Page 1

Where

Dreams

Take Flight

Annual Report

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018


A New Thing God is doing a new thing at United Theological Seminary! And you are making it happen! Isaiah 43:19 says, “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” At United, we perceive it. We’ve come out of a season of transition. Thanks to your prayers, generosity and encouragement of prospective students, our enrollment and finances are stronger. Our innovative faculty are creating new programs and continuing to prepare our students to bring renewal to the Church. God is doing a new thing! At the same time it’s something old and rooted in the historic Christian faith. The same God who created the world, who was doing something new in the time of Isaiah, is living and active today. As we prepare for United’s 150-year anniversary on October 11, 2021 and actively work to pay off the mortgage, we are reminded of the faithfulness of the saints who have gone before us. We give thanks for those in the United Brethren in Christ, Evangelical Association, Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist churches and the many other denominations who have invested in preparing faithful, fruitful pastors and Christian leaders for nearly a century and a half. Thank you! May the articles you read about the new things God is doing through United, our students and our alumni/ae encourage you. God is “mak[ing] a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert!” Thank you!

17 18

Callie Picardo Vice President for Development

A Christian seminary affiliated with The United Methodist Church, United is a community of learning and faith with representation from many ecumenical traditions.

Production Staff

Every effort has been made to prepare this publication with accuracy according to donor records from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. To report any errors, please contact: Mandy Wood Office of Development United Theological Seminary 4501 Denlinger Road, Dayton, OH 45426 937.529.2206• development@united.edu

Editor: Rachel Hurley Contributors: Dawn Greenwalt, Tesia Mallory, Callie Picardo, Harriet Watson Designer: Tracey Obenour


Changes Ahead for The United Methodist Church Many United Methodists feel like we are wandering in the wilderness as we seek to resolve our conflict over the authority of scripture and the inclusion of homosexual persons in the life and leadership of The United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Council of Bishops has called a Special General Conference in St. Louis, MO, on Feb. 23-26, 2019, to try to resolve this issue. At this point, it is not at all clear how this conflict will be resolved, but we are people of faith who believe that God is with us whatever the outcome of this General Conference might be. God may do a new thing to make a way for us to continue to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Council of Bishops and the Commission on a Way Forward have proposed three possible plans to help the church resolve our conflict. United Theological Seminary does not endorse any of these plans, but we encourage fervent prayer for the 864 delegates to the General Conference from all over the world as they seek to discern God’s will for the future of The United Methodist Church.

Whatever the General Conference decides, local congregations will still need Spirit-filled pastors who lead them to become faithful followers of Jesus Christ, and United will continue to prepare pastors and church leaders to serve God and these congregations. Grace and peace,

www.united.edu

Regardless of what happens at General Conference, United Theological Seminary will continue to welcome any students from any branch of the church who want to become faithful and fruitful Christian leaders whom God can use to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

THE ONE CHURCH PLAN

The One Church Plan would allow different annual conferences and local congregations the opportunity to decide whether to ordain LGBTQ clergy and perform same-sex weddings. The goal is to remain together as one United Methodist denomination and make space for those who disagree.

THE TRADITIONAL PLAN

The Traditional Plan retains the current language in the Discipline regarding the sacred worth of all persons. It also retains the current position on homosexuality and would reinforce the prohibition on ordaining gay clergy or performing same-sex weddings. It makes provision for those annual conferences and congregations who disagree with these standards to withdraw from the denomination.

THE CONNECTIONAL PLAN

The Connectional Plan would create three new connectional conferences, based not on geography but on affinity: Traditional, Unity and Progressive. Current annual conferences, congregations, bishops and clergy would choose which connectional conference they want to join. Enactment of this plan would require eight constitutional amendments, which require a two-thirds majority at General Conference and a two-thirds majority of all members of all annual conferences. This proposal will probably not be considered at the special General Conference. For further explanation of the three plans, please visit united.edu/GC2019.

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

Annual Report

3

Dr. Kent Millard President


Board of Trustees OFFICERS Mr. James S. Tharp Chair

Rev. David S. Bell First Vice-Chair

Rev. Marla Elifritz Brown Second Vice-Chair

BOARD MEMBERS Rev. David S. Bell President/Executive Director, United Methodist Foundation Brighton, MI Sister Marita Beumer, CPPS Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, OH Dr. Charles E. Booth Senior Pastor, Olivet Baptist Church Columbus, OH Rev. Emojean M. Brindel, '76 * Retired Elder Indiana Conference of The UMC Carmel, IN Rev. Marla Elifritz Brown, '86 Retired Elder West Ohio Conference of The UMC Dayton, OH Rev. Robert P. Coleman, '72 Associate Superintendent, Indiana Conference of The UMC Franklin, IN

17 18

Mr. Phillip F. Connolly Senior Consultant, Connolly Construction Co. Marysville, OH Dr. Jeffrey E. Greenway Lead Pastor, Reynoldsburg UMC Reynoldsburg, OH Dr. James W. Holsinger, Jr. * Retired, University of Kentucky College of Public Health Lexington, KY

Dr. Thomas J. Lasley II * CEO, Learn to Earn Dayton, Dayton Foundation and Professor, University of Dayton Centerville, OH Bishop J. Michael Lowry Bishop, Central Texas Conference of The UMC Fort Worth, TX Mr. Steve McCullough Chief Financial Officer, WIKA Instrument LP Lawrenceville, GA Dr. Jonathan J. H. McReynolds, '12 Pastor, Aenon Missionary Baptist Church Rochester, NY Elder Dr. Dong S. Moon Psychiatrist, Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Dayton, OH Rev. William M. Nicholas Senior Pastor, Sugar Land First UMC Sugar Land, TX Bishop Gregory V. Palmer Bishop, West Ohio Conference of The UMC Worthington, OH

Rev. Dr. Michael B. Slaughter, '90 * Retired Elder, West Ohio Conference of The UMC Cincinnati, OH Rev. Harvey B. Smith, '58 Retired Elder, West Ohio Conference of The UMC Centerville, OH Dr. Cinda Swan, '13 * Faculty, Lindsey Wilson College Campbellsville, KY Mr. James S. Tharp Retired, The Shelly Company Cincinnati, OH Mr. Joel L. Watts, '12 * Center for Mental Health; Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety Delta, CO Bishop Mark J. Webb Bishop, Upper New York Conference of The UMC Syracuse, NY * United welcomed six new trustees during the past academic year. Thanks to these new trustees and to all of our trustees for their service to United.

Rev. Dr. Jocelyn D. Roper, '10 District Superintendent, West Ohio Conference of The UMC Dayton, OH Rev. Dr. Robert C. Scott, '97 Senior Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church Charlotte, NC

Life and Honorary Trustees Mr. Donald F. Aldrich Mr. E. Lynn App Bishop George W. Bashore Dr. Charles S. Brown Mr. Charles J. Cappleman Mrs. Ruth A. Daugherty Dr. James K. Davis Mr. James A. Dyer

Rev. H. Stanley Eichenauer Mrs. Mary Kay Feller Mr. James R. Heinrich Mrs. Katherine B. Hollingsworth Mr. Geoffrey R. Lorenz Mr. William T. Maddock Mr. John E. Moore Rev. Gary L. Olin

Rev. Saranne Nelson-Olin Ms. Karen H. Painter Mrs. Marjorie H. Putman Rev. Christopher S. Roberts Dr. Philip A. Roberts Mr. Richard M. Roediger Mr. Charles E. Smith II Rev. Harold M. Stockman

Mrs. Norma K. Stockman Mr. Ronald C. Thie Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel Mrs. Nancy C. Zimmerman

Corporate/Administrative Officers Kent Millard President Steven Swallow Vice President for Finance and Administration, Board Treasurer

David Watson Academic Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs Callie Picardo Vice President for Development

Bridget Weatherspoon Vice President for Enrollment Laura Weber Executive Assistant to the President, Board Secretary

Spirit Led, Renewing the Church!


Burn the Mortgage Update

Working together to become a debt-free seminary

BURN THE MORTGAGE Goal:

$3.9 million www.united.edu

Already Committed:

$1 million

Additional Payments:

$700,000

Remaining Needed:

$2.2 million

To help the campaign, United’s Board of Trustees voted to sell excess property that is not needed for the

education of our students. On July 3, 2018, United sold the former First United Methodist Church building on Salem Avenue to Iglesia La Luz Del Mundo (Light of the World Church), a growing Hispanic congregation in Dayton. The Sisters of the Precious Blood bought 9 acres of United’s farm land, and additional property is currently on the market. To date, we have received net sales proceeds and made additional payments of over $700,000.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and these property sales, only $2.2 million remains! If you’d like to make a gift or pledge toward the Burn the Mortgage campaign, a return envelope is enclosed. Pledges of $1,000 or more for 3 years toward this campaign, also qualify you as a member of the President’s Circle.

President’s Circle United is excited to announce the creation of the President’s Circle to recognize those individuals who make a commitment of $1,000 or more for three consecutive years, beginning in 2019. As vital supporters of the Seminary community, members of the President’s Circle will be invited to connect with President Kent Millard at a complimentary one-on-one lunch during that three-year period. Those who commit $5,000 or more will join the President’s Executive Circle, and President Millard or a United faculty member will be available to speak to a group of your choosing. To learn more or make a commitment, contact the Office of Development: development@united.edu or 937.529.2206.

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

Annual Report

In January 2017, United launched the Burn the Mortgage campaign to raise $3.9 million and become debt free by October 11, 2021, the 150th anniversary of the seminary. A generous matching gift of $500,000 from Vicki and Rick James led the way. To date, we’ve received total commitments of nearly $1 million.

5


New Spaces

Recent renovations improve areas for fellowship, community and study

17 18

When students come to United’s campus, whether for a traditional semester-long class or a week-long intensive, they often spend extended periods of time on the premises. During breaks, they need space to connect with classmates and instructors, catch up on studying, respond to emails and calls and relax for a moment before moving on to the next thing. Thanks to the generosity of United’s Student Council and Max Fuller, Director of Facilities, United students can now enjoy new spaces for fellowship, community and study. At the heart of campus is Corl Lounge,

named for Daniel D. '29 and Inez P. Corl '34, who spent 50 years in ministry together. Now, when students and visitors walk through the doors of United, they are welcomed into a remodeled lounge area, featuring high top and low top tables for eating and studying and plenty of outlets for recharging phones and computers.

the room was formerly only accessible from the library. By opening up the Nelson EUB Heritage Room to Corl Lounge and adding digital displays, that heritage is now proudly showcased. Students and guests can regularly be found both working from the comfortable furniture and admiring the history on display.

Nearby is the Nelson Evangelical United Brethren Heritage Room, named for long-time faculty member and Director of the Center for EUB Heritage, Jim Nelson. Containing artifacts and memorabilia documenting United’s rich connections to the EUB Church,

Special thanks to Brian Weaver of Alt Architecture for guiding us in the design.

Spirit Led, Renewing the Church!


LIVE Classrooms

www.united.edu

Seminary education, without relocation

Now, students can participate in on-campus courses from a distance, without relocating. Through a generous grant from the Sisters of the Precious Blood and the CPPS Heritage Mission Fund, the Seminary installed new technology for several LIVE classrooms, opening a virtual window for distance and on-campus students to experience classes together.

