Faculty and Staff Transitions
Mary Lynn Darden joined the seminary staff in April as administrative assistant to the president and the vice president of business and finance. Previously she served as administrative assistant for St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Tucker, GA.
Jeff Vaughan joined the staff in May as the educational technologist. He has 17 years information technology experience in the banking industry, where he developed and implemented technology solutions for customer service automation.
Robert Thomson ’05 has been promoted to acquisitions and cataloging assistant in the technical services department of the John Bulow Campbell Library. His appointment reflects the expansion of his role, which previously focused on acquisitions.
Shannon Ball ’05, who has served as interim chaplain during the 2006-2007 academic year, completed her service to the seminary this summer.
Gail Brown, coordinator of the Certificate in Christian Spirituality program, resigned in May. Gail’s husband, William P. Brown, is professor of Old Testament at Columbia.
Dorothy Lockhart resigned in May to work with her husband, a professional photographer. She was the seminary’s receptionist and administrative assistant in Advancement Services.
Gideon Robi, copy cataloger in the seminary library, resigned in May to become full-time executive director of The Kenya Project for Education and Spiritual Growth, which provides opportunities for Christians to minister to the children of Kenya by supporting resources and facilities for their education, health, and spiritual development. For more information about this ministry, please visit
Megan Swett, Advancement Service’s director of prospect research and information systems, resigned in March to accept a position as director of information management with the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta.