Winter  2002
Volume 6 Number 2

CLASS NOTES


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.

1933 Cecil H. Rose (B) writes that he “still appreciates what the Seminary has done” for him.

1940 Harry Porter Farr (B) has lived in Westminster Health Care Home in Clarksville, Indiana, for four years.

1942 Russell Kerr (B) has written The Presbyterian Gathering on Clear Creek: The History of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, Mint Hill, North Carolina.

1946 Paul H. Wilson (B) and his wife, Miriam, recently moved from New York to Cross Keys Retirement Village in New Oxford, Pennsylvania.

1947 Charles E. Olewine (B) writes, “My days at Princeton were great and I thank our Lord for the many happy days there.” He pastors Parkland Presbyterian Church in Parkland, Pennsylvania. He has also been involved with shortwave broadcasting to many countries since 1980, and he worked for ten years with the Hebrew Christian Fellowship. He and his wife, Grace, live in Levittown, Pennsylvania.

David G. Walker (b) serves the First Presbyterian Church in Sun City, Arizona, as interim pastor. 

1954 Marshall L. Smith (G) and his wife live in North Carolina, where for the last six years he served as a curator at Orange County Historical Museum. In a letter to the editor of The News of Orange, an appreciative coworker writes that Smith “gave informative, lively accounts of our local area to thousands of visitors. His distinguished appearance and eloquent recounting gave validity to the many wonderful stories surrounding our historic town.” Smith’s email address is indys605@aol.com.

1956 George C. Fuller (B) is director of development for Alpha Pregnancy Services in Philadelphia; he recently retired as pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

1957 Robert J. Armstrong (B) and his wife, Laura, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in September. They live in Columbus, Ohio, “surrounded” by their three married children and five grandchildren. He retired in 1996 but continues to serve part time as pastoral care minister at Boulevard Presbyterian Church. 

Richard A. Hasler’s (B) A Little Book of Prayer was published by Barbour Press this year. The book consists of 160 quotations on various aspects of prayer.

1958 William E. Chapman (B, ’61E, ’69D) writes, “Palisades Presbytery elected me their stated clerk on September 18. I continue to teach Presbyterian studies at New Brunswick Theological Seminary.”

Rodman Fridlund (B) was hired as chaplain of Yountville Veterans’ Home. He lives in Napa, California.

In June, Donald B. Rogers (B, ’67D) retired from his position as the Cowden Professor of Christian Education at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, where he has taught since 1969. 

1962 Allison A. Trites (M) has “very happy memories of days at Princeton and of studies with Drs. Piper, Metzger, Kuist, and Martin.”

T. Richard Snyder

1963 T. Richard Snyder (B, ’69P) was named professor emeritus at the graduation of New York Theological Seminary last May. After thirty years of association with the school, he retired as academic dean and professor of theology and ethics. Eerdmans recently published his latest book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Punishment. His next project is to explore the moral impact of Western visual media on other cultures, particularly those in the southern hemisphere, with a three-year grant from the Ford Foundation. He will also teach a course each winter at the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley, California, as visiting professor. He and his wife, Carole, live on the shores of Penobscot Bay in Maine. 

George Toole (B, ’67M, ’82P) began a six-month sabbatical from Towson Presbyterian Church in Towson, Maryland, in August. He will officially retire from the 165-year-old church in February 2002. During his ministry, he has pastored a poor inner-city congregation, a wealthy Southern California one, and one in a German farming town in New York.

Ernest Yung-En Wu (B) sends an invitation: “Classmates and friends are welcome if they want to visit me and Cameron House at 920 Sacramento Street in San Francisco.”

1964 David Cruise (M) writes, “Since graduating, I’ve had no contact with Princeton, but in fact I owe it an enormous debt of gratitude…. Without Princeton I am convinced I would have had a poorer ministry.” Cruise retired in August from his position as superintendent minister of the West London Mission, which he held for ten years. The West London Mission is a British Methodist ministry with a central preaching center and a social outreach program involved with addiction, homelessness, and those in trouble with the law. The mission also works with students and with the immigrant Chinese population. Cruise remains in London and is chair of the Westminster Christian Council, which relates to the Abbey and the Cathedral.

1965 Ralph Underwood (M), professor of pastoral care at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, gave the seminary’s 2001 convocation address, “Enlarging Hope for Wholeness: The Church’s Ministry and Chronic Pain.” He retired in December after 23 years as a member of the Austin faculty.

