Evangelical Theological Seminary and Garrett Theological Seminary
Class of 1964 Golden Anniversary Memory Book
Kay Burlingham Director of Alum Relations and Annual Giving 2121 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60201 May 15, 2014 Dear Class of 1964, “Blest be the dear uniting love that will not let us part; our bodies may far off remove, we are still one in heart. “Joined in one spirit to our Head, where he appoints we go, and still in Jesus’ footsteps tread, and do his work below.” --Charles Wesley This Charles Wesley hymn eloquently speaks of the union of believers in Christ. You share this union as partners in faith and as graduates of Garrett-Evangelical (or one of the predecessor institutions that shaped this seminary). The stories of your journey in ministry and your service to the Church are inspirational and a powerful witness to the faith. Thank you for sharing these stories, which are part of your reunion booklet. The booklet also includes the names and addresses of your classmates. Your Golden Reunion is a wonderful time to reconnect with friends who shared with you in the seminary experience. For those of you who are back on campus, we rejoice that you are here. For those who are unable to join us, for reasons of conflicting schedules or health problems, we miss you and hold you in our prayers. We welcome contact from you regularly and often. You represent the seminary’s greatest legacy “of equipping the whole people of God for Christ’s ministry.” You represent our most loyal financial support. You serve as our most accurate source of maintaining records of our alums and friends. It is good to take this moment in time to honor and celebrate the class of 1964. Congratulations and Happy Golden Anniversary! Sincerely,
Kay Burlingham Director of alum relations and annual giving phone: 847-866-3988 fax: 847-866-3989 email: Kay.Burlingham@garrett.edu
David Heetland Vice President for Development 2121 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60201
May 15, 2014
Dear Class of 1964: Congratulations on your 50th anniversary of graduation from seminary! What an important milestone! Persons often choose to remember this anniversary year with a special gift to the seminary. This is a marvelous way of saying thank you for the education you received and enabling the seminary to sustain its position as a center of theological excellence. I also invite you to consider a planned gift commitment to Garrett-Evangelical during this important anniversary year. Planned gifts such as annuities, bequests, insurance policies, and trust arrangements are very appropriate ways to remember the seminary. Oftentimes they allow persons to make a more substantial gift than otherwise possible. Many have discovered they can make a planned gift to the seminary and increase their own current income at the same time, as through a gift annuity. Annuity rates are currently 3.0% to 9.0% depending upon a personâ€™s age, and they are guaranteed for life. I am available to assist you in your planning or to answer any questions you might have. Please do not hesitate to stop by when you are on campus, or call me at 1.800.736.4627. I hope to visit with you. Cordially,
David Heetland, CFP Vice President for Development DH:bc
phone: 847-866-3970 fax: 847-866-3989 email: David.Heetland@garrett.edu
Table of Contents An Arranged Marriage
Major Events in 1964
Firsts at Garrett-Evangelical
Evangelical Theological Seminary
Robert G. Burkhart
Walter S. Chisholm
C.M. Kempton Hewitt
Mel H. Luetchens
James A. Osborn
Richard Larry Smith
Wilbert Ralph Trusheim
Milton D. Wolf
Garrett Theological Seminary
Raymond E. Bassett
Robert Southgate Bowne (obituary)
Harry Theodore Cook
Carol L. Cory
Richard (Dick) Henry Jones
J. Philip Klinger
Donald Lawrence Kuehle
Shirley Bruhn Lindsay
John Robert McFarland
Donna Joan McLaird
Mary Lou Moore
James Ralph Nelson
Thaddeus James Rutter
Harriet Lorena Clendenin Santos
Milton Ten Have
Edward Lee Tucker
Robert Lee Vaughn
Harold James Wells (obituary)
Martha Ann White (Bierwiler)
â€œOur Booklistâ€? Book Recommendations for the Class of 2014
Class of 1964 Directory
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An Arranged Marriage I entered Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville in 1969. I graduated in 1973—the Centennial Year. As a student, I became involved on the Task Force that worked on the plan of union for the two seminaries. When Garrett-Evangelical was constituted in 1974, I was surprised to be elected as a member of the Board of Trustees on which I have served these past thirty years. I came to seminary as a young student, and I never left. My pastoral ministry has been shaped and reshaped all these years through my close association with this school. I am blessed. A story is told of travelers who lost their way while driving the back roads of Ireland. They were relieved to see someone walking along the remote highway who pulled up alongside and asked, “Can you tell us how to get to Dublin?” The old Irishman looked at the travelers, then looked toward the horizon, and after thinking about it for awhile, he said, “Well, if I were goin’ to Dublin, I wouldn’t start from here.” Today I want to say, I’m glad I started from here. To you students I would say, if you are looking for a ministry that is woven out of evangelical commitment, creative and critical reason, and prophetic participation in society, this is the place to start. You can get there from here. It is good for us all to remember how we got here. The Sesquicentennial Celebration has been an occasion for us to tell the stories of how this seminary has come to be, and what it is called to be. Today we are focusing on the last thirty of our one hundred fifty year history. I would suggest that Garrett-Evangelical came into being as a result of an arranged marriage. It was the idea of the parents. It was encouraged by the extended families on both sides. When the Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist denominations joined in 1968 to form The UMC, a commission was authorized to “study the ministry.” That commission brought a recommendation to the General Conference in 1972 which called for a reduction in the number of United Methodist seminaries from 14 to 11 with the expectation that there would be only one seminary in the Chicago area.
This recommendation was adopted by the Conference in April, 1972. There it was. An arranged marriage for ETS and GTS. These two institutions, for years, had been neighbors, friendly acquaintances. Now they were to be one. I have learned with the help of Dick Tholin’s research, that when the recommendation was adopted in 1972, conversation had already begun between GTS and ETS regarding union. Still I would maintain the idea of arranged marriage. The partners may have initiated a brief courtship, but it was begun because they knew what the parents had in mind. Our two seminary communities were faithful to the larger church. The union was consummated at the Orrington Hotel, here in Evanston, in January of 1974. The first classes offered by the united faculty began here thirty years ago this month. Will Willimon, of Duke Divinity School, now Bishop Willimon, wrote an article in “The Christian Century” some time ago commending the idea of arranged marriages. He wrote: “We are conditioned to think that only what we decide for ourselves is right for us. . .I think we should be more open about the arranged, unchosen aspects of our marriage because it enables us to think clearly about the peculiar ethical demands placed upon us. . . (The Christian Century, Oct. 17, 1990, p. 925).” Bishop Willimon contends, in his article entitled, “The People We’re Stuck With,” that love is the result of marriage rather than its cause. Applied to our history, can we say that one result of this arranged marriage was a discovery of identity and mission that might not have been realized by either of the institutions on their own. This discovery began in the process of selecting a name for the new united seminary. The question was raised, “What will it be called?” The list of possible names grew. One of the names I remember on that list was, Covenant Theological Seminary. We could have been another CTS. That name would have spoken of our sacred bond with God and with each other, but it did not represent our heritage. Nor did it represent the new United Methodist identity of 1968. After considering various possibilities, it was decided finally that we needed to keep our names. The name of the new seminary would be hyphenated—something some newly married couples were doing in the early ‘70s. There was a distinct heritage and identity carried in those old beloved names. It could not be just “Evangelical.” It could not be just “Garrett.” It was to be Garrett “hyphen” Evangelical Theological Seminary.
The naming is wonderfully portrayed on a banner that was created for the uniting celebration. The initials, GTS and ETS, are drawn close then linked together by a hyphen that is finally transfigured into a cross. The uniting and naming of Garrett-Evangelical was something to celebrate, but that celebration took place in a stormy context. Those were the years of the Vietnam War. Difficult days for the Church and painful days for our country. The process of union ran against the mood of the times. We were talking about joining together when so much around us was coming apart. We were seeking to build a new institution in an environment of anti-institutionalism. It was no honeymoon. The purpose and vision of the new seminary were tried and tested right from the beginning. I will always remember something that happened at ETS during my Middler Year. That was before the union, but it was an experience of the forces of evangelical commitment and prophetic participation in society that would shape the new school. One of those moments that has shaped my ministry. I believe that it was in the fall of 1970 (the fall after the Kent State massacre). A moratorium was called at Evangelical Seminary. Classes were cancelled for one week. This was not the result of a student rebellion. Instead, I would say it was an act of faithfulness on the part of our Community Council, a story in itself. That council included the faculty along with representatives of staff, students, and spouses. It was authorized by the Board of Trustees to direct the day-to-day life of the seminary community. The council debated and finally approved the moratorium. It should be noted the split vote was not a tally of students versus faculty, but it was the difficult decision of a covenant community in which members stood on different sides of a crucial issue. The moratorium was a drastic measure taken in a desperate time. (Do you remember the casualty reports every Thursday evening on the six o-clock news?) It was an effort of the seminary community to address the national crisis of the war. We were not of one mind about Vietnam. Our community reflected the agonies of division felt all through the land. The labels of “hawk” and “dove” so often defined and strained our encounters. It seemed there was no middle ground. But somehow together, as a community devoted to shaping ministry, we needed to make a witness in the face of the war. There was intentionality about the moratorium. It was not to be a vacation, a time to go home to sleep. Each member of the community was to find a way to respond that was faithful to the Gospel and to his or her convictions. For some, it would mean participating in an anti-war demonstration. For others it meant letter writing, or an intensive time of prayer, or work for the cause of some justice ministry.
