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I. Howard Chadwick D’42, who is now in a retirement home (5800 Old Providence Rd., # 7316, Charlotte, NC, 28226), would like to hear news from his classmates. His wife of 61 years, Helen, is in the health care division of the same facility.

Donald M. Mackay D’42 updated his B.D. thesis, “Recent Trends in Protestant Christian Thought in the United States on the Separation of Church and State,” for a series of classes at Mandarin United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., where he and his wife attend.

Charles H. Mercer D’43 was named the 2003 recipient of the divinity school’s Distinguished Alumni Award during the annual Convocation and Pastors’ School in mid-October. He served as a pastor and administrator in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and is now retired with his wife, Florrie Smythe Mercer N’42, at Lake Junaluska, N.C.

Ray E. Short D’47, G ’61 will have his book Sex, Love or Infatuation: How Can I Really Know? re-published in February 2004 under a new format and title, Sex, Love or Romance? His books now appear in 10 foreign editions. He resides in Lafayette, Colo.


F. Joseph Mitchell D’53, G’62 of Durham, N.C., has compiled The 1953 Duke Divinity School Class. Copies are available from the author. Prior to retirement, Joe taught religion at Troy State University in Alabama, and he currently serves on the Divinity National Alumni Council.


Harvey K. Newman D’71 has been named director of the Faith and the City project at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga. Faith and the City, a cooperative effort of three Atlanta theological institutions, seeks to foster the development of public religious leadership in clergy and clergy-in-formation. Harvey continues as a professor of urban policy studies at Georgia State University, and he is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.

Hugh L. Dukes D’73 was awarded the 2003 Military Chaplain Merit Award in June by the American Baptist Churches, USA, as the outstanding chaplain serving in the military services who represents the denomination. Chaplain Colonel Dukes currently serves as staff chaplain at Ft. Knox, Ky., after moving from the Pentagon in October 2002.

James R. Bailes D’74 represented Duke University at the inauguration of James A. Noseworthy D’72 as president of Hiwassee College. Bailes is a United Methodist pastor in Knoxville, Tenn.

J. Keith Kennedy T’70, D’74 was appointed deputy sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist in April. Keith was formerly a senior public policy advisor. He and his family reside in Falls Church, Va.

David K. Bucey D’76, pastor of Christ Church United Church of Christ in Fort Thomas, Ky., has been elected to the national council of the Divinity School Alumni Association.

Daniel H. Ottaviano D’76, retired from a career in Navy chaplaincy, has become the first installed pastor of the McDonalds Chapel Presbyterian Church, a new church development in Pinehurst, N.C.

James E. “Jim” Lavender Jr. D’78 received the 2003 Denman Award for evangelism as he begins his 21st year as senior/founding pastor of Discovery United Methodist Church in Richmond, Va. The church has grown to 1,700 active members with direct mail outreach including nationwide ministry for children using live exotic animal program object lessons.

Stephen C. Compton D’79 and Camille O. Yorkey D’85 were married on Sept. 5, 2003. Both are United Methodist ministers residing in Raleigh, N.C. Steve is the author of Rekindling the Mainline: New Life through New Churches (Alban Institute, 2003).


David M. Oliver D’80 has published his second Advent and Christmas sermon and worship resource titled Songs for a Savior (CSS Publishing, 2003). The book celebrates the deep songs of faith that result from personal encounters with Jesus Christ.

Wendy Kilworth-Mason D’81, D’96 is a new “connexional bureaucrat” at Methodist Church House, London, England, serving as secretary for initial development, formation in ministry office. She works across Marylebone Road from Mme Tussaud’s—“the waxworks with the fixed grins.” Wendy returned to Duke for Convocation in October.

Michael Pasquarello III D’83 received his Ph.D. in religious studies in December 2002 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently serving as associate professor of practical theology at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky.

Dana A. McKim D’85, a United Methodist pastor in Archdale, N.C., serves as chairman of the WNCC-UMC Volunteers in Mission Building Teams Committee as a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team of the N.C. Special Operations Response Team, a division of FEMA and Homeland Security.


