Class Notes: December 2018

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Class Notes

The Rev. James Edwin “Ed” Bacon Jr. 79T has been named Interim Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta.

Dr. Rebecca Lee Copeland 11T 12T 18G is Assistant Professor of Theology at Boston University School of Theology in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Brian S. Powers 16G recently began his appointment as the inaugural Bernard William Vann fellow for the study of Christianity and the Military at Durham University, England, a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the School of Theology.

Dr. Joshua Bruce Ralston 08T 15G lectures and serves on the executive leadership team for the Centre for Theology and Public Issues in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He joined the school in 2017.

The Rev. Glenna Shepherd 94T, pastor at Pleasant Hill Community Church in Crossville, Tennessee, has been named to the Piedmont College Board of Trustees.

In Memoriam

 

Dr. Darby CannonIII 63T of Lavonia, Georgia, passed away October 16, 2018. Dr. Cannon was a longstanding theologian, serving on the faculty at Rutgers University and LaSalle University, followed by work in the Office of Legislative Services of the New Jersey State Legislature until his retirement in 2004.

Chaplain Corbin L. Cherry 63T, US Army, Retired, of Hertford, North Carolina, passed away on October 13, 2018. He served in the military for 36 years until his retirement in 2003.

Mr. Michael Paul Farr 78T of Rome, Georgia died on September 13, 2018.

Dr. William “Bill” M. Holt 44C 47T passed away on November 10, 2018. After a short stint in South Georgia, Dr. Holt spent a combined eight years as an overseas missionary in Bolivia and Argentina. From 1955 until his retirement in 1972, he pastored many congregations throughout the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.

The Rev. James L. Keith 63T of Grayson, Georgia, died on November 16, 2018. He served as an Ordained Elder in the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church until his retirement.

The Rev. Gerald E. Martell 71T passed away November 6, 2018, in Ocala, Florida. He was a Marine Corps veteran and an ordained minister in The United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

The Rev. T. Steven McLain 71T died on October 10, 2018. He served in numerous churches in the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Leslie F. “Bo” Mills 81T of Louisville, Mississippi, passed away on November 14, 2018. “Bro. Bo” served several congregations throughout the Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church, and was a leader in that conference even into retirement.

The Rev. Robert W. “Bob” Monfore, Jr. 75T passed away on November 23, 2018 in Monteagle, Tennessee.

The Rev. Eldon A. Moore 60T of Maryville, Tennessee, died on November 29, 2018. He served as a United Methodist minister from 1957-1998, serving multiple churches in the Holston Conference.

The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Aby Petty 44T died on October 10, 2018.

Mr. Jack M. Pinkerton 79T passed away on November 17, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Rev. Edward Sims “Ned” Van Dyck 79T passed away on November 3, 2018 in Bridgewater, North Carolina. He spent 33 years serving in the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Dr. Amy L. Wordelman 87T died on October 24, 2018. She spent several years teaching in the religion departments at Oberlin College and Emory University. For the past 22 years, she had been on the administrative staff, and most recently served as director, of the Five College Center for World Languages related to the colleges and university located in the Amherst and Northampton area of Massachusetts.

The Rev. Malcolm L. Yaple 54T passed away on November 14, 2018. A pastor in the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church, he served churches in the Norfolk and Portsmouth Districts

 

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