Jackson - Religion Student Council Chair (HB)
David H. Jackson
Program: Ph.D, Hebrew Bible. 4th year -- working on major papers.
Came from: Oxford, Great Britain (Long story -- born in Britain, grew up
in USA especially in SoCal and NoCal, spent most of my adult life in the
Netherlands and the UK).
Former (and current) life: Ordained Episcopal Priest.
RSC positions: HB Rep, HB Mentor, Chair
Hobbies: Foreign films, traveling, languages, Star Trek (any
incarnation -- but I won't put on a silly costume!).
Gabe Aguirre -
Social Coordinator/Technology Officer (HC)
Name: Gabriel David
Birth Place: Monterey Park, CA. Born and raised in Southern
and yet I don't surf or like the beach.
RSC positions: HC Rep, Social chair
Program: History of Christianity, with a particular interest in the
early period, but gaining interest in the modern.
Education: I received degrees in History and Religion from the
University of Southern California (fight on!) and entered CGU's Ph.D
program, in H.C., in the fall of 2002. My research interests are in
looking at how Christianity is used in social movements particularly in
the Latino community.
Career objectives: In no particular order; 1) rock star 2) Film maker
Misc. & Hobbies: Long walks on the beach, training bears to ride
bicycles, learning how to harness my touch of death move, and most
importantly serving the HC students of CGU. My top five Albums of all
time, again in no particular order: 1) miles davis - kind of blue 2)
radiohead - ok computer 3) the shins - oh, inverted world 4) U2 -
Joshua Tree 5) Arsenal - everything they write. Email me, I love emails.
Clint Combs - Liaison to
CST Student Council (PRT)
Clint is a cancer and enjoys
all things water: deep thoughts
(metaphysics), swimming pools (he works on pool equipment for a living), ice
skating (he used to be a competitive ice dancer), and swimming in the
enchanting eyes of his beautiful wife.
Clint spent his youth annoying his parents, their friends and his
grandparents' minister with philosophical and theological questions. (But
who created God? How can something come from nothing? ) Much later,
finding that his dual major in mathematics and philosophy from Wichita State
University was not enough to answer these questions, his continuing search
led him to read Whitehead, which in turn led him to Claremont. He is
currently writing a dissertation that includes a systematic presentation of
Finding that writing a dissertation while running a small business gives
one entirely too much free time, Clint and his wife Delores have started a
nonprofit corporation (Forgotten Souls Redeemed) dedicated to helping
Devin Kuhn - Newsletter
Editor, Technology Officer (WSR)
I earned my B.A. in English with a
double-minor in Theology and Women's Studies from Georgetown University.
I'm an East Coast girl, having lived in Jersey for most of my life, with some
brief stints in DC, NYC, and Italy. That means I love Bruce; I root
for the Yankees; I go down the shore, not to the beach; and I have an
attitude (though I think most people would laugh at that last statement - at
least until they know me better). I finally made it west of the
Mississippi for the first time in the fall of 2002, when I came to Claremont
to pursue my Ph.D. in Women's Studies in Religion, concentrating in ethics
of social justice. I just ran my first marathon, the 2004 Mardi Gras
marathon in New Orleans, while raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society, and I'm planning on backpacking around Ireland this
summer. I'm particularly interested in fostering greater community at CGU, so if you've got any ideas, please let me know!
McKinney - Secretary (NT)
Chris received a B.A. in Church Growth and an M.A. in Ministry from Hope
International University in Fullerton, California, before beginning his
career as a missionary in the Asia. He took further graduate studies at
Fuller Theological Seminary and the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary while
planting churches and establishing a Bible college in the Philippines. He
is engaged in Ph.D. studies in New Testament in pursuit of his interests
in the New Perspective on Paul and the concept of covenant as a biblical
Smith - Development Officer/Treasurer (HB)
I have a strong
interest in the history of the ancient Near East and archaeology. The last
excavation was in Caesarea (Israel) where I served as the staff
photographer. I can't wait to return to the field. I earned the BA and MA in
Religion at Vanguard University of Southern California. My life reads like a
travelogue: born in Southern California, moved to North Carolina as a
toddler until elementary school, then to Japan until college back here in
Southern California where I have lived for the past twenty years. I prefer
to be outdoors so I engage, with camera in hand, in adventurous
activities including as hiking, cycling, running and skiing. You might even
catch me walking in big circles while reading in the IAC yard. (Libraries
Katie Van Heest -
Academic Enrichment Officer (WSR)
Crossing the street from Scripps College,
I'm now your masters student representative. It's an interesting
position because we tend to identify ourselves more along the lines of
program than degree, so I'd like to work on ways to target the MA experience
in productive ways. If anyone has ideas, send them here. My own
academic interests currently lie in two main areas. The first is
Pauline studies, especially from a perspective that seeks to produce
responsible feminist analysis with respect to contemporary Jewish-Christian
relations. The second is an exploration of the effects of
technological development and globalization on cultural and social
interactivity and the role of the text. Long term, I want to work with
college or high school students, using religious studies and feminism as
wedges into teaching critical thinking. Short term goals are to master
chopsticks and become a morning person.