Upper-case letters designate degrees earned at PTS:
alumnus/a did not receive a degree, a lower-case letter
corresponding to those above designates the course of
Victor Wellington Peters (B)
(right) celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday,
September 29. Robert A. Remington (’45B) writes, “Dr. Peters is very alert
and active in his home, where he lives alone since the death of his wife,
Ruth. As you can see in the picture, he is a talented painter and still
does great calligraphy. He also teaches our adult Sunday school on
occasion and does very well—good seminary! Perhaps this will ‘inspire’ the
rest of us to keep going!”
1938 Dean N.
Dobson Jr. (B), who is in his 14th year as parish associate at Trinity
Presbyterian Church in Venice, Florida, celebrated his 90th birthday on
June 21. He says, “I am grateful for Princeton Seminary and for the
opportunity to serve Christ all these years.”
Koopmans (B) (left) celebrated his 90th birthday in September by going on a
cruise to Alaska with his wife, Grace, and 24 other family members. Ted
and Grace were also honored on the cruise for being the longest-married
couple aboard, having celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary in August.
Hugh McHenry Miller (B) and Minerva, his wife of 60 years, enjoy
independent living in Westminster Village in Dover, Delaware. Before
entering PTS, Hugh spent a year organizing, with 100-plus members, the
Little Church on the Prairie in Lakewood, Tacoma, Washington, for the
Presbyterian Board of National Missions. At the end of ministry, the
Millers are again in new church development, now largely advisory in the
pew, as Westminster is providing facilities for a new Christian and
Missionary Alliance neighborhood congregation. Recently, 7 children, 13
grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren from Korea, California, Florida,
and nearby states helped celebrate Minerva’s 83rd and Hugh’s 86th
William G. Silbert Jr.
(B, ’54M) of Lincoln, Rhode Island, recently celebrated the 60th
anniversary of his ordination as well as his 60th wedding anniversary. He
writes, “God has been very good to me, leading me to PTS and about six
weeks before graduation to the most wonderful wife a man could have.”
1943 James R. Bell (B) and his wife,
Betty, of Auburn, Pennsylvania, write that they are still very much alive
and able to enjoy loving each other and their extended family, which
includes 4 children, 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and
David C. Newquist (B, ’48M) writes, “I deeply appreciate the
evangelical teaching and the warmth and love in Christ that I received
while a student at Princeton.”
John David Burton (B, ’51M) is stated clerk of Transylvania Presbytery
and interim minister of Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Versailles,
Duane H. Collins (B) is an honorably retired member of Lackawanna
Presbytery and lives in New Bern, North Carolina.
Lillian Cassel Driskill (B) recently
celebrated her 90th birthday. Her husband, J. Lawrence Driskill (’57M),
has published seven books, which are listed in the 2001 and 2002 editions
of Marquis’ Who’s Who.
Arthur M. Hughes (B) writes, “With
God’s mercy and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, my Princeton days have
contributed to a wonderful ministry. In June 2002, the First Presbyterian
Church in Jefferson City, Missouri, honored me as pastor emeritus.”
Neal Kuyper (B) facilitates a monthly neuropathy support group with
a neurologist. Kuyper is confined to a wheelchair with peripheral
neuropathy. He also collects books and Bibles for the Presbyterian College
in Kikuyu, Kenya, and the Presbyterian Church in East Africa. His email
address is [email protected].
Donald D. Swift (B) and his wife,
Virginia Wach Swift (’50e), recently celebrated their 54th wedding
anniversary. They were married in Miller Chapel on June 5, 1948.
Shirley C. Guthrie Jr. (B), the J.B. Green Professor of Systematic
Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, preached at
a service of worship at the Montreat Conference Center
as part of the
conference center’s summer worship series. His sermon was titled “Family
W. Edmund Carver (B), of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is interim pastor of
Grace Presbyterian Church in Lafayette, Louisiana.
John Hunn (B) is pastor of Essex Community Church in Essex, New
James E. Latham (B) is retired and
living in a nursing home.
Gayle W. Threlkeld (B) is looking
forward to the 50th reunion of the Class of ’54, but saddened by the news
of the passing of dear classmates.
1956 Arvest N. Lawson
(M) has published his third book on the theology of John Wesley,
titled Justification and Sanctification in Wesley’s Thought.
Thalia Pagler Munion (E) and Charles Munion (’58B) are
keeping well. She writes, “I’m still teaching in the Lawrence Public
Schools in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and find it challenging and rewarding
within the inner city, a predominantly Hispanic community. God has blessed
1957 William J. Doorly (M)
is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church as well as an adjunct
professor of religion specializing in biblical studies at Neumann College
in Aston, Pennsylvania. His new book, The Laws of Yahweh: A Handbook of
Biblical Law, is published by Paulist Press.
