Presidential Search


Claremont School of Theology - Theological Education Since 1885

The Board of Trustees is conducting an international search for the 7th president of Claremont School of Theology, following the retirement announcement of President Jerry D. Campbell in June 2012. The new president is expected to begin July 1, 2013.

Claremont School of Theology is a multi-denominational seminary of The United Methodist Church, with 40 denominations and other faith traditions represented among its students and faculty. Chartered as an ecumenical seminary, Claremont has formal relationships with the Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Armenian Apostolic Church, and Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ, among others.

The School traces its roots to 1885 and relocated to the burgeoning college town of Claremont in 1957, where today it enjoys Affiliate Membership among the prestigious Claremont Colleges and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

On the strength of its world-class faculty, the School offers forward-leaning theological education through an array of master's degrees and professional doctorates for students who are rethinking church and reimagining the future of faith for vital congregations in an increasingly multireligious world.

Claremont's next president will not only be challenged to lead, but can thrive in this innovative, critical and creative environment. Read what President Campbell recently said about what he sees as the demands of CST's next president in "Help Wanted: Seminary President of the Future."