HLC Continues the Accreditation of Saint Paul

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In September 2022, Saint Paul School of Theology hosted a review team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of Saint Paul’s primary accreditation agencies, as part of the Seminary’s regular reaffirmation cycle.  On November 18, 2022, the Higher Learning Commission notified Saint Paul that the Commission “continued the accreditation of Saint Paul School of…

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Sample Endowed Scholarship Sets Goal of $50,000 for Seminary Education by December 31

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We desperately need the healing and prophetic voice of an authentic Christian faith… – Tex Sample, Emeritus Board Chair, Saint Paul School of Theology    The Tex and Peggy Sample Endowed Scholarship, established in the summer of 2022, seeks to support seminary education through an anonymous challenge gift from a generous donor.  According to Vice President…

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Rev. Neil Blair will retire as President of Saint Paul

Dear Community of Saint Paul School of Theology, Over recent weeks President Blair consulted and conversed with the Board of Trustees leadership to discuss his contract and exit plan as president in order to spend more time with his beautiful family. We are so pleased with President Blair’s careful and grace-filled process regarding a transition…

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Saint Paul Offers Grateful Farewell to Bishop Hayes

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Oklahoma City, OK – Saint Paul School of Theology announces the departure of Bishop Robert E. Hayes, Jr. as Bishop-in-Residence effective August 9, 2022. Bishop Hayes is a retired Bishop in the United Methodist Church who served the Oklahoma Conference and was instrumental in the expansion of Saint Paul School of Theology to Oklahoma City.…

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Regarding Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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Given today’s release of the decision in Dobbs versus Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Faculty Council of Saint Paul School of Theology wants to share a reminder about the United Methodist Church’s policy statement regarding women’s reproductive health as found in the Social Principles of the 2016 Book of Discipline.  The Faculty Council also wish to bring attention to…

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