Adolph W. Kunen (B) delivered a sermon titled “Wandering Home” at
the First Presbyterian Church of Tuckerton, New Jersey, in June 2002. He
serves as a theological resource to the Long-Range Planning and Christian
Education Committees of Green Valley Presbyterian Church in Henderson,
Richard A. Morledge (B) spoke at the United Presbyterian Church in
Washington, Pennsylvania, this past June. Morledge is pastor emeritus of
the First Presbyterian Church in Bakerstown, Pennsylvania, where he
ministered for 35 years.
Terrence Tice (B, ’61D) married Catherine Kelsey, a United
Methodist minister, in 2000. They reside in Estes Park, Colorado, where
they work together on Schleiermacher projects. Catherine is director of
the Center for Theology, Ministry, and the Arts.
Charles A. Hammond (B) is interim pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church of San Luis Obispo, California. He has been involved in ministry
and national administrative leadership in the Presbyterian Church for 43
years. In 1980 Hammond was elected moderator of the General Assembly.
John C. Mahler (B) writes, “After three years of honorable retirement,
I have now become the stated supply at United Presbyterian Church in East
Topsham, Vermont. I’m happily living with my wife in the log cabin I built
in White River Junction, Vermont, and our four children have blessed us
with 10 grandchildren. God is good!”
Glen Barton (B) is serving as a contract Protestant chaplain
at the Edith Novrse Rogers Memorial Veterans Association Hospital in
Gerald L. Borchert (M, ’67D) is
retired from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary as professor of New
Testament and has moved closer to his son and grandsons. Both he and his
wife, Doris Ann, taught at the Baptist seminary in Singapore in the fall
semester and will teach at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies
in Virginia in the spring, near their other son and granddaughters. He
writes, “The second volume of my commentary on John was published last
spring by Broadman and Holman.” His email address is
Marshall P. Stanton (M) retired June
30, 2002, after 18 ½ years as president of Kansas Wesleyan University. He
also served as a district superintendent in the United Methodist Church
and as a pastor of local churches. Recent honors have included receiving
the “Servant Leader Award” from Southwestern College and the “Francis
Asbury Award” from the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the
United Methodist Church for outstanding service to Christian higher
education. He is married to Janice, formerly Janice Duryee, and they have
three children and seven grandchildren. Janice has retired from teaching
English in the public schools and at Kansas Wesleyan University. Their
home remains in Salina, Kansas. Marshall’s email address is
Bruce W.H. Urich (B) reports that at
70 he is enjoying the good life in Orlando, Florida, but it is not as easy
as when he wrote [to inSpire] three years ago. For the past two
years he has been dean of Florida Christian University, which oversees
Florida Theological Seminary, where for the past eight years he has been
dean and professor of pastoral care and homiletics. He has also been
working part time as a paralegal in his son’s law office and continues to
serve as stated supply of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Orlando,
William Bryant (B), executive director of
The Outreach Foundation (a
validated mission support group of the Presbyterian Church (USA) dedicated
to international evangelism), retired on December 31, 2002, after
serving in that position for the past eight years. He was succeeded by
Robert Weingartner (’95P), who began his new position in September 2002.
John B. Jaymes (E) is author of
Preoccupied with Danger: A Nuclear Reaction, which can be browsed at
http://preoccupiedwithdanger.com. Jaymes’s email address is
Robert L. Schmidt (B, ’66M) has
retired after 25 years as pastor and head of staff at Lower Providence
Presbyterian Church in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
John H. Simpson (B) retired from the
University of Toronto in 2001. He was a member of the Sociology Department
for 31 years, as well as director of the Centre for the Study of Religion.
He is currently cochair of the Research Ethics Board of the
Addiction and Mental Health, director of research at the
Research Centre at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, and first
vice president of the Alzheimer Society of Peel.
Otto Zingg (B) of Westerville, Ohio,
writes, “Elaine and I retired in the summer of 2001. We are serving as
volunteers at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska, for one year.”
James M. Hanly (B) retired in April 2002 as CEO of Presbyterian
Homes in the Presbytery of Huntington, Pennsylvania. He is enjoying
collecting postcards, visiting family, and reading.
Kurt G. Jung (M) is retired but
enjoying some preaching. His email address is
Nancy Chapman Burcher (e) and her husband, Allan, have moved to Cross
Lanes, West Virginia, where they are caregivers for their new
granddaughter while their daughter teaches.
Lloyd Makool (B) is still
occasionally doing supply preaching, as well as some counseling and
visitation. He and his wife, Nora, worship at Christ Church in Madison,
Janos D. Pasztor (M), who lives in
Budapest, has retired, but lectures at various theological institutions in
Hungary, Slovakia, and Croatia. His email address is
John R. Powers (B), chairman of CCR
Inc. and former director of the President’s Commission on Critical
Infrastructure Protection, gave the keynote address at the Weapons of Mass
Destruction Conference in Washington, D.C., in November.
James Herrington (B, ’69M) has retired as minister of Forest
Presbyterian Church in Middletown, Delaware.
Donald B. Edwards (b) has been appointed president of the American
Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey. He had served as the school’s
vice president for institutional advancement since January 1999 and was a
member of the board of trustees from 1994 to 1998.
William L. McClelland (D) is interim
pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of McConnelsville and at Deerfield
Presbyterian Church, both in Ohio.
