Alumni News Class Notes

About Our Alumni: December 2016


Nibs Stroupe ’75 is retiring in January from Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, Decatur, GA.

Bruce Swanson ’79 retired as pastor of First United Presbyterian Church, Nampa, ID.



Randy Calvo ’81 retired as director of Alumni/ae and Church Relations at Columbia Theological Seminary.

Mary Jane Cornell ’81 is contract call pastor at Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Conyers, GA.

Peggy Hegeman ’82 is pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Cleghorn, IA.

Laurey Murphy ’82 is pastor, Johns Island Presbyterian Church, Johns Island, SC.

Gwin Pratt ’82 retired as pastor of St. Luke Presbyterian Church, Wayzata, MN.

Daniel McMillan ’84 retired as pastor of Green Hill Presbyterian Church, Enterprise, AL.

Lynn Stall ’87 (DMin) is pastor of Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill, NC.



Steve Bryant ’90 is pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Canton, MS and also the Executive Director of the Booth Leadership Initiative who partners with Christian denominations in Sub-Saharan Africa to provide leadership and sustainability training for African pastors and evangelists in thirteen countries.

Patricia Sue Cashion ’94 retired in Crystal Beach, FL.

Jenn McGee ’98 married John Alexander on Paradise Beach in Indialantic, FL, Oct. 29, 2016.

Lynn Rubier-Capron ’98 is pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Verona, NJ.



Keith Morrison ’00 retired in Clyde, NC.

Jane Fahey ’01 is interim executive presbyter of Greater Atlanta Presbytery.

Fred J. Powell ’02 is intentional interim/transitional minister at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, Sharon, SC.

Katie Ricks ’02 is associate director of vocational services and student life at Columbia Theological Seminary.

Susan Takis ’03 is pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Wildwood, FL. She also serves on the executive committee of the presbyteries’ cooperative committee on examinations for candidates (PCC) for the denomination.

Alan Bancroft ’05 is interim pastor of Discovery Church, Clayton, NC.

Andy James ’05 is associate presbyter for small church ministries & technology in New Hope Presbytery

John Napoli ’07 is pastor of United Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, IN.

Derek Wadlington ’06 is supply pastor at Big Spring Presbyterian Church, Newville, PA

Cathy Cavazos Renken and husband Brad are proud parents of a son. Harvey James Renken was born September 30, 2016.

Bill Davis ’07 is pastor at The Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Northglenn, CO.

Kathryn Threadgill ’08, ’16 (DEdMin) has opened “Creative Wonders” in Hickory, NC, where she will  be doing her custom art and furniture refinishing. She will sell her work in galleries, do contract projects, and teach some art classes.

Scott Tucker ’07 is interim associate pastor for grand adults at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA.

Paul Sherwood ’09 is pastor of Oakmont Presbyterian Church, Hoover, AL.



Kelly Fitzgerald ’10 is associate pastor of family ministries at First Presbyterian Church, Sarasota, FL.

Katie Owen Aumann ’11 and husband Wait welcomed baby daughter Mollie Grace on October 19, 2016.

Dan Jessop ’11 was installed as pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, IA October 16, 2016.

Dawn Martin Hyde ’12 is a co-pastor at Downtown Church in Columbia, SC. She will begin in January.

Amy Gall Ritchie ’12 (DMin) is interim executive director of Admissions and Student Services at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, IN. She will be moving into the Alumni Relations department when the interim position is completed.

Shavon Starling-Louis ’13 and husband Kirk are proud parents of a baby boy, Kamden, born November 3, 2016.

Brian Copeland ’14 is pastor of Ramah Presbyterian Church, Huntersville, NC.

Elinor Dale ’14 departed her church in Muncie, IN to pursue a ThM Degree in Pastoral Care at Princeton Seminary this year.

Shawn Allen ’15 has accepted a mental health chaplain fellowship at the VA in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Katy Walters ’15 will be associate pastor of Christian education at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, New Braunfels, TX, beginning in 2017.

Landon Dillard ’16 was ordained November 13, 2016, as associate pastor, Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill, SC.

Anna Owens Sweeney ’16 was ordained October 30, 2016. She is a Lake Fellow in the two-year residency program at Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, IN.

Chad Wright Pittman ’16 is serving as DOOR Atlanta Director of programming in the city.

Kristy Ray ’16 is associate pastor for children & family ministries and outreach at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Indialantic, FL. She was ordained October 16, 2016 at Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, Fishersville, VA.

Josh Stanley ’16 is a Lake Fellow in the two-year residency program at Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, IN.


In Memoriam

W. Jack Bunkley ’68 October 15, 2016
Frederic Dinkins  ’66 (ThM) October 16, 2014
Penny Jane Hill ’86 October 4, 2016
A. Lamar Potts ’68, ’88 (DMin)  October 6, 2016
John Conway Ropp ’60 September 9, 2016