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Roy Howard 54T received the Ministry of Memory Award from the Historical Society of The United Methodist Church at their annual meeting in May 2012. He is the Holston Conference historian and the first person from the Southeast to receive this award.
Roy Ryan 54T coauthored a book with Joe Edd Morris 68T titled Old Testament Stories: What Do They Say Today? Ryan also recently authored Older Americans and the Economic Pie. Roy and his wife Doris live in in Tupelo, Miss.
Paul Sims 54T celebrated in October 70 years of active ministry, including 51 years with The United Methodist Church as pastor, district superintendent, and administrative assistant to the bishop.
J. Benton White 56T and his wife of 55 years, Mary Lou, are retired and living in San Jose, Calif. His career spanned ministry as an Air Force Chaplain, campus minister, professor, and author.
Bishop Robert C. Morgan 58T preached at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Ala., on September 15, 2013, his 80th birthday.
Larry D. Mosley, USAF 60T, who retired from the USAF chaplaincy in 1992, recently retired from the chaplaincy of Azalea Trace Retirement Community in Pensacola, Fla. Mosley retired from the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church in 2001.
John L. Cromartie, Jr. 64C 88T retired from ministry at Cumming First United Methodist Church.
James E. Dukes 65T retired from his positions as a Lutheran pastor and a professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina. He is now enjoying salt water fishing for sea trout, and traveling far and often.
K. Edward Tomlinson 69T retired from The United Methodist Church.
Robert E. May 70T published a book titled How to Fix a Broken Church.
William L. Self 71T retired from John’s Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Ga.
Gene Cochran 72T retired from active ministry in June 2013 after 43 years as a member of the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Mont Duncan 72T retired July 1, 2013 after 41 years of service in the Florida Conference—23 years as pastor, six years as district superintendent, and 12 years as executive director of new church development.
George Odle 72T of Johnson City, Tenn., retired in June 2011 after 44 years as a United Methodist pastor, GBGM field representative, and stewardship consultant. On December 25, 2012, he was married to Janice Raymer.
Perry R. Newbury 74T retired from United Church of Canada ministry in September 2013 and now lives in Chicago, near his children and grandchildren.
George H. Donigian, Sr. 77T published a book through Upper Room Books titled A World Worth Saving: Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action.
Robert Garry Pryor 77T spent fall 2013 on sabbatical in Israel.
Fairy L. Caroland 78T is working as an addictions consultant for Renewal House, a residential alcohol and drug treatment center for mothers with young children.
Charles W. Anderson 80T was named the 2012 Distinguished Evangelist of The United Methodist Church by the Foundation for Evangelism.
Timothy L. Bias 80T has been named General Secretary for the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church. He was formerly senior pastor of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Joe Kimbell Dunagan 80T and Kathy Kelly Dunagan have moved to Roanoke, Virginia, where they serve on the staff of St. John's Episcopal Church.
Daniel Thompson 81T is the Pastor at Forest Grove United Methodist in Forest Grove, Ore.
William R. Burch 82T has been reappointed to First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, Ga.
Thomas McRee II 82T is the new chaplain for Village on the Green, a continuing care retirement community in Longwood, Fla. After 18 years as a full-time hospice chaplain, he is looking forward to serving this active community and having more time for teaching and writing.
Michael W. McNulty 82T published his first novel, Forgotten Memories: A Story of Love and Forgiveness. More information at www.thenutlypress.com.
Richard Hunter 83T (North Georgia), Jeremy Mount 99T (Alabama West-Florida), and David Graves 03T (Holston) are recipients of the 2013 Harry Denman Evangelism Award, presented each year at UMC annual conferences. The award, sponsored by The Foundation for Evangelism, honors United Methodist clergy, lay persons, and youth in each annual conference who exhibit unusual and outstanding efforts in Christian evangelism.
Jackie Jenkins 83T retired in June 2011.
Lee McKinzie 83T retired in July 2013 from the Louisiana Annual Conference.