James Muyskens (B) is the new
president of Queens College, City University of New York, in Flushing, New
Mike Pulsifer (B) led his
congregation through special services on January 13, 2002, in the
auditorium of George Washington Middle School, after losing 12 Ridgewood
residents in the World Trade Center attack and experiencing an electrical
fire that gutted West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey,
where he is pastor.
1968 Steven J. Bodnar
(B) is president of Eye to Eye Video Conferencing,
Inc. His email address is [email protected].
Ralph A. Boult (M) held an exhibition
of his paintings at The Clifton Arts Center in Clifton, New Jersey, in
June. He is currently president of the Clifton Association of Artists.
Barbara Gela Eldred (E, ’79B) is the
new pastor of the First Baptist Church in Reading, Pennsylvania. She was
area minister for the American Baptist Churches of Eastern Kansas for 14
years before moving to Reading.
H. Dana Fearon III (M, ’79P) retired
in November as minister of the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville in
Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He had served as minister of the church since
1960. He will teach part time at PTS in retirement.
Patrick Hardy (B) has been appointed
director of psychiatric services at Carson-Tahoe Hospital in Carson City,
Nevada. In the evenings, he serves as director of New Hope Counseling
Center located in the First Presbyterian Church of Carson City, whose
pastors are PTS alumni Bruce Kochsmeier (’85B) and Alan Doorway
Robert R. McGruther (B) is pastor and
head of staff of the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell in Caldwell,
Vincent Eareckson (B, ’77D) is educational and ecumenical missioner
at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Rosemont, Pennsylvania.
His email address is [email protected].
James H. Harris Jr. (M) is senior
pastor of Princeton United Methodist Church in Princeton, New Jersey. His
email address is [email protected].
Rob Morrison (B) and his wife, Kathe,
are starting a new church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Jackson, New
Jersey. He writes, “This is an exciting experience, and the response has
Paul S. Stavrakos (M, ’96p), vice
president of church relations at the
Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian
Church (USA), retired at the end of 2002. He joined the board in 1989
after 26 years in parish ministry in Indianapolis, Philadelphia, and
Wheaton, Illinois. He helped create the board’s Seminary Debt Assistance
Program for first-call ministers serving small congregations, as well as
its regional service teams. He and his wife, Judy, have a son, Todd, (a
PTS M.Div. student, Class of 2003), and a daughter.
Darryl E. Dech (M) has been installed as pastor of Maidencreek
Church in Blandon, Pennsylvania, a shared ministry in which two
congregations—one Lutheran and one United Church of Christ—retain their
own identities but worship, work, and study together.
James Anderson (U), M.D., has been practicing medicine in Concord,
Massachusetts, for the past 21 years as a gastroenterologist. He and his
family live in the Concord area.
Ordained for 33 years, James Forsythe (M)
has spent 31 years as a chaplain in five different prisons in upstate New
York. He also conducts Kairos retreats for the prisoners at the Clinton
Correctional Facility, where he is presently working.
John L. Glosser (B) serves on a
committee to redesign the shared ministries of the Disciples of Christ
congregations of the southwestern area of Oklahoma. His email address is
Carroll C. Meyer (B) serves as pastor
of Westminster Presbyterian Church, which is located on the campus of the
College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. His email address is
John Zehring (E) has accepted a call
to serve as senior pastor of Kingston Congregational Church in Kingston,
Rhode Island. He was previously senior minister of the South Parish
Congregational Church in Augusta, Maine.
Carole (Zippi) Brennan (B) just adopted a retired racing greyhound
from the Rescue Society. The dog is brown and named Pinocchio.
Gary A. Dill (B) has been named president of the
College of the Southwest in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Davis B. Price (B) has been named to the Austin
College board of trustees.
William A. Quick (B) is a financial advisor at
American Express. His email address is
Paul Theophilus (M) is acting president of the
Alliance Bible School of Central and South America.
Rowland Bennett (E) is library director for the Maplewood Memorial
Library in Maplewood, New Jersey. His email address is
Theodore L. Cockley (B) has joined Buffalo Valley
Lutheran Village in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, as chaplain. He ministers to
residents, families, and staff of the retirement community and conducts
worship services and other personal and spiritual counseling.
Garlow (B) has recently authored two books, A Christian’s Response to
Islam, published by Honor Books/River Oak Publishers/David C. Cook, and
The 21 Laws of Leadership Tested by Time (a historical overview of
leadership), published by Thomas Nelson Publishers of Nashville,
Tennessee. He also has a one-minute radio commentary called “The Garlow
Perspective,” which airs daily on 575 stations.
Having moved back to the Dayton, Ohio, area, Jeffrey
J. Mohr (B) is serving United Methodist churches in Clayton and
Anthony McFarlane (B) is professor of philosophy at Hartwick College
in Oneonta, New York, and a research scholar at Mansfield College at
Oxford University in England. His email address is
J. Scott Patterson (B) of Westlake, Ohio, is
senior minister of the Dover Congregational United Church of Christ in
Westlake. His email address is
John C. (B) and Jackie Cottington (’75G) Poling
are very happy to report that their daughter and son-in-law, Amy and
Joshua Sutherlun, are juniors at PTS.
