Distinguished Graduate Award: Bishop Mande Muyombo

The Rev. Mande Muyombo helps lead opening worship at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

                         President Neil Blair presented the Distinguished Graduate Award at the 2017 Saint Paul School of Theology Commencement Ceremony to Bishop Mande Muyombo. Muyombo received his Master of Divinity degree with an Ethics/Church and Society Concentration in 2010 and his Doctor of Ministry as part of the Children and Poverty in a Globalized Economy cohort…

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Rodenburg Leads Rural Church During 125th Anniversary

MDiv Shannon Rodenberg pictured with congregant.

Rev. Shannon Rodenberg, MDiv’ 13, visits with a long-time congregation member during Fairland First United Methodist Church‘s 125th Anniversary in Fairland, Oklahoma. She believes it is important to celebrate traditions and multiple generations in the church as a rural minister. “We celebrated the past, the work that God is doing right now, and dreamed of…

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Oklahoma City University and Saint Paul School of Theology Sign 3+3 MOU for Accelerated Ministry Degree

Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry and Rev. Neil Blair, President of Saint Paul School of Theology pictured side-by-side in front of Wimberly School of Religion building.

Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry and Rev. Neil Blair, President of Saint Paul School of Theology, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a 3+3 theological studies undergraduate-graduate program. The agreement is a significant partnership between the United Methodist-based university and United Methodist seminary. Under this arrangement, Oklahoma City University students would condense the…

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Community Building in a Mobile World

Performer at Methodist Ministry Course of Study Talent Show engaging his audience

Each summer, Saint Paul School of Theology hosts approximately 150-200 Course of Study students. Students arrive from the Midwest, the Dakotas, Michigan, Wisconsin, and other states and then drive back to their parishes at the end of the week. Our challenge—to build community amidst commuter students. Our solution hearkens back to ideas used historically at…

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Rev. Casey Sigmon to Serve as Visiting Professor

Rev. Casey Sigmon to Serve as Visiting Professor at Saint Paul School of Theology

Saint Paul School of Theology welcomes Rev. Casey Sigmon as a visiting professor. Thanks to the Vanderbilt program in Theology and Practice, Sigmon will be serving on the faculty in a year-long professorship. “With this Ph.D. program I am able to immerse myself in a place of higher education and truly learn to teach,” she…

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