Summer/Fall 2002
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Key to Abbreviations:
Upper-case letters designate degrees earned at PTS:

M.Div.  

D.Min.

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M.R.E.  

Th.D.

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M.A.  

Ph.D.

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Th.M. 

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Special undergraduate student

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Special graduate student

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When an alumnus/a did not receive a degree, a lower-case letter corresponding to those above designates the course of study.

1935 Abram G. Kurtz?s (B) daughter, Pat, writes that her father has moved to Green Ridge Village, an assisted living facility in Newville, Pennsylvania, and is doing well.

1941 Alice Robinson writes that her husband, David Dean Robinson (B), ?has suffered from Alzheimer?s disease for the last seven years. He retired from the pastorate in 1980. And they ?manage independent living with two of our four children nearby.?

1942 Donald B. Bailey (M) sent this note: ?Report of your work at Princeton is so hopeful and encouraging. Miller Chapel is beautiful! I am now 88 years old, and I have wonderful memories of being at Princeton.?

1943 Donald R. Fletcher (B) is enjoying retirement. He lives near Princeton, in Monroe Township, New Jersey, and spends his time traveling and writing.

1950 Dan Theron (D) ?delights in the marvel of writing with a computer, rather than clattering on a typewriter or scribbling in longhand.? He published another book in 2001: Hear Our Prayers and Hymns, O Lord, We Pray. It consists of many occasional prayers, invocations, pastoral prayers, dedications of offerings, and benedictions. Some of the music of the hymns goes back to Reformation times. This book and his Out of Ashes (2001), dealing with 20th-century South African history, including the apartheid era, are available at the Seminary bookstore (1-800-622-6767).

Members of the Class of '52

1952 Robert E. Stover (B) carried the Olympic torch in his hometown of Reno, Nevada. He recently retired as chaplain at Washoe Medical Center but is continuing to serve as parish associate at St. John?s Presbyterian Church in Reno.

Robert E. Stover

1954 J. McConnell Auld (b), who came to PTS on a middler year scholarship from Trinity College in Dublin, remembers choir tours to Japan/Korea and to Puerto Rico/the Dominican Republic. He recently published Holywood Then and Now, ISBN 0-9542274-0-9, on World Book Day 2002. The book records the story of an Irish town from A.D. 640. Auld retired from teaching in the Royal Academical Institution at Belfast in 1988.

Robert Smylie (B, ?58M) is the official representative of the Presbyterian Church (USA) at the United Nations, where he also represents the World Alliance of Reformed Churches.

1955 Richard J. Manning (B) is retired but serves on Monmouth Presbytery Council, the Synod of the Northeast Outreach Ministry and Advocacy and Project Review Subcommittee, and the New Jersey Council of Churches Public Policy Working Group. He lives in Beachwood, New Jersey.

Earl Palmer1956 University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington, recently honored their pastor, Earl Palmer (B), for his ten years of ministry with them. They presented him with a drawing (right) full of symbols of the things most important to Palmer.

John G. Truitt Jr. (b) is a retired member of Salem Presbytery and currently serves as parish associate for pastoral care at the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina.

1958 Walter Mueller (M), though retired, continues to be active in ministry. He recently completed a four-year interim at the William and Mary Hart Presbyterian Church in Leggett, North Carolina. Two of his articles were published in Ministry magazine?in January and March 2002, and an article of his on the small church appeared in the February 2002 issue of The Presbyterian Layman. He looks forward to another interim position.

Philip Park?s (B) book about his experiences in the African American community in the ?60s and ?70s, Yellow Man?Black Life, was recently published by Koyo Shobo, a Japanese publishing company.

1960 J. Raymond Brubaker (B) retired early this year after a 34-year pastorate at Pennside Presbyterian Church in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Preston Dawes (B) serves as interim Presbyterian pastor of Indian Hill Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, a congregation that has been both Episcopal and Presbyterian for more than 54 years.

