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Class of 1959 Gives Fund for International Field Education

In honor of its fiftieth anniversary in 2009, the Class of 1959 created the John A. Mackay Memorial Endowment Fund for Overseas Field Education. “The gift is in appreciation for the ministry to us of President John Alexander Mackay, who retired the year we graduated,” said Donald Steelberg, chair of the class’s steering committee. “His distinguished presence was that of a foremost church leader who had not only confronted the narrowness of America’s political vision, but who also won the right to speak because of his ecumenical work and his concern for the Hispanic and Portuguese people he had served much of his life. The fund is dedicated to strengthening the education of students for ministry—particularly Hispanic and Portuguese students, who represent a growing part of the American church. The steering committee thanks the class members for their gifts.” Mackay served in the mission field in South America for twenty years before becoming president of the Seminary in 1936. More >>

Joe R. Engle: Faithful Friend

Joe R. Engle, a longtime friend of the Seminary, died January 17, 2010, in New York City. Engle was born January 26, 1922, to the late Perry L. and Georgia R. Engle, for whom a chair in homiletics at Princeton Seminary is named. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University and Harvard Business School, and cofounder of the Loctite Corporation in Hartford, Connecticut. Loctite was the first super glue. More>>

Know Your Library - Winter-Spring 2010

In February the library hosted a dinner and presentation to celebrate the publication of a new book about President John A. Mackay, written by John Metzger, son of the late Princeton Seminary professor of New Testament Bruce M. Metzger. The book, The Hand and the Road: The Life and Times of John A. Mackay, is a 560-page biography of the author’s grandfather, who was one of the outstanding churchmen of the twentieth century.  More>>


Trustees - Princeton’s Strongest Supporters

Todd Jones graduated from the University of Pittsburgh as a classics and political science major, thinking he was headed for law school. As a college student, Jones worked full time for three summers at a camp at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The church was led by assistant pastor Jim Welch (M.Div., 1965) and pastor and head of staff Chris Matthews (M.Div., 1965). [Current PTS Trustee John T. Galloway Jr. succeeded Matthews in 1980.] “Seeing what that church was doing, I wondered if this could be something God was calling me to be a part of,” Jones said. “I felt drawn to what kind of difference a vital, faithful church could make in the world.”  More>>