C. Gideon Forbes (M, E) of Miami, Florida, writes, “I am always
indebted to God for the great benefits I enjoy as a result of my PTS
experience.” He works for the Miami Dade County Public Schools.
Stevenson-Moessner (E) (fourth from left in the photograph) attended
the April 2002 Ecumenical Symposium in Basel, Switzerland, honoring Oscar
Cullmann’s 100th birthday. The international conference was planned by
Karlfried Froehlich (PTS professor of ecclesiastical history emeritus;
third from left in the photograph) and the Basel theological faculty.
Robert C. Tate Jr. (M) writes, “PTS has meant so
much [to me] through the years. [I] am grateful for what it gave me and
continues to give through the Continuing Education program.” He is
continuing to recover from open-heart surgery.
J. Stephen Jacobs (B) married Tina Marie Dowd on August 17, 2002, in a
ceremony at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral of Denver. Steve is assistant
dean at Regis University. Tina is executive director of Denver’s Victim
Offender Reconciliation Program. They live in Littleton, Colorado.
Paul Marino (B) is working as a network
administrator for AT&T. His email address is
1977 People magazine’s coverage of the World Trade Center disaster included a
photograph of M. Randall Gill (B) counseling a mother who lost her
son on September 11. Gill is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in
Boynton Beach, Florida.
Dale M. Marsh (M) writes, “As a retired U.S. Army
and VA chaplain, I enjoy doing volunteer work as the Protestant
parish coordinator at Fort Lewis Main Post Chapel in Washington.”
His four books and monthly sermons are available at his web
site, www.martusministry.com, or at the Princeton library.
Dennis S. Ritter (b), pastor of St. John’s
Lutheran Church in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, was recently recognized by his
congregation on the 25th anniversary of his ordination.
James H. Wells (B, ’93P) has been appointed by the
board of directors of the American Baptist Estates of Red Bank as chief
executive officer of the Navesink House, an accredited continuing care
retirement community in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Stephen E. Hollaway (B) is pastor of Latonia Baptist Church in
Covington, Kentucky. His email address is
Christopher Leighton (B), executive director of
the Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies in Baltimore, Maryland, was
lecturer for the 47th Ministers’ Workshop and Oreon Scott Lectures at
Bethany College last April.
Thomas H. Rankin Jr. (B) was a guest speaker at
the 115th anniversary of Union Baptist Church in Montclair, New Jersey. He
is pastor of the Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
Joseph R. Lloyd (M) was superannuated from the ministry of the
Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA) on August 31,
2002, after 30 years of pastoral ministry.
Charles Palmer (B), pastor of Treasure Hills
Presbyterian Church in Harlingen, Texas, was moderator for 2002 of Mission
Presbytery in South Texas, which is composed of 161 churches from Austin
to San Antonio to Corpus Christi.
Union Baptist Church in Montclair, New Jersey, celebrated
its second homecoming service in June with Joseph P. Watkins (E) as
guest speaker. Watkins is a financial consultant and director of Hill
Solutions in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Larry Blaker (B) is founder of the Opus Gardens Senior Management Care
facilities on the West Coast. His business provides building design,
day-to-day care, and property management for seniors in independent,
assisted living, and dementia units. His email address is
Teresa M. Derr (B) is a licensed clinical social
worker in adolescent psychiatry in the Inpatient Unit at Yale New Haven
Psychiatric Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. Her email address is
Mary P. Roberts (B) is pastor of Hunt’s Memorial
United Methodist Church in Riderwood, Maryland.
The Presbyterian Church (USA)’s
Advisory Committee on
Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) has appointed a 12-member task force to
develop a policy statement on ministering to people with disabilities,
with Peter Sulyok (B, ’81M, ’97d) as the committee’s coordinator.
He says the focus of the task force will be “deriving policy and
recommendations to enable the PCUSA to work for justice with persons with
disabilities, both in the church and within society.”
Edward H. Carll (B, ’87M) has been appointed senior minister of the
First United Methodist Church in Westfield, New Jersey. Prior to his new
position, Carll was minister of the First United Methodist Church in
Tuckerton, New Jersey.
R. Alex Chamberlain (B) is serving as hospital
chaplain at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center in Meridian, Idaho. His
email address is
John Fitzsimmons (E) has completed 25 years of
service in the diaconate in the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey.
Douglas S. Phillips (B) has been appointed
chaplain to the emergency room and burn unit at Westchester Medical Center
in Valhalla, New York. He also continues his weekend work as associate
minister at the Presbyterian Church of Mt. Kisco, New York.
