Charles Wallace retired as Willamette University's Chaplain in May 2012, but continues to teach part time in the Religious Studies department. He studied at Bowdoin (B.A.), Yale Divinity School (B.D.), and Duke (Ph.D.) and his research has primarily focused on early English Methodism. Among other projects, he is working on aspects of Willamette University's early connections with American Methodism.
First Methodist Church (Salem)
Founded in 1841 by Jason Lee and members of the Methodist Episcopal Church’s Oregon Mission to the Kalapuya people, the First Methodist Church in Salem is the oldest of that denomination (and its successor, the United Methodist Church) west of the Rocky Mountains. The building is listed on the National …