Clader Honored at CDSP Commencement

Clader Honored at CDSP Commencement

by the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California

The Rev. Dr. Linda Clader, Associate at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Healdsburg, received an honorary doctorate at the 2016 commencement ceremony at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) in Berkeley on May 20th.

Clader, who was the first ordained woman on the CDSP faculty, holds a Ph.D. in classical philology from Harvard and taught classical languages at Carleton College, from which she holds an A. B., for twenty years. In 1988, she received her Master of Divinity from CDSP, and in 1991, she returned to the seminary as professor of homiletics. She also served as dean of the chapel for several years and as academic dean for a decade. She retired from full-time teaching in 2013, but continues to offer occasional preaching courses.

The Rev. Dr. Clader is pictured here (at center) with presenter, the Rev. Dr. J. Rebecca Lyman, and CDSP Dean and President The Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson.

The Most Rev. Dr. Paul Kwong, CDSP Class of '82, Archbishop and Primate of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui and Bishop of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island, was the commencement speaker. Kwong, who was elected chair of the Anglican Consultative Council in April 2016, was ordained a priest in 1983 and became bishop in 2007. He was brought up in an Anglican family in Hong Kong, and his great-grandfather was one of the first Chinese Anglican priests in the 19th century. Kwong holds a bachelor degree from Lingnan College, a Master of Divinity from CDSP, and a PhD in theology from the University of Birmingham. Archbishop Kwong and Dr. Donn F. Morgan, a former dean and president at CDSP, were also awarded honorary doctorates at the ceremony.


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