Phil Ferguson (B) writes, ?I just finished reading my latest issue of inSpire and was inspired to share a recent experience. On February 10 I preached at the installation of my daughter, Karen Ferguson Carl (?93B), as associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Venice, Florida. Dwight Ferguson (?58B) (no relation!), a friend of mine during seminary, participated in the service as the current moderator of the session. Dick Nygren (?60B, ?81P) and his wife, Lynne, longtime friends of ours, were present. Karen is married to Stephen Carl (?85B). They have a new baby, Trevor Matthew, who joins brother Aidan Philip and sister Hannah. I am now retired and serving as a temporary supply pastor at Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Delaware, Ohio.?

1961 Tom Erickson (M) retired from active ministry after serving for more than 15 years as pastor of Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise Valley, Arizona. PTS president Thomas Gillespie was one of the speakers at the farewell banquet, attended by 515 parishioners. Among other gifts, Tom and his wife, Carol, were given a 19-day trip to New Zealand. Valley Church recently completed a $9.6 million rebuilding of their 10-acre campus.

1962 Plutarco Bonilla-Acosta (M) retired in January as consultant in the Translation Department of the United Bible Societies. He is also retired?since 1992?from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Costa Rica. His email address is plutarco@costarricense.cr.

Allison A. Trites (M) retired at the end of June as the Payzant Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at Acadia Divinity College in Nova Scotia, Canada, where he had taught New Testament for 37 years. Last summer he traveled to Klaipeda, Lithuania, to teach at Lithuania Christian College. He writes, ?I am very sorry to miss the 40th reunion of our class, but I have a longstanding preaching commitment that makes it impossible for me to attend. I have very happy memories of my days in Princeton, and my contacts with Drs. Martin, Metzger, Piper, Brower, and Kuist. Please remember me to Drs. Metzger and Brower, and have a successful reunion!? His email address is allison.trites@acadiau.ca.

1963 Richard Stanley Kauffman (B, ?65M, ?96p) now serves Presbyterian Homes and Services in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, after more than 21 years as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Morrisville, Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey C. Wood

1964 Jeffrey C. Wood (B) was recently chosen to serve as interim general presbyter for National Capital Presbytery in Washington, D.C.

1966 Richard J. Coleman (B, ?67M) and his wife, Ruth Winslow Coleman (?66E), have moved to Pembroke, Massachusetts, after a 13-year pastorate in Plympton, also in Massachusetts. Dick is now pursuing interim ministry. This fall Trinity Press International released his book, Competing Truths: Theology and Science As Sibling Rivals, a philosophical, historical, and theological argument that theology and science are rivals who need to challenge each other as distinct and different traditions.

Walter Pilgrim (M, ?71D) recently published Uneasy Neighbors: Church and State in the New Testament (Fortress Press) as a volume in the Overtures to Biblical Theology series. He and his spouse, Jeanette, served one term teaching at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Umpumulo, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. He lives in Steilacoom, Washington, and his email address is pilgriwe@aol.com.

Roger T. Quillin (B) completed 25 years as pastor of Northridge Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas, this past January. He had previously pastored churches in Hollis, New York, and in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He earned his D.Min. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1992.

Errol G. Rohr (B) is serving King College (Bristol, Tennessee) as vice president for intercultural studies and director of the Peeke School of Christian Mission. The Peeke School is in the process of developing a master?s degree program in global health with an emphasis on serving the poor in the U.S. and Third World countries. Rohr is also the pastor of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church in Bristol. He writes, ?Karen and I are now proud grandparents of 4-month-old Sarah Garman Rohr.? His email address is egrohr@king.edu.

1967 In retirement, Ted Voelker (B, ?69M) has been busy supplying the pulpits of Millerton and Smithfield Presbyterian Churches in Dutchess County, New York.

Author Rubem Alves

1968 Rubem Alves (D), a Brazilian and the author of A Theology of Human Hope, Tomorrow?s Child, What Is Religion? and Protestantism and Repression, has become professor emeritus at the State University of Campinas, S?o Paulo, Brazil. He is a writer and a journalist, and besides the above has also written books about education, as well as short stories and children?s stories. He invites all PTS friends, ?Visite minha homepage!? at www.rubemalves.com.br.

1969 Don Maddox (B) pastors St. James Presbyterian Church in Tarzana, California, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. He was also recently installed as moderator of San Fernando Presbytery.

