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In Spring 2010 the CDSP Board of Trustees initiated a bold process of strategic restructuring for CDSP. “We are called to develop creative ways to shape and deliver theological education for the Episcopal Church, as the needs of the church and world for ministry continue to change. CDSP is uniquely suited to lead in identifying and responding to these needs.’
Cross-registration of students in courses within the consortium is a valuable feature of the Graduate Theological Union. The GTU and all the member schools are committed to ensuring that students have appropriate recourse in the event that they have a complaint about some aspect of their experience while taking courses at a school other than their own.
Pursuing Academic Excellence At Church Divinity School of the Pacific we learn from scripture and find ways to engage its meaning in new contexts in dialogue with a changing church and world.
Statement of Educational Effectiveness Church Divinity School of the Pacific engages in regular self-evaluation to ensure that we are meeting our mission of equipping students to be effective lay and ordained leaders in the church and in the world. The most significant practice, in which we engage to monitor effectiveness, is an annual review of assignments, activities, and work completed by students in core classes across the whole spectrum of the curriculum. Faculty members and outside readers assess how successfully students met the following outcomes:
The Rev. Dr. John L. Kater (12/Fall)Professor Emeritus of Ministry Development 925-930-9934jkater@cdsp.edu (no “l”)jlkater@aol.com Robert (Bob) S. Kramish (12/Fall)Adjunct Faculty in Biblical Greek 510-499-1644bkramish@sbcglobal.net
Growing as Church Leaders At Church Divinity School of the Pacific you will become immersed in academic programs and spiritual formation in an active worshiping community. You will learn leadership skills to share the Gospel of Christ in the widest variety of settings. You may be on an ordination path. You may be an experienced priest who wants to explore an area of interest in more detail. You may be in a lay leadership position seeking to strengthen your theological background. You may be pursing an academic career as a teacher or writer.
Church Divinity School of the Pacific offers a wide range of choices in theological education:  full-time or part-time, master’s or doctoral or graduate certificates, online and residential. You may choose your academic path based on your calling or your career path, and are given many options for study, including summer and winter sessions in addition to fall and spring semesters. Click the links below for specific admissions requirements for each degree or certificate:
The Graduate Theological Union and its member schools require that their campuses be drug free. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance while at CDSP is prohibited. Abuse of alcohol on the CDSP campus is also not allowed. Violation of this policy will be considered cause for dismissal from a student's program of study.
Transforming the Church For decades, CDSP alumni/ae have provided the Church and communities worldwide thoughtful, dedicated, and responsive leadership at all levels—as scholars, chaplains, rectors, canons, bishops and laity. Alumni/ae Stories “CDSP…taught me that I am always learning and that as we continue to build new and different things in the name of the kingdom of God, it is my responsibility to share what I have learned with others.” – The Rev. Betsy Carmody Gonzalez, M.Div. ’10
Have a book to add? Please email. Allen, Albert E. '90 Mission Accomplished: The Life of Reuben D. Nevius, D.D. (Vantage Press, 1998), Only On Sunday (Vantage Press) Baskerville, Jennifer '97 "To be Young, Priested, and Black: Raising Up the NeXt Generation", in Gathering the NeXt Generation: Essays on the Formation and Ministry of GenX Priests (ed. Nathan Humphrey, Morehouse, 2000)
Each Fall, usually in October, CDSP hosts an annual Alumni Convocation, with an evening Alumni Eucharist and dinner, highlighted by the awarding of honorary degrees to distinguished alumni/ae. At the 2012 Alumni/ae Convocation, Oct. 11, 2012, two distinguished alumni were awarded honorary degrees.
The Rev. Jim Richardson '00, President

 Rector, St. Paul’s Memorial Church, Charlottesville, VA

 There are approximately 1,800 alumni/ae of CDSP.  Each person has a story to share.  Here are a few of their stories. Andrea Baker '10 — "CDSP’s desire for students to have a multi-cultural background is really important for ministry in the 21st Century – and it influenced the course of my ministry."
The rooms of the Easton Hall Conference Center include many amenities, all complimentary.
All M.Div. students receive three general evaluations during their program of study. In the spring of each year the faculty reviews the progress of all First Year students. A letter signifying that the student is making adequate progress in the M.Div. program is produced as a result of this evaluation. When there are special areas of concern these are included in the letter. The second evaluation occurs in the middle of the second year, taking three semesters’ work into account. The final evaluation occurs in the middle of the third year.
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For information about the programs, please go to the online application or download the catalog. Let us know about you and any questions or comments you might have. Please complete the following form and submit it, or send e-mail to admissions@cdsp.edu.
General Job Description: The Assistant Manager of Business & Hospitality Services is responsible for executing administrative services associated with hospitality and event management. Foremost among the responsibilities for this position are operating the school’s conference center and supporting certain vendor relationships and communications functions. Essential Duties include, but are not limited to:
General Job Description The Associate Director of Development is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals; churches and alumni Annual Fund gifts and is expected to meet specific goals for contacts and dollar amounts.  He/she recruits and supports volunteers who may be helpful with any phase of the fundraising process.  Ability to design and implement effective online payment options and compelling web content is of increasing importance.
Formation for Deacons and Deacons-in-Training The Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership enjoys a partnership with the Association for Episcopal Deacons. Each year CALL offers online courses designed and taught by AED members that are appropriate for formation and continuing education of deacons in our Church.
Church Divinity School of the Pacific is in the process of preparing for its regularly scheduled 10-year reaccreditation by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).  An integral part of the process is a thorough and systematic self-evaluation that will be presented as a substantial report to the ATS Commission on Accrediting.  CDSP will welcome an evaluation committee to campus March 31-April 4, 2014.  In preparation for the reaccreditation visit, CDSP solicits written feedback on its qualifications for reaccreditation from all constit
The CDSP faculty welcomes you to consider attending any course at the seminary on an audit basis.

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