The moratorium began with a service of worship in the seminary chapel. Dr. Wayne Clymer, the seminary President, who soon would be elected to the episcopacy, led the worship. I do not remember the sermon that morning, but I do remember the Sacrament. Holy Communion was not celebrated often in chapel, but it was that day.
“The chapel was silent. In the quietness, we heard again and again those words of grace and commission.”
After President Clymer consecrated the elements, he broke the bread, then he walked out from the Table into the sanctuary. He brought the broken bread to us. One at a time he served us with the words, “Take and eat. And now go, do that which God has given you to do.” The chapel was silent. In the quietness, we heard again and again those words of grace and commission. Grounded in the Holy Sacrament, somehow the moratorium was a matter of faith. Grounded in the Sacrament, somehow our actions were the work of the Body of Christ. Painfully aware of our differences, somehow we were held together by that broken bread. I wonder how much I understood of what was happening in that service. Praise God that the Sacrament works without our understanding. “Ex opera operatum,” says the Church. Here we are thirty years later. Still, these are trying times for the Church and terror-filled days for our world. Still, we are at war. Still, in this seminary community we reflect the diversity and differences, even the divisions, of our culture. Yet, here the Holy Spirit is at work shaping ministry and preparing spiritual leaders. Amidst the issues of this day, may we be nourished as the Body of Christ to do what God has given us to do in Christ’s transforming ministry. May we continue to witness, and to learn what it means to be held together by broken bread. We are called to be bold leaders in a new world. You can get there from here.
Praise God for what God has done, and is doing through Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Amen! Rev. Thomas E. Babler, ETS ‘73 Convocation Sermon September 4, 2004 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Major Events of 1964 January 8 - In his first State of the Union Address, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a “War on Poverty.” February 4 - The Government of the United States authorizes the Twenty-Fourth Amendment, outlawing the poll tax.
February 25 - Muhammad Ali beats Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Florida, and is crowned the heavyweight champion of the world. March 9 - The first Ford Mustang rolls off the assembly line at Ford Motor Company. March 30 - Merv Griffin's game show Jeopardy! debuts on NBC; Art Fleming is its first host. May 2 - Four hundred to a thousand students march through Times Square, New York and another 700 in San Francisco, in the first major student demonstration against the Vietnam War. July 2 - President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, abolishing racial segregation. August 27 – Walt Disney's Mary Poppins has its world premiere in Los Angeles. October 10–24 – The 1964 Summer Olympics is hosted in Tokyo, Japan. October 14 – American civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. becomes the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading non-violent resistance to end racial prejudice in the United States. October 15 – The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the visiting New York Yankees, 7–5 to win the World Series in 7 games (4–3). December 27– The Cleveland Browns defeat the Baltimore Colts in the NFL Championship game.
Top Entertainment Top Movies 1. Mary Poppins 2. My Fair Lady 3. Goldfinger
Top Books (From the Publishers Weekly) 1. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré 2. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg 3. Herzog by Saul Bellow
Top Songs 1. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles 2. “She Loves You” by The Beatles 3. “Hello, Dolly!” by Louis Armstrong 4. “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison 5. “I Get Around” by The Beach Boys 6. “Everybody Loves Somebody” by Dean Martin 7. “My Guy” by Mary Wells 8. “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine” by Gale Garnett 9. “Last Kiss” by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers 10. “Where Did Our Love Go” by The Supremes
Firsts at Garrett-Evangelical Eliza Clark Garrett 1853, Founding Benefactor Eliza Garrett, the wife of Chicago mayor, Augustus Garrett, became convinced of the need for better training for Methodist preachers. In her will, made out in early December 1853, she left a considerable inheritance for the founding of a biblical institute. A meeting was held in Chicago on December 26, 1853, at which a group of Methodist leaders invited John Dempster to organize the institute. Eliza Garrettâ€™s will and this meeting are the basis for the date of 1853 as the founding of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (then named Garrett Biblical Institute). John Dempster 1853, First President of Garrett Biblical Institute Dempster was the first president of Garrett Biblical Institute and the driving force behind bringing Eliza Garrettâ€™s vision of a Methodist training school in Chicago to fruition. Dempster, the son of a Scottish immigrant, was a great champion for theological education within Methodism. While many in the denomination were skeptical of the necessity for theological education, he made it clear that theological education could only aid ministers. He served as president from 1853 until 1859. Lucy Rider Meyer 1855, Chicago Training School Founder In 1855, Lucy Rider Meyer along with her husband, Josiah S. Meyer, founded the Chicago Training School for city, home, and foreign missions. Lucy Rider Meyer served as principal and faculty member, training more than 5,000 workers before her retirement in 1917. She is credited with being the originator and sustainer of the deaconess movement in Methodism. Due in large part to her work, the office of the deaconess was recognized by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1888.
Isabella Thoburn 1888, Head of First Deaconess Home In 1888, Isabella Thoburn, a methods and church history faculty member at the Chicago Training School (CTS), became the head of the first deaconess home in the United States. She worked with nine CTS graduates as they served the people of Chicago. These nine became the first Methodist deaconesses. Georgia E. Harkness 1939, First Female Garrett Biblical Institute Faculty Member; First Female Theology Professor in an American Seminary In 1939, Georgia Harkness was appointed Professor of Applied Theology at Garrett Biblical Institute, where she taught until 1950. In so doing, she became the first full-time female professor of theological studies in an American Protestant seminary. She was also the first female member of the American Theological Society, which she joined in 1937. It is because of Georgia Harkness that graduates wear red shoes at Garrett-Evangelicalâ€™s commencement ceremonies and events. Harkness was inspired by her great-grandmother Abigail who, as a woman of her own mind, was known for wearing a red coat despite her communityâ€™s disapproval of such flashy attire. Grant S. Shockley 1959, First Black Garrett Biblical Institute Faculty Member Grant Shockley was Professor of Religious Education at Garrett Biblical Institute from 1959 to 1966. His lifelong work centered around the contributions that the Black religious experience could bring to religious education. He was clear that his work was not about Black Christian education as distinct from any other kind of Christian education, but about how the religious experience of Black persons could influence all of Christian education. His scholarship and teaching has had a significant impact upon the field of religious education. Edsel A. Ammons 1968, First Black Faculty Member to Become a Bishop Bishop Ammons graduated from Garrett Biblical Institute in 1956 and later returned to the school to teach in the area of church and urban society from 1968 until 1976. During this time, he was instrumental in the formation of The Center for the Church and the Black Experience. In 1976, Ammons left the seminary to preside over the Detroit and West Michigan Conferences, and later the West Ohio Conference as bishop. In his retirement, Ammons served as bishop-in-residence at Garrett-Evangelical.
Carl H. Marbury 1977, First Black Academic Dean Carl H. Marbury joined the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical as associate professor of New Testament interpretation in 1972. In 1977, he became a full professor and the first Black academic dean. He served in this capacity until 1982 when he retired from the position. During his time as dean, he oversaw the institution of a new curriculum, further developed Garrett-Evangelical’s commitment to peace and justice, and provided a guiding vision for the future of the seminary. After leaving Garrett-Evangelical, he became president of Alabama A&M University.
Rosemary Radford Ruether 1977, First Female Professor to hold an Endowed Chair Rosemary Radford Ruether became the first woman to hold an endowed chair when she joined the faculty as the Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology in 1976. As a Roman Catholic feminist theologian, Ruether has challenged the Church to seek justice in matters of sexism throughout her career, and has served as a groundbreaking scholar and activist in Christian feminist theology. Marjorie Matthews 1984, First Female Bishop-in-Residence
Marjorie Matthews was elected to the episcopacy in The United Methodist Church by the North Central Jurisdictional Conference of 1980. This was the first time a woman had been elected bishop in any mainline Christian tradition. After serving the Wisconsin area for four years, she retired and Garrett-Evangelical was honored to welcome her as the school’s first female bishop-in-residence. During her time at Garrett-Evangelical she also served as visiting professor of Old Testament. Rosemary Skinner Keller 1993, First Female Academic Dean Rosemary Skinner Keller taught in the area of religion and American culture at Garrett-Evangelical beginning in 1977. In 1993, she was appointed the seminary’s first female academic dean, a position she held until she left the school in 1996. She was also a member of the first class of deacons to be ordained in the Northern Illinois Conference. Her scholarly work included a three-volume encyclopedia Women and Religion in North America and In Our Own Voices: Four Centuries of American Women’s Religious Writing, both edited with Rosemary Radford Ruether. Garrett-Evangelical honored Keller in 2006 with an honorary doctorate of divinity.
Osvaldo D. Vena 1995, First Latino Faculty Member Osvaldo Vena joined the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical in 1995 as the first Latino professor. He teaches in the area of New Testament interpretation and urges his students to open their minds to new interpretations, possibilities, and their hearts to those who hold those interpretations. When he is not teaching at the seminary, he directs the Still a Dream Band, whose mission is to raise awareness for children living in poverty in Palestine, Israel, and Argentina by setting their poems to music.
Yeo Khiok-Khng (K.K.) 2002, First Asian Professor to Hold an Endowed Chair K.K. Yeo began teaching at Garrett-Evangelical in 1996 and became the first Asian professor to hold an endowed chair in 2001 when he was named the Harry R. Kendall Professor of New Testament. As a Chinese Christian born and raised in Borneo, Malaysia, he brings a unique perspective to biblical scholarship. He sees his vocation as one of bridging the gap between cultures, between the academy and the church, and between faith and reason. He believes this â€œcross-cultural biblical interpretationâ€? will help us all to know we are blessed and loved by God.