John H. Patton (B), associate professor of communication studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, spent the spring 2002 semester on sabbatical as a visiting scholar in residence at PTS. He is completing research for a book tentatively titled Passionate Reasons: A Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights.

1970 Abuna Paulos (M, ?88D), patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, recently urged the British Museum to return ten ?tabots? containing images of the ark of the covenant. These carvings, so sacred that only ordained priests may look at them, were plundered by British troops in 1868.

1972 George Abdo (B), who is associate vice president for university advancement at the University of Southern California and lives in Pasadena, California, has been elected chair of the board of trustees of San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Thomas D. Woodward (M) recently began a new position as the designated pastor of Nashua Presbyterian Church in Nashua, New Hampshire.

1973 George E. Conway (B), headmaster of St. Anne?s-Belfield School, a coeducational college preparatory school in Charlottesville, Virginia, is the author of Giving Good Gifts: The Spiritual Journey of Parenthood.

1975 Scott Burkley (B) is pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Middletown, Delaware.

Dewey Friedel (B) and his wife, Ronda, moved to Allenwood, New Jersey, in 1977 and cofounded the Shore Christian Center. Today the center continues to expand to meet the needs of people in the shore area; more than 20 ministries function within/from the church, including a Family Life Center, a school, a Bible training center, and a weekly television broadcast.

Kent Gramm?s (B) recent book, November: Lincoln?s Elegy at Gettysburg, has received a Pulitzer Prize nomination. His next book, Somebody?s Darling: Essays on the Civil War, is due out this summer.

David C. Huffman (B) just completed his 20th year as pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a one-year term as moderator of New Hope Presbytery.

John Lygre (D) wrote ?Of What Charges? (Luke 16:1?2)? in the spring 2002 issue of Biblical Theology Bulletin, published by Seton Hall University.

1976 Richard L. Cosnotti (B) is director of development at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. His email address is rlcstudy@netscape.net.

Donald L. Hughes (B) is the author of a new eBook, The Divorce Reality, available at www.theatronmedia.com . Hughes is saddened by the ?very subtle discrimination against divorced people in many churches,? and his book includes practical advice for those contemplating divorce or those who have divorced, as well as for their friends and families.

Shanda (Carignan) Mahurin (B) is the new associate rector at St. Mark?s Episcopal Church in Marco Island, Florida. She is excited that the position allows her to travel six months of the year with her husband, Randy, and their two dogs, a Siberian husky and a Dalmatian. The family lives in a 36-foot motor home.

Charles D. ?Buzz? Myers Jr. (B, ?85D), associate professor of religion at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, has been named to the Edwin T. Johnson and Cynthia Shearer Johnson Distinguished Teaching Chair in the Humanities, a three-year appointment beginning September 1. Myers has served on the Gettysburg College faculty since 1986.

1977 Rudolph Daniels Sr. (B) received his D.Min. from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, in 1998 and was promoted in 1999 to colonel as a state chaplain in the New Jersey Army National Guard. He served during the September 11 aftermath efforts. The first African American state chaplain, he also pastors Claremont Lafayette United Presbyterian Church in Jersey City, New Jersey.

William D. Howden (B, ?86D) recently became pastor of Rutherford Congregational Church in Rutherford, New Jersey. His email address is howden@sprynet.com.

Class of 1977

E. Elizabeth Johnson (B, ?87D) was inaugurated as the J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis at Columbia Theological Seminary in April. Johnson is the first to hold the Philips chair. Her inaugural address was titled ?Life Together in the Household of God.?

1978 Peter E. Bauer (B) writes, ?On March 22 I was commissioned as a major in the Medical Service Corps, United States Army Reserve. I will be drilling as an army reservist, working as a clinical social worker. I will be working with the 1908 Medical Detachment Facility (Combat Stress Actions Unit) and will also drill at Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Another incarnation and resurrection is beginning; my life as a navy reserve chaplain is ending and my life as an army reserve clinical social worker is beginning! I?m still working full time as the clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist for the Kerrville Division of the Mental Health Clinic of South Texas Veterans Health Care System.?

