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Kenneth L. Carroll T’46, D’49, G’53 retired in November 2010 after 20 years as president of the Friends Historical Association. He published “Persecution and Persecutors of Maryland Quakers, 1658–1661,” in Quaker History (Fall 2010). Now residing in Easton, Md., he is professor emeritus of religious studies at Southern Methodist University.


J. Robert Regan Jr. T’49, D’52 , from Locust Grove, Va., has just retired after 35 years as president of the Virginia United Methodist Housing Development Corporation, which built 35 housing projects for low-income residents serving 3,000 persons across the state.

Raymond L. Moore D’54 of Bristol, Tenn., who retired from United Methodist parish ministry in 1972, continues to teach as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Intermont College and Virginia Highlands Community College. He still does occasional programs as “John Wesley.”

W. Ray Bailey D’56 hosts a monthly meeting in the Kansas City metro area for retired ACPE supervisors who discuss current events in pastoral care ministries across the country. It is known as the “old goats” breakfast. Ray resides in Bonner Springs, Kansas.


P.D. Midgett III T’50, D’60 of Southport, N.C., continues a musical ministry in retirement, playing banjo, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica with solo performances and with the Fort Johnston Bluegrass Band. His harmonica goes with him when visiting nursing home patients or homebound church members. He has also worked in film production with documentaries on his community and the Chicamacomico life-saving station, staffed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries on North Carolina’s Outer Banks by many of his ancestors.

Rhon V. Carleton D’62 has been elected to serve on the National Council of the Divinity School Alumni Association. He is a retired Air Force chaplain, ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA, currently the LifeCare pastor at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Ala.

ST Kimbrough D’62 has published The Lyrical Theology of Charles Wesley: A Reader (Wipf & Stock, 2010) and released a CD, The Wonder of Christmas: New and Familiar Carols (GMMP, 2010). He is an internationally known recording artist, now living in Durham, N.C.

James H. Charlesworth D’65, G’67 , who taught at Duke Divinity School from 1969 to 1984, at right with former classmate Danny Arichea D’60, G’65 at a religious retreat center near Manila, Philippines. Bishop Arichea presented Charlesworth with an honorary degree for “outstanding service to the church and academy” on behalf of Philippine Christian University. Charlesworth is the George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and the director and editor of the PTS Dead Sea Scrolls Project at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J.


Happy James “Jim” Lawrence D’70 of Asheville, N.C., has published his fourth novel, In the Flip-Flops of Jesus (Xlibris, 2010), a rather scandalous account of the early days of Christian moviemaking in Hollywood during the 1950s.

Harold G. Wallace D’71 was honored with the 2010 Bythewood Award for distinguished community service at his undergraduate alma mater, Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., during the 141st Founders’ Convocation in November. He is a trustee emeritus there and former chair of the Divinity School’s Board of Visitors.

John D. Miller D’72 , of Kennerdell, Pa., has retired as a United Methodist pastor and director of Olmsted Manor Retreat Center in the Western Pennsylvania Conference.

Earl G. Dulaney D’73, D’75 and his wife, Judy, have retired to Oxford, N.C., after 39 years of ministry in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

James R. “Jim” Bailes D’74 has been elected president of the Duke Divinity School Alumni Association. A United Methodist pastor in Oak Ridge, Tenn., he succeeds J. Burton Palmer Jr. D’90 of Houston, Texas.

Robert A. Barber Jr. D’76 , an attorney, conservationist, and former South Carolina legislator, is also a restauranteur whose Bowen’s Island Restaurant, near Charleston, was featured on the Man vs. Food show with Adam Richman on the Travel Channel.

Peter G. Keese D’77 , who resides in Knoxville, Tenn., was honored in spring 2010 as the recipient of the Helen Flanders Dunbar Award from the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education for his pioneering work in developing a distance learning process for CPE in his work with the Salvation Army.

William F. “Bill” Evans D’79 , who resides in Massanutten, Va., is a professor of psychology at James Madison University. He presented “The Psychology of Religion and the Religion of Psychology” for the Oxford Round Table at Oxford University in July 2010.

Barbara Summey Marshall D’79 has opened Jubilee House, a transitional residence for