1966 Elizabeth (Betsy) Glenn Biggers (E) is a psychotherapist in the process of completing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Pierre Luciri (M) is serving as ambassador of Confederatio Helvetica (Switzerland) to the Republic of Bulgaria. He fondly remembers singing in the Seminary Touring Choir during his year at Princeton.

1967 Kent Ira Groff’s (B) The Soul of Tomorrow’s Church: Weaving Spiritual Practices in Ministry Together was recently published by Upper Room Books. Groff leads retreats for presbyteries and seminary continuing education centers, and will direct a 15-month program (with the same title as the book) at Kirkridge Retreat Center in Bangor, Pennsylvania, for pastors and lay leaders. He is presently writing What Would I Believe If I Didn’t Believe Anything? Tracking the Grace in the Grit. He led a retreat in Guatemala for Mennonite Central Committee staff in November. His email address is kentgroff@aol.com.

Ralph W. Milligan (B) writes, “After ten years as executive director of the Samaritan Counseling Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, I have accepted the position of executive director of the Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.” 

Szabolcs Nagy (B, M) has pastored New Brunswick Presbyterian Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which recently celebrated its 275th anniversary, since 1977. Born in Hungary, Nagy is pleased that one-third of the congregation is made up of ethnic minorities, with large numbers from Ghana and Nigeria. Nagy says, “We have much to be grateful for. We try to respond to the future, not rest on our past activities.” 

In July, Ray A. Seilhamer (M) was the nightly preacher at the 100th annual Herndon Campmeeting in Herndon, Pennsylvania, a nine-day event that focuses on families and Bible-based preaching. Seilhamer was recently named associate dean of the graduate school of Huntington College in Huntington, Indiana, after retiring from serving as bishop of the Church of the United Brethren (the denomination with which Huntington College is affiliated) since 1993. 

1969 Shirley Rakacs Funk (B) pastors Lake Edge Lutheran Church in Madison, Wisconsin, an ELCA congregation, and is an active member of John Knox Presbytery.

1971 Tapio Saraneva (M) is executive director of Finnchurchaid, the emergency and development agency of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.

1973 On Palm Sunday, Larry E. Dixon (B) became pastor of Mt. Teman African Methodist Episcopal Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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1974 October marked Robert G. White’s (B, ’89P) twentieth year working for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). In addition to several assignments at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, he has been posted to six countries, usually in locations providing asylum to refugees: Egypt, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Russia, and now Indonesia, where he and his wife, Benedicte, have been since late 1999. They hope to remain in Jakarta a little longer, calling it a “fascinating, but little known, part of the world.” Eventually, they plan to return to either France or the United States to be closer to their three children.

1977 Reid Byers (B) is currently working as a software information technology architect for IBM. His email is bigduck@bigduck.com.

Michael H. Carrier (B) was recently installed as pastor of the First Congregational Church in Ramsey, New Jersey.

Malise Bloch de Bree (B) lives in Littleton, Colorado, and is a certified spiritual director. Her email address is malise@pcisys.net.

Elizabeth Johnson-Paulsen (B, ’87D) and Robert A. J. Gagnon (’93D) faced each other in a debate concerning the ordination of practicing homosexuals, held at the First (Scots) Presbyterian Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in September. She is a professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is an assistant professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Thomas L. Mowbray (B) announces the publication of his first novel, The Treasurer’s New Car, which can be ordered through his sermon web site, http://sermonselections.homestead.com. His D.Min. disquisition, Communicating the Truths Borne by Old Testament Narrative Art, is available on CD. His email address is tom_mowbray@hotmail.com.

1978 Frank C. Aichinger (B) and his wife, Ann Fitzgerald Aichinger (’88B), adopted a teenage son, Thomas (T.J.), on April 25, 2000. T.J. is now fourteen, in ninth grade, and doing very well. The family attended PTS’s summer Institute of Theology this year, and T.J. had a “wonderful time scooting and skating around the campus and getting to know and love Princeton.” Ann has been asked to serve as adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she is Presbyterian campus minister. She continues to serve as parish associate at Grace Presbyterian Church in Ft. Myers, Florida, where Frank is pastor. 

Art Fogartie (B) is the new director of development for The Family Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, a nonprofit organization working with abused and neglected children that last year served 10,000 family members. He is also the interim pastor of Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. He has published two books of stories, the newly released Resurrection Rain and Angels We Will Hear on High (both by Geneva Press), and recently finished a draft of his first novel.

Edward Reilly (B) is founder and chief executive officer of Westhill Partners, a communications agency based in New York.

