Alumni/ae News Class Notes

About Our Alums: September 2016


Rob Roy McGregor ’57 had his second volume of Calvin’s Sermons on Job (Chapters 15-31) published in June in ebook format by Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh, Scotland.



Ernest Johnson ’72 retired as pastor, Highland Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, NC.

Sheppard Lawrence ’74 retired as chaplain, Wuesthoff-Brevard hospice, Rockledge, FL.



Ed George ’80 (MATS) is ACPE supervisor at Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center, Muskogee, OK.

Marc Coker ’81 retired from First Presbyterian Church, Laurens, SC.

Paul Forsyth ’85 retired as pastor, New Hope Presbyterian Church, Gastonia, NC.

Rob Williams ’87 (DMin) is retiring and moving to New Zealand where his son lives.

Grace Kim ’88 (MAYM) concluded her service with the Presbyterian Mission Agency after 34 years as a longtime pastor, educator and translator.

Joy Smith ’88 is interim pastor of Cherokee Park United Church, St. Paul, MN.

Jerry Ferrari ’89, ’94 (DMin) retired as chaplain and Bible teacher at McCallie Middle School, Chattanooga, TN.

Jack Haberer’89 (DMin) is pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Allentown, PA.



Stephen Bird ’96 retired in Waxhaw, NC.

Marvin Lindsay ’94 is pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, MO.

Joe Clifford ’97 is senior pastor, Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC.

Kathryn McLean ’97 received her Doctor of Ministry Degree from McCormick Theological Seminary May 7, 2016.

Todd Green ’98, associate professor of religion at Luther College in Decorah, IO, is serving as a Franklin Fellow to the Office of Policy and Global issues in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in the U.S. Department of State’s Franklin Fellows Program.

Daniel Robinson ’98 (DMin) retired as pastor of Riverside Presbyterian Church, Cocoa Beach, FL.

Jan Stewart-Tolbert ’98 is contract call associate at First Presbyterian Church, LaGrange, GA.



Keith Morrison ’00 retired from First Presbyterian Church, Union, SC.

Hunter Camp ’01,’08 (DMin) has written a book that was recently published. Ancient City Musings is comprised of columns he wrote for the St. Augustine Record and the online magazine, “Totally St. Augustine.” He tackles issues that matter, asking questions about life, death and litterbugs.

Diane Freelander ’01 retired in Deep Park, WA.

Paul Min ’01 received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew Theological Seminary.

Tim Reynolds ’01 is pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, TN.

David Cozad ’02 (DMin) is interim pastor at Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA.

Josh Braley ’02 is pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Archer, FL and teaches religion at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL. He and his wife Laurel welcomed twin daughters Winifred and Casilda in April, 2015.

Cynthia Benz ’03 is interim head-of-staff at First Presbyterian Church, Ocala, FL.

Susan Takis ’03 is pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Wildwood, FL.

Larry Yarborough ’03 (DMin) is pastor Deermeadows Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL.

Susan Thomas ’04 will be ordained and installed October 2, 2016 at Trinity Congregational Church, Fitchburg, MA.

Andy James ’05 is leaving Whitestone, NY First Presbyterian Church the end of August and will be associate presbyter for small church ministry & technology for New Hope Presbytery.

Christine Vogel ’05 (DMin) has retired in Chicago, IL.

Jessica Derise Zolondek ’05 is interim pastor United Parish, Bottineau, ND.

Brandon Brewer ’06 is associate team director at Seasons Hospice, Glen Burnie, MD.

Manikka Bowman ’06 was featured in a Georgia State University magazine article about the connection between public policy and theology.

April Love-Fordham ’06 recently had a book published, Dismantling Injustice, A Disorderly Parable of the Song of Solomon. The Disorderly Parable Bible Studies teach the way Jesus taught, by using stories of everyday people and things to illustrate spiritual truths.

Jihyun Oh ’06 is interim pastor at Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church, Atlanta.

Jeremy Wilhelmi ’06 is chaplain at University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR.