Henry J. Young 2002, First Black Professor to Hold an Endowed Chair Henry Young began teaching at Garrett-Evangelical in the area of theology and ethics in 1980. In 2002, he was installed as the first Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Professor of Theology, a position he held until his retirement in 2004. With this appointment, he became the first Black professor to hold an endowed chair. In addition to teaching at GarrettEvangelical, Young also served as a Lieutenant Colonel Chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserve. G. Sujin Pak 2002, First Female Asian Faculty Member Sujin Pak joined the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical in 2002 as the first female Asian professor. She taught church history specializing in the Reformation era, biblical interpretation, the role of women in the church, and Christian-Jewish relations until leaving in 2007. She is currently Assistant Research Professor of the History of Christianity and Associate Dean for Academic Programs at Duke Divinity School.
Nancy E. Bedford 2003, First Latina to Hold an Endowed Chair A citizen of Argentina and the United States, Nancy Bedford has held the Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology Endowed Chair since 2003, making her the first Latina professor to hold an endowed chair at Garrett-Evangelical. As a teacher, Bedford tries to help her students become aware of the stake they have in the questions raised by theology and the responsibility they have to develop their own theology. “There is a sense in which every Christian is a theologian, and so I hope to help my students become the best theologians that they can be in the context of their particular calling.” Gennifer Benjamin Brooks 2008, First Female Black Professor to Hold an Endowed Chair Gennifer Brooks has held the Ernest and Bernice Styberg Chair as Associate Professor of Preaching since 2008, making her the first female Black professor to hold an endowed chair at Garrett-Evangelical. In the classroom she seeks to instill in students both the awesome responsibility and the glorious opportunity of preaching good news. She is also the Director of the Styberg Preaching Institute which provides educational opportunities and training in homiletics to the wider seminary community.
Luis R. Rivera 2014, First Latino Academic Dean On January 1, 2014, Luis R. Rivera began his tenure as the first Latino Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean in GarrettEvangelical’s history. After teaching at Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and most recently at McCormick Theological Seminary, where he also served as Academic Dean, Rivera brings his thorough and diverse experience of teaching, administration, and institutional leadership to Garrett-Evangelical. Lallene J. Rector 2014, First Layperson and Woman to Serve as President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Dr. Lallene J. Rector began her work as president at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois on January 1, 2014. Rector has been an esteemed faculty member since 1986 as Associate Professor of Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Psychotherapy, and most recently held the role of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean (2006-2013).
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Robert G. Burkhart Contact Info: (847) 583-1088 | email@example.com Significant Other: Shirley Children: Three children: Sarah (Mark), David (June), and Susan (Phil); and three grandchildren: Joshua, Lydia, and Abigail. My favorite memory from seminary is singing with the seminary choir, including going on tour to visit and sing at many churches. My favorite professor was Dr. Wilber Harr, because he expanded my concept of mission significantly and exhibited excitement in what he was teaching. After graduation, I was ordained in the Illinois Conference in 1964 (now the Northern Illinois Conference). I served churches in Chicago, Elgin, Elmhurst, Rockford, and Skokie. I retired in 2007. Now, I am the president of the Board of Trustees of the Northern Illinois Conference. I am also the parttime director of church relations for Bethany Homes, a senior living ministry. I am a member of the Community Relations Commission of Morton Grove. I volunteer at my churchâ€™s food pantry; usher for arts performances at numerous Chicagoland venues; and docent on trains for Amtrak and the National Park Service. What I want to do is read more books, especially history and novels. I would like to travel to visit family and friends whom I havenâ€™t seen for a long time. Book: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. It tells of the great migration of African Americans from south to north through stories seldom heard.
Walter S. Chisholm Contact Info: (330) 864-1541 Children: Three children: Shirli, Walter (Rusty), and Liane (Harry); and six grandchildren: Zachary (Kim), Andrea (Sean), Ashley, Sara, Christopher, and Addison. My favorite memory from seminary is when I was able to put together a larger parish of three churches in Culver, Indiana: Culver Emmanuel, Burr Oak, and Hibbard. It was an exciting time as we also moved Culver from a student to a full time parish. I also remember being in seminary when our president John F. Kennedy was shot and assassinated. My favorite professors were Dr. Harr, Dr. Paul Rademacher, and Dr. James Stein. Dr. Harr inspired my mission outreach agenda. He was a dynamic speaker and leader. Dr. Paul Rademacher inspired my faith and my theological journey. He was also my advisor. Dr. James Stein inspired my vision of church history and how the church fathers reached out to one another with great witness and gifts. After graduation, I was appointed to Montrose Zion UMC over a ten year period. It had about 200 members and grew in size and outreach to over 800 members after 12 years. In 1975, I was appointed by Bishop Kearns to be a district superintendent for the Painesville district. From there I went to Cleveland and Epworth Euclid and from there to Norwalk First and served in one of the large churches of the conference. I was in Norwalk for 12 years and retired in 1992. Since then I served four funeral homes. Now, in 1999 my wife, Patty, died. She was an Alzheimerâ€™s patient and the love of my life. In July of 1999, I came back to Montrose Zion UMC to be pastor of visitation. I retired in 2009 as pastor emeritus. Since then I have continued as pastor to homebound and shut-ins. It is wonderful. What I want to do is continue doing visitation and working with staff. At age 87, I have traveled to London, Scotland, Rome, Paris, and India. It has been and continues to be an exciting fulfilling life. I do hope the 50th year celebration will be well attended. God bless you all. Book: A Hole in the Gospel and Unfinished by Richard Stearns, the president of World Vision. Both books are powerful reading.
C.M. Kempton Hewitt Contact Info: (503) 930-5217| firstname.lastname@example.org Significant Other: Fawn D. Hewitt Children: Two children: Cameron Moses Kempton Hewitt and Erika Anne Hewitt. My favorite memories from seminary are the early walks to 7:30 a.m. classes, the stimulating lectures, the fellowship in the coffee shop, and the joy of learning. Also, Frank Thompson, another alum, who arranged a blind date with my current wife! My favorite professor is a question too difficult to answer! There were too many â€œgreats.â€? Several are still alive and would not like me to answer this question. In many cases, I shared faculty status with many of them, thus making it important not to reach back too far! If you read the next section, it would not be difficult to burn back trails and see how many of the ETS faculty were then and later so important in my life. Perhaps none of my beloved former professors and now friends would be upset if I did say that Wayne Clymer was powerfully important during my time at ETS and while in graduate studies, and continued to be a mentor until his recent death. After graduation, I was granted a Hartmann Scholarship from ETS and enrolled at Yale Divinity School. I studied with Brevard Childs (Hebrew), Paul Minear (New Testament), Sibley Towner (Hebrew Exegesis) and Charles Forman (Missiology), and received the S.T.M. degree. I then enrolled as a Ph.D. student of C.E.B. Cranfield and C.K. Barrett at Durham University in England. I was assigned for my German study to Oscar Cullmann at the University of Basel for three semesters and studied also with Karl Barth. I was granted the Ph.D. in June, 1969, and returned to Illinois to be the pastor at Roscoe United Methodist Church. In 1972 President Clymer invited me to return to ETS as Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor of Biblical Interpretation. At the time of union with Garrett, I accepted a call to become Dean of Professional Studies and Professor of Biblical Studies at St. Thomas College and Seminary in Denver, Colorado. During this time, I had a close relationship with the faculty at Iliff School of Theology and occasionally taught courses there. In 1982 I accepted a call to become the Dean, with faculty responsibilities in Biblical Studies, at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. I retired from there in 2005. During the final years I was also executive director of the Northwest House of Theological Studies, Salem, Oregon. This was an ecumenical project designed to bring basic ministerial studies to the Pacific Northwest. During that period I also taught briefly at the Moscow, Russia, Methodist Seminary. Following retirement,
I taught on a regular basis at Willamette University, once as a visiting professor and mostly as a part -time adjunct instructor in the Department of Religion. During the entirety of my time in theological education, I advocated and led cross-cultural studies, especially in Mexico. For a period I was able to maintain a dedicated study institute in Cuernavaca. On occasion I taught in Spanish to assist in creating a bilingual program for ordinands, especially during my time at the Roman Catholic Seminary in Denver. Now, I have finally been able to have some time for hunting and fishing. I shoot traps and hunt deer and elk. Fishing is both here and at our off-the-grid fishing camp in remote Northern Ontario, where for two months each summer I write, fish, and rest. During the rest of the year I volunteer as a guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children. As a legal party and an officer of the juvenile court, I serve court orders permitting me to do deep field research into the various aspects of these children's life. These findings I report to the court and then appear as an advocate at the bar, arguing on the basis of law and my investigative yield for the best interests of those children. Two or three times a years I offer continuing education for clergy, always on an ecumenical basis. There is great interests in the Episcopal Church and the ELCA (Lutheran) for work on the RCL. There is less interest on part of UM pastors! I also have been dedicated for many years to working out, which makes it possible to stay active in the outdoors and in the travel we undertake annually. We often visit places we have lived in the world, especially England, Mexico, and Switzerland and explore other new locations. What I want to do is continue climbing. Although I have given up on Everest, I keep trying to climb higher, especially in the desert mountains of Arizona, a place we have recently become attached to. A major goal I am working on daily is closing the connection loop with important friends across the globe, including many former students. This seems to draw my energies and to refresh me more and more as I advance in age. Book: A very recent book that has important connections with my beginnings in the United Brethren is Breaking Chains by R. Gregory Nokes. In this book, Nokes describes in detail the greatness of Thomas Jefferson Conner, a United Brethren minister of the pioneer type, who founded Philomath College, was a firm abolitionist and who befriended a former slave and his wife who impossibly ended up in his parish in Wren, Oregon. It was there that I came of age myself, about a century later, and put on the path that eventually brought me to Naperville--a choice that changed my life forever and remains the most important, lifechanging period in my life. It was also the place I found myself most at peace, most cared for and the most liberated intellectually and spiritually, before or since.
