Upper-case letters designate degrees earned at PTS:
alumnus/a did not receive a degree, a lower-case letter
corresponding to those above designates the course of
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.
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.?
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
the Class of '52
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.?
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.
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
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
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,
|Jeffrey C. Wood
Jeffrey C. Wood (B) was recently chosen to serve as interim general
presbyter for National
Capital Presbytery in Washington, D.C.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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!?
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.
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.
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
Thomas D. Woodward (M) recently began a new
position as the designated pastor of
Nashua Presbyterian Church
in Nashua, New Hampshire.
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.
Scott Burkley (B) is pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in
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
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.
Richard L. Cosnotti (B) is director of development at
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.
He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. His email address is
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.
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 email@example.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.?
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
and Ellen?s is
Larry K. Waltz (E) was dedicated in January as
interim pastor of the First Baptist
Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Janis Ollenburger Otto (E) has completed ?six
wonderful years? of pastoral ministry at Key Peninsula Lutheran Church in
Lakebay, Washington. Her email address is
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.
Kenn Iskov (M) pastors
Church in Lane Cove, Ermington, Australia. He is adjunct faculty at
Tabor College in Sydney. His email
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
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
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
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org and his is
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
Vance W. Torbert III (B) pastors the Third Presbyterian Church in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His email address is
Alexander W. Young (M) is a full-time hospital chaplain working in the
City of Edinburgh Hospitals in Edinburgh, Scotland. His email address is
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,
Susan Teegen-Case (B) was installed in January as designated associate
pastor/minister of arts and spirituality of
Tabernacle United Church in
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,
1991 Patricia Epprecht (B) pastors Christ Presbyterian
Church in Marlton, New
Jersey. Her email address is email@example.com.
Timothy L. Morehouse (B) is acting head of the Religion Department at
Trinity School in New York City. His email address is
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at
email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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
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
1994 Jeff Crawford (B) lives in Pine, Colorado, and has been working as a
software developer since 1997. His email address is
Gordon Crouch (B) lives in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, with his wife, Robin,
and children Jamison, 5, and Courtney, 3. He is minister of the
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
Elizabeth (Betsy) Barry Haynes (B, ?98M) was ordained by
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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
studying early Judaism and Christianity.? Her email address is
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2000 Cheryl Allean Jones (B), ?now ordained!?, lives in Durban, South
Africa. Her email address is email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim McCullough (B, ?01M) is an instructor at Somerset
Christian College, the only accredited Bible college in
Samuel Johnson Taylor (B) recently became associate pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church in Hernando, Mississippi. His email address is
Heather Rachelle White (B) is a doctoral student at
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 email@example.com.
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