Dennis Stalvey 84T earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Union Theological Seminary. His dissertation focused on spirituality and aging.
George Grant 85T was recently named the Executive Director for Pastoral Services for Emory Healthcare. Since 2007, he has served as the Director of Research and Innovation at the Emory Center for Pastoral Services, conducting spiritual health research across Emory Healthcare and all health science academic divisions.
Sheila L. Hunter 85T is the interim minister at First Christian (Disciples of Christ) in Sandersville, Ga.
Carroll K. Miller 85T is a part-time pastor at Concord UMC.
James Higgins, Sr. 86T is now pastoring Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Augusta, Ga.
Lee FerDon 87T retired from the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, and has discovered a second calling as an adjunct instructor at Saint Leo University. He teaches Christian ethics and morality at campuses in Madison, Trenton, and Lake City, Fla.
Leslie Jones 87 T is pastor at St. Lewis Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Lance W. Moore 87T 95T just released his sixth nationally published book: Killing JFK: 50 Years, 50 Lies—From the Warren Commission to Bill O’Reilly, A History of Deceit in the Kennedy Assassination, from Sky-Fy Publishing.
Martha Porter 87T of Highlands, N.C., retired pastoral counselor, is the author of The Nicene Creed: Ancient Words In The Light Of Modern Faith, from St. Johann's Press.
Beth A. Estock 88T works as a coach and consultant at Epicenter Group, focusing on new start pastors, as well as churches in the process of revitalization. She is also starting a network of house churches in Portland, Oregon, called Zacc's House. She blogs at www.sacreddirt.com.
Martha P. Sterne 88T is Writer-in-Residence at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church in Atlanta.
Glenda Whitehead 88T and her congregation, Journey of Faith UMC, won the Voices in the Wilderness Award for being the first and only Reconciling Congregation in the Central Texas Conference at the Reconciling Ministries Network Convocation last September in Chevy Chase, Md.
Doreen Duley 90T retired as director of pastoral care at Children’s Hospital of Alabama, where she had served for 15 years.
John S. Eley 90T is the executive director of Asbury Towers Retirement Community in Greencastle, Ind.
David Newton 90T is pastor at Dantzler First United Methodist Church in Moss Point, Miss.
Steven Wolff 90T is lead pastor at North East Oregon Cooperative Circuit of The United Methodist Church.
Ronald VanLente 92T transferred from the Western North Carolina Conference to the West Michigan Conference in June 2013. Ron has been serving Coloma United Methodist Church in Coloma, Mich., since July 2011.
Kerry Purselle 92T retired from Brevard First United Methodist Church in Brevard, N.C.
Sheldon J. Harr 93T retired after 40 years in the Rabbinate. He founded the Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation, Fla., where he served for the past 37 years. Rabbi Harr was named "Founding Senior Rabbi Emeritus" of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El on June 1, 2013.
Kevin H. Orr 94T has begun the pursuit of a MTS degree at Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO).
Jack Stanley 94T is a chaplain in the USAF in Oxford, UK. He has also published a book on spiritual resiliency entitled Stand Strong.
Scott Hohn 95T completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at Beeson Divinity School in December 2012 and is now serving as pastor of First United Methodist Church in Eufaula, Ala.
Harry E. Mann 95T published two new e-books, Molly and Brothers, on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing. The third and last book in the series, Generations, is scheduled for publication in 2014.
Myron McGhee 95T and Juana Clem McGhee 95T collaborated to produce “The Mind’s Eye” photographic exhibit, on display in Brooks Commons in Cannon Chapel from September–November of 2013. Juana curated the exhibit from Myron’s vast collection of photos of Tibetan monks painting sand mandalas, taken over a period spanning more than 10 years.
William Bentley Brunson 96T is senior pastor at Vestavia Hills UMC, in Birmingham, Ala.
Charles Patrick Gray 97T 02G received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity from Rhodes College. He published Opening Paul's Letters: A Reader's Guide to Genre and Interpretation in 2012.
