by Erika Marksbury
“Where are you from?”
It’s a simple enough question for most people, a
getting-to-know-you sort of conversation starter. But Mary Beth LeCroy,
M.Div. junior, says, “I never know quite how to answer that question, and
it always leaves me feeling sort of homeless.” Having moved from place to
place as a child, following an Army dad, and heading to boarding school at
age 15, she’s never really found a place to call home.
But throughout her transient childhood, she says, one thing
remained constant: “If I can point to one thing and say, ‘This is where
my home is,’ it’s music.”
by Barbara A. Chaapel
Rob Long may be the only PTS student whose application to seminary included a reference letter from New Jersey’s new governor, James E.
McGreevey, albeit written in 1999 when McGreevey was the mayor of Woodbridge.
McGreevey described Long, who worked on his 1997 gubernatorial campaign (which McGreevey lost) and more recently on his successful 2001 campaign, as a person who “has dedicated his life toward helping others through work with nonprofit associations and political activism,” and whose life has followed Jesus’ directive that “just as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me.”