1979 Douglas Brouwer (B, ’85P) received the Study Grant for Pastoral Leaders from the Louisville Institute (funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.) last year for a research project on Christian marriage. His new book, Beyond ‘I Do’: What Christians Believe about Marriage, was published in September by Eerdmans. He is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, Illinois.

Bob Faser (B) writes, “In September, I began service as minister of the Mount Martha Uniting Church in Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia. Mount Martha is a suburban community located on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne. (Alumni who know the New York City area, think of eastern Long Island and you’ve got the general idea.)” His email address is faser@lafayette.alumlink.com.

1980 Albert G. Butzer III (B, ’85M) authored Tears of Sadness, Tears of Gladness, a collection of sermons based on the Gospel lessons for Lent and Easter of Year A of the lectionary and published by CSS Publishing Company.

Thomas (Tim) Lane (B) serves as president of Peak Experiences International, Inc., a management consulting and corporate training firm that specializes in team building, leadership training and development, and adventure training programs. To learn more, visit www.peakexperiences.org. Lane’s email address is peakexperiences@mindspring.com.

1981 John G. McFayden (B, ’96P) is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois. His email address is johnmcfayden@fpcah.org.

Carole Elaine Smith (E) is a licensed professional counselor and spiritual director at The Epiphany Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Her email address is cmbmith@bellsouth.net.

1982 Joseph Cejka (B) writes, “I am celebrating my first wedding anniversary with my wife, Melissa Byrd, on November 1. I am still an adjunct instructor in the business, nursing, and human services programs at the University of Phoenix and am now also adjunct at Bakersfield College in the Philosophy Department, teaching religious studies. I am also parish associate at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bakersfield, California. I have one year to go until retirement!” 

Keith L. DeVries (B) has recently been called to serve as copastor of Carmichael Presbyterian Church in Carmichael, California, which he began serving in March after more than 11 years at Community Presbyterian Church in Vallejo, California. His copastor is James E. Clark (’63B).

1983 Angus Kerr (M) has been minister of Newton Mearns Parish Church in Glasgow, Scotland, since 1994. His email address is cofsangus@netscapeonline.co.uk.

Neil Smith (B) has been pastor of Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) in Alexandria, Virginia, since 1997. This year he is moderator of the EPC Presbytery of the East.

Miriam Therese Winter (D) wrote Out of the Depths, a book that tells the story of Ludmila Javorova, a woman ordained in the underground Roman Catholic Church that flourished in Czechoslovakia under communist rule. Winter traveled thousands of miles to record the story, fearing that it would otherwise become “the stuff of legends.” Winter is a professor of liturgy, worship, and spirituality at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut. She will be the keynote speaker at PTS's conference on Women in the Ministry in March.

1984 Brant Baker’s (B) book, Teaching P.R.A.Y.E.R. (Abingdon Press), is designed for clergy and other church professionals to teach an eight-week class on a new acronym for prayer. He has been pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Mesa, Arizona, for about two years. He writes, “My family and I are glad to be back in the Southwest. If you’re ever in the Phoenix area (preferably in the winter), give us a call!”

John McCall (top left), Class of 1984, with one of the classes he teaches at Taiwan Theological Seminary in Taipei.

1985 Brian Clark (B) is pastor of Riverside Presbyterian Church in Sterling, Virginia (a 1997 “church plant” created by National Capital Presbytery and supported by Vienna Presbyterian Church), which recently earned a charter that changed it from a mission to a church. Riverside draws about 400 worshippers each weekend, three-fourths of whom have not previously had an adult church affiliation.

John E. Harris (B) left Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church in Shenandoah Presbytery after ten years, during which the church grew by 47 percent, to serve in a dual position in West Virginia Presbytery. He now serves half time as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Buckhannon, West Virginia, and half time as special presbyter for quadrant ministries for Quadrant 2, West Virginia Presbytery.

1986 Karon (Topper) Cook (B) is assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine and a veterans affairs rehabilitation researcher. Last summer she addressed the Taiwan Physical Therapy Association national meeting in Taipei.

David S. Moyer (P) was installed in October as Wisconsin Conference Minister of the United Church of Christ.

Carol M. Norén’s (D) latest book, In Times of Crisis and Sorrow: A Minister’s Manual Resource Guide, has been published by Jossey-Bass. The book includes a sermon by the late Joy J. Hoffman (’85B). Norén is the Wesley W. Nelson Professor of Homiletics at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago.

Karla Brown Smith (E) is director of planned giving in the development office of NBA Barton W. Stone Christian Home in Jacksonville, Illinois.