United’s LIVE classroom offers: • Real-time engagement: Distance students participate in on-campus courses via webcam, engaging in live lectures and discussion with faculty and classmates. • Diverse learning community: Students learn in a community of peers who bring their unique denominational and cultural perspectives from neighborhoods around the country. • Weekly class time: For those who want to pursue online learning and can commit to a regular weekly class time, the LIVE learning model features a regular pace of scheduled meeting times.

• Deeper relationships: Students have the opportunity to get to know faculty members and students from across the country in the LIVE learning environment, while building tight-knit relationships that can last a lifetime. • Minimal travel: By combining LIVE, online, hybrid and intensive courses, students can make the most of the time they choose to spend on campus. United’s flexible degree plans enable students to gain a Master of Divinity with as few as four intensive weeks oncampus, a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries or Master of Ministry with as few as two intensive weeks on-campus, or a Master of Theological Studies fully online.

United is committed to providing top-notch theological education that prepares pastors and Church leaders both academically and spiritually to follow God’s call, wherever they live. If you or someone you know is called to ministry, contact the Admissions Office to learn more about United’s flexible options: admissions@united.edu.

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

7 Annual Report

Not everyone can move to Dayton, OH, to attend seminary, so United is bringing the campus to them! For those who prefer interactive classroom discussions, live lectures and a regular meeting time, United is introducing Live Interactive Virtual Education (LIVE) classrooms.


Donor Spotlight: Ruth Daugherty Every year, Ruth Daugherty (United trustee 2011-2017) sends a special letter to the current recipient of the Robert M. Daugherty Scholarship, designated for a student pursuing pastoral ministry. She tells the student about her husband of nearly 50 years for whom the scholarship was named. Bob graduated from United in 1955. Responding to God’s call to pastoral ministry, Bob served Evangelical United Brethren and then United Methodist churches in Eastern Pennsylvania. He went on to serve as District Superintendent, Council Director (presently known as Director of Connectional Ministries) and, finally, assistant to the Bishop. During his seminary days, a member of his local church sent Bob a monthly check to help with expenses. Impacted by this generosity, Bob made a commitment to give financial assistance to other persons called to Christian ministry as ordained clergy. Upon his death in 2003, and at his request, a scholarship fund was established at United for students planning to be involved in local parish ministry.

17 18

Ruth has continued giving to the scholarship, with the goal of growing the scholarship to

a point where it can provide full tuition for one student or half tuition for two students. To date, about a dozen students have received the Robert M. Daugherty Scholarship. Ruth sees her giving as an investment in each student’s future. By reducing seminary expenses, the scholarship allows them to start their ministry careers focused on serving God without the pressure of financial worries. The students write to Ruth, too. They tell her about what they are learning at United, their ministry and their hopes and dreams for post-graduation. Most importantly, they say, “Thank you!” At a United gathering in Pennsylvania this past spring, Ruth met Mick Dawes, the very first recipient of the Robert M. Daugherty Scholarship. They talked about those special letters, and the impact Bob and Ruth’s investment has made on Mick and his pastoral ministry. God keeps doing a new thing, and, through the legacy of Bob Daugherty, the next generation of pastors and church leaders are being prepared and equipped to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Wise Giving:

Why Ruth Gives Stock and Does IRA Charitable Rollovers Ruth not only invests in future leaders of the Church; she uses her investments to do so! By giving stock, she avoids the capital gains tax on those securities and also gets a charitable income tax deduction. Through IRA charitable rollovers, she satisfies her required minimum distribution and saves on taxes by avoiding the recognition of that

income. Ruth says her goal is to be a wise steward and make the maximum use of her resources. Both of these strategies can save additional tax dollars and direct more to the Kingdom, even for those who take the standard deduction instead of itemizing.

Want to learn more about giving stock, an IRA charitable rollover or other planned giving options? Contact Callie Picardo, Vice President for Development, at kcpicardo@united.edu or 937.529.2226.

Spirit Led, Renewing the Church!


United Theological Seminary Gratiude List: 17|18 July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 The following list consists of donors who gave gifts to United Theological Seminary between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. United Theological Seminary is grateful to the following who have given generously to invest in God's work in and through the Seminary.

Mr. Kenneth V. Hatt*

Mr. Steve Angerman

$100,000–$249,999

M. Joseph Miller, '67 †… Rev. Dr. Rosario Picardo, '14 and Mrs. Callie Picardo †… Rev. Katharine Schaefer, '91 and Mr. Richard L. Schaefer †…

Mrs. Bernice M. Boilesen* Mr. and Mrs. Mark Burton †…

Mr. Mike Sears

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Connolly

Mr. Rick L. James and Mrs. Vicki L. James †…

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Dyer

Rev. Dr. Michael B. Slaughter, '90 and Mrs. Carolyn Slaughter

Mrs. Constance Fulmer…†

Rev. Ralph E. Watkins, '78

Mr. James R. Heinrich and Mrs. Janice E. Heinrich, '00…†

Ms. Sharon K. Fyte*, '97 †…

Mr. Leon A. Whitney II* and Mrs. Betsy Whitney

Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCann

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Tharp †…

Rev. Dr. G. Edwin Zeiders, '73 †…

Steve and Laurel McCullough

Rev. and Mrs. Paul F. Zieber, '65

$20,000–$49,999

Elder Dr. and Mrs. Dong S. Moon

$50,000–$99,999

Mr. and Mrs. David G. Daly Wm. Craig and Teneen L. Dobbs Ms. Lisa Hunt and Mr. Lynn Hunt Dr. and Mrs. Kent Millard Rev. and Mrs. William M. Nicholas

$1,000–$2,499

Dr. Gary L. Olin, '67 and Rev. Saranne Nelson-Olin, '78 †… Dr. and Mrs. Andrew S. Park †…

Mr. and Ms. Craig E. Alderson

Mrs. Phyllis A. Penrod †

Mrs. Nancy L. Barnes…†

David and Doris Ponitz

James and Phyllis Barnett

Rev. and Mrs. Ronald P. Ricard, '58 †…

Bishop George, '58, '76 and Carolyn Bashore †…

Mrs. Nancy C. Zimmerman †……

Rev. and Mrs. Harold M. Stockman, '67 †…

$10,000–$19,999

Dr. Valdrie N. Walker, '12

Dr. Sarah D. Brooks Blair †…

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ward

Rev. Dr. Charles E. Booth, '90 †…

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bowen

Mrs. Carol Warner †

Rev. James F. Bray, '64

Mr. Kevin Church and Ms. Dorinda M. Church…†

$2,500–$4,999

Rt. Rev. Dr. and Mrs. C. Franklin Brookhart Jr., '84

Mrs. Ruth A. Daugherty…† Bernice E. Dvorak*, '59 Max Fuller…† Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey Mr. and Mrs. Matthew D. Knecht †… Dr. John R. Knecht*, '45 and Mrs. Marjorie E. Knecht*…† Betty A. O’Brien…† Ms. Myung Soon Roh Rev. Harvey B. Smith, '58 †…

Rev. and Mrs. David S. Bell…†

Mr. and Mrs. George S. Brooks II Rev. and Mrs. Michael I. Alleman, '77 Rev. Dr. Oscar Epps

Mr. Len and Rev. Marla Elifritz Brown, '86 †…

Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey E. Greenway

Rev. Bob Coleman, '72

Mrs. Janet Kalas †…

Mr. John J. Easley

Rev. Dr. Charles, '84 and Della Keyworth †…

Rev. and Mrs. Herman A. Emmert, '56 † …

Dr. and Mrs. Ivan G. Kurtz, '59 †…

Dan and Phyllis Ennist †…

Rev. and Mrs. Jerome Lipka

Mr. Roger and Dr. Marilyn Evans, '89, '95 †…

Dr. Kendall K. McCabe †…

Allen R. Fasnacht *deceased † given consecutively 5 years or more

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

www.united.edu

$5,000–$9,999

9 Annual Report

$250,000+


Mrs. Mary Kay Feller Rev. and Mrs. Floyd Fought †…

Rev. and Mrs. William M. Thompson, '72 †…

Rev. and Mrs. William T. Kreichbaum, '68

Dr. Robert L. Frey* †…

Rev. Howard Vassallo

Rev. Shirley Landis, '82 †…

Richard, '70 and Gloria Gongwer

Rev. Robert L. Warner, '86

William E. Hensley, '56

Rev. Dr. Lance D. Watson

Rev. Mervyn Matteson, '64 and Rev. Martha D. Matteson, '87

Rev. Robert H. Hoffman, '70 and Mary Ann Hoffman

Rev. Dr. Bridget D. Weatherspoon, '12, '15 †…

Diana, '18 and Scott McHenry

Mrs. Katherine B. Hollingsworth and Mr. Frank W. Hollingsworth

Mrs. Laura Weber

Rev. Connie Leigh Mitchell Ms. Dorla D. Morgan, '03

Mr. and Mrs. Allan B. Hubbard

Dr. Susan Wert and Mr. James Mossman

Dr. and Mrs. Harold A. Hudson, '03 †…

Rev. Neil Westby, '73 †…

Mr. James T. Neef †…

Rev. Dr. Myong Sue Lee Jin, '10, '13 †…

Mrs. Marie Wright*

Bishop and Mrs. Gregory V. Palmer †…

Mr. John and Mrs. Sunhee Kim

$500–$999

Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Karen Payne †…

Rev. Warren Kirk, '06

17 18

Dr. Christine L. McHenry, '98

Ms. Darlene K. Mott

Rev. James L., '75 and Mrs. Fayetta L. Phillips †…

Scott and Roberta Kisker

Rev. Jerry D. Adinolfi Jr, '96

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Lasley †… Rev. and Mrs. Larry D. Leister, '72

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Stephan E. Angel, '81

Chaplain Bernard H. Lieving Jr., '63 †…

Mrs. Wayne Barr †…

Dr. Lee, '57 and Sue Sheaffer

Bishop Michael and Jolynn Lowry

Mrs. Gladys Beal

Rev. Dr. Betty A. Spencer, '97

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Maloney

Sister Marita Beumer CPPS

Mrs. Irma W. Springman

Rev. and Mrs. Theodore C. Mefferd, '69 †…

Rev. Lowell H. Brown, '55 †…

Janis Stevens Messerle

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Bryant, '07

Rev. and Mrs. Gregory D. Stover, '77

Rev. L. Norman Butler, '62

Rev. and Mrs. William G. Tudor

Rev. Ronald, '72 and Susan Mowry †…

Dr. Leroy Cothran, '99, '02

Luther and Marion Oconer

Joseph, '72 and Patricia Easley †…

Dr. Robert C. Walker, '95 and Rev. Dr. Mary L. Walker, '03 †…

Rev. and Mrs. William R. Patterson, '75

Rev. Dr. Doug Ervin, '12

Dr. and Mrs. David F. Watson †…

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pohl

Rev. Penni L. Farrington, '05 †…

Rev. Dr. Myron K. Williams, '56 †…

Ms. Carol Pohly

Dr. Robert K. Feaster, '54

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Rae †…

Rev. and Mrs. Richard G. Felty, '68 †…

$250–$499

Rev. and Mrs. Larry M. Ray, '69

Rev. Dr. Arlys Mindt Fogt, '96, '07

Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross, '15

Rev. Gary A. Batey, '71 †…

Elder Robert Manpyo Han

Dr. and Mrs. Ted L. Sauter, '72

Rev. Paul S. Beal, '69 †…

Rev. Donald G. Haulman, '64

Rev. Dr. William D. Schmeling*, '58 and Mrs. Sandra H. Schmeling †

Dr. Peter J. and Mariuccia Bellini †…

Lisa M. Hess and Brian D. Maguire †…

Rev. Martin A. Berisford, '63 †…

Mrs. Louise Schultz

Dr. Frederick D. Hill*, '58 and Mrs. Vesta M. Hill*

Rev. and Mrs. Kent G. Biller Jr., '77 †…

Rev. Dr. Robert C. Scott, '97

Mr. Gordon E. Hughes* †…

Rev. and Mrs. Harlan Sorensen, '99 †…

Justus and Ellen Hunter

Dr. Jerome P. Stevenson Sr.

