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Columbia Theological Seminary Announces Distinguished Service Award


Decatur, GA.—At its annual Alumni/ae Association meeting on April 19, Columbia Theological Seminary presented the Distinguished Service Award for 2005 to the Rev. Deborah D. Wells. The Rev. Wells, who graduated from Columbia in 1991, was selected as one of two graduates who are recognized each year for outstanding Christian service in ministry. Since 1992 Wells has been chaplain to Presbyterian Village, a residential community for older adults, in Austell, GA. She provides holistic care for the residents and their families, including providing for their spiritual needs, pastoral visitation, worship services, care during transitions and at the end of life. Commenting on her ministry to older adults, Wells says, “I’m helping the church to fulfill all of its baptismal promises by caring for and nurturing people for all of their lives.” She also served on Columbia’s Alumni/ae Council from 2000-2003 as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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