Jeremy Troxler D’02 has been named director of Thriving Rural Communities, a collaborative program of The Duke Endowment, the N.C. and Western N.C. Conferences of the United Methodist Church, and the Divinity School to foster strong rural churches and communities in North Carolina.
Luba Zakharov D’96 is the new reference and serials librarian for the Divinity Library.
Jami Moss Wise T’87 and Robin Fowler have joined the Office of External Relations. Wise is the new director of development; Fowler serves as associate director of development.
Debbie Rivers is now a financial specialist in the Office of Continuing Education.
Todd E. Maberry D’06 has been named program coordinator in academic programs.
New staff specialists include Dayna Olson-Getty with the Center for Reconciliation; Mary Beth Beauchamp with the Office of Black Church Studies; and Dana Trent D’06 with the chaplain and the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies. Whitney Yadav has joined the Institute on Care at the End of Life as staff assistant. Renee Caron, who has been at ICEOL since 2006, has been named administrative assistant to Dr. Richard Payne, director of the institute.
Dr. Keith G. Meador D’86 has been promoted to professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, with tenure, in Duke University Medical Center. He also serves as co-director of the newly-funded Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health. He has resigned as professor of the practice of pastoral theology and medicine at the Divinity School, but will continue an affiliation as a senior fellow in theology and health for the new clergy health initiative.
Departures include Elayna Illingworth Eyquem from Continuing Education, Virginia Hazel D’05 from External Relations, Sarah Sherfey from Academic Programs and Sina Stith D’05 from Theology and Medicine.