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Brian Wren Named Professor Emeritus

2007-05-27

Decatur, GA. – Brian A. Wren, the John and Miriam Conant Professor of Worship at Columbia Theological Seminary, has been named professor emeritus, effective with his retirement at the end of May. An internationally acclaimed hymn writer, he joined the seminary faculty in 2000. Wren is a graduate of Oxford University: New College for his honors degree in modern languages, then Mansfield College for his theology degree, ordination course, and a doctorate in Old Testament. He is ordained in the United Reformed Church (UK), and began writing hymns when he was a minister in England. His hymns are published in North America by Hope Publishing Company. Wren is married to the Rev. Dr. Susan Heafield, minister of the United Methodist Church Cooperative Parish on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. He will join her in Massachusetts at the end of May. 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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