Lester Edwin J. Ruiz (B, ’85D) is professor of
theology and culture and associate dean for graduate programs at New York
Theological Seminary. His email address is
Lindsey E. Arnold (B) is a chaplain (lieutenant colonel) in the United
States Army. Her email address is
Elsie Anne McKee’s (D) book John Calvin: Writings
on Pastoral Piety was published recently in The Classics of Western
Neil Smith (B) led prayer at the U.S. House of Representatives session
on October 1, 2002. He recently celebrated 25 years of marriage and is
senior pastor of Faith Evangelical Church in Kings Town, Virginia.
Timothy M. Solomon (B) delivered the commencement
address to the Steel Valley High School graduating class of 2002 in
Munhall, Pennsylvania. He is adjunct professor at Allegheny College and
pastor of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, both in Meadville,
Pennsylvania, and a 1975 alumnus of Steel Valley High School.
Patricia E. Howery Davis (B, ’92D), associate professor of pastoral
care at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University (SMU),
graduated in May from SMU’s Dedman School of Law with a law degree. She is
currently on a one-year sabbatical from SMU, studying for her state bar
exam and clerking for federal judge Barefoot Sanders.
Kim Macdonald Donahue (B), who is from Hilton
Head, South Carolina, is a chaplain on the aircraft carrier USS Carl
Vinson. She returned to the United States this year after serving as a
naval officer in Operation Enduring Freedom. Her ship participated in the
war in Afghanistan after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Kim Jocelyn Dickson Rogers (E) wrote Gifts from
the Spirit: Reflections on the Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow
Lindbergh, published by Crossroad. Her email address is
Christopher Ocker’s (M, ’91D) book Biblical Poetics before Humanism
and Reformation was published by Cambridge University Press in April 2002.
He is professor of church history at San Francisco Theological Seminary
and the Graduate Theological Union and also an “affiliated” member of the
History Department at the University of California at Berkeley.
Rodney L. Petersen (D) writes, “Thanks to the
assistance of generous colleagues, I completed the edited volume Theological
Literacy for the 21st Century (Eerdmans, 2002).” Petersen is executive
director of the Boston Theological Institute.
Lois Ann Wolff (B) is interim pastor at the First
Presbyterian Church in Hudson Falls, New York. Her email address is
Linda Badger Becker (E) will celebrate 10 years of ministry as
associate executive presbyter for program and stewardship development in
the Presbytery of Genesee Valley in Rochester, New York. She has served
the 73 congregations of the presbytery since January 1993.
Earl N. Woodard (B) is senior pastor of the New
David Church of Christ in Baltimore, Maryland.
Gordon Mapes (B) received a D.Min. in pastoral leadership and
education from Union-PSCE this year and accepted a call to be pastor and
head of staff of the Brandermill Church, a 1,100-member Union Church of
the PCUSA and United Methodist Church denominations in Midlothian,
David Charles Smith (B) is the new pastor of the
Jordan United Church of Christ in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Carl R. Lammers (B) is interim pastor of Hamilton Presbyterian Church
in Baltimore, Maryland.
William Bradley Munroe (B) is pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church in Pueblo, Colorado. Prior to his new position, he was
pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Brenham, Texas.
Walter Wagner (E) has written his second book,
titled The Zinzendorf-Muhlenberg Encounter: A Controversy in Search of
Understanding, published by the Moravian Historical Society. He is a
Lutheran pastor and president of the Lutheran Historical Society of
Eastern Pennsylvania, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Robert Zomermaand (M) was recently called as
pastor of the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He
previously served Sunrise Christian Reformed Church in Lafayette, Indiana.
Rebecca A. Sherwood (B) is head of staff of the First Presbyterian
Church in East Moline, Illinois. Her email address is
Eriberto Soto (M) of Orlando, Florida, a minister
with the Knox Fellowship, recently led seminars on evangelism and
discipleship in Brazil with the Renewed Presbyterian Church of Brazil and
in Uruguay with the Waldensian Church. He was part of a team to teach and
interpret for English- and Spanish-speaking leaders.
Knieriemen (B) has been nominated to serve on the General Assembly
Council of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Earl L. Middleton (B) is senior pastor of the Food for Faith
Fellowship in Los Angeles, California.
Thomas R. Morris (B) has been called as rector of
Trinity Episcopal Church in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. He writes,
“Trinity is a small parish in the northern mountains of western North
Carolina.” His email address is
Ann Deibert (B) writes, “I am completing my sixth year as one of the
pastors at Central Presbyterian Church, a wonderful, inclusive urban
congregation in Louisville, Kentucky.”
Cheryl Ann Elfond (B) is general presbyter of the
Presbytery of Transylvania in Kentucky and writes, “Thank you for the good
work and faithfulness of the Seminary in doing God’s work and proclaiming
God’s love in Christ.”
Gregory L. Glover (B, ’99D) is acquisitions editor
in biblical studies for Westminster/John Knox Press. His email address is
Tim Morehouse (B) has been ordained to the
transitional diaconate in the Episcopal Church. He currently works as head
of the Religion Department at Trinity School in New York City.
Gordon Zerbe (D)
(right) and his wife, Wendy Kroeker, of
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, have begun a two-year term in the Philippines
with the Mennonite Central Committee, a service, development, and relief
agency of North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. They
have two children, Silvie and Micah, and are members of Fort Garry
Mennonite Fellowship in Winnipeg.