Rev. and Mrs. G. Scott Jenkins Jr., '95 †…

Mr. Robert T.* and and Mrs. Dorothy L. Montgomery †…

Dr. and Mrs. Paul E. Stuckey, '56 †… Dr. Terry Swan and Rev. Dr. Cinda L. J. Swan, '13 †…

The Kaebnick Family † … Gary A. Kellner, '85

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Thie †…

Steven and Barbara Polsley Rev. David W. Schneider, '61 †…

Dr. and Mrs. A. Arthur Tucker, '69, '91

Rev. Dr. Galen A. Black, '71, '91 Mr. and Mrs. Dean Blimline Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers and Rev. Richard Bowers Rev. Mollie Gordon Brown, '15 Rev. and Mrs. Paul E. Chastain, '56 Ms. Robbie Collins †…

*deceased † given consecutively 5 years or more

Spirit Led, Renewing the Church!


Rev. Dr. Maureen A. Collins, '09 †…

Rev. and Mrs. John R. Shafer, '50 †…

Rev. David, '65 and Lillian Brice

Dr. Mary E. Cosby

Rev. and Mrs. Charles L. Shaffer, '73 †…

Rev. Dr. R. Frederick Crider, '67 †…

Rev. Eldon D. Snyder, '52 †…

Chaplain (COL) and Mrs. William K. Brock, '59

Vernon, '66 and Betty Denney

Bishop and Mrs. Dan E. Solomon, '73 †…

Rev. and Mrs. Gordon S. Brown, '78

Rev. Mary Margaret Eckhardt, '78

Mrs. Frances Sperry †…

Rev. Dr. Heber M. Brown

Dr. Laurence L. Falk, '58 †…

Mr. Jim Stewart

Rev. Mary A. Bushong, '92

Rev. and Mrs. William H. Garrett, '63

Steve and Cheryl Swallow †…

Rev. Neil D. Butcher, '72

Mr. Milton B. Graff and Rev. Kathryn Britt Graff, '99 †…

Rev. and Mrs. Richard L. Thomas, '74

Rev. Guy W. Camp III, '68

Rev. Maryann Tomlinson, '03

Rev. Dr. Larry D. Carl, '70

Linda Haller †…

Rev. W. Gerald Witt, '63

Mr. Jonathan Carlsen…†

Dr. Trent Hayes and Mrs. Mary Hayes

Peter and Emily Yost

Mr. and Mrs. E. Luke Carlson

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Jarvis, '16 Rev. Robert A. Jones*, '62 and Mrs. Patricia A. Jones…†

$100–$249

Rev. Linda B. Chambers, '77 Mrs. Alberta Cheesman

Rev. Tom Adams, '59…†

Rev. Charles J. Chipman, '57

Rev. Andrew Amadu Allie †…

Rev. Patricia Christ, '01

Rev. Bon Woong Koo, '74 †…

Ida Stephens Andrews, '17

Rev. and Mrs. Ehrhardt I. Lang, '62 †…

Rev. David L. Andrews, '68

Rev. and Mrs. Michael W. Christian, '66 †…

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Leavell

Rev. Dawn L. Barnes

Ralph Ciampa, '66

Rev. Barry L. Lewis, '65 †…

Rev. George W. Barto III, '65

Rev. Frank Ciampa, '63

Rev. and Mrs. Charles W. Loveless, '58

Ms. Rebekah Basinger

Rev. Eda L. Clarke

Mrs. Tesia L. Mallory, '12 and Mr. Jimmy Mallory †…

Rev. Lowell D. Bassett, '57

Elder Jack Click

Rev. Dr. Warren L. Baughman, '54 †…

Rev. Dr. F. Gladwin Connell, '91

Jim, '77 and Billie, '77 Maynard †…

Dr. J. Victor Bean and Rev. Kathleen Bean, '99

Dr. Stanley R. Copeland, '95

Dr. Jonathan McReynolds, '12, '15

James and Carolyn Craig

Chaplain and Mrs. Marvin A. McRoberts, '60

John and Sharon, '86, '95 Beattie †…

Rev. John E. McRoberts, '58

Soon Y. Bell

Rev. William J. Miller, '62

Ms. Jane Benner, '80 †…

Rev. Ryan, '03 and Rev. Kris Mutzenberger, '03

Mrs. Anna S. Bickhart †…

Rev. and Mrs. Daniel R. Culbertson, '83, '84 †…

Harold, '63 and Karen Biederman †…

Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Cummings Sr., '93

Chaplain and Mrs. Larry W. Biederman, '77 †…

Ms. Caryn M. Dalton, '98, '01 †…

Captain Roger W. Pace, CHC, USN (Ret), '74 Rev. Kristina J. Peterson, '74 †… Mr. Keith Pohly and Mrs. Eva-Jo P. Pohly †…

Ronald J, '68 and Mary M. Beistline

Rev. Mary B. Blake, '78 †… Rev. Suzanne Block, '00 †…

Dr. Artie L. Polk, '12 †…

Rev. Boyd A. Blumer

Rev. John L. Rauch, '54 and Mrs. Joanne Rauch

Rev. Dr. Thomas E. and Rev. Dr. Amelia Cooper Boomershine, '91, '15

Elder Dr. Choong Y. Rhee Don Riker, '81 Rev. Louis, '72 and Joyce Rohrs Rev. Dr. Harley E. Roston, '94

Mr. David R. Bourquin, '66 Dr. and Mrs. Dale V. Bower, '62 Chaplain and Mrs. Donald W. Brenneman, '78

Judy Cramer, '09 Pastor Brandilynne Craver, '13 Ms. Shirley Crouse †…

Dr. Elsie Perry Daniels, '13 Ms. Betty Darst Rev. Dr. Mona Davies, '14 Rev. Dr. Elvernice Davis, '05 and Rev. Dr. Cynthia Davis, '05 Mrs. Barbara R. Davis Rev. A. James Decker, '67 Mr. Richard M. DeLon and Mrs. Joan DeLon Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Dipko, '61 †… Skip and Laura Discher…† *deceased † given consecutively 5 years or more

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

www.united.edu

Rev. & Mrs. Richard K. Hoover, '64 †…

Rev. Dr. Herbert Cassel

11 Annual Report

Rev. and Mrs. Ronald L. Hines, '70 †…


Nitos, '17 and Apple Dobles

Rev. Robert Hefty, '61 †…

Charles W. Lightner, '61

Ms. Sue Doring

Linda and Rich Hegg

Thomas Litteer, '13

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duffy

Dr. Tony C. Henderson, '01

David G. Lounsbury, '85

Rev. Dr. Eileen Dumire, '05 Rev. and Mrs. Philip D. Edwards, '64

Rev. and Mrs. Theodore W. Hepner, '65

Mr. William R. Love Jr.* and Ms. Jackie Love*

Dr. Rev. Stephen E. Ellis, '98

Rev. Edwin J. Herald, '00

Dr. William R. Lutz Jr., '61

Rev. Wesley G. Epler, '70 †…

Mr. Stephen Herbert

Rev. Jesse F. Manering

Drs. Richard and Elise, '10 Eslinger

Mrs. Anna Hergert †…

Ms. Hillary Marotta

Ms. Rebekah L. Eyler

Rev. Dr. David E. Hess, '18

Dr. Arrold N. Martin, '96

Mr. Jeff Falgien, '17

Rev. Dr. Elizabeth H. Hicks, '10

Dr. Eugene W. Matthews, '91

Mr. Eric Falker

Rev. Earl, '62 and Mrs. Eunice Higgins

Rev. Dr. Linda S. McCoy

Rev. Dr. George F. Fisher, '60

Rev. and Mrs. Charles T. Hindman, '73

Dr. Thad L. McGehee Jr., '80, '92

Rev. Jon Flint, '88 †…

Rev. Dr. Ray D. Hock, '15

Rev. Beverly F. Meadows, '85 †…

Ms. Rebecca Florjancic

Dr. David, '70 and Paulette Hogg

Rev. Dr. Eliseo A. Mejia

Rev. Timothy J. Forbess, '93

Dr. Robert L. Hogg Sr.

Ms. Mary Meyer

Drs. James and Barbara Holsinger

Mrs. Carol Ann Miller †…

Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Francis

Mr. Alan Howell

Mrs. Mary L. Miller †…

Rev. Orlo D. Freshly, '58

Rev. Dr. Doris Ing, '14

Rev. and Mrs. R. Craig Miller, '76

Rev. and Mrs. Caleb Fritz, '18

Rev. Israel C. Irizarri, '94

Rev. Marlin A. Miller, '64

Mr. Kenneth R. Gackler and Rev. Dr. Joyce F. Gackler, '17

Bishop and Mrs. Neil L. Irons, '63

Esther Mindt

Mrs. Mary R. James

Rev. and Mrs. Arthur T. Moffat Jr., '88

Rev. and Mrs. Frank B. Garlathy, '70

Rev. Paul Jaw

Rev. Marilyn Bales Gebert, '78

Rev. Caroline Kinsler Jonah, '75 †…

Rev. Kenneth A. Moody-Arndt, '82 and Rev. Kathryn R. Moody-Arndt, '77

Rev. Phillip S. Gehm, '57 †…

Ms. Lois A. Jones, '62 †…

John E. Moore, Sr.