Gene Koth Contact Info: (515) 978-2906 | email@example.com Significant Other: Anne Clawson Koth Children: Two children: John (Sherri) and Kent (Ling); and three grandchildren: Taylor, Nadiya, and Kalani. My favorite memory from seminary is Robert McAfee Brown's visit to the seminary. My favorite professor was Dr. Richard Tholin who inspired me to develop a passion for social justice. After graduation, I served in the Iowa Conference, UMC: Sheridan Park, Des Moines, 1964-68; Bettendorf, 1972-76; Chariton, 1976-83; district superintendent, Perry District, 1983-89; Walnut Hills, Urbandale (founding minister), 1989-2002. I also served as director of admissions for Evangelical Theological Seminary from 1968-72. I retired in 2002. Now, I'm involved in programming (discussion groups, a singing group, exercise classes, and specialtopics offerings) at Edgewater Senior Community where Anne and I live in an independent living apartment. I'm staying active with my own exercise program, as well as with "Delay the Disease" classes offered through a local YMCA, classes especially designed for those with Parkinson's. I do lots of reading, both fiction and nonfiction, with biographies and autobiographies among my favorites. What I want to do is continue to live a life of meaning and fullness each day. Book: I encourage graduates to keep abreast of events and people of significance by reading nonfiction books.
Mel H. Luetchens Contact Info: (402) 867-2662 | firstname.lastname@example.org Significant Other: Nancy Children: Three children: Brent, Shawn, and Lara; and ten grandchildren. Also, three children and five grandchildren on Nancyâ€™s side.
My favorite memory from seminary is of serious theological study. I remember having long, deep conversations in the coffee shop and on the street corner with students and faculty members. I remember being taught to play handball by Professor J. R. Howe at the North Central College Field house. Lastly, I enjoyed the inter-seminary basketball league. My favorite professors were Jim Stein, Dick Tholin, Wilber Harr, Gene Wenger, Jim Will, and Frances Boelter. After graduation, I became a local church pastor in central Nebraska. I was involved in campus ministry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Here, I also received my M.A. and Ph. D. degrees. I was the director for Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska. Other jobs included director of community education and fundraising for Church World Service in Elkhart, Indiana; director of ministries and assistant to the Bishop for the Nebraska Conference; and executive secretary for communication and fundraising for United Methodist Committee on Relief. Now, I am a part time assistant to the president for church relations at Nebraska Wesleyan University. I enjoy flying my powered parachute. I work on upkeep and repair of the 125 year old family farmhouse where I grew up. I participated in a archeological dig at a First century C.E. Roman village, Antiochia ad Cragum, (on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey) in 2012. What I want to do is make it through the primary and general elections to represent our district well in the Nebraska Unicameral. I also want to travel to Burma, China, and other places. Book: Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer. Itâ€™s a wonderful reminder of the precious and fragile democracy we live in and our responsibility.
James A. Osborn Contact Info: 208-743-5169 | email@example.com Significant Other: Arlene Children: Bruce Alan (Deceased), Carol Ann Ellis, and Karen Marie Hebert. My favorite memory from seminary is riding 100 miles each week from Wisconsin to and from seminary with Armin Weber often on very icy roads. Armin was one of the most inspiring people I ever met. He would never pass a stalled car without stopping to see if he could help. My favorite professor was Paul G. Rademacher. He inspired me to work harder in his classes than any other. His knowledge of the Bible, and his humility and love for mankind was easy to see and understand.
After graduation, I pastored six Advent Christian Churches: Magnolia, Wisconsin; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Clovis, New Mexico; Bristow, Oklahoma; Sumas, Washington; Santa Cruz, California. Between Albuquerque and Bristow I became an adult probation/parole and later a chief juvenile Parole and Probation Officer (PPO). The PPO work lasted 15 years. Now, I am retired and living in beautiful Lewiston, Idaho. I am still serving the Lord mainly with other retired folk. I love to garden, play cards with my wife and family, and also hunt deer and elk. My wife and I have traveled in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Europe, China, India, taken a couple of cruises, snow skied, and golfed. What I want to do is stay closer to home and enjoy our family and friends. Book: Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch. Every pastor and Christian worker needs to develop good elders in order to build a strong and effective church.
Richard Larry Smith Contact Info: 765-649-7204 | firstname.lastname@example.org Significant Other: Laura Mae (Watkins) Smith Children: Two Sons: Kevin (Denise) and Christopher (deceased); and one grandson: Jacob.
My favorite memory from seminary is fellowship in the dorms, being housemaster, having friends which continue to this day, playing the organ for chapel service, and meeting world-known Christian leaders. My favorite professors were Dean Clymer (Bishop) for his insightfulness and pastoral care, J. R. Howe, James Stein because he uniquely brought church history alive, and President Eller for being a caring administrator. After graduation, I served 13 churches, and retired three times after the official conference retirement. I participated in continuing education: C.T.S. Biblical preaching classes and liturgical worship, Yale University, Bethany Theological Seminary, and received a D.Min. I traveled to England and then to Europe, including Switzerland. Now, my interests include reading religious journals, magazines and books, of course, organ music, briefly became interested in electric railroad trains. I have done quite a bit of building. I am Vice President of the Indiana Conference Federal Credit Union and have served as president of local ministerial associations. What I want to do is travel more. I would like to assist local churches in their needs.
Book: I recommend Violence in Scripture by J. D. Creach. I also have great appreciation for anything written by Dr. Adam Hamilton! Adam calls and keeps challenging people and the church to be â€œChristlike.â€?
Wilbert Ralph Trusheim Contact Info: 563-332-9790 | email@example.com Significant Other: Martha Jackie Trusheim Children: Six children, fourteen grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
My favorite memory from seminary is Wayne Clymer leaning against the desk and sharing a lot of little ministry items that are not thought to be very important but really are important. I also enjoyed making hospital visits and getting to know people for baptisms, weddings, and funerals. I remember making home visits to visitors in church or in the community who had needs. My favorite professor was Wilber Harr. He had a love for mission work that was evident in his teaching. He was able to make missions come alive with his personal stories. My interest in mission work during my ministry and since my retirement is probably a result of his influence. After graduation, I served the EUB Church until the union with the Methodist Church and continued my ministry in The United Methodist Church until retirement. I served in the Iowa Conference from 1964 until June 30th of 2001. My ministry offered me the joy of meeting many wonderful people in Iowa. After retirement, I worked at a credit card counseling agency from July 9, 2001 until March 2012. I met many fine people who needed financial help with budgeting and paying off thousands of dollars in credit card debt. Now, I am mission chairperson team leader at St. Johnâ€™s UMC in Davenport, Iowa. I also serve on the church council and our center ministry team, which is a community service program that reaches out through a skate church ministry to youth, street team ministry, GED program, thrift store, and food pantry. I also enjoy gardening. Book: Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon is refreshing and challenging.
Milton D. Wolf Contact Info: (360) 638-1871 | firstname.lastname@example.org Significant Other: Sue Children: One son: Ross; and two grandchildren: Connor and Caitlin.
My favorite memory from seminary is the chapel service where a rabbi was the guest speaker. I remember that the faculty gave inspiring messages during the chapel services. Also, my year of interning at Calvary EUB church in Detroit was a highlight of my training. My favorite professor was Dr. Paul Rademacher. He helped me understand ways of thinking about issues such as the existence of evil in God’s creation and the tension between the concept of salvation by works and salvation by faith alone. Paul was deeply grounded in New Testament theology and he spoke with precision and clarity which pointed to a spiritual reality which seemed to rise out of his own faith. There seemed to be a spirit presence in his teaching. A second professor who was equally important to me was Dr. James Will. His teaching was a true mental challenge as he put philosophy and theology together. I remember his leading us in the study of Paul Tillich’s Ground of Being. It took work to grasp what he meant many times, but the work was worth it. After graduation, I served as pastor in the following churches: Concordia Ave. EUB, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Highland Park UMC, Seattle, Washington; West Park UMC, Yakima, Washington; University Temple, Seattle, Washington; Green Lake UMC, Seattle, Washington; Redmond UMC, Redmond, Washington; and a three month exchange with a minister in Ireland. Now, I am leading a Bible study on Sunday mornings. I serve as a supply minister when other clergy are away. I enjoy doing video photography and traveling with my wife. Book: Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Lisa Randall. It is about how science now sees the created, physical world.
Dr. Paul Rademacher holds an outdoor seminar in theology.
Dr. Clymer in 1969.
ETS Faculty Meeting in the 1960s.
Howeâ€™s Chapel in the winter.
The chapel at Garrett Theological Seminary.