Thomas Houston Ward97T was recently appointed to the Extended Cabinet of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church as director of the Office of Ministerial Services.
David Lay 98T is senior pastor at First Church in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
F. Douglas Powe, Jr. 98T 04G is professor of evangelism and urban ministries and associate director of the Center for the Missional Church at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Shelley Young 98T is learning manager at Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group.
Lilliet Council 99T achieved tenure as a school library media specialist in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. She is the proud mother of 7-year-old twins.
Shannon Davis 99T is senior pastor at First UMC in Woodward, Okla.
Young Joe Harrington III 99T received his Doctor of Ministry in spiritual formation and direction from Asbury Theological Seminary in May. He has been the senior pastor of North Fayette United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Ga., since 2010.
Mary Beth Packard 99T retired from the Florida Annual Conference.
Jeremy Squires 99T is senior pastor at Good Shepherd United Methodist in Hendersonville, Tenn.
Matthew Berryman 01T is the new executive director of Reconciling Ministries Network. Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) is a growing movement of United Methodist individuals, congregations, campus ministries, and other groups working for the full participation of all people in The United Methodist Church.
Susan Allen Grady 98C 01T is now associate pastor at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur, Ga.
Robert Harrell 01T completed a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality from Columbia Theological Seminary in May 2013. His final project focused on how Myers-Briggs Type influenced prayer practices. He is pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church in McDonough, Ga.
Melinda Holloway 01T is manager of CPE at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash.
Patricia McKee 02T is a third-year Ph.D. student in art and religion at Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Calif. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jim. She is interested in connecting with other Candler folks in L.A.
Phillip Pace 02T and his wife welcomed a son, Samuel Isaac Pace, on November 28, 2012.
Leslee Samuelson 02T is pastor at Manchester First United Methodist Church in Manchester, Ga.
William E. Flippin, Jr. 03T was installed as pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in southwest Atlanta on April 27.
Karen M. Lyons 03T 06T was appointed to St. James UMC in Alpharetta in June 2013.
Lee May 03T was appointed interim CEO of DeKalb County in July 2013.
Holley H. Ulbrich 03T has recently published Economics Takes a Holiday: Celebrations from the Dismal Science with Abbott Press.
Gregory Pimlott 04T is pastor at Greensburg United Methodist Church in Greensburg, Ind.
William Pearce 04T 07T is an associate at Goodwin Procter in San Francisco, Calif.
Walter Marcus Snipes 00C 04T welcomed a son, Wylie Ethan Snipes, born July 31, 2013.
Mike Brinkman 05T is pastor at Weaver First UMC in Weaver, Ala.
Charles E. Goodman, Jr. 05T is the senior pastor and teacher of the Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. He can be seen weekly on the Kingdom Living television broadcast and heard daily via WTHB Praise 96.9 FM, providing encouragement via the “Spiritual Vitamin.” He also released a book titled Road to Recovery, in June 2013.
John Hill 05T, Nancy Speas Hill 06T, and their daughter, Becca (5), welcomed baby James Douglas Hill on August 27, 2013. John is the associate pastor and Nancy is the children’s minister at Christ UMC in Franklin, Tenn.
Narcie McClendon Jeter 05T is director of the Gator Wesley Foundation in Gainesville, Fla.
Carolynn Miller 05T has moved to Indianapolis, Ind., where she works at the Ministry Service Center at Ascension Health.
Katharine Meacham Nintcheu 05T married Sylvain Nintcheu on September 29, 2012 in Loudon, Tenn.
Robert L. Roberts 05T was appointed to Felicity United Methodist Church in Felicity, Ohio, in July 2013.
Jane G. Vaughan 05T recently finished her first year as Clovis District Superintendent in the New Mexico Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Erin Cash 06T is the director of admissions at Lexington Theological Seminary.
Kirkland Reynolds 06T began a new appointment this summer as senior pastor at Chevy Chase United Methodist Church in Chevy Chase, Md.