Ms. Katherine Geible

Rev. T. Irene Moore, '86 †…

Mr. Stephen B. George, '14

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Jones, '94 †…

Rev. Dr. Olivia E. Graham, '88 †…

Rev. Mary Joseph, '91 †…

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Gene B. Moore Jr., '13

Mr. and Mrs. James Grap

Rev. Donald W. Kanet, '84

Nathl L. Moore, DMin '17

Rev. Dr. Patricia Ann Green, '93

Ms. Angela Kim

Chaplain and Mrs. Jack D. Moyer, '64

Elaine and Richard C. Green

Dr. and Mrs. Sang Won Kim

Rev. Charles R. Muller, '65

Rev. Dr. Pamala Greene, '13

Dr. Edith Winters Kimbrough, '96

Dr. Arthur R. Murdoch

Mr. and Mrs. J. Paul Gruver Jr. †…

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Knecht

Dr. and Mrs. Roy B. Nabors, '96

Rev. Byron Theodore Hamrick, '75

Ken Krimmel, '91

Rev. and Mrs. Eldon G. Nolte, '67 †…

Rev. Jonathan Hanover, '12

Janice Kronour †…

Rev. Arthur V. Norris, '64

Dr. and Mrs. James L. Harring, '55 †…

Rev. Wilbur, '60 and June Lantz

Mrs. James Nuhfer †…

Rev. Dr. Laura H. Harris, '13

Rev. Dr. William A. Lasher, '91

Rev. Diann O’Bryant, '98

Jack, '70 and Carolyn Hartman

Peter and Jasmine Lau

Ms. Pat Hartranft †…

Darrell B. Lauderback

Rev. Cynthia J. Osborn, '88 and Rev. Richard L. Mitchell †…

Dr. Louis-Charles R. Harvey †…

Thang Le, '16 and Mary Huynh

Rev. Dr. Dale Hatch, '98 and Rev. Kay Hatch, '00

Dr. Anthony Le Donne

Rev. Dr. Lois B. Fortson, '89, '97

17 18

Rev. C. Archibald Hawkins, '79 †…

Mr. Gary Le Donne and Mrs. Patricia Le Donne

Rev. Dr. Donna Osterhout, '79 Mrs. Sook J. Park Rev. C. Edwin, '52 and Katharine P. Pellett

*deceased † given consecutively 5 years or more

Spirit Led, Renewing the Church!


Rev. Karen Pellett, '85 †…

Rev. Richard R. Smith, '48

Rev. Edwin Wilder Jr., '75 †…

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. David W. Pierce, '67

Mr. Charles E. Smith II

Mr. Alphonso Wofford

Larry M. Plymire, '65 †…

Rev. Joe Spackman, '87

Rev. Raymond L. Yenkel, '62

Rev. Dr. Charlotte PridgenRandolph, '18

Rev. Arthur L. Spafford, '51 †…

Dr. Lynn Youngblood Donald E. Zechman, '64 †…

Rev. Robert L. Priest, '61

Mr. James D. Stahler and Rev. Katherine M. Stahler, '63

Mrs. Eloise T. Purdy

Rev. Vilas D. Stalnaker, '57

Dr. William L. Raker, '60 †…

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Stiles

Dr. and Mrs. James B. Recob, '53

Rev. Margaret J. Stiles

Dale, '84 and Sylvia Reese Rev. Dr. Neil W. Reid, '97

Rev. Thomas S. Stone*, '57 and Mrs. Jean M. Stone †…

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reilly

Mr. and Mrs. Sandy R. Stover, '62

Rev. L. Fitzgerald Reist II, '77

Mr. Mark M. Stusek

Dr. Cynthia J. Reynolds, '78

Rev. Jerry Symonds, '60

Carl and Shirley Robinson, '54

Rev. and Mrs. Brian Thie, '02

Mrs. Blanca Baker, '14 and Mr. James Baker †…

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Robinson, '17

Ms. Janet Thom †…

Minister Theresa Baker

Rev. Dr. Jocelyn Roper, '97, '10

Dr. Norman E. Thomas †…

Dr. Robert L. Baldridge, '94

Rev. Dean V. Roush, '60

Dr. Jim L. Tom, '70 †…

Robert Batson, '86

Rev. and Mrs. Richard M. Royalty

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Paul Throngsouk Tran, '97

Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Batt †…

Charles T. Tressler*, '68 and Susan Gribler Tressler, '69

Mrs. Doris E. Bergman

Dr. Elvin Sadler Dr. Joni Sancken and Rev. Steven Schumm

Rev. Dennis Alexander, '80 and Rev. Gail Alexander, '80 Dr. and Mrs. Duane A. Anders, '91, '92, '03 Rev. Dr. Richard M. Bailey, '73, '78

Rev. Larry O. Bechtol, '63 Ms. Jennifer Berlyoung, '17

Mr. Bill Tullis and Mrs. Jeanie Tullis

Mr. Timothy Binkley and Mrs. Michelle Grimm

Rev. Douglas J. Upton, '92 Rev. Dr. Hai Vung, '99, '07

Rev. P. David Saunders, '84

Mrs. Janice W. Wade

David E., '66 and Sharron Schar

Dr. Blake Wagner Sr. †…

Margery A. Schleicher, '80 and J. Gordon Schleicher, '87 †…

Dr. James K. Wagner, '62, '78 †…

Rev. James E. Schuman, '63

Rev. Dr. Dale C. Waters, '65, '91 †…

Ms. Stephany Smith Sechrist

Mr. Joel L. Watts, '12

David A. Sedgley, '79

Rev. Roger L. Waybright, '70 †

Rev. and Mrs. Charles E. Selby, '61 †… Mr. Philip D. Shafer, '68

Rev. and Mrs. George M. Weaver Jr., '66 †…

Rev. and Mrs. James N. Shaver Jr., '71

Bishop Mark J. Webb

Diane and Bob Sheffield

Rev. Tom Weeks, '73 †…

Ms. Carolyn Shorter

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Weinert

Mark, '95 and Heidi Shover

Howard Weisz, '63 †…

Rev. Charles and Lurie Slaybaugh, '68

Dr. John F. Wells, '52

Mr. and Mrs. David Smith

Rev. O. Gene Wells

Mrs. Carolyn Smith

Mr. Paul White

Dr. and Mrs. Nathan S. Smith, '77 †…

Dr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Wiblin, '69, '77

Mrs. Phyllis J. Bowser Rev. Dr. Carol Roettmer Brewer, '90 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Burger

Rev. Owen, '67 and Paula Walter †…

Drs. Presian and Bradley Burroughs Rev. Lois K. Cannon, '12 Rev. Dr. Jerry L. Cannon Ms. Theresa Carter Ms. Alice Christopher Rev. Chad Clark, '17 Rev. and Mrs. Edward L. Clarke, '69 Ms. Shirley A. Clay, '96 Dr. and Mrs. David Clymer Rev. Dr. Eric D. Cole, '96 Ms. Constance Cole Rev. James D. Corbett*, '66 and Mrs. Shirley D. Corbett †… Rev. Beth A. Crego, '13 Rev. A. Wesley Crocker and Rev. Doris Crocker, '81

*deceased † given consecutively 5 years or more

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

www.united.edu

Mr. John Russo and Mrs. Michele Russo

$1–$99

13 Annual Report

Rev. George L. Russell II, '16

Joan Zimmerman, '00


Mr. and Mrs. Randall Crouse

Dr. Robert W. Ralph, '84, '93

Ms. Barbara A. Culver

Rev. and Mrs. Eugene R. Hostetter, '62… †

Mrs. Lorna J. Cummings, '92

Ms. Rachel Hurley

Mr. Francis L. Reichart

Rev. Dennis R. Daley, '84

Rev. Curtis N. Hurley, '78

Rev. Luvisminda V. Reitman, '69

Michael J. Dawes, '08

Rev. and Mrs. Howard E. Huston, '92

Dr. Carl B. Rife, '66 †…

Rev. Dr. John H. Dean, '90, '97

Rev. Dr. Cynthia D. Jackson

Ms. Helen I. Riley †…

Ron, '65 and Cathie Dietrich

Dr. Josephine Jackson-Smith, '94

Rev. Dr. Paul D. Robinson, '70

Rev. Harold J. Dom, '66 †…

Rev. and Mrs. Mark W. Jacobs, '79

Mrs. Harveta A. P. Rockwell, '67

Rev. Marylyn H. Doyle, '86, '91, '97

Ms. Dorothy Johnson

Dr. and Mrs. Donald B. Rogers, '92

Mr. Jeffrey Doyle-Horney

Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Jones, '13

Peggy and Wesley Rogers

Ms. Suzanne Eden

Rev. Marilyn J. Kasperek, '14

Rev. James I. Eller, '02 and Rev. Patricia R. Tuttle-Eller, '85

Rev. and Mrs. Charles W. Keller Jr.

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Leonard G. Rowell, '91

Donna L. Kinsey

Mr. Raymond Rush

Doug, '85 and Candi, '86 Elmore

Rev. William R. Kinsey, '57

Rev. Aaron Maurice Saari, '13, '18

Rev. Dr. William S. Falla, '76

Chaplain William J. “Jack” Kouth, '64

Rev. James E. Schroeder, '98

Rev. John L. Ferris, '69

Dr. Carol M. Lange

John C. Searle, '53

Ellen Lilly File, '12

Rev. John Lebo, '61

Mr. Jerry Fritts

Chaplain Gary D. Livesay, '80 and Valerie Vlahakis, '78

Rev. Dr. Antonio M. Settles, '17 and Rev. Dr. Linda Settles, '17

Rev. Kenneth G. Truman and Rev. Dr. Peggy L. Garrison

17 18

Mrs. Muriel I. Raymo

Rev. Sterlen S. Sheaffer, '53 †…

Rev. DeAnn D. Long, '84

Dr. and Mrs. Rodney Shearer, '69

Rev. Roland E. Garvin, '54 †…

Rev. Dr. Aileen L. Maddox, '18

Dr. Daniel L. Shearer*, '41 † …

Mrs. Judith Gebhart

Rev. Wilson A. Shearer, '54

Ms. L. Judith Glasgow

Rev. Dr. Mankekol MahlanguNgcobo, '92

Rev. Dr. Wilbert H. Goatley, '07

Rev. Gerald E. Mallott, '54

Mrs. Yoon Sun Shin and Dr. Seok Jae Jeon, '04

Rev. Todd R. Goddard, '86

Deacon Sam W. Martin Jr.

Mr. Henry Shuey, Jr.

Mr. Roger A. Godsey-Bell, '01

Mrs. Beverly Martin

Judith A. Sigmund, M.D., '03

Ms. Debra J. Gray

Rev. Dr. Walter E. McNutt, '97

Rev. Dennis, '72 and Cindi Snovel †…

Dr. Madeline Green, '17

Rev. and Mrs. Ned A. Michael, '76 †…

Mr. Lawrence B. Snyder

Mr. Robert Guckien

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony W. Miltenberger, '18

Eshakhia Sobukwe

Rev. Dr. Donald F. Guest, '99 Dr. Thomas D. Hanover, '78, '85 Mrs. Helen M. Harper Mr. and Mrs. Leon R. Harris Mrs. Iris Harvey Dr. Patricia A. Havis, '13 Mr. Donald L. Hayashi Rev. Helen M. Hayes, '94 Rev. Dr. Charlene Hendricks, '00 Rev. Dr. Willie Marie Herring, '13 Conrad Lee Higdon, '59 Pastor Robert Hill Dr. Parker L. Hinzman, '65

Mr. David S. Morey Jr., '88 †…

Rev. and Mrs. Douglas W. Sonnenberg, '93

Rev. James T. Mussman, '61

Mr. Jarvis L. Spreng

Allen C. Myers, '70 †…

Mrs. Joann Springer

Rev. and Mrs. William B. Neal III

Ms. Ruth M. Stambach, '67 †…

Rev. Janet Norden, '14

Dr. Paul E. Stambach, '55 †…

Dr. Daniel L. Nugent, '72, '76

Howard Don Tallentire, '62 †…

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Oplinger

Pastor Kevin M. Thomas

Rev. Dr. JoAnn Patterson, '01

Rev. Walter Thomas Jr.