Raymond E. Bassett Contact Info: (573) 374-0602 | email@example.com Significant Other: Evelyn Louise (Wood) Bassett Children: Five children.
My favorite professor was Ed Blair. He made the scriptures come alive with his knowledge and enthusiasm. After graduation, I spent 40 years in pastoral ministry. I served 20 years as an associate chaplain in three hospitals, did private counseling, and continued to serve in the U.S. Navy in reserve status. Both Louise and I have had the opportunity to travel in the Middle East and Europe and to take groups with us. I have been fortunate to travel with two archaeology teams in the Middle East. I have written two books of my memoirs for our five children and a chaplain's manual for the chaplains who serve with me. Now, I have retired as of 1995 and presently serve in my ninth year as the American Legion department chaplain.
Robert Southgate Bowne Deceased October 6, 2003 Donnaâ€™s Contact Info: (406) 542-0710 | firstname.lastname@example.org Spouse: Donna Children: Two sons: Louis (Kathleen) and Gary (Mary); and five grandchildren: Davis, Garrett, Harrison, Louise, and Emily. Robert did not stay for graduation as he wanted to get back to New England to be ordained. The funny part of the ordination was the Bishop used the word "Bishop" when he ordained Robert and a fellow minister. Robert is now deceased, but he did enjoy preaching and helping others. He held a service every Sunday at a retirement home here in Missoula from 1990 until the end of 2002. He was there every Sunday we were in town. When we were out of town, he would find someone else to serve for him. He was proud of serving people and was proud of going into the ministry at 40 years of age and working in the ministry until just 10 months before his death. Obituary: Robert S. Bowne, 87, of Missoula, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, of natural causes at St. Patrick Hospital.
He was born Sept. 14, 1916, in New York City and moved to Los Angeles when he was five. After high school, he attended California Agricultural College at Davis. Bob served in the U.S. Army during World War II until his honorable discharge. Bob loved horses and rode from an early age. He worked on ranches in California, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico until he was 40. At that time he began his service of ministry. Bob earned a bachelor of arts degree with high distinction from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1961 and a masters of divinity degree from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois in 1964. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Gamma Mu honor societies.
He served as pastor to the Potomac and Wallace Chapel churches in Illinois while attending seminary. During his 30 years in Nebraska, he served the Crookston, Kilgore, Eagle, Adams, Filley, Schickley, Ohiowa, Bruning, Ong, Davenport, Sutton, Newman Grove, Looking Glass, and Harrison churches. After retirement, he moved to Missoula where he continued working for the Lord leading Sunday services at the Senior Village Residence, filling in for churches in the area, and visiting members of The United Methodist faith in the local hospitals. Bob met his wife, Donna J. Miles, on a ranch in Colorado. They were married May 15, 1945, in Sidney, Nebraska. To this union were born two sons, Louis C. (Kathleen) of Columbia Falls, Montana; and Gary C. (Mary) of Hickory, North Carolina. He is also survived by a sister, Bettie of Descanso, California; two granddaughters, Louise and Emily of Columbia Falls; three grandsons, Davis, Garrett and Harrison of Hickory, North Carolina; and two AFS exchange grandchildren, Marco Sant of Italy and Thavikarn (Ying) Chatjuthamard of Thailand. Many nieces, nephews and friends also survive him.
Harry Theodore Cook Contact Info: (248) 709-9689| email@example.com Significant Other: Susan M. Chevalier Children: Four children: Sarah (Robert), Robert (Elizabeth), Martin (Christine), and Maxwell; and four grandchildren: Cameron, Julien, Alyssa, and Grace. My favorite memory from seminary is earning distinction in the oral comprehensive exam on April 17, 1964. Examiners included William Hordern and Ernest W. Saunders. My favorite professor was Dr. George A. Buttrick because he taught us to preach with intellectual honesty based on sound research, to use Hebrew and Greek texts, and to employ the best English of which we were capable. After graduation, I served three years as a minister of The United Methodist Church and 47 as an Episcopal priest. This included six years as editor of a diocesan newspaper and nine years as the religion editor and columnist of the Detroit Free Press. I have published eight books, the last three with Westar Institute/ Polebridge Press. Check out: www.harrytcook.com. Now, I am at work on my ninth book with the tentative title Niebuhr in Detroit, which chronicles his 13 years (1915-1928) in what is now a broken city; a brokenness that he foresaw in the industrial madness of Henry Ford and his type. What I want to do is write a novel about how a member of the clergy learns the hardest lesson of all: no good deed goes unpunished. Autobiographical? We'll see.
Book: Living With Darwin: Evolution, Design and the Future of Faith by Philip Kitcher, Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation by Amanda Porterfield, and What A Friend They Had in Jesus: The Theological Visions of 19th & 20th Century Hymn Writers by Harry T. Cook (this is a commercial).
Carol L. Cory Contact Info: (773) 262-7787 | firstname.lastname@example.org Significant Other: Jay Althouse Children: Four daughters: Karlynn (Jonathan), Kay (Scott), Joy (Mike), and Dee (Thomas); and nine grandchildren: Wava, Jackson, Josh, Lizzy, Sam, Evan, Margaret, Daniel, and Katie. My favorite memory from seminary is walking on the shore of Lake Michigan and talking, sitting up at night and talking, going into the bookstore and talking! My favorite professor was Dr. Grant Shockley because he could state wisdom in succinct and profound ways. He stimulated creative thought! After graduation, I worked as a director of Christian education in four churches, leading jr. high church camps. Then I became an ordained pastor. I served at Ashburn UMC, Chicago Temple, North Central College, Bethany UMC, and Cary UMC. I also headed up Shalom Education (peace and justice training), spearheaded leadership development, worked with young adults, and volunteers in mission for the conference. Now, I am taking piano lessons. I am a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and support the arts: Art Institute, Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera, Joffrey Ballet, and live theater. I attend weekly organ concerts and give soirees in our home. What I want to do is study the stars though the planetarium. Book: Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn because it tells of the oppression of women in second world and other cultures and gives hopeful signs of positive change. Also, The Heart Speaks by Mimi Guarneri which tells of real heart disease and the need to listen so that the heart can heal.
Richard (Dick) Henry Jones Contact Info: (262) 376-5397 | email@example.com Significant Other: Ann Children: Two daughters: Julie (Rob) and Lori; and five grandchildren.
My favorite memory from seminary is learning from the professors, growing in faith, and developing friendships. My favorite professor was Dr. Merrill Abbey for preaching. He gave me the fundamentals of preaching and the tools to offer inspirational, disciple-making messages. After graduation, I served as associate pastor at West Allis First UMC from 1962-67. Then, I served as pastor at Milton UMC from 1967-74. I was Lead Pastor at Platteville UMC from 19741980. Finally, I was lead pastor at Whitefish Bay UMC from 1980-2003; which became a teaching church on turn-around, revitalization systems. In 1974, I received my D.Min. degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Now, I am mentoring/coaching about 20 pastors and leading workshops on church revitalization. I am also consulting with churches on stewardship, radical hospitality, church revitalization, etc. I attend yearly NOMADS work camps, repairing churches and community housing. Traveling! What I want to do is continue what I am doing as long as my mental and physical health allows.
Book: Winning on Purpose; How to Organize Congregations to Succeed by John Edward Kaiser.
J. Philip Klinger Contact Info: (765) 497-4370 | firstname.lastname@example.org Significant Other: Nancy Children: Two sons: Geoffrey and Kevin; and four grandchildren: Celeste, Sage, Wesley, and Ethan. My favorite memory from seminary is coaching and playing in league 1 intramural and beating Northwesternâ€™s best fraternity team in basketball. My favorite professors were Dr. Saunders and Dr. Blair. Both were excellent New Testament scholars and tremendous teachers. After graduation, I served in the North Indiana Conference as a parish minister and District Superintendent, with a three year stint as Director of Admissions at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
Now, I have been retired for 12 years with occasional stints as interim pastor and am currently serving as parish visitor at West Lafayette First where I was senior minister for 11 years. I buy and sell used books and find books for people. I enjoy golf, crosswords, reading, and travel. What I want to do is climb Mt. Everest! Book: I just finished The Bookmanâ€™s Tale by Charlie Lovett. It is a novel of obsession about a Shakespearean folio and a love story, which includes a quest for the real authorship of the Shakespeare plays. I find most religious books today about as challenging as being stoned to death with popcorn.
Donald Lawrence Kuehle Contact Info: (573) 243-2074 | email@example.com Significant Other: Karen Children: Two children: Laura (Alan) and Aaron (Julie); and three grandchildren: Avery, Wesley, and Evelyn. My favorite memory from seminary is being a member of the Asbury Fellowship and rooming with Vernon Gunkel. After graduation, I pastored churches in eastern Missouri. I served for four years as associate council director in the Missouri East Conference office. I directed a youth camp for 37 years. I received my doctorate degree from Drew University in 1980 in “Radio Ministry.” I had my own radio show for 15 years. I still write a weekly column for some seventy newspapers across Missouri. I officially retired in 1999. Now, I am pastoring a small church. I still write the “Good Thinking” newspaper column. I enjoy gardening and genealogy. I continue to be active in United Methodist rural fellowship and try to be a voice for rural/small churches.