Maurice (B) and Ellen (B) Blaise were one of the first clergy couples to actually meet at Princeton and be married in the Princeton Seminary chapel (September 3, 1977). They also might be the only ones that crossed Protestant and Catholic church affiliations to do so. Since Ellen found it impossible to find a parish ministry job that would accept a Catholic spouse at the time, and since Maurice found the same impasse, they decided to teach. They have taught in Miami, Florida; Sophia, Bulgaria; Bangkok, Thailand; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Germany; and perhaps next year in Alexandria, Egypt. They have raised two healthy sons, Ian and Sean, on a 30-foot sailboat in Miami. Ian and Sean are now a freshman and a sophomore, respectively, at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. Maurice has recently published his two-part novel, White Mandingo, based on his experiences in Liberia, West Africa, in the early 1970s. Check out www.whitemandingo.com for free sample chapters. The Blaises would love to hear from the Class of 1978. Maurice?s email address is mauriceblaise@hotmail.com and Ellen?s is ellen_blaise@hotmail.com.

Larry K. Waltz (E) was dedicated in January as interim pastor of the First Baptist Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

1979 Dennis Dewey (B) describes himself as the world?s only full-time practitioner of the craft of biblical storytelling.

After 18 years, Robert P. Hines (B) left the pastorate of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, to serve as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Oakland, Florida.

1980 Patty Burch Byers (B) has been appointed director of major gifts in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey.

1981 In March Richard A. Kauffman (M) joined the editorial staff of The Christian Century magazine as associate editor. He previously pastored Toledo Mennonite Church in Toledo, Ohio.

1982 Donald Hilliard Jr. (B) celebrated 25 years in ministry this past January. He pastors the Cathedral Second Baptist Church, which has three locations (in Perth Amboy, Asbury Park, and Plainfield, New Jersey) and more than 5,000 members and 50 ministries.

Cornelius Plantinga Jr. (D) became the sixth president of Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in January. He is author, most recently, of Engaging God?s World and of a revised edition of Beyond Doubt, both published by Eerdmans in 2002.

1983 Douglas Forrester (B), former mayor of West Windsor, New Jersey, won the Republican primary in June and will run in the fall election for the New Jersey U.S. Senate seat.

Susan R. Garrett (B), professor of New Testament, and Carol J. Cook (?85B, ?94D), assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling, both at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, were among the presenters for the ?Children at Risk?Hope for the Future? conference held there in March.

Linda J. Robinson (B) is the designated pastor of Lower Valley Presbyterian Church in Califon, New Jersey, and is certified in spiritual direction by the Upper Room Spiritual Center in Neptune, New Jersey. She is working on her D.Min. through San Francisco Theological Seminary.

1984 Phil Olson (B) coauthored Churches That Make a Difference?Reaching Your Community with Good News and Good Works (Baker Books, 2002) with Ron Sider and Heidi Rolland Unruh; he calls it ?a ?soup to nuts? for helping congregations engage in holistic ministry (the integration of evangelism and social action).? He serves as vice president for church relations of Evangelicals for Social Action and as national director of Network 9:35, a collaboration of 13 Christian organizations that connect congregations engaged in holistic ministry.

Since May, Mark Ramsey (B) has been pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church in Oak Park, Illinois, moving there from his former position at Central Presbyterian Church in Denver, Colorado.

1985 As part of their mission to save lives, Deborah Brincivalli (B, ?95P) and the congregation she pastors?Burlington Presbyterian Church in Burlington, New Jersey?raised money to purchase 400 trigger locks for firearms and donated them to the Burlington City Police Department.

Janis Ollenburger Otto (E) has completed ?six wonderful years? of pastoral ministry at Key Peninsula Lutheran Church in Lakebay, Washington. Her email address is revjan@hotmail.com.

Perry Shaw (M) writes, ?Princeton Theological Seminary has a long history of friendship with the Protestant churches of the Middle East. This is reflected in the number of Princeton alumni/ae currently serving on the faculty of the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon.?

Pictured (left to right) are Perry, assistant professor of Christian education; his wife, Karen (Hull) Shaw (B); Paul Haidostian (?88M, ?93D) (see his class note on the next page); George Sabra (?80B), academic dean; and Johnny Awwad (?96D), assistant professor of New Testament?posing after the convocation for the 2001?2002 academic year of the Near East School of Theology. Not pictured is Habib Badr (?92D), a part-time lecturer in church history.

