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Notes about People
04 May 1996 16:05:56
96086 Notes about People
by Jerry L. Van Marter
A fire on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 21, destroyed the building of First
Presbyterian Church of Fond du Lac, Wis. Total estimated loss: $2.4
million. The session is still assessing needs for maintaining the church's
ministry. Inquiries may be addressed to the Rev. David Q. Hall, 39 S. Marr
Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.
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The Rev. Robert D. Curtis has been elected president and chief
executive officer of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Investment and Loan
Program, Inc. (PILP), for a four-year term beginning March 1, 1996.
Since 1990, Curtis has served as the CEO of the Church Development
Corporation, a $16-million loan fund that serves the Synod of Mid-America.
The goal for PILP is to develop a similar churchwide loan fund totaling
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Fern Wolfinger Crane, a member of General Assembly Council and former
chair of the Corporate and Administrative Services Committee, died Feb. 22
of ovarian cancer.
A native of Trenton, N.J., Crane had a private counseling practice in
Woodstock, Ill., and was an adjunct faculty member at Northern Illinois
University. She was an elder at Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian
Church in Crystal Lake, Ill. In December, she became the grandmother of
Two memorial services will be held March 3 at the Crystal Lake church,
because the sanctuary is not large enough to hold all the people who want
Fern Crane is survived by her husband, Douglas; her daughter,
Elizabeth Riak and her husband, Tony; two grandsons, Alexander and Alden;
her sister, Lynn Wolfinger Mills; and her mother, Emma Wolfinger.
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The General Assembly Council paused in its meeting Feb. 25 to honor
Mildred Brown on the occasion of her retirement.
Brown retired Feb. 9 as associate for racial and cultural diversity in
the Evangelism and Church Development Program Area of the National
Ministries Division. Her career in the Presbyterian Church stretches back
more than 30 years to the offices of the former United Presbyterian Church
in the United States of America in New York.
Mildred Brown is a lifelong Presbyterian and elder.
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Anne Howland, longtime associate for resources and support for mission
advocates in the Stewardship Program Area of the Congregational Ministries
Division, has resigned to pursue other interests. Howland was known to
many Presbyterians as the person responsible for correspondence to the
church from Presbyterian missionaries abroad.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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