Trace Haythorn (B) has been appointed by the Presbyterian Church (USA)
as a task force member of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy
John Moriarty (M) is the new pastor of the United
Church of Ellicottville in Ellicottville, New York.
Clara E. Thomas (B) writes, “My husband and I have
retired and moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. We are doing fine and
enjoying the sunny South.”
Hans Andreasson (M) mourns the loss of his wife, Gertrud, who died on
August 30 from complications of cancer.
James Bennett (B) writes, “Twelve years after
leaving California for PTS, we’ve returned to our home state, where I’m
assistant professor of American religious history at Santa Clara
University. We left as newlyweds and return with two children (Megan, 3,
and Nicholas, 6 months), who are very happy to be living near their
Robert D. Higgs (B) is executive director of the
Atlantic City (New Jersey) Presbyterian Mission Council. His email address
is [email protected].
Robin Bacon Hoffman (B, ’94M) is interim pastor of
the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.
Sung-Joo Park (B) has a new call from the United
States Air Force chaplaincy. He is the first Korean American United States
Air Force chaplain from the PCUSA. He has resigned from his pastorate at
Hanbit Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Sheppard Air
Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, for his first assignment.
Gary Sallquist (B) and Ed Bonniwell (’75B,
’81M) will launch the Wellspring School of Theology—which will have
both a seminary and a Bible college division—in January 2003. Wellspring
will offer graduate study for advanced degrees in theology and practical
Haruko Nawata Ward (M, ’01D) was ordained as a
minister of Word and Sacrament in the PCUSA in a service of worship held
at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, New Jersey, last summer.
She has been named assistant professor of church history at Columbia
Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, where she began teaching in the
David G. Waweru (M) has served with the U.S. Army
as a chaplain since graduation. He is currently stationed at Fort Hood,
Texas. His email address is
Martha P. Campbell (B) ended an interim position in the First
Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, New Jersey, in May and was looking for a
new interim position. Classmates can reach her at her email address:
Judith A. Cuthbertson (B) is pastor at St. Mark’s
United Presbyterian Church in Lomita, California.
Christopher S. Hushaw (B) is family pastor at Palm
Desert Community Presbyterian Church in Palm Desert, California. His email
Sung-Deuk Oak (M) received his Th.D. from Boston
University School of Theology earlier this year. He writes, “The title of
my dissertation was 'The Indigenization of Christianity in Korea:
North American Missionaries’ Attitudes toward Korean Religions, 1884–1910'”. He
was appointed as the Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean
Christianity at the University of California-Los Angeles for 2002–2003. He
has also published his first book in a three-volume series, covering the
years 1885–1894, titled Horace G. Underwood Papers: The First American
Missionary to Korea.
Mark Tauber (B) of Brooklyn, New York, is founder
and publisher of Agora Media, Inc. His email address is
Garrett Arnold-Hoffmann (B) is pastor and head of staff at Fayette
Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. Amy Arnold-Hoffmann (B)
is pastor of Greenville Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Georgia. The
Arnold-Hoffmanns live in Fayetteville with their two children, Evan, four,
and Belle, two. Garrett’s email address is
[email protected]. Amy’s
email address is
JoAnn Brechbill (B) is minister for congregational
care at the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her
email address is
Donna C. DiMeo (B) is pastor of the First United
Methodist Church in Seneca, Illinois. Classmates can reach her at her
email address: [email protected].
Galen Johnson (B) writes, “I have completed my
Ph.D. in religion at Baylor University and have begun serving as assistant
professor of biblical studies at John Brown University in Siloam Springs,
Arkansas.” His email address is
Cheryl A.P. McCullough (B) was ordained in October
1999 and has worked for five years as a hospital chaplain. She recently
finished interim training and is doing interim pastor work. Her email
Ruth N. Montano-Acosta (B) writes, “After two
years of being a stay-at-home mom, I returned to church ministry as
associate pastor of a church plant (American Baptist Churches USA) located
within a new housing development in south Orange County in California. The
church, Pathway Church of Ladera Ranch, uses the facilities of an
elementary school on Sundays and meets in people’s homes during the week
for Bible studies and small groups. It’s a blessing to be a part of
something so new with a potential for incredible growth!” Her email
address is [email protected].
Bryan Wilson (B) is associate pastor for single
adult ministry at Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas. His email
address is [email protected].
Courtney B. Cromie (B, ’01M) writes, “I am enjoying my ministry as
associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Boca Raton in
Dwight P. Davidson (B) and his wife, Kari, are
missionaries with the American Baptist Churches USA. They are working with
student ministry at Kanto Gakuin University in Japan in cooperation with
the Japan Baptist Union.
Yahya Wijaya (M) is teaching Christian ethics at
Duta Wacana Christian University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His email
address is [email protected].
