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Telling our story: Jon L. Berquist (July 26)

About Dr. Berquist

Jon L. Berquist is President of Disciples Seminary Foundation, which serves as the Disciples’ presence in theological education on the West Coast. He also serves as Professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology and Visiting Professor of Old Testament at San Francisco Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), with a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Christian University, in Eugene, Oregon, and a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has taught at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as several other seminaries, including Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is also the author or editor of a dozen books in biblical studies and theology, including Reclaiming Her Story: The Witness of Women in the Old Testament, and Judaism in Persia’s Shadow: A Social and Historical Approach. Jon and his wife, Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins, live in southern California.

Disciples Seminary Foundation works with seven regions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and four partner schools in Washington and California to provide excellent, accessible, and thoroughly Disciples theological education and ministerial formation. DSF mentors and educates more Disciples ministry students than any other seminary, and also offers certificate education for Spanish-speaking ministry. We are committed to leadership for the diverse, innovative, and spiritually vibrant ministry that our churches – and our world – need now.

Schedule of events

9:45 am Sunday School Hour- Jon will update us on happenings from the 2015 General Assembly and also speak about immigration.

11:00 am - Preaching during worship hour

12:30 pm - Workshop on Leadership in Lounge under sanctuary. Light lunch to be served