Supporters Gather at San Marino Church

Thank you and Informational Luncheon New Southern California Seminary hosted a festive luncheon attended by more than 100 persons on May 23 at the San Marino Community Church. The event offered an opportunity to say thank you to friends who have supported this new venture during its first year as well as introduce new friends to the vision and plans for the coming year. Host pastor Jeff O’Grady brought greetings from his partner congregation. Lynn Cheney, Senior Pastor of the Westwood Presbyterian Church, also a partner congregation, offered a timely invocation. During lunch Ron White encouraged each of the fourteen tables to exchange ideas and question about the new seminary in conversations convened by members of the Steering Committee. After lunch, Coordinator Dave Tomlinson offered “A New Southern California Update.” He spoke about the almost completed process of incorporation as well as talks with the Association of Theological Schools held Continue Reading

It’s Official – We’re Incorporated!

NSCSEM is now officially incorporated in the State of California as: New Presbyterian Seminary; Southern California.  We are immediately moving to the next steps of filing for 501 C-3 (tax exempt) status, securing the first Board of Trustees and developing initial bylaws to file with the state.

Conversations with ATS Begin!

On April 30, 2012, conversations were held with Dr. Lester Ruiz of the Commission on Accreditation for the Association of Theological Seminaries — with an eye toward developing a timeline for accreditation and identifying the steps and tasks ahead.  More conversations will be held in the months ahead!

Seminary Presentation at Santa Ana Country Club

On November 13, 2011, board member Madelon Maupin and husband George Birdsong hosted a group of Orange County folks interested in the new seminary.  Held at the Santa Ana Country Club, there was a strong turnout and expressions of support for the endeavor.  Presentations were made by the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Prichard and Dr. Ron White.