Reunion 2010: From Gutenberg to Google

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Bailey, a Presbyterian minister and author who spent forty years living and teaching in seminaries and institutes in the Middle East, including as professor of New Testament at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut

Other speakers include the following PTS alumni/ae
•    Mr. Rick Brown, executive director of the Institute for Relationship Therapy, whose appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show was named a Top Twenty Oprah Episode
•    Dr. Kathy Nelson, president of the Funding Individual Spiritual Health Foundation and author of Listen with Your Heart, a book on nature and prayer
•    The Reverend David Stark, Presbyterian minister, author, and developer of Life Keys, a system of small group development



 PTS Welcomes New Alumni/ae Director  

In December, William Robert Sharman joined the PTS staff as the new alumni/ae director. He graduated from Princeton Seminary in 1984, and most recently served as pastor of Jamestown Presbyterian Church in Jamestown, North Carolina. He has also served pastorates in Alabama and in Bonn, Germany. He earned his B.A. from the University of Mississippi and his D.Min. from Columbia Theological Seminary.
As director of alumni/ae relations, Sharman is responsible for building connections with the Seminary’s 10,800 graduates serving around the country and the world. He looks forward to visiting with and getting to know alumni/ae, and welcomes comments and ideas from all. Contact him at [email protected].



 2009 Distinguished Alumnus

At Reunion 2009, the Seminary honored Dr. Ronald C. White, Class of 1964, with the Distinguished Alumnus Award. White is nationally recognized as a prominent Lincoln scholar and biographer. His most recent book, A. Lincoln: A Biography, was a New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times best seller and a main selection of The History Book Club.

A scholar of the history of American intellectual and religious life, he is committed to the vital role of faith in American public dialogue, and has lectured at both the White House and the Library of Congress. White has been on the faculties of the University of California at Los Angeles, Whitworth University, Colorado College, Princeton Seminary, and San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS), where he was professor of American religious history.

The award recognized his scholarship and also the many contributions he has made to theological education and to the church, including his work as former director of PTS’s Department of Continuing Education, his leadership as dean of SFTS, and his ministry at the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs and in college chaplaincy at Princeton University, Rider University, and Whitworth University.