Chris Henry ’07 is the featured speaker on Day 1” October 23, 2016. The nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program, formerly known as “The Protestant Hour,” Day 1 has been broadcast every week for 71 years.

Glen Hunihan ’07 retired as pastor of Legacy Presbyterian Church, Frisco, TX.

Reggie Weaver ’07 is working with Common Cause as college outreach coordinator, Greensboro, NC.

Collin Adams ’08 was installed August 28, 2016 as pastor of Waverly Road Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, TN.

Claudia Aguilar Rubalcava ’08 (MATS), ’11 is pastor for justice and witness at Virginia Highland Church, Atlanta.



Hamilton Barnes ’10, ’12 (DMin) was ordained July 17, 2016 by the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta at Buford Presbyterian Church, Sugar Hill, GA.

Jenny Sumner Carswell ’10 is coordinator of CPE at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL.

Thomas Cook ’10 (DMin) retired from pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Grand Haven, MI.

Matthew Ruffner ’10 was the featured preacher August 28, and…

David Powers ’10 was the featured preacher September 4 on “Day 1”, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program. Formerly known as “The Protestant Hour,” Day 1 has been broadcast every week for 71 years.

Nancy Kinzer ’11 is associate pastor for pastoral care at Northminster Presbyterian Church, Roswell, GA.

Alex Barnes ’12 married Andrea Galehouse September 4, 2016.

Eric Barton ’12 received his Doctor of Business Administration degree July 16, 2016 from Walden University.

Dan ’13 and Rose ’12 McCurdy are proud parents of Katrina Roisin McCurdy, born June 15, 2016 weighing 4 lbs. 2 oz.

Trip ’12 and Bethany ’13 Porch are proud parents of Edward (Ward) Joseph Porch born June 6, 2016 weighing 9 lbs. 7.3 oz.

Elizabeth Toland Smith ’12 is volunteer coordinator for Casa Mariposa Detention Visitation Program, Tucson, AZ.

Drew Stockstill ’12 is director of health ministries at Christ Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, PA.

Coenraad Brand ’13 is pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church-ECO in Logansport, IN.

Dan ’11 and Bethany ’13 Jessop are co-pastors at First Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, IA.

Tricia Garrett Fearing ’13 is a counselor at “The Retreat” Domestic Violence Services in East Hampton, NY.

Joseph Taber ’14 and wife Leah are proud parents of William Joseph Taber V, born July 13, 2016.

Fred Young ’15 and his wife Jennifer are proud parents of Parker, born July 4, 2016.

Jeffrey Cain ’16 is pastor of Commerce Presbyterian Church, Commerce, GA.

Micah Dowling ’16 and Katelyn Nutter ’17 were married August 27th in Montreat. NC.

Karl Heimbuck ’16 was ordained July 31, 2016 as pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View, WY.

Kate Morrison ’16 was ordained and installed July 10, 2016 at First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church, Torrington, WY.

Emily Peterson ’16 is program coordinator, office of advanced professional studies, Columbia Theological Seminary.

Perzavia Praylow ’16 is pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Winnsboro, SC.

Kristy Ray ’16 is associate pastor for children & family ministries and outreach at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Indialantic, FL.

Lisa Strott ’16 is associate pastor for pastoral care at First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Dana Waters ’16 is associate pastor for youth and mission at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, Clemson, SC.

Tamira Wimbish ’16 is teaching social studies and language arts at Ash Christian Preparatory School


In Memoriam

Kelly Allen ’92 June 5, 2016
D. Clyde Bartges ’42 May 7, 2016
David Beville ’74 June 5, 2016
Pierre DuBose ’54 April 19, 2016
Brett Fenwick ’66 May 23, 2016
Edsel Huffstetler ’56 August 4, 2016
John M. Reagan ’52 August 25, 2016
James D. Skinner ’48 October 28, 2015
Robert Louis Stevens ’60 June 14, 2016
Anne Wilson ’82 March 19, 2016