Winter 2003
Volume 7 Number 2
 

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Key to Abbreviations:
Upper-case letters designate degrees earned at PTS:

M.Div.  

D.Min.

P

M.R.E.  

Th.D.

D

M.A.  

Ph.D.

D

Th.M. 

M

 

 

Special undergraduate student

U

Special graduate student

G

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

1927 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.”

Ted 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.

1942 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 birthdays.

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 appropriate spouses.

1944 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.”

1945 John David Burton (B, ’51M) is stated clerk of Transylvania Presbytery and interim minister of Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Versailles, Kentucky.

1947 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.”

1949 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 neal_christina@msn.com.

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.

1952 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 Values.”

1953 W. Edmund Carver (B), of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is interim pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Lafayette, Louisiana.

1954 John Hunn (B) is pastor of Essex Community Church in Essex, New York.

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 [us].”

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, Nevada.

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.

1958 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.

1959 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!”

1961 Glen Barton (B) is serving as a contract Protestant chaplain at the Edith Novrse Rogers Memorial Veterans Association Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts.

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 gdborchert@aol.com.

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 mstan151@informatics.net.

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, Florida.

1962 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 jaymes@post.harvard.edu.

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 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, director of research at the Hitachi Survey 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.”

1963 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 kurt@drkgjun.com.

1965 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, Wisconsin.

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 jdpasztor@mail.datanet.hu.

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.

1966 James Herrington (B, ’69M) has retired as minister of Forest Presbyterian Church in Middletown, Delaware.

1967 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 York.

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 steve.bodnar@eye2eyevideoconf.com.

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 (’01B).

Robert R. McGruther (B) is pastor and head of staff of the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell in Caldwell, New Jersey.

1969 Vincent Eareckson (B, ’77D) is educational and ecumenical missioner at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. His email address is drvoe@hotmail.com.

James H. Harris Jr. (M) is senior pastor of Princeton United Methodist Church in Princeton, New Jersey. His email address is jaharrisjr@aol.com.

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 been great!”

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.

1970 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.

1971 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 johnglosser@hotmail.com.

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 cmeyer@wooster.edu.

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.

1972 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 bill.a.quick@aexp.com.

Paul Theophilus (M) is acting president of the Alliance Bible School of Central and South America.

1973 Rowland Bennett (E) is library director for the Maplewood Memorial Library in Maplewood, New Jersey. His email address is rbennett@maplewoodlibrary.org.

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.

Jim 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 Phillipsburg.

1974 Adrian 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 mcfarlanea@hartwick.edu.

J. Scott Patterson (B) of Westlake, Ohio, is senior minister of the Dover Congregational United Church of Christ in Westlake. His email address is spatterson4040@hotmail.com.

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.

1975 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.

Jeanne 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.

1976 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 paul@jacobsdream.com.

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.

1978 Stephen E. Hollaway (B) is pastor of Latonia Baptist Church in Covington, Kentucky. His email address is sthollaway@aol.com.

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.

1979 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.

1980 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 blakerconsulting@mycidco.com.

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 territunes@aol.com.

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.”

1981 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 humorme@cableone.net.

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 ruiz35@comcast.net.

1982 Lindsey E. Arnold (B) is a chaplain (lieutenant colonel) in the United States Army. Her email address is arnold@bunt.com.

Elsie Anne McKee’s (D) book John Calvin: Writings on Pastoral Piety was published recently in The Classics of Western Spirituality series.

1983 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.

1984 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 wordworksk@aol.com.

1985 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 loisann@captial.net.

1986  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.

1987 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, Virginia.

David Charles Smith (B) is the new pastor of the Jordan United Church of Christ in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

1988 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.

1989 Rebecca A. Sherwood (B) is head of staff of the First Presbyterian Church in East Moline, Illinois. Her email address is bsherwoodforest@hotmail.com.

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.

1990 Linda 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 hadleymorris@cs.com.

1991 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 gglover@presbypub.com.

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.

1992 Trace Haythorn (B) has been appointed by the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a task force member of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP).

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.”

1993 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 grandparents.”

