Wayne R. Rood (1915 - 2000) taught for 44 years at the Pacific School of Religion. He wrote, directed and acted in religious
plays, taught courses on theater and theology, and supervised many theses and dissertations on the subject. Rood was raised
and ordained in the Seventh Day Baptist tradition. He received his AB and BS from Salem College; BD, Alfred University; MRE,
Hartford Seminary Foundation; and ThD, Pacific School of Religion.
Wayne Ray Rood was born in Neillsville, Wisconsin, on June 24, 1915, and
raised in the Seventh Day Baptist tradition. His family moved to Riverside, California,where he attended public schools from
the second grade through Junior College. He completed undergraduate work at Pacific Union College in California and Salem
College in West Virginia before enrolling in The School of Theology of Alfred University in New York where he graduated with
a Bachelor of Divinity in 1940. Rood was ordained in the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Riverside where he served as pastor.
He attended the
Hartford Seminary Foundation in Connecticut where he earned a Master of Religious Education in 1943. In 1949, he achieved
a Doctor of Theology degree, graduating magna cum laude from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.
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