kagiwada Scholarship Fund: Tevita Faungaofe Uesi (CST, M.Div.)
- The Soongook Choi Scholarship: Heesook Yoo (Seattle University, MA)

Congratulations students!


CST observed the start of a new academic year this week with a service of Convocation, with DSF President Jon Berquist delivering the Convocation address. We celebrate 55 Disciples and UCC students in Claremont this year! To view Dr. Berquist's convocation address, please visit: Note: The service starts at the 2 hour 38 minute mark.



DSF students receive the highest level of theological education through our partner institutions: Claremont School of Theology, Pacific School of Religion, San Francisco Theological Seminary, and Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry.

Our students graduate with the skills for effective ministry and with spiritual resources for a lifetime of ministry. DSF also partners with the church to nurture and call future leaders.

All of this is made possible by generous donors, including Disciples Mission Fund, who share our vision of leadership for mission in an ever-changing future.

New Positions for DSF Students and Graduates

-Gregory Stevens has been called by First Baptist Church, Palo Alto as the Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Family Life

-Thea Mateu has accepted the call to serve South Congregational Church of Middletown Connecticut as their settled minister.

- Katy Valentine was just installed as the interim Minister of Women's Ministries of the CCNC-N Region

- Desert Dove Christian Church is pleased to announce the Installation of Rev. Pedro Goycolea

- Rev. Matt Harris-Gloyer is the Pastor of FCC Riverside.

- Pedro Ramos Goycolea has been called to pastor two congregations: Desert Dove Christian Church, Tucson and Iglesia Cristiana Ebenezer, Tucson, a Spanish speaking congregation.

- Shannon Smith Greenhaw will become pastor of FCC Slidell in Louisiana as of March 1, 2015.

- Chad Thompson, a DSF regional scholar and 2014 graduate of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary will be moving to Mayfair Christian Church, Stockton, CA, as associate pastor for youth.

- Caroline Hamilton-Arnold was called to serve as the Transitional Associate Minister of Newtown Congregational Church, UCC, in Newtown, Connecticut.

- Rev. Bentley Stewart is a Chaplain and an ACPE Supervisory Student at UCSF Medical Center.

- Recent DSF and CST grad Thea Mateu is now the Sustaining Transitional Minister at San Dimas Community Church (UCC).

- Timothy Murphy, DSF student, named as the executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting





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