Perkins student Caleb Brimmage was recently featured on the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) website. Caleb is a UMHEF scholar and is pursuing an M.Div. In addition, he’s working part-time in youth ministry at Grace United Methodist Church in Dallas. See his profile here.
Michael Hawn, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church Music and Director of the Doctor of Pastoral Music Program, met this summer with the 2019 cohort of Doctor of Pastoral Music students: Yvette Lau, Megan Mash, Cristen Mitchell, Nicole Gray. Writes Hawn: “WOW! What a group! They join nine others for a wonderful array of talented, dedicated, and creative pastoral musicians that are recreating music and arts ministry for the 21st century.”
Last year, Cecilio Chavez (M.Th., 2022) traveled to India to study the Hindu tradition as part of his independent study with Dr. Ruben Habito. This past summer, he was invited to present a paper on that experience at the Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies, held July 31 – August 2 at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
Dr. Chavez, an English teacher at Skyline High School in Dallas, also wrote a book, not yet published, titled Christian and India: A Seminarian Who Discovers Jesus in Hindu Temples, while in India.
“Being a student at Perkins, the trip to India was something I wanted to do personally,” he said. “Being honored to go to that prestigious university, school of many scholars, is a dream come true.”