A United Methodist pastor from Bloomington, Ind., has been named the president of Claremont School of Theology.
The Rev. Philip A. Amerson, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church of Bloomington, will succeed the Rev. Robert Edgar, who left the presidential position to become general secretary of the National Council of Churches.
Amerson will be the fifth president of Claremont School of Theology, a graduate theological seminary of the United Methodist Church in Claremont, Calif.
Amerson has been a pastor in Indianapolis and Evansville, Ind., and has served on the faculties of Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta; Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.