Ms. Ginnene Peavie †…

Ms. Angela Timpson

Ms. Sandi Perl

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Topar, '01

Mrs. Jean S. Peterson

Rev. Clair R. Troutman, '65

Rev. Karen K. Powell, '00

Rev. Cynthia V. Vaughan

*deceased † given consecutively 5 years or more

Spirit Led, Renewing the Church!


Rev. Dr. Karen Walker-McClure, '18

$10,000 - $19,999

Dr. Daryl Ward and Rev. Vanessa O. Ward, '91

Magee Christian Education Foundation, Simpsonville, KY †…

Ms. Courtney Ward

The Columbus Foundation, Columbus, OH…†

Dr. Donnell J. Moore and Rev. Dr. Angela D. Washington Rev. and Mrs. James E. Waugh, '75 Rev. and Mrs. Mark S. Weatherman, '08 Rev. Jerome G. Weaver Dr. Joan Louise Wharton, '91 Rev. Mark L. Williams, '61 †… Rev. Cecil Williams Mr. Matthew D. Williams Rev. Ronald J. Williams, '67 Rev. Tamara England Wilson, D.Min. '11 Rev. Dr. Barry Wissler, '17 Kyunglee Yoon

Churches and Organizations General Board of Higher Education & Ministry, Nashville, TN…† $250,000 - $999,999 The Hershey Company, Hershey, PA $50,000 - $100,000 CPPS Heritage Mission Fund, Dayton, OH

Connolly Construction Co., Marysville, OH Coolidge Wall, Dayton, OH †… Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, OH St. Marks UMC, Findlay, OH…†

The North Naples UMC, Naples, FL $5,000 - $9,999 Hyde Park Community UMC, Cincinnati, OH

West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Worthington, OH †… $250 - $499

Sebaly, Shillito, and Dyer, Dayton, OH The Heinrich Family Foundation, St Marys, OH The United Alumni/ae Association, Dayton, OH United Methodist Higher Education Foundation, Nashville, TN $2,500 - $4,999

Community United Church of Christ, Raleigh, NC HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC, Mentor, OH Richfield UMC, Richfield, PA †… The United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA †… $100 - $249

Community Missionary Baptist Church, DeSoto, TX

Angry Vending LLC, Dayton, OH

Faithlife, Bellingham, WA †…

Ascension Investment Management, St. Louis, MO

The Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Informatica Federal Team Mansour Gavin LPA, Cleveland, OH

United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA Wells Fargo Foundation, Plano, TX †…

$1,000,000+

$500 - $999

Simon Temple AME Zion Church, Fayetteville, NC United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc., Charleston, WV †…

$1,000 - $2,499 Charles E. Booth Preaching Conference, Columbus, OH

Upper New York Annual Conference, Liverpool, NY

Grace United Methodist Church, Franklin, IN…†

Where He Leads Me Inc., Columbia, KY

New Hope Foundation, Muscatine, IA †…

$1 - $99

St. Paul Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC

AmazonSmile Foundation, Seattle, WA

The GE Foundation, Fairfield, CT

Grainger, Lake Forest, IL

Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, Sugar Land, TX

The Retired Ministers Association, Dublin, OH

Lifegate International Church, Snellville, GA

The Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburgh, PA

The Reynoldsburg UMC, Reynoldsburg, OH

Schroeder Law Group, Hammonton, NJ

The United Student Council, Trotwood, OH…†

United Methodist Committee on Relief, Atlanta, GA

The American Endowment Foundation, Hudson, OH †…

$20,000 - $49,999

Thomas K. Alexander Insurance Agency, Hilliard, OH *deceased † given consecutively 5 years or more

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

www.united.edu

Rev. Clair L. Wagner Jr., '61 †…

Wm. Craig and Teneen L Dobbs Charitable Foundation, Carmel, IN

15 Annual Report

Chaplain Bruce Vincent, '95


Honor and Memorial Gifts United Theological Seminary welcomes gifts “in honor of” or “in memory of” loved ones and persons who played significant roles in the lives of people. This offers the donor the opportunity not only to honor or memorialize a loved one, but also to receive a charitable deduction and support the seminary's mission. The following are the gifts so designated and received by United during the period of July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. Gifts have been made in memory or in honor of names in bold. The donors for those gifts are listed under each name.

In Memory Ms. Martha (Marti) Anderson Ms. Dorla D. Morgan, '03 Rev. Jack W. Angerman Mr. Steve Angerman Rev. Sue W. Angerman, '81 Mr. Steve Angerman The Reverend Dr. Robert G. Barnes, '59 Mrs. Nancy L. Barnes Conrad Lee Higdon, '59 Dr. Wayne E. Barr, '46 Mrs. Wayne Barr

17 18

Bishop Emerson S. Colaw Rev. Jerry D. Adinolfi Jr, '96 Rev. Dr. F. Gladwin Connell, '91 Rev. Dr. Patricia Ann Green, '93 Nathniel Ayen Crego Rev. Beth A. Crego, '13 Oscar A. Droste (her dad) Mrs. Mary Kay Feller Shirley Ferguson (mother) Mrs. Laura Weber Dr. George W. Frey, '37 Dr. Robert L. Frey

Mrs. Doris Batdorf Rev. and Mrs. Harold M. Stockman, '67

Mrs. Natalie Fuller Max Fuller Rev. Dr. Rosario Picardo, '14 and Mrs. Callie Picardo

Dr. Irvin W. Batdorf Rev. L. Fitzgerald Reist II, '77

Rev. V. L. Garner Anonymous

Rev. William C. Beal Jr., '50, '71 Mrs. Gladys Beal

Dr. Prathia Ann Hall Dr. Edith Winters Kimbrough, '96

Rev. William C. Beal Sr. Mrs. Gladys Beal

Dr. Merle Harner Dr. and Mrs. James B. Recob, '53

Carlos Bell Anonymous

Rev. Dr. Ronald R. Hill, '93 Rev. and Mrs. Ehrhardt I. Lang, '62

Rev. Ronald L. Bickhart, '70 Mrs. Anna S. Bickhart

Rev. Dr. Julie M. Hostetter, '82 Mr. Roger and Dr. Marilyn Evans, '89, '95

His parents Rev. Dr. Galen A. Black, '71, '91

Rev. Joseph E. James Mrs. Mary R. James

Ms. Kathleen Boston Mr. and Mrs. Dean Blimline Mr. Kenneth Cochrane Skip and Laura Discher Lisa M. Hess and Brian D. Maguire Rev. Dr. Rosario Picardo, '14 and Mrs. Callie Picardo Mrs. Yoon Sun Shin and Dr. Seok Jae Jeon, '04 Ms. Courtney Ward

Dr. Emma J. Justes Drs. Richard and Elise, '10 Eslinger Rev. Dr. Rosario Picardo, '14 and Mrs. Callie Picardo

Dr. Ed Burtner Rev. Dr. Donna Osterhout, '79 His wife, Virginia Rev. L. Norman Butler, '62 Rev. Fredrick M. Carlsen, '44 Mr. Jonathan Carlsen Rev. John A. Cheesman, '58 Mrs. Alberta Cheesman Teddie Roy Clarke Rev. Eda L. Clarke

Ms. Suzanne Eden (in honor of Matthew Knecht) Rev. and Mrs. Richard G. Felty, '68 Ms. Rebecca Florjancic Ms. L. Judith Glasgow W.W. Grainger Inc. (in honor of Courtney Knecht) Linda and Rich Hegg HZW Environmental Consultants, LLC (in honor of Matthew Knecht) Informatica Federal Team Darrell B. Lauderback Dr. Kendall K. McCabe Dr. and Mrs. Kent Millard Rev. Kristina J. Peterson, '74 and family, George and Dwight Rev. and Mrs. Larry M. Ray, '69 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reilly Peggy and Wesley Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Stiles Rev. and Mrs. Harold M. Stockman, '67 Mrs. Marjorie E. Knecht Anonymous Mrs. Wayne Barr Keith and Mary Benson Joseph, '72 and Patricia Easley Ms. L. Judith Glasgow Darrell B. Lauderback Rev. and Mrs. Larry M. Ray, '69 Rev. and Mrs. Harold M. Stockman, '67 Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Lantz Rev. Wilbur, '60 and June Lantz Their fathers and mothers Peter and Jasmine Lau Rev. Leon W. Mindt, '68 Rev. Dr. Arlys Mindt Fogt, '96, '07 Esther Mindt Mrs. Brenda Muller Rev. Charles R. Muller, '65

Bishop Hermann W. Kaebnick, '30 Mr. and Mrs. E. Luke Carlson

Mr. Albert R. Murdoch Dr. Arthur R. Murdoch

Mrs. Patricia A. Kanet Rev. Donald W. Kanet, '84

Dr. James D. Nelson, '59 Gary A. Kellner, '85

Dr. John R. Knecht, '45 Anonymous Mr. and Ms. Craig E. Alderson Rev. Dennis Alexander, '80 and Rev. Gail Alexander, '80 Ascension Investment Management Mrs. Wayne Barr Keith and Mary Benson Harold, '63 and Karen Biederman Mrs. Phyllis J. Bowser Mr. Jeffrey Doyle-Horney Mr. John J. Easley and Family Joseph, '72 and Patricia Easley

Rev. Elmer J. O’Brien Betty A. O’Brien Rev. Louis O. Odon, '33 Rev. C. Edwin, '52 and Katharine P. Pellett Rev. Darius H. Pellett, '30 Rev. C. Edwin, '52 and Katharine P. Pellett Rev. H. Austin Pellett, '49 Rev. C. Edwin, '52 and Katharine P. Pellett

Spirit Led, Renewing the Church!