1986 Kenn Iskov (M) pastors Christian City Church in Lane Cove, Ermington, Australia. He is adjunct faculty at Tabor College in Sydney. His email address is iskovk@optushome.com.au.

Having left professional ministry more than 10 years ago, Fred J. Mendez (B) is currently unemployed and looking for work. He has a nine-year-old son, David, who lives two hours south of him in New Jersey. Mendez is now a Roman Catholic, having converted from United Methodism to the denomination of his youth. He looks forward to hearing from alumni/ae friends. His email address is fredemen@aol.com.

Patrick Walker (B), who served as executive director of the York County (Pennsylvania) Council of Churches for nine years, recently left that position to become a regional director with Church World Service in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, a ministry of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Last year, he became the first white minister to join the Black Ministers Association in York and was elected their secretary in November.

1987 John C. Hembruch (B, ?96P) became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Edwardsville, Illinois, in February.

Since January, James K. Lankheet (B) has been senior pastor of Beechwood Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan.

Judith W. McBride (B) recently finished a 10-year pastorate at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in New Brighton, Pennsylvania. She is completing a yearlong CPE residency at the Children?s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, after which she hopes to become a hospice chaplain in end-of-life ministry. Her email address is jmcbridetemp@yahoo.com.

Denton McLellan (P) retired in October 2001 after 28 years as pastor of Germantown Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Tennessee. He was granted honorable retirement by the Presbytery of Memphis.

Lin (Rohr) Quinlan (B) and Stephen Quinlan (B) copastor the First Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown, New York. Her email address is revlinq1@stny.rr.com and his is squinlan@stny.rr.com.

Douglas Ruffle (M) serves as executive secretary for transformation, training, and leadership development in the evangelization and church growth mission program area of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. His email address is douglas_ruffle@post.harvard.edu.

Vance W. Torbert III (B) pastors the Third Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His email address is flexible@prodigy.net.

Alexander W. Young (M) is a full-time hospital chaplain working in the City of Edinburgh Hospitals in Edinburgh, Scotland. His email address is young.family@btinternet.com.

1988 Paul Haidostian (M, ?93D), after nine years teaching at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon, will be moving a few blocks away to his alma mater, Haigazian University, a private Armenian Evangelical university he will serve as president. He hopes to continue teaching on a part-time basis. He writes, ?A move into administrative work is, for me, yet another phase of practical theological ministry. What remains is to discover exactly how.?

R. Ward Holder (B) teaches theology at St. Anselm?s College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Susan Teegen-Case (B) was installed in January as designated associate pastor/minister of arts and spirituality of Tabernacle United Church in Philadelphia.

1989 DeForest B. Soaries Jr. (B, ?92m) will seek a seat in the U.S. Congress in the fall, having won the Republican primary election in June. He said, ?When I saw ground zero on September 11, I knew that I would have to summon the courage to help lead the recovery of my state and my nation as successfully as America?s original heroes had done.? He currently pastors the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Franklin Township, New Jersey.

1991 Patricia Epprecht (B) pastors Christ Presbyterian Church in Marlton, New Jersey. Her email address is peppre@comcast.net.

Timothy L. Morehouse (B) is acting head of the Religion Department at Trinity School in New York City. His email address is tmorehouse@trinity.nyc.ny.us.

1992 Thomas Foell (U) writes, ?Hi! My wife, Beth Langstaff (?97D), and I are living in T?bingen, Germany, where I am working at the university teaching entry-level systematic theology and ethics. I am also a pastor in the Lutheran Church of Germany. We have two children, Jessica, 5, and Jonathan, 2, and would enjoy hearing from those who still know us/me. Just email us at drapratra@hotmail.com or at btfoell@supra-net.net, and we will get back to you. Thinking back to the years at PTS with lots of good memories. One of the best places to be. God bless!?

Pedro P. Govantes (M) copastors Hope Church in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and is executive director of the Jonathan Edwards Institute in Princeton. His email address is ppgovantes@thejei.org.