Jim LeGro Contact Info: (315) 636-7781 | firstname.lastname@example.org Current Significant Other: Cynthia Significant Other from Seminary: Phyllis
Children: Three children: Jeff (Sophia), Pete (Leanne), and Anne (Chris); five grandchildren: Matt, Megan, Sam, Alexandra, and Erika. My favorite memory from seminary is when I was met at the back door of Garrett Apartments by Ron Holland, who welcomed me, helped Phyllis and me to move in, and became a good friend for life.
Shirley Bruhn Lindsay Contact Info: (847) 234-9010| email@example.com Significant Other: Cal My favorite memory from seminary is the rich camaraderie with seminary friends and professors who cared! My favorite professor was Dr. Ernest Saunders. He was my advisor and mentor, a very personal contact. He was a New Testament professor and that was my major. After graduation, I taught at Highland Park High School in the dance and individual sports categories. Since 2012, I have performed piano four hands with a partner. Our repertoire is drawn from the great American Songbook, jazz, and ragtime. We play for receptions, parties, programs. Now, my main emphasis is under the title â€œExperience Zest!â€? in which I lead spiritual growth workshops for adults. What I want to do is Too much to mention - but I certainly want to keep leading the spiritual growth workshops. They are truly my passion!
John Robert McFarland Contact Info: 906-774-1721 | firstname.lastname@example.org Significant Other: Helen As befits one in the itinerancy, I have been on the move in these last 50 years. I marched into Montgomery with MLK, Jr. I slogged through the Nicaraguan jungles during the Contra war. I have run 34,000 miles, 26 of them, plus 385 yards, at one time. I charge every grounder from my third base position and am equally hapless at going left or into foul territory. I moved from congregations to Wesley Foundations and back to congregations. My first oncologist said I would be dead “in a year or two.” That was twenty-four years ago. Instead of dying, I had in-body experiences. I have performed weddings for all the nurses at my cancer center. I am an opinion leader. After I got cancer, so did my mother, my father, my brother, my younger sister, my grandson, my wife, and my older daughter. You can read about it in Now that I have Cancer I am Whole: Reflections on the Life and Healing for Cancer Patients and Those Who Love Them [AndrewsMcMeel & HarperAudio, plus Czech and Japanese editions]. On TV, I was millionaire Morgan P. Moneybags. My proceeds from that gig go to pediatric oncology research at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, where my grandson was treated for liver cancer, starting when he was only 15 months old. I speak at conferences from Hartford to Houston. I have been introduced as “Not really a preacher but just a story teller,” as “The author of the best book for cancer patients, by a cancer patient, ever,” and as “The Garrison Keillor of parish ministers.” None of these people had reason to lie. Dave Barry says that I am “a wise and funny man.” [As Dave says, “I am not making this up;” it’s on the jacket of The Strange Calling.] Twenty-three young people say they heard the call because I made ministry look like fun. They all hate me. You can read about it in The Strange Calling, published by Smyth&Helwys. My stories, articles, poems, essays, comic strip gags, scripts, reviews, and columns have appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio shows, web sites, anthologies, encyclopedias, dictionaries, hardback, audio, paperback, Czech, and Japanese.
I wrote for Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home companion radio show and for Bob Thaves’ Frank & Ernest comic strip. I wrote the article on Protestantism for Scribners’ Dictionary of American History and the biography of Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Edd Roush for Scribners’ American Lives. I wrote the Frosty and the Babe poem for the celebration at Hofstra University of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Babe Ruth. I write the blog, Christ in Winter: Reflections on Faith from a Place of Winter for the Years of Winter. http:// christinwinter.blogspot.com/ The “place of winter” is Iron Mountain, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where life is defined by winter even in the summer. The third place we have lived following the grandchildren (The first two were Mason City, IA and Sterling, IL). Now of course, movement is more backward than forward, more in memories than in plans. I remember Bruce and Eugenia Johnson. Bruce was the first student I met at Garrett. It was he who rushed into the cafeteria to tell Ed Ticker and me that President Kennedy had been shot. I remember Henry Kolbe. I had been thrown out of Dallas for integrating the WSCS community center I directed there while a student a Perkins. Prof. Kolbe told me, “You’re the first transfer student to whom we ever gave a scholarship, and I don’t think you should have one, either. Welcome to Garrett.” I remember cringing in the ping-pong room when James Cone would slam the ball back at me with Satanic force (He was writing his dissertation on Satan). I never beat him. I remember eating with the basement brown bag bunch, Tom Tredway, Bill White, and Ron Goetz. I remember driving back and forth each day from Cedar Lake, IN and picking up Ed Tucker and Paul Blankenship on the way. There are so many more—Ernie Saunders and George Buttrick and Dave Goodell and…. After fifty years, these memories are bright and joyful, and I give thanks for them.
Donna Joan McLaird Contact Info: (605) 996-5898 | email@example.com Significant Other: Jim Children: Two sons: John and Steve.
My favorite memories from seminary are the classes and chapel services. My favorite professors were Dr. Blair and Dr. Watson. After graduation, I served as Christian Education Director at The United Methodist Church in Laramie, Wyoming, finished my M.Div. at San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1987, and served churches as an ordained Elder in the Dakotas Conference. I served churches from 1977- 2004. Now, I work part-time as the visitation pastor for our local church.
Mary Lou Moore Contact Info: (847) 212-3097 | firstname.lastname@example.org Significant Other: Ronald Children: Three sons: Ron, Jr., Keith, and Roger.
My favorite memory from seminary is Even though we were on the Northwestern Universityâ€™s campus the seminary buildings were close, making it seem like a small community. I loved living in Leseman Hall, going to class, the library, and of course eating with everyone in the cafeteria. Also, working for Dr. Rocky Smith was always fun. I can't really say who was my favorite professor. I loved the Bible classes, Missions (a retired missionary came into class many times with news of recent good and even bad news). You can see that I just loved being in school and talking with everyone. After graduation, I was the children's director at First Methodist Church in Evanston. After a couple of years, I realized it was the children I loved working with and became a first grade teacher. I met Ron through mutual friends and we got married in July 1967. We have three sons and I have continued teaching or being a substitute teacher (even now). Now, Ron is retired and we purchased a campground in Door County, Wisconsin. Some retirement! We sold it in 2001 and became Snow Birds living in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin during the summer and Tucson, Arizona during the winter. We love the churches we attend in each town and feel very blessed. Sorry we will not be back in time for the reunion. What I want to do is some traveling. I have cousins living in Alaska and a nephew and family in London. We think we should go to visit them. Book: The Sojourner's monthly magazine. The editor is Jim Wallis who has written many books and articles but his book On God's Side is great. I also just finished I Am Malala about the girl who stood up for education and was shot in the head by the Taliban while in a bus on her way home. She survived and is a brilliant and courageous young girl. I expect to hear much about her in the future.
James Ralph Nelson Contact Info: (952) 884-8048 | email@example.com Significant Other: Sandy Children: One daughter: Annalise (Lee); and one granddaughter: Elsa.
My favorite memory from seminary is living in the dormitory with like-minded students. It was a rich and wonderful experience. I liked it so much that I managed to stay on an extra year. My favorite professor was Dr. George Buttrick. He opened up the possibilities of sermon writing and preaching. He was the soul of kindness and encouragement. After graduation, I went to school at Drew University. I returned to Minnesota and served a rural three point charge in Lafayette, Winthrop, and Brighton. From there I served a start-up church in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota for two years. Next, I was an associate at Lake Harriet United Methodist in Minneapolis. Then I served 14 years at North UMC. My last pastorate was at Portland Ave UMC in Bloomington, MN for nine years and then I retired and continue to live in Bloomington.
Now, I am active at our Richfield UMC where I have helped with a Vietnamese Language Ministry. Now my wife and I are on Parish and Caring ministry teams, visiting sick and shut-in members. We belong to a faith circle group. My hobby is woodworking, collecting antique tools, restoring old furniture. Iâ€™m interested in genealogy and I am writing my memoirs about my childhood. We have also traveled to Europe several times. What I want to do is take a river cruise on the Danube in October 2014. I also plan to continue writing my memoirs. Book: Inventing the Truth, The Art and Craft of Memoirs by William Zinsser and Illuminating the Work: The Making of the St. Johnâ€™s Bible by Christopher Calderhead.
Ron Roemmich Contact Info: (402) 861-6512| firstname.lastname@example.org Significant Other: Berdeen Kay Children: Three children: Kim, Mark, and Kristen.
My favorite memory from seminary is the camaraderie of the couples at the Fertile Crescent (Maple Street apartments). My favorite professor was Dr. Charles Ellzey. Dr. Ellzey was very approachable. His classes were extremely helpful in my ministry as I was involved in many smallgroup venues. After graduation, I have had a varied ministry, including Campus Ministry, Conference youth director, larger parish co-ordination, senior pastor, and District Superintendent. I earned my Doctorate (D.Min.) from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in 1991. Now, Since retirement in 2002, I have served several interim situations and specialized ministries. Along with Berdeen I have played many hands of bridge. We are both very active in the Church. What I want to do is Live to see all the grandchildren graduate. The youngest is 20 months old.
Book: Healing Through Humor by Charles Frances Hunter. Humor has always been an important part of my life and after several surgeries, I find this book to be a good source of laughter plus I believe it has some insights for our pastoral ministry of healing.
