Dr. Jerry Camery-Hoggatt becomes Faculty Emeritus

In its March meeting, Vanguard University’s Board of Trustees approved faculty emeritus status for Dr. Jerry Camery-Hoggatt, Professor of New Testament and Narrative Theology.

For thirty-two years, Dr. Camery-Hoggatt, who retired in the spring of 2015, served the university as an exemplary scholar and beloved professor to both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to his work in the classroom, Dr. Camery-Hoggatt has made significant contributions through his administrative roles as Department of Biblical Studies Chair (1993-1997), Division of Religion Chair (2001-2004), and Director of Graduate Programs in Religion (2004-2005).

Dr. Camery-Hoggatt has also contributed to the  reputation of Vanguard University by becoming one of the most well-published faculty members in the university’s history. His titles include scholarly works such as Irony in the Gospel of Mark: Text and Subtext (Cambridge University Press, 1992), as well as more popular works such When Mother was Eleven-Foot-Four: A Christmas Memory (Fleming Revell, 2001).

And so we in the Department of Religion thank our friend and colleague for his service and congratulate him on a job well done.

Macchia - Revelation

Dr. Frank Macchia’s Commentary on the Book of Revelation Now Available

Frank and Revelation

The Department of Religion is pleased to announce that Dr. Frank Macchia’s commentary of the book of Revelation, co-authored with Chris Thomas, is now available. Congratulations to Frank and Chris on a job well done.

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Commissioning Service & Reception ~ Undergraduate Programs in Religion

Department of Religion Welcomes our 2015 Graduates, Families and friends!

Commissioning Service & Reception

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

4:30 pm~ Commissioning Service: Forrest Room

5:15 pm~ Reception: Needham Courtyard

Recounting God’s Faithfulness & Celebrating our Religion Graduates!

Commissioning Service and reception flyer 2015

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Religion Department Christmas Party

Religion Students, Faculty and Friends

christmas stocking

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

9:30am – 10:30am*

Great Commission Hall

Enjoy Refreshments, Decorate the Christmas Tree!

Blessed to Be a Blessing:  Stockings & cards &  frosted cookies for our custodial staff!


Religion Department Colloquium

Religion Department Colloquium

Topic:  Theology and California: Theological Refractions on California’s Culture

Speakers:  Dr. Richard Mouw, President Emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary

and Dr. Jason Sexton, Co-editor of the Volume and Faculty member at Cal State Fullerton, Honors Department

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time:  4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Great Commission Hall, Vanguard University


Refreshments will be served

Chapel credit


VU ITALIA Information Meetings

 VU ITALIA Summer’ 15 – One month in Italy






Three Required Information Meetings:

October 8th         4:00 pm                Heath 103

October 10th       2:00 pm                Heath 103

October 13th       10:00 am              Heath 105

Attendance required in order to pick up an application and participate on the trip.

Required classes:  Intercultural Studies, Christian Heritage & Art History Elective
Juniors & Seniors Preferred

cookies & punch

Greet & Treats!

admin office & studentsOn Monday, August 25, 2014 the Department of Religion hosted an Open House.  All Religion majors and any interested students were invited to a time for Greet and Treats!  Each student received an information packet and traveled office to office to meet the Religion professors.


westbrook & topherWe are so excited for this new school  year!  It was a wonderful time meeting returning students and welcoming new students!


cookies & punch


Questions – Contact Diana Wahlstedt,
Administrative Assistant, Department of Religion



Religion Advising Appointments

Title: Religion Advising Appointments
Location: Religion Office, Heath, 2nd floor
Link out: Click here
Description: Religion Majors – Academic Advising Spring 2013
Come to the Religion Administrative office the week of October 15th to schedule your advising appointment with Markita Roberson. Sign-up sheets will be available.

Advising Dates:
Monday, October 22 – Thursday, October 25
Monday, October 29 – Thursday, November 1st

Start Date: October 15, 2012
End Date: October 19, 2012

Religion Department Welcome & New Student Orientation

Title: Religion Department Welcome & New Student Orientation
Location: Great Commission Hall, Heath Building, 2nd Floor
Description: All are welcome! Come and learn more about the Religion department and meet the faculty and staff.
Refreshments will be served!

Start Time: 10:00am
Date: 2012-08-24
End Time: 11:00am

Commissioning Service & Reception, Undergraduate Programs in Religion

Vanguard University ~ Department of Religion
Welcomes our 2012 Graduates, Families and Friends:
Commissioning Service & Reception
Undergraduate Programs in Religion
Friday, May 4, 2012
Heath Academic Center, Vanguard University
9:00am~Commissioning Service: Heath 100, 1st floor
9:45~Reception:  Great Commission Hall, 2nd floor

Please R.S.V.P to Diana Wahlstedt with the number of attendees by April 27th or 714-966-6341