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.
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.
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).
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.
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 named by President Obama to the White House Advisory Board for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Melinda F. Wiggins D’94, executive director of Student Action with Farmworkers, was recently honored by the White House as a Cesar Chavez Champion of Change. She is based in Durham, N.C.
Kenneth L. Erickson D’95 is the new rector at St. James Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Mich. He previously served in the Diocese of Chicago, leading the merger of two urban Episcopal and Lutheran schools as a model of ecumenical partnerships for sustainable faith-based nonprofits.
Michelle Kallock Knight D’96 co-authored He Said/She Said: Biblical Stories from a Male and Female Perspective (Chalice Press, 2012) with Todd Outcalt D’85. Both are United Methodist pastors serving, respectively, in Avon and Brownsburg, Ind.
Terry-Michael Newell D’96 recently completed a Clinical Pastoral Education residency at WakeMed Health and Hospitals and is now working as a pastoral counselor in private practice in Raleigh, N.C.
Percy Lee Strickland T’97, D’99 and his wife, Susangeline Schmidt Strickland T’99, announce the February 24, 2012, birth of Elizabeth Delia Lucile, who will be called E. D. Lu. The Stricklands reside in Richmond, Va., where Percy directs a tutoring program and Susangeline is a physician in emergency medicine.
Michael P. Barham D’03 received a doctor of ministry degree from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific on May 18, 2012. He serves as associate rector at The Parish of St. Clement (Episcopal) in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Enuma C. Okoro D’03 is the author of Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent (Upper Room, 2012). She is a research associate, freelance writer, and blogger in Durham, N.C.
R. Brandon Harris D’04, a United Methodist pastor in Birmingham, Ala., has earned the doctor of ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. His dissertation was titled “Restoring Congregational Vitality through Missional Leadership Cultivation.”
Donna Banks D’06 is the superintendent of the new Heritage District of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. She served as the director of student life for the Divinity School during 2011–12.
Franklin C. Golden Jr. D’07 and Amanda Earp Diekman T’05, D’10 are co-pastors of Durham Presbyterian Church, a new multigenerational worshiping community in Durham, N.C., that seeks to reflect the diversity of the city, live in solidarity with vulnerable people, and serve college students and neighbors. At the heart of the congregational life is a partnership with Iglesia Emanuel.
Daniel K. Miller D’07 has earned a Ph.D. in theology and ethics from the University of Edinburgh and recently published a book, Animal Ethics and Theology: The Lens of the Good Samaritan (Routledge Press, 2012). He resides in Amarillo, Tex.
Amy K. Milligan D’07 has earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from Penn State University. She currently teaches religious studies and women and gender studies at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Penn.
James A. Keeton Jr. D’08 is senior pastor of Parkside United Methodist Church in Camden, N.J., where vital youth ministries are a priority. He was selected as one of the pastors in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference who will participate in the fourth round of the 21st Century Leadership Academy.
Russell G. Nanney D’09 and Lindsey Elizabeth Winborne were married on May 26, 2012, in Garner, N.C. Russ is associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in Wilson, and Lindsey is the youth minister at Winstead United Methodist Church.
Kelly Weaver Gilson D’10 was ordained in the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church early this year and has moved with her family to New Zealand, where she is working part-time with rural churches. Her husband, Tom, is teaching high-school math in Ashburton. The Gilsons welcomed their second child, Aaralyn Grace, on March 21.
Matthew W. Lewis D’11 is serving as the chaplain at St. Johns Military School in Salina, Kan., where he also coaches the cross-country team.