James R. Aycock 07T recently joined the Memphis Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School as director of student support. James previously served as founding special education coordinator for Tennessee's state-run Achievement School District.
Nate Berneking 07T was elected and appointed to serve as the treasurer and director of finance and administrative ministries of The Missouri Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. He now serves the annual conference and local churches in Missouri as a legal, financial, stewardship, and administrative consultant.
Michelle Hall 08T is managing partner of the software consulting firm Hallway Technologies.
Jill Moffett Howard 08T is the pastor at Morgantown United Methodist Church in Morgantown, Ind.
Stacey Rushing 08T is a pastor at University Heights United Methodist Church in Decatur, Ga.
Dalton Rushing 08T is a pastor at North Decatur United Methodist Church in Decatur, Ga.
Wanda Scott 08T is the assistant director of community relationships and adjunct faculty at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.
Avis E. Williams 78OX 98C 08T was presented the Gresham Geter Award for Outstanding Community Service in Greene County by the Greene County NAACP.
Paul Appleby 09T is the senior minister at Central Christian Church in Columbus, Ga.
Amanda Mountain 09T is a missionary relations manager within the development and communications office of the General Board of Global Ministries.
Bennie K. Napier 09T is pastor of The United Methodist Lake Charge in Mississippi.
George Payne 09T presented a talk titled "Principled Nonviolence and the Interfaith Movement" at the 2013 Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference in Waterloo, Ontario. He works full-time as a peace and justice educator with the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Rochester, NY., and teaches philosophy of religion at Finger Lakes Community College.
Alison Amyx 10T is senior editor at Believe Out Loud in Washington, D.C. Believe Out Loud is an online network that empowers Christians to work for LGBT equality.
Laura Arnold 10Thas been ordained in the United Church of Christ.
W. Jeffrey Cook 10T, pastor of Tennille United Methodist Church, is featured in an article that describes the work of Tennille UMC serving their community. The full article can be found at: http://www.sgaumc.org/news/detail/9602.
Amos P. Davis 10L 10T is working as food law counsel for The Coca-Cola Company.
Karl Kroger 10T of Grace United Methodist Church in Piedmont, S.D., traveled to Mafraq, Jordan, to partner with a church facilitating humanitarian efforts toward Syrian refugees.
Jasmine Martin 10T is a plannogrammer at Pivotal Retail Group.
Sarah Beth-Ann Miller 10T is pastor at Reeves United Methodist Church in Orlando, Fla.
Melissa Self Patrick 10T was ordained an elder in the The United Methodist Church at the June 2013 meeting of the North Alabama Annual Conference. She is in her third year as executive director of Urban Ministry, Inc. and pastors one of the house churches of Community Church Without Walls, a United Methodist mission congregation in Birmingham's West End Community.
Barbara Pendergrast 10T is a commissioned lay chaplain in the Episcopal Church and is a board certified member of the Association of Professional Chaplains. She offers spiritual direction and also teaches pastoral care classes to the laity in various churches and denominations in the Atlanta area.
Caitlin Foley Phillips 10T and her husband, Jeff, welcomed a son, Asher Gray Phillips, on December 18, 2012.
Ingrid Rasmussen 10T is now associate pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
Silas Allard 11L 11T has been named associate director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) at Emory University.
Rachel DeLaune 11T and Ryan DeLaune 11T enjoyed their first year in ministry together at Grace at Fort Clarke United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Fla., where they are both associate pastors.
Cassandra Rapko 11T and Christopher Rapko 11T were married on October 6, 2012.
Jenna Faith Strizak 11T works at Holy Trinity Parish in pastoral care and children's formation.
Mary Sweet 11T served as co-grand marshall of the Little Traverse Bay Area CROP Walk for Hunger on June 29, 2013.
Brandon White 11T is a professional tutor at Constructive Learning Tutors.
Randall Wright 11T was ordained as a UMC elder during the 2013 Holston Annual Conference on June 12.