Barbara Ellen (Shadis) Liedl (E) married Jeffrey Liedl in 1993. For the past eight years she has been an elementary school music teacher in Asbury Park, New Jersey. She also teaches in the continuing education department at Ocean County College and owns and operates a private piano studio. Her email address is elihu1@juno.com.

Berlinda A. Love

Berlinda A. Love (B) lives in Ewing Township, New Jersey, and is employed with the Trenton Public School District, where she has worked for more than 20 years as an administrator and teacher. At the 130th New Jersey Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in April she was ordained for the office of itinerant elder. Also an ordained minister, she is currently on staff at Bethlehem A.M.E. Church in Burlington, New Jersey. She does pastoral care work and ?especially enjoys helping to bring new life into the world,? as much of her time is spent helping to deliver babies, as well as giving final rites to those who have passed on. Love currently serves as president of the Greater Mercer County Women?s Political Caucus. She hopes to publish her first book, Sermons from the Heart: A Collection of Divinely Inspired Devotional Sermons with Special Tributes, later this year. She would love to hear from former classmates and friends. Her email addresses are anietalove@aol.com and balove@trenton.k12.nj.us.

Elizabeth (Libby) Tigner (b) graduated from the Claremont School of Theology in 1995 and currently serves as minister of education and parish life at the First Congregational Church in Long Beach, California. Her email address is ejtigner@aol.com.

1993 Rolf G?rnandt (G) writes, ?Finally, I have reached my aim: on November 25, 2001, I was ordained?and am now a pastor at the Lutheran St. Martin Church in M?nster, a small town in the north of Germany. I am married to Ruth, who is working on a Ph.D. in systematic theology.?

Brian C. Jones (B) writes, ?I am the pastor of Christ?s Church of the Valley (CCV) in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia. CCV is a new church development reaching those disinterested in traditional worship and church structures. We are now 15 months old and average 360 in Sunday worship. We estimate that close to 70 percent of our congregants were inactive in church for more than 10 to 15 years before coming to our church. I?d love to interact with other PTS grads doing church in creative, culture-current ways!? His email address is brian@moviechurch.com.

Guy Nave Jr. (B) is assistant professor of religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. His book, The Role and Function of Repentance within the Narrative of Luke-Acts and within the Social World Depicted by That Narrative, was released in May, jointly published by the Society of Biblical Literature and Brill Academic Publishers. His email address is navegu01@luther.edu.

Maurice C. Wright III (B), after six and a half years as executive director of the Lawrence Neighborhood Service Center in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, has left that position to become the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Princeton. He looks forward to increasing the church?s ministry to the sick and homebound and to doing more outreach in the overall community.

1994 Jeff Crawford (B) lives in Pine, Colorado, and has been working as a software developer since 1997. His email address is jeffcrawford2@hotmail.com.

Gordon Crouch (B) lives in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, with his wife, Robin, and children Jamison, 5, and Courtney, 3. He is minister of the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton.

Stephanie Miller-McLane (B) is pastor of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church in Chatsworth, California.

Elizabeth Rohrbach-Perry (B) pastors Bethel United Methodist Church in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. Her email address is pastor.beth@suscom.net.

1995 Amy Arnold-Hoffman (B) has been named parish associate and music director at Loyd Presbyterian Church in LaGrange, Georgia. Her husband, Garrett Arnold-Hoffman (B), is pastor of the church.

Richard Gardiner (B) now pastors Huntingdon Presbyterian Church in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.

1996 Tiffany Nicely Holleck (B) and Christian Holleck (?95B) are both serving solo pastorates in the metro Detroit area. Christian has been pastor at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Pontiac, Michigan, since 1997, and he ?finds great joy? in the new worship service the congregation has added to the Sunday morning schedule. Tiffany has pastored the First United Presbyterian Church in Warren, Michigan, since 1999. She is ?having great fun? planning and leading worship. She writes, ?We are balancing?sometimes precariously?two churches of two denominations and one child who feels entirely comfortable at each.?

William E.W. Robinson (B) is excited to be a part of the pastor-theologian program of the Center of Theological Inquiry, which met in Princeton in April. He is associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and recently married Katherine R. Bullock.

1997 Helen H. Ahn (B) has completed her first year of law school in New York City. Her email address is ahnhelenh@yahoo.com.