Linda S. Bennett (B) has joined St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington,
Delaware, as a patient advocate. She will assist in providing proactive
care to patients, which includes visiting patients to make sure their stay
is meeting their expectations and following up with patient satisfaction
M. Douglas Campbell (B) is executive director of
the Scottish Bible Society. His email address is
[email protected]. He
and his wife, Emily Riley Campbell (’96B), live in Edinburgh.
John H. Fullerton Jr. (B),
(right) pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church of Covington, Tennessee, was appointed Chaplain of the
Day for May 1, 2002, at the General Assembly of the Tennessee House of
Representatives. He writes, “The official duties as chaplain were brief,
but profound when you think about it. I got to take a few moments with
Speaker Naifeh [Speaker of the House], the 99 elected representatives for
the state, the staff, and all the visitors to recognize God’s authority
and influence over everything that was about to happen. To be able to lead
a state governing body in prayer was a real privilege.” He’s pictured here
with his wife, Cile.
Jonelle S.G. Kazarian (B) is associate pastor for
pastoral care and counseling at Pilgrim Armenian Congregational Church in
Fresno, California. Her email address is
Brad W. Sheppard (B) is chaplain and instructor of
religious studies at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. His email
Thomas W. Walker (D) is the new pastor of Palms
Presbyterian Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Thomas Vito Aiuto (B) is campus minister at New York University with
the Reformed University Fellowship. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife,
Monique. He recently wrote a volume of poetry titled Self- Portrait As
Jerry Quarry, published by New Issues Press. His email address is
The New Jersey Education Association recently welcomed
Steven Baker (B) as associate director of communication and public
Bryan Bass-Riley (B) is a chaplain with the
Hospice of the Visiting Nurses Association of Greater Philadelphia. He
writes, “I am really excited about this ministry and my continuing
ministry as the hunger action enabler for West Jersey Presbytery. I’m also
in the process of transferring my ordination from the United Methodist
Church to the Presbyterian Church (USA).”
William H.G. Crawley (B) is chaplain at the
University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and lecturer in philosophy and
theology at the Institute of Theology, Queen’s University of Belfast,
Northern Ireland. He presents a live two-hour weekly radio program on BBC
Northern Ireland titled “Sunday Sequence,” focusing on religion, ethics,
and news/current affairs. His email address is
David Efird (B) joined the philosophy faculty of
the University of York in England as a permanent lecturer (assistant
professor). He recently submitted his doctoral dissertation to Oxford
Awun Sam Hwang (B) is pastor of English ministry
at the Korean Church of Long Island in Garden City, New York. His email
James S. Lee (B) and his wife, Charlene Jin, are
both Ph.D. students at Union Theological Seminary/Presbyterian School of
Christian Education, he in Old Testament, she in education. He also serves
as pastor for the English-speaking congregation at Richmond Korean
Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia.
Margo McKenna (B) is minister of the Chalice
Unitarian Universalist Congregation in San Diego, California.
Timothy W. Sloan (B) is the new senior pastor of
the Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Humble, Texas. His email
address is [email protected].
James W. Wilson (B) is interim associate pastor at
Flemington Presbyterian Church in Flemington, New Jersey.
1999 Ryan E.
Balsan (B) is pastor of Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church in
Ringoes, New Jersey.
Andy Cooper (B) is working for the South Carolina
Department of Corrections as a chaplain. His email address is
Tom N. Harris (B) is associate minister of the
First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach, Florida. His email address is
Kelly Kannwischer (B) from Summit, New Jersey, has
been named to the
Summit Area YMCA board of trustees. She is a consultant
with Viscern, a consulting firm for nonprofit organizations.
Tony Tian-Ren Lin (B) is associate pastor at the
Taiwanese American Fellowship Presbyterian Church in New Brunswick, New
Jersey. His email address is
James K. Mead (D), assistant professor of religion
at Northwestern College, spoke at the annual Hospers (Iowa) Chamber of
Commerce Prayer Breakfast. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister who
served three different churches before joining the Northwestern faculty.
Rebecca (Hyeon Jeong) Park (B) is a full-time
English ministry pastor at the Shin Kwang Church of New York in Bayside,
Kyle L. Powderly (B) is back in his hometown of
Baltimore, Maryland, acting as parish-pastoral associate for Babcock
Presbyterian Church in Towson, Maryland, while searching for a full-time
congregation or campus-based position.
David R. Brock (P) is the Fort Shafter community chaplain at Fort
Shafter in Hawaii. His email address is
Ryan D. Brodin (B, ’00m) was ordained in the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on June 2. He is associate pastor
of education and family at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church in Fridley,
Wayne E. Croft Sr. (M) received his D.Min. degree
with distinction from Drew University in May 2002. He also received an
academic scholarship and a fellowship from the Fund for Theological
Education and has begun working on a Ph.D. in liturgical studies at Drew
University. In April 2002 he was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr.
Board of Preachers of Morehouse College.
Carl Edward Davis (B, m) is pastor at the First
Baptist Church of Ken-Gar in Kensington, Maryland. His email address is
Stephen Faller (M) joined the staff of the
Pastoral Care Department of Capital Health System in Trenton, New Jersey.