Thaddeus James Rutter Contact Info: (262) 649-3693 | email@example.com Significant Other: Lynn Children: Two children: Thad (Rebecca) and Sean (Amy); and six grandchildren: Joshua, Micah, Joy, Maddie, Michael, and Matthew. My favorite memory from seminary are of friends, certain classes, but I would say the best memory was listening to the preaching of George Buttrick and Samuel Laeuchli. My favorite professors was Samuel Laeuchli. I remember the passionate way he brought church history alive and made it relevant. After graduation, to best convey what I have been doing since graduation, I need to go back to what drew me to seminary. In good Wesleyan tradition, I felt my heart strangely warmed by grace when I read Paul Tillich’s You are Accepted one winter’s night in February 1960. The theme of what I have been doing can be expressed this way. With many fits and failures as well as many rewarding moments in ministry, I have been attempting to show the grace of Christ with them. I have served as a pastor to churches in Elm Grove (64-69); Appleton (64-74), Kenosha (74-80); Milwaukee (80-94); Oakfield (94-99); and Antigo (99-02). Then I retried to Brookfield, Wisconsin. All these churches are in the Wisconsin Conference. I feel my sharing grace has been an evolving process with certain phases. I have given the following names to the phases. I call the first phase “speaking of grace,” because I did a lot of talking. I then began to realize sharing grace required for me “to listen for grace” in others. That evolved into my “seeking grace” through scripture and prayer. During this period I received a D.Min. in spiritual counseling and spiritual formation at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit. Sharing grace then took the form of offering “spiritual guidance and direction” in which I received certification in the late 1990’s. I presently offer spiritual direction in my retirement. Highlights for me include publishing a book called Where the Heart Leaps to you that addresses God’s longing for us and our heart’s longing for God. On the tragic side, I suffered through a tornado that destroyed my church and house. Having two faith filled sons is a highlight. Finally recalling faces of people is an overall highlight of these 50 years since leaving Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Now, I am doing spiritual direction and some tracking in my local church in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Reading, good movies, and programs and public TV are interests.
What I want to do is take a train trip to places my wife and I have not been in this country. Book: My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman, Learning to Fall by Philip Simmons, Shubert Augden on John Wesley, Contemplative prayer by Thomas Merton, Embracing God by Dwight Judy, Devotional Classics edited by Foster and Smith, Embracing the Call to Spiritual Depth by Tilden Edwards, Speaking Christian by Marcus Borg.
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Harriet Lorena Clendenin Santos
Contact Info: (570) 287-5623| firstname.lastname@example.org Significant Other: Rosendo (deceased) Children: Three children: Erik (Toko), Nathan (Kristen), Jason (Jill); and four grandchildren: Ross, Ariana, Mattea, and Christian. My favorite memory from seminary isâ€Ś Frankly, I have so many wonderful memories that I could write a book. I believe that, because there were so few women attending seminary in the early 1960's, we were treated with such respect. I loved the lectures, the professors, and their great Christian commitment. The chapel services still stand out as great times of worship. I sang in the choir and the professors always preached vigorously. I loved the fellowship of friends. I also truly appreciated worshiping at the Methodist Church and singing in their choir each week. One of the highlights of my life in Evanston was the year when Martin Luther King came to preach at the Methodist Church and I was invited to sing "If God Be For You, Who Can Be Against You", from The Messiah. What a thrill! I shall never forget how hard I studied! It was a time of being truly accepted and set the stage for all these years of learning to deal with the struggles and joys of living! My favorite professor was Dr. Grant Shockley who was my advisor and what a wonderful man he was! I appreciated Dr. Watson for his love of Wesleyan Theology and Dr. Blair for his quiet demeanor. I shall never forget Dr. Laeuchli It was hard to understand him at times because of his accent but he made church history come alive!!!!! After graduation, I worked for the summer for the Board of Evangelism (with Harry Denman and Larry LaCour). Then I started my position as director of Christian education at Wesley United Methodist in Morgantown, West Virginia. A great experience! I met my husband and in 1966 we were married and we lived in Washington, D.C. while he was teaching at Howard University. My husband was from the Philippines, so I had the joy of singing for the Ambassador's Balls often. I had to sing in Tagolog, Ros's native language. People laughed a bit at my accent. We then moved to Wilke-Barre, Pennsylvania, along with our first son, so that Ros could take a position at Wilkes University. We had two other sons. I was a "stay home mother", part-time Christian education director, until I realized that being a substitute public school teacher just made me "itchy" to do what I really felt called to do-- I went back to Drew Universityâ€™s Seminary in Madison, New Jersey (commuting) to finish my Master's in Divinity. I was ordained an Elder in the Wyoming Conference in 1985. I was serving a small church but then became a co-pastor at a growing church near my home and stayed there for 12 years; a great ministry with a wonderful pastor who now continues to be my wonderful friend. I was the first female pastor at the church and often, it was
frustrating but I opened the door for female pastors who are so abundant. I have continued in pastoral ministry, even after retirement. Elders are hard to find! Willing ones---- So, as long as I am able, I continue to enjoy serving in churches that are "in trouble" and need a pastor who "doesn't require housing, insurance, etc." Now, I have sung professionally, but I find that doing part-time pastoral work PLUS baby-sitting my grandchildren is about all I can handle. I am not a person for hobbies, but I do spend a lot of time on the computer. What I want to do is hard to answer. I went to the Holy Land, and I have traveled to other areas. Maybe, you might not believe this, but I have accomplished what my goals were; I want joy for my children and grandchildren. I AM CONTENTED! Wouldn't it be great to be younger? Book: I have enjoyed reading Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas.
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Dale Spoor Contact Info: 517-580-8638 | email@example.com Children: Leigh Ann Spoor, Dale Richard (Rick), and James Duane (deceased). My favorite memory from seminary is being encouraged to get personal counseling which helped me resolve some personal issues. My favorite professor was Dr. Wise. He was a psychologist as well as a minister and encouraged all of his students to get personal counseling to resolve any personal issues and better understand ourselves. I took counseling at a hospital in South Chicago, and found it very helpful. I found it helped me to minster to people and their emotional needs as well as their spiritual needs. After graduation I served in the Kalamazoo District at Milwood United Methodist Church as associate minister (working with youth), Marelous â€“ Wakley Church, Hartford Stock bridge and Wacousta, all United Methodist. I went on honorable location and settled in Lansing, Michigan. I worked at the National Council on Alcoholism as the education coordinator. I was involved in individual and group counseling for alcoholics and drug addicts; as well as speaking to public schools and other groups. I also worked with half way house residents. I served at our church camps as counselor and dean of some, and on occasion filled in at churches when the minster was away. Now, I am retired and writing short stories, and my family history. I am limited as I was almost killed in an auto accident (hit black ice) back in 2002. What I want to do is I can think of nothing I want to do now as I have traveled the entire US and taken a cruise to Hawaii, Alaska, Panama Canal, the Caribbean and down the Mississippi which my wife and I enjoyed very much. I plan to continue writing stories. Book: I am not an avid reader, but do like to read biographies of presidents and other famous people as well as fantasy such as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
Milton Ten Have Contact Info: (765) 832-1925 | firstname.lastname@example.org When I arrived at Garrett Biblical Institute in the fall of 1961, I thought I'd arrived at where God wanted me. It was really just near the end of the beginning. As a child of the depression, any thought of college was in the distant background. My 4-H poultry projects were profitable, and I planned to make my flock larger. The draft board intervened; after once giving me an agricultural deferment because of my father's age (61), which caused me to enlarge our farming operation, they ruled family farms as non-essential to the war effort. I was sent for a physical exam to see if I was fit for military service. I passed and in a couple of months I was ordered to report for induction into the U.S. Army. Basic training prepared me to be an infantry heavy machine gunner. Arriving at the front lines when the German offensive commonly known as "Battle of the Bulge" had been stopped at great cost to allied forces, I was a heavy machine gunner until V-E Day. When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, we were on maneuvers as the Army was planning to send our division to join in a planned assault on the Japanese home island. V-J Day ended that need and the division went back to the states, but "replacements" were transferred to various branches of military government. I was serving in Munich when my father suffered a broken hip, and I was able to get an emergency leave enabling me to fly home to take over farming operations. The leave was for thirty days, after which I received my discharge. I had served with a man who had been a county agricultural agent before being drafted. He had encouraged me to think about college. The G.I. Bill helped. In the fall of 1946, I enrolled at a Christian college, about ten miles from the farm. I was able to squeeze classes into two or three days a week, and help my parents operate the farm in the rest of the time. We had a 600 hen laying flock at the time, so I would deliver the cases of eggs to the co-op and pick up chicken feed on a day with no classes. This procedure worked well for two years, while my father regained strength in the injured leg after six months in a body cast. Then, when he was able to take care of the daily activities, with mother's help, I transferred to Michigan State College where I received my B.S. in Agriculture, in 1950. As the youngest child, I assumed it was my responsibility to care for aging parents. I was serving God by leading 4-H projects, working in the Methodist Church, and teaching a Sunday School class of persons who were old enough to be my grandparents. After my father died, I was trying to do the work of two men, when my oldest sister (a school teacher) suggested that I could cut back to a one thousand hen flock and teach in a one or two room rural school.