Cyrus V. Helm Jr. D’91, associate minister at First United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, has been elected to the national council of the divinity school Alumni Association.

Mary Cartledge-Hays D’94 of Spartanburg, S.C., has written her spiritual autobiography, Grace: A Memoir (Crown, 2003). She has participated on panels at the Southern Festival of the Book in Nashville, Tenn., and seminars on prophetic preaching and language in Georgia and South Carolina. She published an editorial, “Of Prophecy and Politics,” in the September/October issue of Christian Social Action.

Robert C. Scott D’94 was a featured preacher at the National Baptist Convention USA Inc. for the Joseph H. Jackson/Caesar A.W. Clark preaching forum in September at Kansas City, Mo. The National Baptist Convention is the largest African American religious body in the country.

Christopher M. Dyba D’95 has accepted a position at Auburn University as a major gifts officer, after serving for eight years in development at Duke. Chris, Eva, and son Jack, moved to Alabama in October.
Renee Lloyd Owen D’95 is now serving as a chaplain with VITAS Hospice in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She and her husband, Tommy, are living in Coral Springs.

Terry-Michael Newell D’96 earned a master of philosophy degree from the University of Wales, Cardiff, for a research project, “An Analysis of the Apocalypse of John with particular reference to New Testament Ethics and the New Jerusalem.” He continues to serve as chaplain at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.

Shaun C. Henson D’97 has been selected for priesthood in the Church of England. He and his wife, Adina, and their daughter, Erica, live in Oxford, England, while he completes his doctorate in the Faculty of Theology.

Eddie Rester D’97 and his wife, Audra, share the joyous news of the birth of Anne Claire on Aug. 29, 2003. The Resters live in Hattiesburg, Miss., where Eddie is a United Methodist minister.

Pebbles Lindsay-Lucas D’98 and her husband William Lucas are the co-pastors of the new First Chronicles Community Church in Durham, N.C., which is growing daily.

Stephen E. Waggoner D’98 and his wife, Angel, are the proud parents of Zachariah Allen, born Oct. 1, 2003. The Waggoners live in McCrary, Ark., where he is a United Methodist pastor.

Stephen D. Faller D’99 of Princeton, N.J., has just published his book Beyond the Matrix: Revolutions and Revelations (Chalice Press, 2004) about the Matrix trilogy.

Tara Culp Lain D’99 and W. Douglas Lain D’00 are the proud parents of a second daughter, Emily Jordan, who was born on Nov. 10, 2003. The Lains reside in Haw River, N.C., where Doug is a United Methodist minister.


Radu Bordeianu D’00 and his wife are pleased to announce the July 27, 2003, birth of their second child, Ana Elena. They are residents of Raleigh, N.C.

D. Stephen “Steve” Lewis Jr. D’00 of Norcross, Ga., is a coordinator for the Pastoral Leadership Search Effort, a program initiated by the Fund for Theological Education to identify outstanding young potential candidates for ministry nationwide. Steve is a Baptist minister who had worked previously at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.

Cynthia R. Lindenmeyer D’00 and her husband, Vincent, are proud to announce the birth of Luke Coker, born on Sept. 2, 2003. Cynthia is a chaplain at the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
Kay Simpson D’00 has been elected to serve on the national council of the divinity school Alumni Association. She is a Baptist pastor in Dunn, N.C.

Ginger Thomas Owens and T. Roger Owens, both D’01, joyfully announce the Nov. 15, 2003, birth of Simeon Nathaniel Thomas. Ginger is a United Methodist pastor and Roger is pursuing the Ph.D. at Duke. The Owenses live in Durham, N.C.

Cody J. Schuler D’01 is serving as campus pastor at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S.D., where he is also a faculty member in the religion department.

Thomas C. Broom Jr. D’02 and his wife, Aimee, are pleased to announce the birth of Ashleigh Kay, born July 12, 2003. The Brooms live in Farmington, N.M. The proud grandparents are Thomas C. Broom Sr. D’90 and his wife, Patricia.

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