Herbert and Jeanette Perry Dr. Elsie Perry Daniels, '13

Loving Wife, Marilyn White Mr. Paul White

Rev. William R. Kinsey, '57 Donna L. Kinsey

Dr. Kenneth H. Pohly Anonymous Linda Haller

LaVina Wilson, her faithful mentoring of my seminary education Judy Cramer, '09

Rev. Dr. Sir Walter Lee Mack Jr., '97 Rev. Dr. Rosario Picardo, '14 and Mrs. Callie Picardo

Rev. Eugene E. Purdy, '61 Mrs. Eloise T. Purdy

Rev. Dr. Marian J. Wood, '01 Rev. Dr. JoAnn Patterson, '01

Rev. Paula Young Mayberry, '80 Ms. Helen I. Riley

Rev. Mike Raymo, '80 Mrs. Muriel I. Raymo

Mrs. Lois Ann Yenkel Rev. Raymond L. Yenkel, '62

Jo Aun Malithia Craig Ross Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross, '15

Rev. Russell H. Youngblood, '40 Dr. Lynn Youngblood

Dr. Kent Millard Rev. Dr. Linda S. McCoy Janis Stevens Messerle

Rev. Dr. William D. Schmeling, '58 Mrs. Sandra H. Schmeling

Mr. Richard A. Zimmerman Ms. Hillary Marotta Mrs. Nancy C. Zimmerman

In Honor

Mrs. Katherine (Kitty) Sedgley David A. Sedgley, '79 Horace E. Smith, Esq Mr. Charles E. Smith II Rev. John F. Springer, '55 Mrs. John F. Springer, '55 Her parents, Jerome and Pauline Stambach Ms. Ruth M. Stambach, '67 Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Stephens Ida Stephens Andrews, '17 Dr. Ben F. Wade, '60 Mrs. Janice W. Wade Rev. Dr. Newell John Wert, '50 Dr. Kendall K. McCabe Dr. Susan E. Wert and Mr. James Mossman Rev. Dr. Paul D. Robinson, '70 Dr. John F. Wells, '52

Rev. Joy Alford’s Ordination Community United Church of Christ Dr. Pete Bellini Steven and Barbara Polsley His children, grandchildren, and great granddaughter Rev. Dr. Galen A. Black, '71, '91

Mrs. Callie Picardo Mr. and Mrs. Bill Leavell Rev. Dr. Rosario Picardo, '14 and Mrs. Callie Picardo Dr. Peter J. and Mariuccia Bellini Bridgette Young Ross Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross, '15 Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross, '15 Rev. Cynthia V. Vaughan

Mrs. Bettie Clay Rev. Dr. Rosario Picardo, '14 and Mrs. Callie Picardo

Dr. Jerome P. Stevenson Dr. Jonathan McReynolds, '12, '15

Ms. Kimberley Houff, '18 Anonymous

Rev. Thomas L. True, '73 Rev. Bob Coleman, '72

Dr. Harold A. Hudson, '03 Rev. Dr. Elizabeth H. Hicks, '10

Mrs. Laura Weber Ms. Rebekah Basinger

17

Dr. Tyron L. Inbody, '65 Chaplain Gary D. Livesay, '80 and Valerie Vlahakis, '78

Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel, '52 Rev. Richard Bowers and Rev. Phyllis M. Bowers Mr. and Mrs. J. Paul Gruver Jr.

Annual Report

Mrs. Janice G. Searle John C. Searle, '53

Rev. Karen D. Pellett, '85 Rev. C. Edwin, '52 and Katharine P. Pellett

Bishop Neil L. Irons, '63 Ken Krimmel, '91

Heritage Society The Heritage Society represents persons who have notified us that they have made a provision for United Theological Seminary in their estate plan or through a deferred gift. High quality theological education is made possible through a strong and growing endowment. These gifts help ensure a strong future for United. Rev. Robert E. Airhart and Mrs. Judy Buckle Airhart Mrs. Grace M. Andrews Rev. Beverly Ann Avers Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Robert G. Barnes Mrs. Nancy Barnes Mrs. Janine L. Bartram Rev. Lowell D. Bassett Rev. and Mrs. Martin A. Berisford Jr. Mrs. Dorothy K. Bosserman Rev. and Mrs. George B. Brewer

www.united.edu

Dr. Arthur L. Schultz, '52 Mrs. Louise Schultz

Mrs. Karen Payne Ms. Rebekah Basinger

Dr. Henry W. Brooks Rev. L. Norman Butler Chaplain and Mrs. Glenn C. Calkins Mrs. Eleanor Callihan Rev. D. Grundy A. Couch Rev. William J. Cowfer Mrs. Ruth A. Daugherty Dr. Wendy J. Deichmann The Rev. E. Robert Dickerson, III Ms. Bernice E. Dvorak* Rev. George S. Easley

Rev. H. Stanley Eichenauer Sr. Dr. Stephen E. Ellis Rev. and Mrs. Herman A. Emmert Dr. Laurence Falk Rev. Timothy J. Forbess Rev. Dr. Lois B. Fortson Rev. and Mrs. Floyd Fought Mrs. Constance Fulmer Rev. and Mrs. Paul A. Fulp Mr. Walter Gildemeister and Mrs. Gisela Gildemeister

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19


17 18

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Mearle L. Griffith Rev. Pauline Sue Hart and Rev. Thomas E. Hart Dr. Louis-Charles Harvey Mr. Kenneth V. Hatt* Mr. James R. Heinrich and Mrs. Janice E. Heinrich Dr. Frederick D. Hill* and Mrs. Vesta M. Hill* Rev. and Mrs. Ronald L. Hines Rev. Robert S. Hinrichsen and Mrs. Helen W. Hinrichsen Rev. J. Faust Hissong Mr. James W. Hook and Mrs. Joan Hook Bishop and Mrs. Neil L. Irons Rev. and Mrs. Mark W. Jacobs Rev. Kevin A. Johnson Rev. J. Paul Jones Ms. Winifred L. Kaebnick Rev. and Mrs. Paul W. Kauffman Mrs. Mary G. Keck Rev. and Mrs. Dennis R. Keller Rev. and Mrs. Charles W. Keller Jr. Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Keyworth Mr. and Mrs. Mark Knecht Dr. John R.* and Mrs. Marjorie* Knecht Mrs. Kathryn Koenig Mrs. Jeanne B. Kurtz Rev. and Mrs. Wilbur F. Lantz Mr. William R. Love Jr.* Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Lynch Rev. Paula Y. Mayberry Rev. David L. McRoberts Rev. Beverly F. Meadows

Rev. James I. Melhorn and Mrs. Lora B. Melhorn Dr. and Mrs. Kent Millard Mrs. Mary L. Miller Rev. Barbara J. Moore Drs. James and Thelma Mowrey Rev. and Mrs. F. Jeffrey E. Mugridge Mrs. Rose T. Needy Mr. James T. Neef Mrs. Mary C. Newlin Mrs. Betty A. O’Brien Rev. Dr. Michael J. O’Donnell Dr. Gary L. Olin and Rev. Saranne Nelson-Olin Rev. Dr. Donna Osterhout Mrs. Martha C. Page Rev. Dr. Gloria E. Paul* Rev. Allen D. Pebley and Rev. Patricia A. Pebley Rev. Bruce C. Pfeiffer and Janet Pfeiffer Mr. John A. Prall and Mrs. Nancy Prall Mr. Jerry Megong Rabbu Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Rae Rev. John L. Rauch and Mrs. Joanne Rauch Dr. and Mrs. David L. Reed Rev. and Mrs. Ronald P. Ricard Mrs. Elva Gay Rieth Dr. Carl B. Rife Mrs. Jeanne B. Ringley Rev. Dr. Donald L. Russell Mr. Richard L. Schaefer and Rev. Katharine Schaefer Rev. and Mrs. David E. Schar Mrs. Sarah H. Scheufler

Rev. Dr. J. Gordon Schleicher Rev. Margery A. Schleicher Rev. and Mrs. Fred A. Schmidt Jr. Rev. David W. Schneider Mrs. Alice Schultz Rev. and Mrs. John R. Shafer Rev. Max L. Smith Rev. Harvey B. Smith Rev. Eldon D. Snyder Mrs. Frances Sperry Mr. Keith Spiker Mrs. Irma W. Springman Rev. and Mrs. Harold M. Stockman Dr. and Mrs. Paul E. Stuckey Mr. Allen Thomas Major and Mrs. Mark E. Thompson Rev. Carl D. Tribett and Mrs. Dona L. Tribett Chaplain Margaret L. Turner Ms. Betty J. Walker Dr. Valdrie N. Walker Rev. Dr. Philip T. Wanck Mrs. Carol Warner Ms. Mary Lue O. Warner* Rev. James T. Wenrich Mr. Leon A. Whitney II* and Mrs. Betsy Whitney Rev. Leslie Castle Womack Rev. John K. Wortinger Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel Rev. Dr. G. Edwin Zeiders Jr. Rev. and Mrs. Paul F. Zieber Mrs. Nancy C. Zimmerman Rev. Harriette G. Zoller *deceased

Income 2017–2018 Gifts and Grants 14.0%

Other 2.4%

Total Income: $7.701 million

Endowment 1.7% ($.131 M) Ministerial Education Fund 13.7% ($1.058 M)

Ministerial Education Fund 13.7% Endowment 1.7%

Tuition and Fees 68.2% ($5.249 M)

Tuition and Fees 68.2%

Gifts and Grants 14.0% ($1.077 M) Other 2.4% ($.186 M)

Spirit Led, Renewing the Church!


Alumnus Spotlight: Dr. Charles E. Booth academics, Christian education and African and AfricanAmerican history. In 1993, he founded the Mount Olivet Christian Academy, later renamed the Gloria S. Friend Christian Academy in honor of its first administrator. Now in its 25th year, the elementary school is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education, with a current enrollment of 47 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. His doctoral degree from United also elevated Dr. Booth from adjunct faculty member to Affiliated Professor of Homiletics at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH, where he is able to live out his primary passion: preaching. Over the years Dr. Booth has developed a reputation as one of the finest preachers in the country, and he is widely sought-after as a guest preacher and lecturer.

Preparing New Generations

The leadership of Dr. Charles E. Booth reaches from elementary school through seminary and the community beyond. Harriet Watson, Special Contributor

Dr. Charles E. Booth, Senior Pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio, is always alert to the next move of God. In his 54 years in ministry, he has been called again and again to help lead new ways to teach, preach and serve in his congregation and community. Christian education has long been a priority for Dr. Booth, and studying in United’s Doctor of Ministry program only deepened his appreciation for high quality education. A 1990 graduate, Dr. Booth describes his student experience as one of the most gratifying periods of his life, particularly because of the mentorship of Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proctor. “That whole DMin process made me realize the importance of reading and the importance of keeping one attuned and attached to the contemporary issues of our time,” he says. After graduating, Dr. Booth fulfilled a longtime dream of starting a school based on three main pillars: strong

Dr. Booth found a new ministry focus after receiving a diagnosis of multiple myeloma in 2011 and undergoing a bone marrow transplant in 2015. “In so many instances,” he says, “we don’t realize what people are going through because they don’t really broadcast it that much but sit silently with the weight of illness and sickness upon themselves.” Through his own experiences, Dr. Booth felt called to encourage the cultivation of a “climate of caring” that supports active concern for one another’s physical wellbeing. This idea, which he says he received from the Holy Spirit, has become a central part of his vision for the Church. The most recent initiative of Mt. Olivet is a $5 million Family Life Center. Currently in the fundraising stage, this project is another vital piece of Dr. Booth’s vision for ministry. The Center will develop programs around building strong family units, and construction is projected to begin in the next few years on the property behind the church building. Dr. Booth remains committed to educating future leaders of the Church, and has served on United’s Board of Trustees since 2011. For men and women entering the ministry, Dr. Booth’s advice is to be in Christ always and remain faithful to the ministerial task. “Be faithful regardless of the odds and the obstacles,” advises Dr. Booth. “Be faithful to your task, and in that faithfulness there is always great reward.”

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

19 Annual Report

Because of his love of the homiletical art, Dr. Booth holds a preaching conference every May. The upcoming 9th annual conference will revisit different genres of preaching. All proceeds from this conference, beyond expenses, go to the Booth Scholarship Fund at United, supporting future generations of pastors and preachers.

www.united.edu

“He’s an authentic preacher,” says Dr. Harold Hudson, Associate Dean of Doctoral Studies at United. “He does not preach to live; he lives to preach.”


