Class Notes: March 2018

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Class Notes

The Rev. Dr. Victor Gomez 01T has been appointed by Bishop Sharma Lewis of the Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church to serve as the District Superintendent of the Harrisonburg District. He is the first Latino in Virginia to serve in this role.

The Rev. Jeania Ree Moore 15T has been named one of the “10 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2018” by the Center for American Progress. She is the director for civil and human rights with the General Board of Church and Society, The United Methodist Church’s social justice agency in Washington, D.C.

The Rev. Jonathan M. Mayo 97T has been appointed as the Stones River District Superintendent of the Tennessee Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Kathleen Weber 95C 03T has been appointed by Bishop Elaine J. W. Stanovsky of the Pacific Northwest and Greater Northwest Area cabinets as the District Superintendent for the Crest to Coast Missional District of The United Methodist Church. 

In Memoriam

Mr. Joseph W. Adams 54C 56T passed away January 6, 2018.

Mr. Dan Atkinson 72T passed away September 26, 2017.

The Rev. Hugh S. Bird 75T died December 20, 2017.

The Rev. Robert M. Blasingame 64T passed away December 23, 2017.

The Rev. Michael E. Brown 86T passed away July 7, 2017.

The Rev. Charles A. Farr 53Ox 55C 58T passed away on February 1, 2018. Rev. Farr served for 41 years as a United Methodist pastor in the North Georgia Conference, leading churches in Thomaston, Royston, Augusta, Carrollton and the metro Atlanta area. He completed his pastoral career as a District Superintendent, serving the Lagrange District.

The Rev. Wallace F. Fowler 77T died on January 12, 2018.

The Rev. James Grigsby 47T passed away November 5, 2017. He was ordained by the South Carolina United Methodist Conference. He served churches in various counties near the cities of Laurens, Anderson, West Columbia, Newberry, Glendale, Swansea (Orange Circuit), Kershaw, Rock Hill, Florence, Abbeville, and Grover.

The Rev. Charles L. Grovenstein Sr. 70T passed away January 13, 2018. He served as a Methodist pastor for 42 years.

The Rev. Richard M. Harris 67T died on February 7, 2018. He was a member of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Walter E. Kilburn 57T passed away January 28, 2018.

The Rev. James E. Powell Jr. 54T passed away January 22, 2018. He served as pastor for 40 years with the Virginia Methodist Conference, including Craddock, Charity and Chesapeake Avenue United Methodist Churches.

The Rev. Robert L. Shook 73T passed away October 6, 2016.

Mr. Richard Alan Young 97T died January 20, 2018. He taught at Tennessee Temple University and Chattanooga State Community College. He was also the author of several books, including Intermediate New Testament Greek: A Linguistic and Exegetical Approach, and Healing the Earth: A Theocentric Perspective on Environmental Problems and Their Solutions.

The Rev. Marcia L. Zull 92T passed away on January 25, 2018. She did missionary work in Africa and Jamaica, served as a chaplain at Miami Children's Hospital, and was a minister of a Disciples of Christ congregation in Miami, Florida.

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