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Historic Cohort of VTS Students Set to Graduate

Kauanoe Ho'omanawanui, Clara D. Priester, and Rebecca Woodland will be the first three women from Hawai'i to graduate from the Vancouver School of Theology (VST) with a Master of Divinity degree in May.

Kauanoe, a member of Koolau Hui'ia Protestant Church on Kaua'i, was recently unanimously approved for Ordination Pending Call by the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches (AHEC). She is the first Native Hawaiian woman to graduate from VST.


Clara D. Priester, Executive Director of the Woman's Board of Missions, is thinking of pursuing chaplaincy as a career path.


Rebecca Woodland, a member of Central Union Church on O'ahu, is on a pathway to ordination.


We congratulate these three outstanding women on their graduation and accomplishments!

The three graduates sit with six others on tables facing each other in a circle for a closing ceremony.
"Closing circle” ceremony held at the Conference office

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