Raymond Barclay (B) is the senior institutional research analyst at the College of New Jersey. He also passed comprehensive exams in a Ph.D. program in educational psychology at Temple University. The program focuses on applied statistics and educational measurement. His email address is barclay@tcnj.edu.

Greg L. Finch

Greg L. Finch (B) has accepted a position as director of worship, music, and arts at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. He guides the integration of visual arts, literature, dance, theatre, music, and liturgy as sensory mediums for God?s Spirit. His email address is gfinch@mmumc-dc.org.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Barry Haynes (B, ?98M) was ordained by St. Augustine Presbytery in February and serves as pastor of Northside Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Florida.

Bradley Brinton Pratt Keyes (B) serves Clairmont Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Georgia, as associate pastor.

Paul C-H Lim (M) earned his Ph.D. in Reformation history from Cambridge University in July 2001 and has since been teaching historical and systematic theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

1998 Beth Crawford (B) ministers at Westminster House, a campus ministry of Oregon State University. She enjoys the counseling and teaching aspects of campus ministry and looks forward to expanding the mission outreach of Westminster House to the greater community and beyond.

Matthew D. Eddy (B) is currently reading for a Ph.D. in the history of science at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom. His email address is matthew_eddy@hotmail.com.

1999 Melissa Berkey-Gerard (B) continues her work as program director at the Women?s Prison Association in New York City, where she assists women in transitioning from prison to the community. She is also working on establishing a precollege and college program at a women?s prison in the city. Her email address is mberkeygerard@lycos.com.

Kyongha Alex (Kim) Park (E, ?01B) works full time as a preschool teacher/director at Fremont Christian School and part time at Hanbit Bible Church, a nondenominational Korean American church, where she is responsible for the children?s department. Her husband is studying at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley for his Ph.D. in church history. The two live in Berkeley, California.

Erin Roberts (B) is ?employed as a graduate student [at Brown University], studying early Judaism and Christianity.? Her email address is erin_roberts@brown.edu.

Pamela (Jacobi) Starbuck (B, E) serves as the interim associate pastor of discipleship at Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church in Spokane, Washington. Her email address is pamelas@whitpres.org.

2000 Cheryl Allean Jones (B), ?now ordained!?, lives in Durban, South Africa. Her email address is calleanjones@aol.com.

Michael D. Mann (B) is still with the Mission Intern Program of the United Methodist Church and will be seeking ordination soon. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. His email address is michael_mann0@yahoo.com.

Jim McCullough (B, ?01M) is an instructor at Somerset Christian College, the only accredited Bible college in New Jersey.

Samuel Johnson Taylor (B) recently became associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Hernando, Mississippi. His email address is sjt5704@hotmail.com.

Heather Rachelle White (B) is a doctoral student at Princeton University.

2001 Adam J. Dillon (M) currently serves as a ministry assistant at Holburn Central Parish Church in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Conrad Hackett (B, E) is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Princeton University. Last August, he married current dual-degree student Campbell Goodloe in Richmond, Virginia. Their fathers both officiated at the wedding. Pictured above with Campbell and Conrad is a gathering of the many PTS alumni/ae, spouses, and current students who attended: Ryan Hayes (B), Virginia Mischen-Hayes (B), Jeremy Schipper (B), Emily Griffin (B), Chris Leyda (?02B), middler Sarah Brooke Bagwell, senior Liz Johnson, Kerri Nicoll (B), Jonathan Halcomb (B), senior Erin Dunigan, senior Casey Wait, senior Rob Ater, senior Matt Flemming, senior Mandy McDow, Tim Dalrymple (?02B) and his wife, Joyce Dalrymple, Blake Couey (?02B), senior Jacqueline Decker, and Amy Lincoln (?00B).

James ?Skip? Macaulay (B) was installed in February as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Neptune, New Jersey.

Ruth de Jesus Utz (B) is an adivsor for the Educational Talent Search Program at Southern Utah University. She recruits and works with more than 200 middle and high school students who are low income and the first in their families to go to college, helping them apply to schools and receive financial aid. She also works with them on life skills and other program requirements. Her email address is ruth_dejesus@yahoo.com.

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