NEWS AND NOTES UPDATES • ANNIVERSARIES • BIRTHS • DEATHS UPDATES

Class of 1959

Thomas E. Adams, Woodstock, GA, is now “fully retired,” at age 86, from his postretirement ministries, including 18 years as a chaplain for Holland America Line.

Class of 1994

Rev. Dr. James C. Wilson II '90, '94 received the Effective Ministry Award. He currently serves as pastor at Church of the Messiah in Westerville, OH, and regularly conducts mission trips to provide humanitarian assistance to churches in other parts of the world.

Class of 1998

Rev. Dr. Gary L. Olin '67 received the Effective Ministry Award. He is retired from the East Ohio Conference of The UMC, where he served as a pastor, district superintendent and leader in both religious and community organizations.

www.united.edu

Leah E. White, Baltimore, MD, is founder and leader of Sisters in Ministry, Inc. Following its 20th anniversary in 2018, the interdenominational mentoring program for women in ministry is launching four new chapters in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Keeping in Touch

20

2018 Alumni/ae Award Winners

James E. Schroeder, Hammonton, NJ, was named city attorney for Millville, NJ. He is also pastor of Crossroads Community Church in Shamong, NJ.

Class of 2009

Charlotte B. Sydnor (DMin, 2018), Hampton, VA, announced her forthcoming retirement in April 2019. She currently serves as associate pastor at St. Paul AME in the Virginia Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Class of 2012

Janie Dowdy-Dandridge (DMin, 2018), Shelbyville, TN, was appointed to Brown Chapel AME in Union City, TN. She is also the connectional historiographer for women in ministry in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Class of 2014

Joshua Ward, Englewood, OH, was named pastor elect at Omega Baptist Church in Dayton, OH.

Class of 2015

Rebekah Clapp (DMin, 2018), OH, was hired at United Theological Seminary as the new Coordinator of the Center for Hispanic Ministry and Hispanic Christian Academy. Rebekah is a provisional deacon in The United Methodist Church and has served in Hispanic/ Latino ministries at local, district and conference levels since 2012.

Bishop Gregory Draper '16 received the Outstanding Doctor of Ministry Award. Bishop Draper is senior pastor at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Marion, OH, and founder of Urban Core and Knowledge Academy, two non-profits in Columbus, OH, focused on facilitating community change.

PASSAGES Our prayers are with the families of: James Appleton, friend of United, who died Dec. 22, 2017. He was a resident of Dayton, OH. Robert Barnard '70, who died Aug. 7, 2017. He was a resident of Liberty, IN. John Bohler, who died July 2, 2018. He was husband of former faculty member Dr. Carolyn Bohler and a resident of Dayton, OH. John Bradley '13, who died Sept. 21, 2017. He was a resident of North Charleston, SC. Oscar Brown '75, who died Jan. 12, 2018. He was a resident of Cambridge, OH. Janet Casterline, wife of Kaye '60, who died Nov. 20, 2017. She was a resident of Anderson, IN.

Grace Clay '03, who died Oct. 15, 2017. She was a resident of Farmington Hills, MI. Joanne Cross '95, who died April 22, 2018. She was a resident of Englewood, OH. Sidney Davis '59, who died June 6, 2018. He was a resident of Zephyrhills, FL. Ronald Deem '58, who died July 25, 2017. He was a resident of Tucson, AZ. Michael Donnally '90, who died Aug. 17, 2017. He was a resident of Columbus, OH. Clinton Dorsey '70, who died Aug. 26, 2017. He was a resident of Troy, OH. Bernice Dvorak '59, who died Jan. 20, 2018. She was a resident of Cedar Rapids, IA.

Spirit Led, Renewing the Church!


Natalie Fuller, friend of United, who died Oct. 20, 2017. She was a resident of Dayton, OH. Golden Gaither '55, who died Sept. 7, 2018. He was a resident of Brogue, PA. William Gifford, friend of United, who died Dec. 25, 2018. He was a resident of Evanston, IL. Joseph Goetz, friend of United, who died Feb. 24, 2018. He was a resident of Dayton, OH. Kenneth Hatt, friend of United, who died Aug. 24, 2017. He was a resident of Hershey, PA. Cheryl Heckler '92, who died Feb. 18, 2018. She was a resident of Oxford, OH. Ronald Hill '93, who died May 26, 2018. He was a resident of Gahanna, OH. Vesta Hill, wife of Frederick '58, who died Jan. 15, 2018. She was a resident of Franklin, IN. Julie Hostetter '82, former faculty, who died Nov. 12, 2017. She was a resident of Bridgewater, VA. Gordon Hughes, friend of United, who died July 21, 2018. He was a resident of Middletown, OH. Robert Jones '62, who died May 8, 2018. He was a resident of Waukesha, WI. Larry Kaser '69, who died July 27, 2017. He was a resident of Lima, OH. Marjorie Knecht, wife of president emeritus Dr. John R. Knecht, who died Jan. 4, 2018. She was a resident of North Manchester, IN. William Love, friend of United, who died April 21, 2018. He was a resident of Clayton, OH.

Kenneth Marcus '11, who died Jan. 12, 2018. He was a resident of Atlanta, GA.

Charles Tressler '69, who died July 24, 2018. He was a resident of Selinsgrove, PA. George Warheit '52, who died April 23, 2018. He was a resident of Lady Lake, FL.

William McOmber '78, who died March 18, 2018. He was a resident of Saint Marys, OH.

Mary Lue Warner, friend of United, who died Oct. 4, 2018. She was a resident of Lebanon, OH.

Robert Montgomery, friend of United, who died Nov. 15, 2018. He was a resident of Xenia, OH.

Deborah Watt, friend of United, who died Nov. 20, 2017. She was a resident of Anderson, IN.

Robert Nida '94, who died April 25, 2018. He was a resident of Pataskala, OH.

Leon Whitney, friend of United who died June 2, 2018. He was a resident of Dayton, OH.

Gloria Paul '03, who died Dec. 22, 2017. She was a resident of Saint Petersburg, FL. Marjorie Pohly, who died Oct. 20, 2018. She was wife of professor emeritus Dr. Kenneth H. Pohly and a resident of Kettering, OH.

Robert Zimmerman '00, who died Sept. 27, 2018. He was a resident of East Concord, NY.

Cecil Pottieger '48, '77, who died July 5, 2018. He was a resident of Mount Pleasant, SC. William Quick, friend of United, who died Sept. 19, 2017. He was a resident of Durham, NC. Michael Raymo '80, who died May 1, 2018. He was a resident of Hoover, AL. Ronnie Releford '07, who died June 14, 2018. He was a resident of Urbana, OH. Julia Ronngren '03, who died Dec. 27, 2018. She was a resident of Bryan, OH. William Schmeling '58, who died Dec. 13, 2017. He was a resident of Latrobe, PA. Melvin Sponsler '58, who died Feb. 12, 2018. He was a resident of Lancaster, PA. John Springer '55, who died Nov. 9, 2017. He was a resident of Sebring, FL. John Stubbs '68, who died Jan. 2, 2018. He was a resident of Irwin, PA. Everett Telljohann, friend of United, who died Dec. 31, 2017. He was a resident of Dayton, OH.

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

www.united.edu

H. Allan Feller, friend of United, who died Nov. 13, 2017. He was a resident of Dayton, OH.

Christopher Lyda '96, who died Nov. 2, 2017. He was a resident of New Bremen, OH.

21 Keeping in Touch

Charles Eagle '05, who died May 27, 2018. He was a resident of Jackson, OH.


REMEMBERING THE LEGACY OF UNITED LEADERS Wyatt Tee Walker Aug. 16, 1928 – Jan. 23, 2018 Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, former dean and mentor in United’s Doctor of Ministry program, died on Jan. 23, 2018, in Chester, VA. One of the great leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, Rev. Dr. Walker was the first full-time Executive Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the early 1960s, served as Executive Assistant to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and worked as special assistant on urban affairs to New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller. During his estimable career, he pastored multiple congregations, including Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem, where he served for 37 years until his retirement in 2004.

Dr. Robert (Bob) Frey, friend of United, died on June 28, 2018. Dr. Frey was a longtime supporter of United’s Center for Evangelical United Brethren Heritage, serving as a member of the Executive Committee and editor of the Center’s journal, Telescope-Messenger. Dr. Frey was introduced to the Seminary as a teenager, when his father, Dr. George Frey, was hired as a Professor of Old Testament at the newly named United Theological Seminary, after the 1954 merger between Bonebrake Theological Seminary and the Evangelical School of Theology. Following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Frey also entered a career in higher education, teaching for nearly 40 years as a Professor of History. He taught at Shenandoah University and Lynchburg College, served as Dean of the College at Wilmington College and retired from the University of Charleston, where he had been Vice President for Academic Life and Dean of the Faculty.

www.united.edu

From 1999 to 2000, Rev. Dr. Walker served as Interim Dean of Doctoral Studies at United Theological Seminary, after having served as senior mentor in the Doctor of Ministry program since 1995. United honored Dr. Walker in 2004 for his leadership as a human rights and civil rights activist.

Robert L. Frey Aug. 28, 1938 – June 28, 2018

Keeping in Touch

22

ALUMNI/AE PUBLICATIONS Benoit Petit-Homme '14 Benoit Petit-Homme, Lawrenceville, GA, wrote Seeking the Lost, Keeping Them, Making Them Disciples (Dorrance Publishing, 2018).

Beverly Ann Avers '98 Beverly Ann Avers, Powell, OH, published Intertwined: Beverly and Barbara in the Womb (Fairway Press, 2014).

Linda A. Marshall '79 Linda A. Marshall, Centerville, OH, published A Long Awakening to Grace (Emergings Press, 2017).

Michael A. Vidaurri '12 Michael A. Vidaurri, Murfreesboro, TN, published his eighth book, He Healed Them All (Vidaurri Ministries; 2017).

Spirit Led, Renewing the Church!


FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

Presian Burroughs, Assistant Professor of New Testament, presented “Paul’s Call to Christlike Eating” at Rooted and Grounded: A Conference on Land and Christian Discipleship, held in September 2018 at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, IN. Lisa Hess, Professor of Practical Theology and Contextual Ministries, co-led a retreat for women interested in deepening conscious feminine

Anthony Le Donne, Associate Professor of New Testament, was a guest lecturer at the University of Dayton, presenting “Where the Wild Things Were: Creatures of Hell in the Premodern Christian Imagination” for a course on Dante’s Divine Comedy. Dr. Le Donne is also the author of two new books (see Faculty Publications). Luther Oconor, Assistant Professor of United Methodist Studies and Director of the Center for Evangelical United Brethren Heritage, received the 2018 Book of the Year Award from the Wesleyan Theological Society for SpiritFilled Protestantism (Wipf and Stock, 2017). He presented at Merging the Streams, held at United in July 2018 (see below). In November 2018, he presented in session at the American Academy of Religion’s annual

meeting in Denver, CO. United’s Board of Trustees granted tenure to Dr. Oconer in May 2018. Joni Sancken, Associate Professor of Homiletics, will be lecturing in Toronto, Ontario, March 11-12, 2019, at an event honoring the retirement of Dr. Paul Scott Wilson, Professor of Homiletics at Emmanuel College of the University of Toronto. She will speak on the topic “Words that Heal: Preaching Hope in the Wake of Trauma.” David Watson, Academic Dean and Associate Professor of New Testament, presented on the role of scripture at the 2018 Global Gathering of the Wesleyan Covenant Association. On Jan. 27, 2019, he and alumnus Dr. Michael Slaughter will co-lead a dialogue on the authority of Scripture, held on campus at United.

