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50s–70s

Roy H. Ryan 54T published a new e-book, Hot Button Issues for Religion and Politics: The Role of Religion in a Pluralistic Society.

Canon G. Kerry Robb 61T is serving as an interim rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Romeo L. Del Rosario 72T is currently serving as country director of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church in Cambodia.

Dan Brown 79T was appointed District Superintendent of the Griffin District of the North Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Philip L. Strom 79T was appointed District Superintendent of the Southern Prairie Districts in the Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

80s

C. Wayne Perry 80T was named chair of the Amridge University PhD program.

Maddox J. Woodbery, Jr. 80OX 82C 85T is a military chaplain. He was promoted to Colonel and assigned as the 7th Signal Command chaplain at Ft. Gordon, Georgia.

Laurie Morrison 86T is currently a training specialist for First Data Inc.

Terry Fleming 87T was appointed District Superintendent of the Augusta District of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Lance Wayne Moore 87T 95T has released a new book titled A Monkey Could Do It: How Wall Street Robs Main Street. The book examines the growing gap between the rich and the poor and applies theology to political ethics.

90s

Steven Phillip Brey 90T was named dean of arts and humanities at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

D. Jonathan Watts 90T was awarded the distinction of Oxford Foundation Fellow through the Graduate Theological Foundation. He spent time at Oxford University doing research on an upcoming document “Our Hearts Strangely Warmed: A Practical Theology to Worship in the Wesleyan Tradition.”

Susan J. Latimer 92T is the rector of St. Catherine of Alexandria Episcopal Church in Temple Terrace, Florida.

Ann M. McClellan 93T is the associate minister at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Woodland Park, Colorado.

Sue Ann Cecilia Curran 94T is currently an IT Project Manager with the Virginia Community College System.

Jeffrey Paul Johnson 94T was appointed the Florida State Director for AARP.

Lisa D. Heilig 95T is the recipient of the 2012 Ed Paul Award for Leadership in Transitional Ministry from the Metropolitan Community Churches, awarded for “defining and modeling what it means to be an Intentional Interim.”

Tricia Carolyn Anderson 97T 08G and Jennifer A. Watts 05G welcomed their son, Oliver Charles Anderson-Watts, on March 21, 2011.  

Mary E. Packard 99T married Keith Krueger on March 26, 2011.

00s

Andrea Lee Mockridge 00T was ordained in the United Church of Christ on August 27, 2011, at St. Luke UCC, Grand Pass, Missouri, and installed as pastor and teacher of St. Paul’s UCC and St. Luke UCC.

Anne N. Bullock 01T 10G recently published Real Austin: The Homeless and the Image of God.

Caryl Peden Griffin 01T was appointed to an Extension Ministry with the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, developing biosafety and biosecurity in the expansion of laboratory capacity to address major emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in Africa and the Middle East.

Richard Mark Wright 01T recently published Stop the Church’s Revolving Door, detailing a structured ministry to help rebuild authentic personal relationships within the church.

Markeva Gwendolyn Hill 04T is releasing a new book, Womanism Against Socially-Constructed Matriarchal Images: A Theoretical Model Towards a Therapeutic Goal.

Erin Christine Cash 06T is the new Director of Admissions at Lexington Theological Seminary.

Kimberly S. Jackson 09T received the Hugh White Award from the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice for her outstanding advocacy and organizing for economic and worker justice with the cafeteria workers at the Atlanta University Center.

Dane Warren Martin 09T and Gretchen Van Ess Martin 11T 12PH married on February 25, 2012. 

10s

Dianne D. Glave 10T has been appointed as the associate pastor at Ingomar Church in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, effective July 1, 2012.

Christina Amalia Repoley 11T is the founding Executive Director of Quaker Voluntary Service, a national year of service program for young adults in the Quaker tradition. This program is launching its first year with six volunteers in Atlanta in August 2012. For more information see: www.quakervoluntaryservice.org.

Gerhard Venter 11T is a Christian pain coach and recently published his academic writings from his Candler years as an eBook titled Teach Me, and I Will Be Quiet: Theological Essays 2007-2011.

In Memoriam

Jean F. Hall 43OX 46T died March 12, 2012. She played piano in several Methodist churches in North Georgia. She was the widow of Paul Victor Hall 42OX 44C 47T, who was a minister in the North Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

William Jackson Lamb 51T died March 8, 2012. He was a minister in the North Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Lucius Zimmon Hall, Jr. 52T died December 17, 2011.

Travis A. Warlick 53T died January 7, 2012. He was a minister in the North Alabama Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

A. Tegler Greer 54T died December 24, 2011. He was a minister in the South Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Charles Augustus Culbreth, Jr. 52C 55T died March 6, 2012. He was a minister in the South Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

Roland McDaniel 58T died March 4, 2012. He pastored in the Church of God and was a professor at Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee.

David B. Sargent, Jr. 49OX 51C 59T died December 29, 2011. He was a minister in the North Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

James P. Branch 60T died February 23, 2012. He served as pastor of Montrose Baptist Church, Elim Baptist Church, and as a counselor at the Methodist Children’s Home in Macon, Georgia.

James Deyerle Foster 60T died March 3, 2012. He was a minister in the East Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Paul G. Durbin 61T died February 17, 2012. He was a member of the Louisiana Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church and a Brigadier General Chaplain in the Army National Guard.

Helen Deere Bundrant 61T died January 16, 2012. She was a missionary in South Korea for 22 years and was a member of New Beginning Fellowship Church in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Lemuel C. Carter 66T died December 18, 2011. He was a minister in the South Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Raymond W. Gibson, Jr. 67T died December 13, 2011. He was a minister in the Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Ray Garrison Burrell, Jr. 71T died March 7, 2012.

Jerry A. Pulliam 71T died February 14, 2012. He was a minister in the Arkansas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Rebecca Redd Herring 95T died December 29, 2011. She was a minister in the North Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. She served as Associate Pastor at Sandy Springs UMC and Cumming First UMC. 

Four Alumni Named Dempster Scholars

Four of the eight students selected by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry as the next class of Dempster Scholars are Candler alumni:

  • Carolyn Davis 06T (Texas Annual Conference) is currently enrolled in a PhD program at Vanderbilt University.
  • Sangwoo Kim 03T (New England Annual Conference) is currently enrolled in a ThD program at Duke Divinity School.
  • Gerald Liu 04T (Mississippi Annual Conference) is currently enrolled in a PhD program at Vanderbilt University.
  • Adam Ployd 06T (Virginia Annual Conference) is currently enrolled in a PhD program at Emory University.

Dempster Graduate Fellowships support doctoral students committed to serving the church by becoming professors who will educate the next generation of United Methodist pastors. The fellowships are funded by the denomination’s Ministerial Education Fund through GBHEM’s Division of Ordained Ministry.