1987 Thomas L. Blackstone (B) will be a core group teacher in Bangor Theological Seminary’s two-year certificate program in small church leadership while continuing as pastor of Grant Memorial United Methodist Church in Presque Isle, Maine. His email address is thomb@infi.net.

Brian Reeves (B) writes, “In May I accepted a call to be the new chaplain of the Presbyterian Pan American School in Kingsville, Texas. This is an international college preparatory boarding school primarily for high school students from Latin America. It’s also a mission arm of the PCUSA, and the vast majority of our students receive scholarships to attend school here. Here I’m able to bring together my experience and background in education and pastoral care, use my Spanish, and work with international students all at once.”

Patricia L. Reilly (B) is a feminist theologian and the author of A God Who Looks Like Me (BB, 1995), Be Full of Yourself! (OWC, 1998), Imagine a Woman in Love with Herself (Conari, 1999), and I Promise Myself (Conari, 2000). Her email address is openwin@mcn.org.

Louke M. van Wensveen (D) lives in Los Angeles with her new husband, Eduard Hendrik Hovy. Her email address is lvanwens@lmu.edu.

1988 Steven H. Craig (B) writes, “I’m the father of two beautiful daughters, recently completed my D.Min. degree, and am very excited about my new call as pastor of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, California. Miss my Fourth Alex buddies!”

Vicki Harrington Franch (B) writes, “I was ordained and installed as minister of pastoral care and adult education here at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. I wanted to wait until all three of our children were in school. In a congregation of nearly 10,000, there is never a dull moment!”

David Noble (B) and his family live in Lavonia, Michigan, where he is associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Farmington Hills.

1989 Victor Aloyo (B) gave a keynote presentation, “Prayer As a Tool for the Kingdom,” at the first regional gathering of Hispanic Presbyterian Men, held in Cleveland, Ohio, in June. He is PTS’s director of vocations.

Zane Buxton (M) began as interim synod executive for the Synod of the Rocky Mountains on November 1.

Raymond Clinton Hart Sr. (M) received his D.Min. from Boston University in May. His email address is rayhart@prodigy.net.

David W. Johnson (D) is the new director of the Supervised Practice of Ministry Program at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas.

Peggy Marshall (B) “recently stepped back from full-time ministry to enjoy another career as a professional firefighter.” She lives in Thornton, Colorado, and works for the North Metro Fire Rescue District.

Rodney Newman (B) writes, “In June I was appointed to serve as senior pastor of Crown Heights United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. This is the same church I served as associate pastor for the first two years after graduating from PTS. Our family is looking forward to ministry in this fascinating, eclectic neighborhood.”

DeForest B. Soaries Jr. (B, ’92m) recently delivered a lecture, “Church and State: Perfect Together?,” as part of the Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lecture Series at Princeton University. He is New Jersey’s secretary of state and pastor of the First Baptist Church in Lincoln Gardens, New Jersey. His church, together with the New Jersey government, established Harvest of Hope, Inc., a nonprofit corporation dedicated to relieving the problem of “boarder babies,” newborns abandoned by their birth mothers.

1990 Deborah K. Blanks (M) serves as assistant dean of religious life and of the chapel at Princeton University. Her email address is dkblanks@princeton.edu.

1991 Ex-heart surgeon Don Mullen (B), chair of the board of Philadelphia International Foundation, is directing the building of a 250-bed general hospital in Athens that will emphasize both physical and spiritual care in a holistic approach to medicine. In between his medical missionary trips to Kenya, India, Iraq, Rwanda, and other places, he is the associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Highlands, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife and missionary companion, Patsy. 

1992 Trace Haythorn (B) is the associate pastor for adult education at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. His email address is traceh@nashvillewpc.org.

Mary A. Stoops (B) serves as parish associate at Hillwood Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

1993 Jonathan Bunker (B) was installed as pastor of Berryville Presbyterian Church in Berryville, Virginia, in February. He lives with his wife, Susan, and their two daughters in the Winchester, Virginia, area. His email address is jbunker@shentel.net.

Elizabeth Barrington Forney (B) was recently named associate director of Columbia Theological Seminary’s Spirituality Program. She is currently a student in the certificate program of the Spirituality Program.

Mark Hazelbaker (B) is the coordinator for residential student development at New York University. His email address is mdh4@nyu.edu.

Douglas L. James (B, ’94M) earned his Ph.D. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary/Northwestern University this year. His email address is dljames@nc.rr.com.

