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Class Notes

50s

George C. Megill D’52 received the North Raleigh (N.C.) Rotary Club’s 2011–12 Public Service Award.

George E. Ogle D’54 , a long-time missionary in Korea with his wife, Dorothy, has written Our Lives in Korea and Korea in Our Lives  (Xlibris, 2012). The Ogles reside in Lafayette, Colo.

60s

Daniel Arichea D’60, G’65 has been reactivated as interim bishop of the Manila Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church in the Philippines.

70s

William T. (Bill) Medlin III D’72 has been appointed superintendent of the new Yadkin Valley District in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

James W. Trent Jr. D’73 , professor of sociology and social work at Gordon College, Wenham, Mass., has published The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform  (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012).

James C. Howell D’79, G’74 , senior minister at Myers Park United Methodist Church, Charlotte, N.C., has written What Does the Lord Require?—Doing Justice, Loving Kindness, and Walking Humbly  (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012).

80s

Ray Broadwell D’80 is the United Methodist superintendent of the new Fairway District of the North Carolina Conference.

Robert Jones D’81 is now in Sonoma, Calif., continuing his ministry of pastoral counseling and spiritual direction and serving as district bishop of the All Souls District of the New Methodist Conference. He published Independent Sacramental Bishops: Ordination, Authority, Lineage and Validity  (Apocryphile Press, 2010).

Wendy Kilworth-Mason D’81, D’96 has moved from Truro, Cornwall, UK, to become a mission partner of the British Methodist Church in Freetown, Sierra Leone, teaching at the Sierra Leone Theological College and Church Training Centre.

Richard L. Stone III D’81 is now serving as superintendent of the new Beacon District of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Kenneth H. Carter D’83 was elected a bishop of the United Methodist Church at the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in July. Previously a pastor and superintendent in the Western North Carolina Conference, he is now resident bishop for the Florida Conference.

W. Lyn Sorrels D’83 has been appointed superintendent of the new Catawba Valley District in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Nancy Burgin Rankin D’84 is serving as the superintendent of the new Northern Piedmont District in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Dana McKim D’85 has been appointed to serve as force protection officer for the North Carolina 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, an asset of the National Disaster Medical System. The NC1-DMAT provides short-term emergency medical care to communities that have been overwhelmed by disaster.

He continues to serve as minister to Pfeiffer University and pastor of the Village Church at Pfeiffer, a one-of-a-kind, student-led congregation in Misenheimer, N.C.

Jonathan E. Strother D’86 is the superintendent of the new Capital District of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Sandra Steiner Ball D’87 was elected a bishop of the United Methodist Church at the Northeast Jurisdictional Conference in July. Previously a pastor and superintendent in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference, she is now resident bishop for the West Virginia Conference. Her husband, Barry Steiner Ball D’87 , is a chaplain.

90s

Samuel H. Moore D’91 has been appointed superintendent of the new Uwharrie District in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Amy L. Coles D’92 is serving as the United Methodist superintendent of the new Appalachian District in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Linda L. Taylor D’92 has been appointed superintendent of the new Sound District of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

Douglas A. Hicks D’93 has been named provost and dean of the faculty at Colgate University, where he also will serve as professor of religion. He spent the past 13 years at the University of Richmond as professor of leadership studies and religion in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.

H. Lee Cheek Jr. D’94 continues to serve as dean of the School of Social Sciences and professor of political science and religion at Gainesville State College in Gainesville, Ga. His new book, The Founding of the American Republic, will be published by Continuum Books in early 2013.

Shane Stanford D’94 has written Making Life Matter: Embracing the Joy in the Everyday  (Abingdon, 2012). He is a United Methodist pastor in Memphis, Tenn.

George B. Walker Jr. D’94 , vice president of strategic partnerships at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Victory Institute in Washington, D.C., has been