23

Faculty featured at Merging the Streams On July 9-12, United was the site of Merging the Streams: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The United Methodist Church, hosted by United’s Center for Evangelical United Brethren Heritage and the West Ohio Commission on Archives and History. Dr. Sarah Blair, Dr. Wendy Deichmann, Dr. Scott Kisker and Dr. Luther Oconer were featured presenters. Merging the Streams celebrated the enduring legacies of the Evangelical Association and the United Brethren in Christ traditions and the ways by which these legacies have shaped United Methodist identity.

STAFF UPDATES This year, United welcomed a number of new staff members:

The following staff were promoted to new roles:

Jodi Adkins, Administrative Assistant to the Business Office Leroy Chambliss, Interim Co-director of Contextual Ministries Rebekah Clapp, Coordinator for the Center for Hispanic/ Latino Ministry and Hispanic Christian Academy Karen Clark, Registrar Gary Eubank, Interim Co-director of Contextual Ministries Pamela Jackson, Student Billing Coordinator Rosario Picardo, Dean of the Chapel; Director of the Pohly Center for Supervision and Leadership Formation Justin Shamell, Associate Director of Recruiting Deanna York, Admissions Associate

Chad Clark, Director of Student Success Bridget Weatherspoon, Vice President for Enrollment

Rosario Picardo

Bridget Weatherspoon

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

www.united.edu

Peter Bellini, Associate Professor of Evangelization in the Heisel Chair, published a chapter in Missio Dei and the United States (General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 2018), a collection of papers from a November 2017 colloquy. He wrote articles for New World Outlook, the magazine of the General Board of Global Ministries, and Good News magazine. Dr. Bellini also led several seminars on the Holy Spirit in Ohio, Mississippi and Michigan, and spoke at World Methodist Evangelism’s conference, Order of the Flame.

leadership work in August 2018 at the Procter Center in London, OH. Dr. Hess also continues to serve on the Advisory Council for Wellstreams, a spiritual direction training program in Columbus, OH, affiliated with the Spirituality Network.

Keeping in Touch

FACULTY NEWS


FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

www.united.edu

Peter Bellini, Associate Professor of Evangelization in the Heisel Chair Unleashed!: The C1-13 Integrative Deliverance Needs Assessment: A Qualitative and Quantitative Probability Indicator The ministry of casting out demons is either entirely dismissed on one hand or misused and abused on the other. Unleashed! is a book that offers a balanced perspective on these matters, including an instrument that can be used to assist in discerning the probable need for deliverance. (Wipf and Stock, October 2018)

Keeping in Touch

24

Anthony Le Donne, Associate Professor of New Testament Jesus: A Beginners Guide Separating fact from fiction, Anthony Le Donne places Jesus within the context of first-century Judaism and explores the debate about his status as “Son of God” among the early Christians and the centuries that followed. (Oneworld Publications, September 2018) Gods of Thrones: A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Religions of Ice and Fire Why is Tyrion hated by the gods? Does Dany have a messiah complex? Can Bran manipulate timelines? Applying the study of religion, sociology and history, Anthony Le Donne and A. Ron Hubbard offer a fresh take on the religious landscape of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series and its popular television adaption, Game of Thrones. (Independently published, November 2018)

Andrew Park, Professor of Theology and Ethics The Destiny of Suicides: Eight Types, Bullying, and Hope Andrew Park explores suicide as the leading cause of death among teenagers today. Examining eight categories of suicide, Dr. Park uses real life stories of neardeath experiences to bring hope into this growing issue. (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, August 2018) A Big Picture of Heaven and Hell: Near Death Experiencers and Christian Mystics Into a cultural and societal mix of opinion, doubt and faith come the stories of those mystics and survivors of near death experiences who have actually journeyed to heaven or hell and come back to tell about it. (CreativeSpace Independent Publishing Platform, March 2018) Joni Sancken, Associate Professor of Homiletics Words That Heal: Preaching Hope to Wounded Souls Preaching can encourage connections to foster healing for wounded souls. Words That Heal showcases worship practices, sermons and ministries that are actively engaged in supporting healing for those with wounded souls. (Abingdon Press, forthcoming spring 2019)

United has a new online presence! Our website, www.united.edu, has been redesigned for a better online experience for prospective students, alumni/ae and donors. With improved navigation, engaging photos and more compelling text, we hope our website now better portrays all the Lord is doing here at United.

Spirit Led, Renewing the Church!


Student Spotlight: Heather Husted

New Journeys: From Rural New Mexico to Urban Ohio

In her college years, Heather put her call to ministry on hold. She completed her degree online, became a school secretary and volunteered in youth and community work. But she was still seeking God’s will for her life. When faced with the opportunity to enter the mission field, she obediently traveled to central China where she began teaching English to university students. “I thought I had found my niche with bivocational teaching and, out of natural relationships with my students, sharing the gospel,” she says. In 2010, however, Heather felt God calling her back to the States to begin something new. Not knowing exactly where she would end up added to the challenge of leaving her mission work overseas, but she remained faithful to this new sense of call and returned to take care of her father, who, retired after 35 years in the ministry, was experiencing health problems. Although she was still not sure where God was leading her, Heather’s call for ministry was evident to those around her. While working as a church secretary, she was asked to lead Bible studies and teach the youth. Following her Father’s death in 2013, she found herself working for a new pastor, a woman who inspired Heather to reconsider her call to seminary. It became clear this was God’s plan for her. The detours she had taken had been God-given opportunities to discover hidden depths of her spiritual gifts.

When she began the process of choosing a seminary, her search narrowed down to United and one other school. “As I prayed for discernment, God gave me two visions, one for each school,” she told prospective students at United’s fall 2018 open house. “For the one school, I saw myself in a three-piece suit, power tie, head up, but looking down. But for United, I saw myself dancing in a shaft of light, raising my hands in freedom and worship. God put the choice to me: who do you want to discover yourself to be?” The choice was clear, and she became a Master of Divinity student at United in the fall of 2015. Her time at United has provided avenues to continue to discover newness in her calling and step into greater levels of leadership. Now in her second year as Student Council president, she is also a graduate assistant for United’s Center for Global Renewal and Missions and Associate Pastor at McKinley United Methodist Church, a primarily African American congregation in Dayton. The experience of urban ministry at McKinley UMC, and particularly working with the urban poor, has inspired in her a passion for bringing the church and community together in order that both will thrive. “Heather has an infectious personality with an abiding faith, coupled with an unwavering integrity,” says Rev. Peter Matthews, Director of the Center for Global Renewal and Missions and Senior Pastor at McKinley. “We at McKinley consider it both an honor and a joy to serve alongside her and some of God’s most marginal children.” After experiencing her call as a teenager in a town of 200, Heather now finds herself, 20 years later, still leaning into new ways to serve and follow God’s call.

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

25 Keeping in Touch

At age 15, living in a small town in rural New Mexico, Heather Husted felt the call to ministry. The daughter of a United Methodist minister, Heather and her father began to explore what this call might mean. She didn’t expect it would take her 20 years to get to seminary.

www.united.edu

Harriet Watson, Special Contributor


Happenings at United For more information visit www.united.edu/events or contact United: 937.529.2201

The Authority of Scripture: A Dialogue Jan. 27, 2019 United’s Pohly Center invites you to an evening of worship and conversation about the role of scripture in Christian life. Dr. David Watson (Traditionalist) and Dr. Mike Slaughter '90 (Centrist) will lead the dialogue. Learn more: www.united.edu/authority-of-scripture

Doctoral Intensive: Women in Christian Leadership Featured speakers include Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of The UMC; Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, former Religious Freedom Ambassador for the Obama administration; and United faculty members Dr. Lisa Hess and Dr. Joni Sancken, among others. Worship and plenaries are open to the public. Those considering a Doctor of Ministry degree are invited to become a DMin student for a day on Jan. 31. Contact the Admissions Office to learn more or RSVP: admissions@united.edu or 800.322.5817.

26

The Uprising: A Men’s Morning Gathering with Brian Tome

Keeping in Touch

www.united.edu

Jan. 28–Feb. 1, 2019

Learn more: www.united.edu/doctoral-intensive

Feb. 9, 2019 Pastor Brian Tome and United’s Pohly Center invite men to gather for a morning of worship and encouragement for rising to the challenges of godly living. Open to clergy and laity. Learn more: www.united.edu/the-uprising

Spirit and Truth Conference March 7-9, 2019 United’s Pohly Center partners with Spirit and Truth to introduce the first Spirit and Truth Conference! Gather with other believers to be equipped and encouraged through worship and learning. Learn more: www.united.edu/spirit-truth-conference

Emerson Colaw Lecture Series April 2-3, 2019 United’s Center for Global Renewal and Missions hosts the annual Emerson Colaw Lecture Series centering on the legacy of Martin Luther King’s Beloved Community.

Methodist School of Supernatural Ministry Live: The Fundamentals April 3-6, 2019 Learn more: www.united.edu/the-fundamentals

Spring Commencement May 18, 2019 Save the date!

Spirit Led, Renewing the Church!


2018 Photo Highlights

President Millard presents Dr. Robert E. Jones '94 with a Distinguished Ministry Award on Dec. 12, 2018, for his work in urban and interfaith ministries.

www.united.edu

ess hes on holin man teac ze s, o re D s tu a c m Le Dr. Tho 18 Heck ry at the 20 and minist 18. Oct. 10, 20

Ashcroft and Revs. Francis Charley, Winston rees on deg ir the eive rec ers Solomon Rog Sierra Leone. to g rnin retu Dec. 16, 2018, before

Dr. Kim Maas '13, teaches on prophecy at the sold-out 2018 Holy Spirit Seminar, Dec. 7, 2018.

e Chapel, Dean of th cardo '14, Pi ice on rv rio se sa n Ro tio Dr. t his installa a d a re b breaks 18. Dec. 12, 20

Rev. Elmer Bosworth '59 celebrates his 100 th birthday on Sept. 1, 2018, in Noblesville, IN, and receives a Disting uished Ministry Award from President Millard .

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19

Keeping in Touch

27


4501 Denlinger Rd. Dayton, OH 45426

ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED

Wishing you a blessed and happy new year! Kent Millard, President, and the students, faculty and staff of United Theological Seminary Dayton, Ohio

Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage

PAID

Dayton, OH Permit No. 579

Profile for United Theological Seminary

United Theological Seminary | 2017-18 Annual Report  

Each year, United publishes an Annual Report to thank our generous donors for giving to prepare faithful, fruitful leaders to make disciples...

United Theological Seminary | 2017-18 Annual Report  

Each year, United publishes an Annual Report to thank our generous donors for giving to prepare faithful, fruitful leaders to make disciples...