Robert D. Higgs (B) is executive director of the Atlantic City (New Jersey) Presbyterian Mission Council. His email address is revrdh@comcast.net.

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 ministry.

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 fall.

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 kasisidw@earthlink.net.

1994 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: martha.p.campbell@att.net.

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 address is assocpastor@pdpresbychurch.org.

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 pacificmark@mindspring.com.

1995 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 grev@fayettepcusa.org. Amy’s email address is arnhoff@earthlink.net.

JoAnn Brechbill (B) is minister for congregational care at the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her email address is jbrechbill@first-pres.org.

Donna C. DiMeo (B) is pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Seneca, Illinois. Classmates can reach her at her email address: donnamia2@yahoo.com.

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 galen_johnson@baylor.edu.

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 address is cherylmcc@earthlink.net.

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 ra100300@aol.com.

Bryan Wilson (B) is associate pastor for single adult ministry at Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas. His email address is bwilson@gpch.org.

1996 Courtney B. Cromie (B, ’01M) writes, “I am enjoying my ministry as associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Boca Raton in Florida.”

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 yahya.wijaya@ecunet.org.

1997 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 surveys.

M. Douglas Campbell (B) is executive director of the Scottish Bible Society. His email address is decampbell@onetel.net.uk. 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 jonelle@kazarian.net.

Brad W. Sheppard (B) is chaplain and instructor of religious studies at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. His email address is sheppab@jaynet.wcmo.edu.

Thomas W. Walker (D) is the new pastor of Palms Presbyterian Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

1998 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 taiuto@nyc.rr.com.

The New Jersey Education Association recently welcomed Steven Baker (B) as associate director of communication and public relations.

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 william.crawley@btopenworld.com.

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 University.

Awun Sam Hwang (B) is pastor of English ministry at the Korean Church of Long Island in Garden City, New York. His email address is ubiquity007@hotmail.com.

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 tsloan22@aol.com.

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 drewnkaty@earthlink.net.

Tom N. Harris (B) is associate minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach, Florida. His email address is tomharris@firstpresvero.org.

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 tiack@earthlink.net.

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, New York.

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.

2000 David R. Brock (P) is the Fort Shafter community chaplain at Fort Shafter in Hawaii. His email address is brockdr@aol.com.

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, Minnesota.

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 davispas@aol.com.

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 families.

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 wmgaffjr@aol.com.

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 bmullis@trinitypreschurch.org.

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 cnstan@hotmail.com.

2001 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 dburgess@2001oside.org.

Amy Nelson Busiek (B) is associate pastor at Bethpage Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Her email address is abusiek@yahoo.com.

Myesha D. Hamm (B) joined the staff of the American Academy of Religion as administrative supervisor. Her email address is mdhamm2002@yahoo.com.

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 b_p_hughes@hotmail.com.

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 clhunter36@hotmail.com.

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 joohky@yahoo.com.

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 Philadelphia.

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 jenniferm@moranch.com.

Glenn McCullough (B) is studying in Montréal at McGill University. His email address is glennjmccullough@hotmail.com.

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 christinenealthomas@hotmail.com.

Jeffrey E. Ugoretz’s (B) email address is jeffrey.ugoretz@pcusa.org.

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 presbyman@yahoo.com.

Rex Espiritu (B) is pastoral assistant (associate director of music) at Faith United Presbyterian Church in Medford, New Jersey. His email address is rex@espiritu.net.

Daniel F. Flores (B) is solo pastor of Emanu-El United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. His email address is wesleyheritage@yahoo.com.

Douglas Forsberg (B) is associate pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport, Rhode Island. His email address is dforsberg@fpcnewport.com.

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 adamfreer@yahoo.com.

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 kcpcgrace@hotmail.com.

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 leejosep@hotmail.com.

Brian P. Madison (B) is a doctoral student in theology at Duke University. His email address is bpm3@duke.edu.

Matthew J. Mardis (B) is solo pastor at the Community Church of Little Neck in Little Neck, New York. His email address is pastorlittleneck@yahoo.com.

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 naaman@comcast.net.

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 jyu@drew.edu.

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