Haywood Harrell T’38, D’41, now 93 years young, still enjoys preaching around 10 times a year in churches around Wayne County, N.C. He was featured in an article titled “Preaching from the Heart” in the Feb. 24, 2006, issue of the Goldsboro News-Argus.
Fred R. Pfisterer D’46 of Bowling Green, Ky., continues to be active with leadership in local parish outreach, preaching, and his conference board of pensions. He encourages graduates from the 1930s and 1940s to send an occasional update for Class Notes.
Kenneth L. Carroll D’49, G'53 of Easton, Md., president of the Friends Historical Association, spoke at the Arch Street Meeting House in Philadelphia last November on “American Quakerism’s 350th Birthday: A Look at its Maryland Birth Pangs.” RTE (Irish National Television) is producing a documentary about a Quaker from County Cork who became a prisoner of the Inquisition while attempting to present the Quaker message to the pope. The story is based largely on Carroll’s book, John Perot: Early Quaker Schismatic.
O. C. Edwards Jr. D’52 of Weaverville, N.C., has published A History of Preaching (Abingdon, 2005), a comprehensive, two-volume work which was awarded “Book of the Year” honors by the Academy of Parish Clergy. The author of more than a dozen books on homiletics, he is retired from the faculty of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., where he served as president, dean and professor of preaching.
Charles E. Goodin D’59, now twice retired, resides in Coatesville, Pa., where he is chaplain at Hickory House Nursing Home and organist at Penningtonville Presbyterian Church.
F. Roderick Randolph D’61 of Morganton, N.C., has produced a compact disc titled “Songs of Hope and Comfort.” It is available at Amazon.com or Cokesbury.
James H. Charlesworth D’65, G'67, the George L. Collord professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary, is being honored in a book of essays: Qumran Studies: New Approaches, New Questions (Eerdmans, 2006). The contributors are his former students and colleagues in the Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project.
Jerry D. Campbell D’71 has been appointed president of Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, Calif., effective June 1. Campbell currently is chief information officer and university librarian at the University of Southern California. An ordained elder in the North Carolina Conference, he is a member of Pasadena First United Methodist Church, in Pasadena, Calif.
James E. “Jimmy” Creech D’70 is director of community service at Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams, where he manages the Taylorsville, N.C., furniture-manufacturing company’s nonprofit activities. He was a United Methodist minister from 1970 to 1998 and was founder of the Raleigh Religious Network for Gay and Lesbian Equality.
Bishop Joseph Johnson D’75 retired as an active bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in July 2004 and is presently professor of pastoral ministry and director of the diploma program at Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, N.C.
Carol Woods Goehring D’78 will be appointed superintendent of the Fayetteville District in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is currently a co-pastor with her husband,David J. Goehring D’78, in Greenville, N.C.
John B. Rowe D’78 completed a Ph.D. in depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in December 2005. His dissertation was entitled “The Experience of Mystery in Enduring Love: Embracing the Soul of Marriage.”
Barry M. White D’84 was assigned on Dec. 30, 2005, as the Installation Chaplain at Ft. Myer, Va., serving the Ft. Myer Military Community, which includes Arlington National Cemetery.
Todd Outcalt D’85 of Brownsburg, Ind., announces the publication of the second edition of Before You Say “I Do” (Perigee, 2006).
Mark L. Barden D’88 will be named director of communications for the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. He and his family reside in Charlotte, N.C.
William J. Barber II D’89, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, N.C., began service as president of the North Carolina Conference of the NAACP in October 2005.
Mary Martha “Marti” Hatch D’91, husband Michael Binger, and daughter Charlie Elizabeth celebrate the birth of Mary Grace (Gracie) Hatch on Dec. 8, 2005. Marti is in ministry at the Hinton Rural Life Center and Michael is pastor of Sweetwater United Methodist Church in Hayesville, N.C.
Lynda C. Ward D’94 and Steven P. Brey are pleased to announce their new book, Ready, Set, Lead! The New Pastor’s Guide to Starting Ministry (Abingdon, 2006). Lynda has served for several years as a publicist for the United Methodist Church. Steven is an assistant professor and chair of the department of religion and philosophy at Methodist College in Fayetteville, N.C.
Won Seok Namkoong D’96 will be appointed superintendent of the Elizabeth City District in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is currently a pastor in Raleigh, N.C.
Kevin Hackett SSJE, D’97 has been appointed publisher of Cowley Publications, the publishing ministry owned and operated by the Society of Saint John the Evangelist, a monastic order for men in the Episcopal Church. Kevin made his profession in life vows at the monastery in Cambridge last November.
Richard L. Bryant D’99 was commissioned as a missionary by the General Board of Global Ministries and is serving as the area financial executive to the Russian United Methodist Church in Moscow.
Randall S. McQueen D’99, a United Methodist pastor in Fort Wayne, Ind., received the D.Min. degree in December 2005 from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio.
Thomas J. Nelson D’99 and his wife, Michelle, welcomed their third child, Anthony Christopher, who was born Jan. 22, 2006. The Nelson family resides in Miami, Fla.
Samuel E. Ewell D’00 and Rosalee Velloso Ewell G'03 are delighted to announce the March 22, 2006, birth of Katherine Louisa. Sam and Rosalee serve on the faculty of South American Theological Seminary in Londrina, Brazil.
Leslie Walsh Krieger D’01 is the lead pastor for a new American Baptist church plant
in Bloomington, Ind.
Dennis Peay D’01 and his wife joyfully announce the birth of their first child, Natasha Louise Peay, on Dec. 4, 2005.
Timothy L. Reaves D’01 and Tina joyfully share the news of the Jan. 16, 2005, birth of Trinity Grace. The Reaves live in White Oak, N.C., where Tim is a United Methodist pastor.