He works with patients, their families, and representatives of the faith
community, performing community outreach, acting as an intermediary
between patients and their own clergy, and praying with patients and their
Bryan Finch (M), a navy chaplain stationed at the
U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, Virginia, offered prayer
before the start of the U.S. House of Representatives’ daily session at
the U.S. Capitol on March 13. He was among the first wave of chaplains
sent to ground zero in New York City to minister to military personnel and
the victims of September 11.
William Gaffney (B, ’01M) is enrolled in a D.Min.
program at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in suburban Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. He pastors New Covenant Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia.
His email address is [email protected].
Baron Mullis (B) completed his residency in parish
ministry at the Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis in
Indianapolis, Indiana, and returned home to Charlotte, North Carolina,
where he was recently installed as associate pastor of Trinity
Presbyterian Church. His email address is
Jennifer J. Rome (B) is associate pastor of youth
and family at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Eagan, Minnesota.
Carie Stanley (B) is interim pastor of Valley
Presbyterian Church in Brookfield, Connecticut. She previously was the
associate minister for youth at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte,
North Carolina. Her email address is [email protected].
The Presbytery of San Diego ordained and installed Justin David Burgess
(B) (on the left in the photo; to the right is Paul Coppock, ’01B) as associate
pastor of youth and family at the First Presbyterian Church in Oceanside,
California. He celebrated this event with family and friends on May 19,
2002. Classmates can reach him at
Amy Nelson Busiek (B) is associate pastor at
Bethpage Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Her email
address is [email protected].
Myesha D. Hamm (B) joined the staff of the
American Academy of Religion as administrative supervisor. Her email
address is [email protected].
Brian P. Hughes (B) began his second year in the CPE
residency program at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in downtown
Phoenix. His wife, Jenevieve, has begun her general surgery residency at
the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. Brian’s email address is
After studying for a year in Tübingen, Germany, as an
exchange student from Princeton (during which time he “led an
international motley crew skipping through the center of town”), Craig
Hunter (B) has returned home to St. Augustine, Florida, to do CPE and
look for a job in international ministries. His email address is
Arun Jones (D) joined the Austin Seminary faculty
as assistant professor of evangelism and missions. A minister in the
United Methodist Church, Jones had been interim pastor at Indian Mills
United Methodist Church in Shamong, New Jersey.
Joo H. Kim (B) is youth ministry pastor at Korean
Community Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. His email address is
Ken Larter (P) is the new pastor of the historic
1771 Deerfield Presbyterian Church in Deerfield, New Jersey. He had
previously been director of HOPE Ministry for AIDS/HIV victims and their
families, a ministry affiliated with the Tenth Presbyterian Church of
Jennifer D. Martin (B) accepted a call as program
director at Mo-Ranch Presbyterian Assembly in the beautiful hill country
of Texas. Her email address is
Glenn McCullough (B) is studying in Montréal at
McGill University. His email address is
Christine Neal Thomas (B) is living in Santa
Barbara, California, where she is studying German and Arabic and teaching.
She gave a paper at the Society of Biblical Literature’s annual conference
in Toronto in November. Her email address is
Jeffrey E. Ugoretz’s (B) email address is
2002 John B.
Erthein (B) was ordained by the Presbytery of Detroit on September 14
at his home church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He officially began work as
pastor of Elderton Presbyterian Church in Kiskiminetas Presbytery (western
Pennsylvania) on September 16. His email address is
Rex Espiritu (B) is pastoral assistant (associate
director of music) at Faith United Presbyterian Church in Medford, New
Jersey. His email address is
Daniel F. Flores (B) is solo pastor of Emanu-El
United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. His email address is
Douglas Forsberg (B) is associate pastor at the
First Presbyterian Church in Newport, Rhode Island. His email address is
Adam Freer (B) is in the M.S.W. program at Rutgers
University and doing his field placement at the New Jersey State
Department of Human Services, Office of Policy and Planning. His email
address is [email protected].
Marti Reed Hazelrigg (B) joined the staff of
Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, New Jersey, as associate pastor.
She will facilitate and lead a youth ministry program there.
Grace Y. Lee (B) is college ministry pastor at
Korean Community Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Her email
address is [email protected].
Joseph Hyunsung Lee (B) is pastor for the English
Junior High School Department of Young-Nak Presbyterian Church of Los
Angeles. His email address is
Brian P. Madison (B) is a doctoral student in
theology at Duke University. His email address is
Matthew J. Mardis (B) is solo pastor at the
Community Church of Little Neck in Little Neck, New York. His email
John S. Markel (B) was ordained on July 13 and
installed as organizing pastor of Tappahannock Presbyterian Chapel in
Tappahannock, Virginia, on September 15.
Douglas B. Resler (B) is solo pastor of Overlook
Presbyterian Church in Mobile, Alabama. His email address is
Craig Sell (B) was ordained on September 1 at the
First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Sadly, he died in
November after a brief struggle with cancer.
Jennifer H. Yu (B) is working at the Westfield
First United Methodist Church in Westfield, New Jersey, as assistant
pastor. Her email address is [email protected].
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