Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Grant Hagiya

    Pasadena, CA

    January 3, 1952
    Education and Honors:
    Doctoral Student: Pepperdine University: Organizational Leadership - Anticipated graduation: June, 2009
    Doctoral Student: Graduate Theological Union, Religion & Society, 1978-1984
    D.Min.: Claremont School of Theology, 1978
    M.Div.: Claremont School of Theology, 1978
    M.A.: Claremont School of Theology, 1977
    Executive Director of Leadership Development and the Center of Leadership Excellence (Cal-Pac Annual Conference and the Claremont School of Theology) April, 2008
    Dean of the California-Pacific Annual Conference Cabinet, 2006-2008
    Los Angeles District Superintendent, 2000-2008
    Sr. Pastor, Centenary UMC 1993-2000
    Assistant Professor of Religion and Society and Executive Director of Urban Ministries, Claremont School of Theology, 1990-1993
    Sr. Pastor, North Gardena UMC, 1985-1993
    Sr. Pastor, Berkeley United UMC, 1978-1985
  • California-Pacific Annual Conference

    General and Jurisdictional Church Involvement
  • General Conference delegate, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2004 (Head of delegation: 2000)
  • Jurisdictional Conference delegate, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2004
  • Member of the General Conference Committee on References, 2004
  • Member of the General Conference Committee on Plan & Organization of Rules, 2004-2008
  • Western Jurisdiction Episcopacy Committee, 1998, 2000
  • Member of General Conference Ministry Study Committee, 2004-2008
  • General Secretary’s Search Committee, Board of Global Ministries, 2008
  • General Board of Global Ministries Director, 2004-2008 (Personnel, Seminary Mission Task Force)
  • General Commission on Religion & Race Director, 2000-2004 (Executive Committee, Theological Education Chair)
  • General Board of Higher Education & Ministry Board Member, 1994-2000 (Executive Committee, Chair of Elders & Local Pastors Section, Theological Education Committee, many Search Committees)

    Ecumenical Involvement
  • Member, Religious Leaders of Los Angeles: Ecumenical/Interfaith leaders of Los Angeles
  • Member & Treasurer, Nikkei Interfaith Committee: Japanese interfaith Committee
  • Ecumenical/Interfaith Leadership Coalition for leader development

    Community Involvement
  • Kaleidoscope Institute Board Member (Episcopalian: Eric Law, Director)
  • Council on Pacific-Asian Theology, Southern Cal. Director
  • Plaza Community Center, Resource
  • Children, Family and Youth Collaborative, Past President
  • Little Tokyo Cares Committee, Past President
  • Other:
    Claremont School of Theology: Adjunct Professor, 1993- present
    Society of Educators: Paper Presentation, April, 2008
    Interfaith Conference "Crossroads of Faith" Director, May, 2008
    Presentation: "Scripture Through the Eyes of Wesley" Cal-Pac Christian Educators Conference, May, 2008
    Consultant on Visioning and Core Values, Pasadena First UMC, 2007
    Teaching Resource: Rocky Mountain Annual Conference, 2007
    Panelist for Buddhist-Christian Conference at Loyola Marymount, 2007
    Endorsed by:
    California-Pacific Annual Conference

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