Amy Sorensen (B) is the director of religious education at St. Michael’s Parish in Poplar Springs, Maryland.

1994 Mark A. Arnold (B) is a Ph.D. candidate in comparative Semitic studies at Harvard University and received his A.M. in the same field from Harvard. His daytime employment is as an information technology manager with Swissotel Boston, Raffles Ltd. His email address is maarnold@fas.harvard.edu.

Tammy Abee Blom (B) began in March as the next generation coordinator for the Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Her email address is nextgen@tncbf.org.

C. Benson Headley (B) writes, “Hello, my friends! I have risen from the devastating catastrophe of my stroke and I continue in the excitement of God’s work. I have married the Reverend Novette Thompson, and we work for the Methodist Church of the Caribbean and the Americas in the Jamaica District, Beechamville and Bensonton Circuit. I have not been silent, rather, quietly working in the Christian healing processes.” His address is P.O. Box 4, Claremont P.O., St. Ann, Jamaica, W.I.

Bobby Musengwa (B) was recently called as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Niagara Falls, New York, the city’s only downtown Presbyterian church. He, a native of South Africa, and his wife, Veronique, from France, have two daughters, Nandi and Imani.

Stephen R. Shaffer (B) is media ministry coordinator at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. He is also acting, directing, and hosting stand-up comedy at Stand-Up New York Comedy Club this fall.

1995 Martha Joy (Sharp) Bradley (E) was recently named promotions manager for direct marketing at Zondervan, where she manages Zondervan ChurchSource promotional materials. Her email address is martbrad@hotmail.com.

Lynne Ann Burmeister-McQuown (E) earned her M.Div. from Harvard University Divinity School in June.

Robert M. Howard (B) is pastor of Masonville Federated Church in Masonville, New York. His email address is rhoward6@stny.rr.com.

Rob MacSwain (right) with Dr. George Carey, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Rob MacSwain (B) writes, “I began the ordination process in the Episcopal Church in 1998. In May 2000, I graduated from Virginia Seminary with a post-graduate diploma in Anglican studies, and then lived and worked at Lambeth Palace in London from September 2000 through July 2001 as research assistant to Dr. George Carey, 103rd archbishop of Canterbury. On July 30, 2001, I was ordained deacon by the archbishop in Canterbury Cathedral. (This photograph was taken just before the ordination!) I returned to the States in August and am now assistant rector at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kinston, North Carolina.”

Rhonda Myers (B) began a new pastorate at the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, New Jersey, in July.

Brent A. Strawn (B, ’01D) is assistant professor of Old Testament at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia.

1996 Charles Lyons (B) has pastored Bethel Assembly of God in Jacksonville, North Carolina, since 1997. He and his wife, Tanya, have three children.

Tom Trinidad (B) served as a college chaplain for four years and as a presbytery educator for one year. Now he and his wife, Kyndra Wilson, have relocated to Notre Dame University in Indiana, where he has begun Ph.D. studies in theology.

Christian ('96B) and Kay Zabley, who are mission coworkers in Japan, with delegates from Japan to the Presbyterian Youth Triennium at Purdue University in July.

David Turner (P) has been chaplain at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, since 1988. He will assume new duties as assistant to the provost for mission, becoming responsible for the Christian and Benedictine character of the university. He is a Benedictine monk of St. Procopius Abbey, the religious community that sponsors the university. 

Yahya Wijaya (M) successfully defended his thesis on Christian ethics and the ethnic Chinese business in September at the University of Leeds in England. He will graduate with his Ph.D. in December.

Left to right: The Reverends Christian Zebley ('96B, a mission coworker in Japan), Keith Geiselman ('95B, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Ypsilanti, Michigan), David Lenz ('86B, head of staff of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan), and Larry Woodruff ('55B, pastor emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and minister of calling at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor Michigan).  Zebley visited these alums, whose churches support his work in Japan, last summer. 

1997 Kathryn D. Blanchard (B) recently began the Ph.D. program in theology and ethics at Duke University. Her email address is kateblanch@aol.com

Ron Bradley (P) is staff chaplain at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. His email address is rsbrad@aol.com.

Derek Browning (P) recently moved to a new charge in Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland. After 14 years in Cupar, he is looking forward to the challenge of a new church in the big city!

Eric V. Leighninger (B) is the chief security architect at Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, Illinois. His email address is elei2@allstate.com.

