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Peachtree Presbyterian Church Plays a Part in Columbia Seminary Commencement


Decatur, GA.— Peachtree Presbyterian Church played an important role in Columbia Theological Seminary’s May 16 commencement exercises. Among the eighty-four students who received diplomas during the ceremony, which was held at Peachtree, were Louis Daniel Imsande and Lyndsay Lee Slocum, both of whom received the Master of Divinity degree and were recognized for outstanding academic achievement. Imsande received the William Rivers Waddey Fund Award, given this year for the first time. The award was established by Peachtree Presbyterian Church members Walter and Cecilia Waddey in memory of their son, William, who was an active and vital part of the youth program at Peachtree. The fund supports an award given to a graduating basic degree student possessing extraordinary gifts for youth ministry and pursuing such a call in the church. Imsande, of Roswell, holds the B.S. from Clemson University. He serves as director of family ministries at Roswell Presbyterian Church, in Roswell. Slocum, who serves Peachtree Presbyterian Church as director of middle school ministries, received the William Dudley Award, given to an M.Div. graduate who has shown significant achievement, interest, and commitment in the area of evangelism and church growth. Slocum, originally from Lexington, SC, holds the B.A. from Presbyterian College, in Clinton, SC. Columbia Theological Seminary, founded in 1828, is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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