I consulted with the county Superintendent of Schools, who assured me that all I would need to get a provisional license was pass two courses on education at the Christian college I had attended. Then I would need to take extension classes to renew the teaching license every year. I enjoyed working with children, so I assumed that was God's plan. After much prayer about the matter, I proceeded to take the two needed classes, receiving the provisional license and a job offer. I began teaching as principal teacher in a two-room school about ten miles from my farm home. I have taught in graded schools, and even in a one-room school house in a newly merged cluster of rural schools. I had determined early in my teaching career that I wanted to teach high school youth, so I channeled my night classes in that direction, aiming for an M.S in secondary education. But, God made me uncomfortable with that decision. My mother had died, and I had to decide whether to concentrate on teaching or farming. At that time, we were having a series of evangelistic services at the Saugatuck Methodist Church where I was Sunday School Superintendent. I went to the altar at the close of one of the services, and told God, "Whatever..." Our pastor, a student at Garrett, suggested that I see our D.S. about steps to becoming a pastor. A conference with the D.S. led to a crash two-month correspondence course to get a license to preach. I had thought the decision was between farming and teaching. God said, "Neither!" The district committee was leery of someone who was leaving two possible careers--in a few years, would I also leave the ministry? My first appointment was to three open-country congregations in Barry County, Michigan. To the north of one of the churches was a village church, part of a two-church circuit, served by Rev. Mary Shaffier. Becoming acquainted, we soon discovered that we, and the congregations we served, could share activities. Mary had been a foster child with a parsonage family, and had studied at Chicago Evangelistic Institute. She had also taken training to be a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was an Approved Supply Pastor in the Methodist Church, so she had served as a "fillin" for pastors who were ill; now she was serving as full-time pastor under appointment, and had given up her nursing position. We were both new to the full-time ministry, but she had worked with a variety of congregations. We were soon in love, and believe that our life together is part of God's plan for us. We have been blessed with five children, over twenty grandchildren, and presently six great-grandchildren. Bur, more important: God has brought us opportunities to serve Him. I treasure all the memories of interactions with fellow students and professors at Garrett, as well as the "three-on-three" basketball in the tower and fellowship in car-pools back to Michigan. But, most of all, are the memories of the folks who helped us draw closer to God.
Edward Lee Tucker Contact Info: (680) 480-0646 Significant Other: Donna Loraine Abbey Tucker Children: Two children: William and Robert.
My favorite memory from seminary is going to Sargent Hall after lectures with other classmates to discuss what we just learned. And the long car trips with John McFarland. He would drive from Cedar Lake, Indiana and would pick me up from the south-side of Chicago and drive to Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston. My favorite professors were both of my advisers: Merrill Abbey and Chuck Ellzey. They supported me throughout the rigors of graduate school with only a teachers' college diploma and a trade school, high school equivalency background. After graduation, I served seven different churches over 37 years in the Northern Illinois Conference of the UMC. Now, I continue to draw and publish cartoons for various denominational publications. What I want to do is nothing. Although I would like to fully recuperate from my hydrocephalus affliction which has hindered my mobility. Book: Most of the writings of John Shelby Spong and Jim Hightower of the monthly Lowdown periodical.
Robert Lee Vaughn Contact Info: (815) 631-2895 | Bobsu9@hotmail.com Significant Other: Susan Children: Two children: Kathryn and Kenneth; three step-children: Suellen, Carol, and Dawn; and ten step-grandchildren. My favorite memory from seminary is Sam Laeuchliâ€™s asides from his lectures. My favorite professor was Tyler Thompsonâ€™s attempts at US representative. After graduation, I served ten churches in the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church, interim pastor at three more after retirement. Now, I am retired and serving as pastor at local Malta UCC. What I want to do is continue undergoing chemotherapy and I would like to continue a lifestyle of golf (when in season).
Book: The Source by James Michener.
Harold James Wells Deceased December 12, 2013 Children: Two sons: Malcolm (Janel) and Gregory Well; and four grandchildren: Matthew, Kathryn, and Cassandra and Riley. Obituary: Harold James Wells, activist, political junkie and friend of many died on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Harold was born in 1936 in Russell, Arkansas, smack dab in the middle of the great depression, which explains both his lifelong inordinate love of pot luck dinners and his inability to ever throw anything away. Ever. Harold loved the opera, symphony, ballet, and all manner of plays. More often than not he would wake both of his young boys to the sounds of WOI public radio FM, blaring the likes of Puccini, Carmen and Bach. A true dream come true for grade school aged boys. He was not all highbrow and college-educated however, and had a wonderfully eclectic record collection, where the likes of Isaac Hays, Simon and Garfunkel, and Elmore James all waited patiently for the curious and prying fingers of his young boys. Who knows what drives people to become themselves. Perhaps it was Harold's intimate familiarity with the cruelty of others. Cruelty fostered in the dark recesses of intolerance and insecurity. Perhaps, it was his kind soul. Whatever it was, it led to a lifetime of helping others. It led to a lifetime of protests, demonstrations, marches, and counseling. He was tireless. He marched for civil rights in Arkansas in the 1960s; he marched on Washington in the 1970s for the ERA. In the 1980s, he fought for peace with STAR*PAC and finally he fought for equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation. In 1976, Harold opened the Thoreau center, a community center where like-minded people could congregate, people from across the aisle could debate, and everyone could let down their hair and have a good time. For four decades there have been weddings, birthday parties, political functions, French Club meetings, poetry readings, gypsy jazz shows, and old fashion house parties too numerous to count. Over the last 77 years Harold has been a campus minister, teacher, politico, sexologist, rape counselor, rabble-rouser, raconteur, and dreadful cook. He rarely paid a bill on time and punctuality remained an absolute stranger to him until the very end.
Harold was preceded in death by his father Alton Wells, his mother Esta Wells--who was salt of the earth, a wizard with fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and gum drop cake--and without a doubt, the best hugger and baby holder ever. He was also preceded by his sister Frances Walker who was as radiant and warm as the sun itself. He is survived by his three wonderful and beautiful sisters: the lovely Kathryn McKee (Lavern) who was the only one that could ever get his toupee to truly look right, Lola Blanton (Jerry) whose kindness and devotion know no bounds, and Linda Harbour (Calvin) whose smile always sparkles and whose laughter remains infectious to this day. He is also survived by his brother Carroll Wells (Imogene) the diamond in the rough, cantankerous, black sheep who, like a fine Bourbon, has mellowed just right. Finally he is survived by his two sons Malcolm (Janel) and Gregory Wells, to whom he has given the love of music, the arts, sports, and most of all the gift of an open mind and the ability and desire to question the man, though at times he has regretted that last gift. Harold also has four wonderful, riotously spirited grandchildren who are as talented as they are diverse, Matthew, Kathryn, and Cassandra Wells (children of Gregory), and Riley Wells (son of Malcolm and Janel).
Martha Ann White (Bierwiler) Contact Info: 563-359-0697| email@example.com Significant Other: George White Children: Three daughters: Joy (Jeff), Hope (Steve), and Faith (Travis); and eight grandchildren: Brittney, Zach, Logan, Alex, Caitlin, Garett, Coy, and Micah. My favorite memory from seminary is when one of my seminary roommates, Amelia (Mrs. Levi Oracion of Manila, Philippines), made my wedding dress for me. My favorite professor was Dr. Ernest Saunders. After graduation, I served local churches as a clergy spouse with an emphasis on prayer, small groups and one-on-one ministry. I was the Director of Volunteer Ministries at Coralville, Mt. Pleasant, and Christ Community United Methodist Churches in Iowa. My main ministry was being a stay-athome mom. Now, I volunteer at a Davenport retirement facility, dressed as a Raggedy Ann. I'm on two prayer chains and have a telephone and card ministry. I enjoy grandparenting our eight grandchildren. My hobbies include bird watching and reading books. What I want to do is continue reaching out to people, especially my grandchildren. Book: In addition to the Bible, Iâ€™d recommend E. Stanley Jones' The Word Became Flesh because Jesus Christ was and is a person, not just an idea; Daily Guideposts because it provides a good variety of personal God-centered reflections; and Grubbing Hoes, Bibles and Gavels by George White because I helped my husband write it.
Class of 1964’s Recommended Books for the Class of 2014 Marcus Borg, Speaking Christian Christopher Calderhead, Illuminating the Work: The Making of the St. John’s Bible Harry T. Cook, What A Friend They Had in Jesus: The Theological Visions of 19th & 20th Century Hymn Writers J. D. Creach, Violence in Scripture
Tilden Edwards, Embracing the Call to Spiritual Depth Mimi Guarneri, The Heart Speaks Jim Hightower, Lowdown Charles Frances Hunter, Healing Through Humor E. Stanley Jones, The Word Became Flesh Dwight Judy, Embracing God John Edward Kaiser, Winning on Purpose; How to Organize Congregations to Succeed Philip Kitcher, Living With Darwin: Evolution, Design and the Future of Faith Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky Charlie Lovett, The Bookman’s Tale Thomas Merton, Contemplative prayer Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy James Michener, The Source R. Gregory Nokes, Breaking Chains Parker Palmer , Healing the Heart of Democracy Amanda Porterfield, Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation Lisa Randall, Knocking on Heaven’s Door Philip Simmons, Learning to Fall Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening
Alexander Strauch, Biblical Eldership Richard Stearns, A Hole in the Gospel and Unfinished Jim Wallis, On Godâ€™s Side George White, Grubbing Hoes, Bibles and Gavels Christian Wiman, My Bright Abyss Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns
Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala William Zinsser, Inventing the Truth, The Art and Craft of Memoirs
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Ronald Roemmich 7208 S 141st St Omaha, NE 68138-6239 402-861-6512 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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