|Denominational Houses of Study
Houses of Study at Eden are groups aimed at improving the denominational preparation for
students outside the UCC. These houses include activities such as student counseling,
guest speakers, issue forums, mission events, and assistance in preparing for ordination
requirements. The Director for each House of Study is listed below.
Schenck is Eden's coordinator of all of the Houses of Study and directs the Methodist House of Study. Carl is also an adjunct professor
at Eden, teaching both United Methodist Polity and Evangelism.
Carl is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church having served
under full time appointment since 1973. During that time, Carl served
rural, urban, university, and suburban churches and served as a District
Superintendent. He has served churches in Massachusetts, Kansas and
Missouri. Prior to his appointment to the Methodist House of Studies,
Carl was the Senior Pastor of the Manchester United Methodist Church
which is the largest membership UMC in Missouri and one of the one
hundred largest UM churches in the United States. He has also served on
the adjunct faculty of Illif School of Theology in Denver.
In addition to his pastoral work, Carl
has been a delegate to four General Conferences and seven Jurisdictional
Conferences of the UMC. He has been a director of two General Agencies
of the UMC and served as the Chair of the Jurisdictional Committees on
Rules and the Jurisdictional Executive Committee. In the Annual
Conference, Carl has served on the Board of Ordained Ministry, Council
on Finance and Administration and has chaired the Committee on Equitable
Salary, the Church Extension Committee and the Conference Council.
Baker University, A.B., 1970
Boston University, Th.M., 1973
Saint Paul School of Theology, D. Min., 1984