Morgan, Clader retire from Church Divinity School of the Pacific

Former dean and president, dean of academic affairs finish long tenures on June 30

Posted Jun 19, 2013

[Church Divinity School of the Pacific] Dr. Donn F. Morgan and the Rev. Dr. Linda L. Clader are retiring from Church Divinity School of the Pacific on June 30, the Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, CDSP dean and president, has announced.

ens_061913_morganDr. Donn F. Morgan
Morgan has taught Old Testament at CDSP since 1972 and served as president and dean from 1995–2010. He also taught biblical studies, Christian education, homiletics and other multidisciplinary courses and topics. His tenure at CDSP reflected his belief “that theological education is critically important for the church to do mission and ministry effectively and well.”

Morgan holds an A.B. from Oberlin College, a B.D from Yale Divinity School, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School. In addition to serving 15 years as CDSP dean and president, he served as acting dean and president from 1987–88, 1989–90, and 1994–95.

ens_061913_claderThe Rev. Dr. Linda L. Clader
Clader has taught homiletics at CDSP since 1991 and served as dean of academic affairs for 10 years. As dean, she successfully managed two accreditation reviews and grew institutional and academic connections with the Graduate Theological Union and its member schools and centers.

She is a Chicago-area native who studied classical languages at Carleton College and Harvard University, where she earned a Ph.D. in Classical Philology. After teaching classical languages at Carleton for 18 years, she received her M.Div. from CDSP in 1988 and was ordained priest in 1989 in the Diocese of Minnesota.


Comments (7)

  1. The Rev. Harriet B. Linville says:

    Many thanks and blessings to you both, Donn and Linda. Happy retirement. Harriet+

  2. The Rev. Robert W Harvey says:

    What a gif t you been at CDSP. I wish you many blessings as you move on to what’s next in your life. I relocated back to Minnesota April 10 this year. Call me if you ever get back to visit. 520-256-7362.
    Shalom, Bob

  3. Sanford Z. K. Hampton says:

    You have both been great gifts to The Church and to the many you have influenced in preparing for ministry over the years.

    God’s Blessings and may you enjoy a most fulfilling retirement. If you figure out how to do it, please let me know…I’m looking for a “12 Step Group”.

  4. The Rev Fred Heard says:

    Big blessings to you both…Thank you for all you have contributed to CDSP

  5. If both or either of you are up for a different kind of adventure, we surely could use both of your skills at Msalato Theological College in Dodoma, Tanzania. My physician husband and I have been here as appointed mission partners of TEC since 2004 and would love to have you join us, even for a term.

  6. Miriam Raub Vivian says:

    Congratulations on your retirements, Donn and Linda. You both gave enormously to a wonderful institution, and I’m so glad we were at CDSP when you were there! Best wishes in whatever lies ahead for you.

  7. chaplain Tom Chapman says:

    What terrific examples of sheer grace and faithfulness. It will be beautiful to watch and see how you both reinvent yourselves for the next part of your life story. Live dear friends, Hug galore. Tom Chapman

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