History and Purpose

The Claremont School of Theology Center for Global Methodism was set up in cooperation with the California-Pacific Conference to help make the School a leading presence in research, teaching, and the formation of leaders in Methodist traditions from around the globe. Led by Rev. Dr. Karen Dalton, Associate Dean for Academic Planning and Development, and Rev. Dr. Jack Jackson, E. Stanley Jones Assistant Professor of Evangelism and Mission, the Center is still in its beginning stages.

The center’s purpose is fourfold, to nurture leadership of Methodist congregations, prepare students for ordination in a variety of Methodist denominations, cultivate conversations between various Methodist communions, and perform vital research.

The Center for Global Methodism was launched, and receives significant annual support, through the generous gift of Jack and Connie Watson.  For information about encouraging CGM’s work through your generous financial support please contact Wendy Lee, Vice President of Advancement.