Alumni News Class Notes

Alumni Updates: November 2017


Margaret “Peggy” Ann Hegeman, MDiv ’82 was installed at the Yarnell Presbyterian Church in Yarnell, AZ on November 5, 2017. She previously served the First Presbyterian Church of Cleghorn, IA.

Mark Jumper, MDiv ’82 continues as an Assistant Professor and now Director of Chaplaincy & Military Affairs at the Regent University School of Divinity. He directed their ten-year reaccreditation process with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), and was named to the Professional Advisory Group overseeing the operation and reaccreditation of the CPE program at the Hampton Veterans Administration Medical Center. He has had several articles published in War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict and in Evangelical America: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture.



Tom Sikes, MDiv ’90, DMin ’00 serves is a new pastor at Prospect Presbyterian Church in Meridian, MS. His validated ministry is Missionscape which provides a 30-min road trip show called “Road in Between”. It blends faith with culture using the model of Philip in Acts 8:26-40. He also offers 30 and 60 second TV spots called “Hush in the Rush” translating the gospel in everyday situations. You may see his programming on the “Tom Sikes” YouTube page, and on the Facebook pages for “Road in Between”, “Hush in the Rush”, and “Missionscape”.

Ann Pitman, MDiv ’93 retired as Interim Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne, IN on September 1, 2017.

Dr. John C. Knapp, MATS ’95 was inaugurated as the 13th president of Washington & Jefferson College, located in Washington, PA.



Kyle Goodman, MDiv ’04 was installed as pastor of the Alamance Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC in July 2017.

Phillip Hagen, MDiv ’04 was installed at the First Presbyterian Church of Idaho Falls, ID. He, his wife, Michelle, and son, Jack, moved from Unity Presbyterian Church in Woodleaf, NC.

Dan Stephens, MDiv ’04 serves the United Way of Central Alabama.

Adam J. Copeland, MDiv ’09 edited a new book, Beyond the Offering Plate: A Holistic Approach to Stewardship [Westminster John Knox Press, 2017].

Nancy Meehan Yao MDiv ’09 is the Associate General Presbyter for the Shenandoah Presbytery.



Nathaniel “J.R.” Dunlap, MATS ’11 recently wrote and published a book titled Don’t Leave Me Like This: Inspiration to Leave a Legacy. The book endeavors to push religious leaders from the conversation of helping themselves and others get their spiritual affairs in order (salvation) into a dialogue with the conflict that temporarily hinders millions of people within God’s church from setting their earthly affairs in order–wills, inheritances, advanced directives, insurance or the lack thereof. The book is available at and on Amazon.

Emma Ouellette, MDiv ’11 serves at the Bayside Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, VA.

Richard Zimmerman, DMin ’11 released a new book, Walk with Me to Another Land: A Narrative Approach to Transitional Ministry [Wipf and Stock].

Heather Fosburgh Bardole, MDiv ’13 will be ordained on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm at Kirkwood United Church of Christ, Atlanta, GA.

Rob White, MDiv ’13 is the new pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Hernando, MS.

Chris Peters, MDiv’14 serves the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairhope, AL.

Lauren Peters, MDiv ’14 serves UKirk at the University of South Alabama.

Bethany Benz-Whittington MDiv ’15 now serves the Westview Presbyterian Church in Longmont, CO.

Robert “Bobby” Newman MDiv ’15 was ordained at Highland Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, NC on April 30, 2017, where he will serve as Associate Pastor.

Chad Wright Pittman, MDiv ’16 now serves as director of DOOR Atlanta.



Fred B. Boozer, BD ’65                         January 13, 2017

Ann W. Bullard, BBE ’63                     October 14, 2017

Charles E. Cook, BD ’59                       October 8, 2017

Marion H. Currie, BD ’42                    July 25, 2017

William E. Frisbee, BD ’64                 April 23, 2017

Charles B. Huntley, DMin ’86            June 26, 2017

David P. Keister, MDiv ’88                 March 3, 2017

Jeffrey K. Krehbiel, DMin ’04           April 27, 2017

Curtis A. Murray, BD ’66                    February 9, 2017

Harry F. Petersen, BD ’58                   October 9, 2017

LaDonna Scruggs, MDiv ’99               February 12, 2017

Don L. Wilson, BD ’95                          August 7, 2017