Alumni/ae News - Fall 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013 at 3:33PM

Alumni/ae News - Fall 2013 News from alumni/ae around the country and upcoming events for CST alumni/ae.

Major Ken Walden ’09 ’11 has been assigned by the Department of Defense to help provide Senior Leadership to the Chaplain Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Wounded Warrior Program, at the Washington, D.C. location, effective September 30, 2013.

CREDO is a Chief of Navy Chaplains sponsored relationship enrichment program established in 1971, helping improve job performance and enhancing overall quality of life for active-duty service members and their families. CREDO retreats provide programs for personal growth, character development, team building, ethical leadership and workshops on marriage and family enrichment as well as spiritual growth.

Major Ken Walden’s responsibilities will include providing advisement pertaining to trauma, strategies related to stress, pastoral care and counseling, spiritual enrichment, family support, managing conflict, problem solving, and effective communication.

Rev. Dr. Ken Walden has taken a leave of absence as University Chaplain/ Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion at Claflin University. He also has a new book out entitled “Challenges Faced by Iraq War Reservists and Their Families.”

Other Alumni/ae Updates

Anna Crews Camphouse ’04, ’09 was appointed as Senior Pastor of the Walnut United Methodist Church in Walnut, CA.

Angela Henderson ’10 has been selected as the next minister at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside.

Joel Hortiales '08 is the new Associate Director of Hispanic/Latino Ministries for the UMC Cal Pac Conference.

Kaitlin Kevorkian '12 was selected as the UMC Cal-Pac Conference Field Coordinator of the Imagine No Malaria campaign.

Saúl Montiel ’07 is a United Methodist missionary at the U.S.-Mexico border serving those struggling to survive along the Tijuana River. Watch him in action in this video.

Joy Price ’04 was appointed as Senior Pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Tarzana, CA.

Rob Rynders ’06 launched his City Square Church on September 8, 2013 in Phoenix. It was a great celebration that combined worship, communion, music, art and food. Follow his podcast.

Melissa Smithee '09 can be seen on the show Sex Addict + Transgender, giving great advice (watch at about 29:30 min)

Alumni/ae Travel

The Alumni/ae Council is planning an Alumni/ae and Friends trip to Europe: “Visit to the Thin Places: A Spiritual Pilgrimage”, May 20-June 2, 2014.


  • Paris - See the Arc De Triomphe, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower and much more
  • Eurostar from Paris to London
  • London
  • Stonehenge
  • Glastonbury Abbey
  • Bath - Visit the Roman Baths and pump rooms
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Isle of Mull - Transportation provided to and from the ferry port
  • Sterling Castle

Dining Highlights

  • 10 Breakfasts (Some hotels may offer cold breakfast only)
  • 2 Dinners at Hotel Isle of Mull

Services Highlights

  • Tips and Gratuities for the Travel Director, Driver and Local Guides are included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

The trip will be limited to 30 individuals max. The estimated cost is $2,900 per person and does not include airfare and additional meals. A deposit will be required to reserve your spot and payment plans are available.

We are interested in hearing your opinion. We want to know if this is a trip alumni/ae are interested in participating. If so, please email us at

Upcoming Events

October 18 - Alumni/ae Gathering in San Diego

Join CST Alumni/ae and Friends for Tasty Bites and Talks with Dr. Helene Slessarev-Jamir, Mildred M. Hutchinson Professor of Urban Studies; Professor of Ethics, Politics, and Society at Uptown Tavern in San Diego

Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Uptown Tavern (1236 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92103)

This event is complimentary. Please RSVP by phone 909.447.2545 or email

October 22 - Bishop Hoshibata to preach at Chapel 4:15pm

October 23 President Inauguration at 4pm

Feb. 4 & 5 MLK Day

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