Whitney Bexley 12T is the community relations assistant at Street Grace, an alliance of Christian church partners, community organizations, and individual volunteers who are working together to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children in Metro Atlanta.
Aaron Garner 12T is director of youth and children at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church in Tampa, Fla.
Maryann Piccioni 12T is a family engagement specialist at United Methodist Cooperative Ministries, a social services agency of the Gulf Central District of the United Methodist Church in Florida.
Chris Terrell 12T is a provisional elder serving a small, rural United Methodist congregation in the panhandle of Florida. He sends blessings and well-wishes to other alumni.
Alyce M. Yorde 12T accepted a teaching position within the religion department of the Upper School at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta.
Kathy Brockman 13T is the assistant to the pastor at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur, Ga.
Jody Greenwood 13T was ordained as an Episcopal priest in June 2013 and began serving as the associate rector of youth and children's ministry at Christ Church Episcopal Church in Norcross, Ga. in July.
Jonathan D. Harris 13T is associate pastor at First UMC in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mica Koli 13T is an endorsed candidate for ordination in the ELCA. Currently he is completing CPE and began a yearlong internship in August at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Suwannee, Ga.
Duse Lee 13T has moved to Canton, Mass.
Kyle Nolan 13T is studying theology and ethics at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, from September 2013 to July 2014.
Kristie Roberts 13T is a professor at Troy University.
Jaeyong Song 13T and Phillip Kuntz 14T were featured in the Georgia United Methodist Foundation video at the North Georgia Annual Conference. You can view the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=M600az8IPqs
Darryl Tookes 13T is now a physician at Kaiser Permanente.
Ralph Thompson 13T is senior pastor at Keeney Memorial United Methodist Church in West Point, Ga.
James Vertrees 13T is serving as the pastor of a two-point charge in Muhlenberg County, Ky.
Tyreke L. Wesley 13T joined the staff at The Atlanta Area Council as the district executive, serving youth and volunteers in the Southwest Atlanta District.
Jalena Wilson 13T is a youth minister at Breakthrough Fellowship in Smyrna, Ga.
W. Aubrey Alsobrook 38C 40T
Benson C. Barrett 35OX 38C 40T
William T. Holroyd 50T
Hubert E. Floyd 51T
E.S. Furr 51T
William F. Appleby, Sr.
52T Robert E. Hughes 52T
James H. Klink 52T
William R. Garrard, Sr. 42C 53T
Wade H. Watson, Jr. 54T
Charles A. Graves 55T
Dan R. Robinson 55T
William Jarvis Ellis, Jr. 56T
Hubert L Flanagan, Jr. 56T
L. Gleason Lagow 56T
Edward Mainous 56T
Riley Shirley, Jr. 56T
Roger Solomon 56T
Wesley B. Clifford 57T
Donald Comer 57T
Earl Black 58T
C. Richard Blount 58T
Sam McRaney, Jr. 58T
Michael M. Pszyk, Jr. 58T
Carol Hunt Pierce 59T
Adele Townsend 59T
Frank Thomas Hyles, Jr. 60T 81T
Donald Van Dreser 61T
M. Wayne Langford 57OX 62T
Clarence Albert Hollingsworth Sr. 62T
William O. Powell 56OX 62T
William Slife 66T 80T
Gerald Smith 66T
James T. Walker, Jr. 66T
Marcelino Casuco 67T
Thomas E. Betts 71T
Clifford J. Furness 71T
Jack P. Atkinson, Jr. 65OX 67C 72T
Gene E. Cole 72T
Thomas Watson 72T
Lonnie E. Dunbar, Jr. 74T
William Eslick 77T
William R. McLaughlin 77T
Scott R. Neil 87T
Jerry C. Johnson 89T
John H. Capers, Jr. 91T
Jicelyn Thomas 91T
Holly Rhodes 98T
Gary L. Naylor 05T 07T
Former Faculty: Bishop Mack B. Stokes, John H. Hayes, Robert Kysar