Robert M. Zanicky (P) was a featured speaker for four broadcasts this fall of The Protestant Hour, a nationally broadcast radio program. His first two sermons focused on forgiveness and trust, and his last two addressed the problem of anti-Judaism in Christian thought and teachings. He is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

1998 Bryan (B) and Lori (’00B) Bass-Riley recently moved to Paulsboro, New Jersey. They write, “Our seven-month-old daughter, Anna, is growing and thriving.” Lori was ordained in June and is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Swedesboro, New Jersey, and Christ Presbyterian Church in Gibbstown, New Jersey. Bryan is chaplain at Heartland Hospice Services, Inc., in Thorofare, New Jersey. Their email address is brylori@bellatlantic.net

Rufus Burton (B) is a Ph.D. candidate at Kings College in London. His research is focusing on the holiness of God. He is also a new husband, father, and associate minister to the City Camden and Westminster Area of Shared Mission of the United Reformed Church. “Ministry in London is a challenge,” he writes.

Edwin A. Fernandez (M) is pastor at The City Chapel of Las Vegas. His email address is edruthfernandez@aol.com.

Natalie W. Ford (B) is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, Oklahoma. Her email address is jimnford@home.com.

Karin A. Oehlmann (U) writes, “I received the equivalent of a Th.M. from the University of Tübingen, Germany, in July. I will start working as a junior pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wurttemberg in March 2003. Meanwhile I will complete an M.A. in history.” Her email address is karin.oehlmann@gmx.de.

1999 Lisa Steele Johnson (B) is associate pastor at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Coronado, California, near San Diego. Her email address is lisasteelejohnson@hotmail.com.

James A. Lee (P) recently moved to Southern California to found Strategic Leadership Alliance, an international center for indigenous Christian leadership. The organization’s goal is to raise up and train indigenous missionaries and church leaders for world evangelization. His email address is jamesandrewlee@hotmail.com.

Daniel J. McKaughan (B) is a Ph.D. candidate in the history and philosophy of science program at the University of Notre Dame, pursuing his interests in faith and science. 

Paulette Minora Mixon (B) was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in June. After completing a yearlong internship with the U.S. office of the World Council of Churches in New York, she now serves as associate pastor for Christian education and youth ministry at the First Presbyterian Church in Cranbury, New Jersey. 

Donald Bruce Pike Jr. (B) was ordained as a minister of Word and Sacrament on December 2, 2000, and began serving as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Cedarville, New Jersey, the following day.

Pamela Hanson Sebastian (B) was ordained in July 2000 and is serving as pastor of the First Presbyterian “The Rock” Church in Marshall, Missouri, and the First Presbyterian Church in Slater, Missouri. Her email address is phs@cdsinet.net

2000 Wayne E. Croft Sr. (M) was recently appointed adjunct professor of homiletics at Taylor University in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and also at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Laura C. Dubinski (B) recently began her CPE residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her email address is lauradubinski@hotmail.com.

Catherine Ann Gumpert (B, ’01M) is the student minister for the Readington Reformed Church in Readington, New Jersey. Prior to serving there, she was the student pastor at the Ocean Community Church in Manahawkin, New Jersey, for a year-and-a-half.

David Miller (B) and the Avodah Institute, a faith-in-the-workplace group he is president of, were noted in “God and Business,” a recent Fortune magazine cover story. Miller was ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament in the PCUSA on October 7, 2001.

Katherine A. Pate (B) is associate pastor for Christian education at Rye Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York. Her email address is kpate@ryepc.com.

2001 Jonathan E. Carroll (M) pastors Forest Hills Presbyterian Church in Martinsville, Virginia. His email address is fhpastor@sitestar.net.

Allan Hugh Cole Jr.’s (D) email address is thenycoles@aol.com.

Jennifer DiFrancesco (B) serves as associate pastor of youth and education at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Georgia.

Christopher Griggs (B) will spend the upcoming year as a seminary intern at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington. His email address is christopher_griggory@yahoo.com.

Jonathan P. Hall (B) recently began the Ph.D. program in church history at the University of Virginia. His email address is schleviboy@mac.com.

Anna Kong (B) is director of Christian education at GMI Southland in Anaheim, California. Her email address is annakkong@hotmail.com.

James Michael “Skip” Macaulay (B) was called in October to be pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Middletown, New Jersey. His 11-year-old son, Jim, read Scripture at his ordination service on October 6.

Charles Reynolds (M) enjoys teaching for the Army in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Charles Soper Jr. (B) is pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bayville, New Jersey, and Ocean Gate United Methodist Church in Ocean Gate, New Jersey. His email address is cssoperjr@hotmail.com.

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