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Notes about People
04 May 1996 16:06:01
96105 Notes about People
by Jerry L. Van Marter
The Rev. Kathleen Jimenez, co-director of the Ghost Ranch-related
Plaza Resolana en Santa Fe, has been selected to participate in the
National Hispana Leadership Institute 1996 Fellowship Program. She is one
of just 20 Hispanic women chosen for the program.
The institute's vision is to "create positive global change through
personal integrity and ethical leadership." The program includes one week
at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, one week
at the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, Colo., and two
weeks of training in California and Washington, D.C.
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The Rev. Elinor Mosser, pastor of Burlington and Springfield
Presbyterian churches in West Virginia, has been appointed assistant for
computer communication in the Office of Communication in Louisville. She
begins her new work April 29.
A graduate of Frostburg State College in Maryland and Union
Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., Mosser has been active in PresbyNet
and the West Virginia Public Television Online Service.
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Louise Lyon, vice moderator of the 1980 General Assembly of the former
United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, is in a
convalescent hospital in Kansas after suffering a debilitating series of
strokes since January of this year.
According to family and friends, Lyon's spirits are elevated when she
hears from friends and colleagues in ministry in the Presbyterian Church.
Those wishing to send her greetings may do so by writing to: Louise Lyon,
c/o Dr. Lynn Lyon, 6624 Willow Lane, Mission Hills, KS 66208.
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At its annual meeting in late January, the House of Neighborly Service
in San Antonio was presented a $12,000 check by David and Yolanda Harrison
on behalf of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in San Antonio.
The gift resulted from a special fund-raising campaign launched by the
church last fall after an anonymous donor offered to match donations to the
campaign dollar for dollar. The church then raised $43,000. Other
projects designated to receive funds from the campaign are the Presbyterian
Children's Home and Service Agency; the Presbyterian Border Ministry; and
the Hispanic Lay Ministry Institute of the Synod of the Sun.
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William R. "Bill" Bright, a Presbyterian who is president and founder
of Campus Crusade for Christ International, has won the 1996 Templeton
Prize for Progress in Religion. He received the award March 6 at
ceremonies in his honor at the Church Center for the United Nations in New
Bright, 74, a former specialty-foods purveyor, sold his business to
begin Campus Crusade for Christ with his wife, Vonette, at the University
of California at Los Angeles in 1951. He targeted athletes, fraternity and
sorority members, student body officers and other campus leaders for his
original core of converts, thus simultaneously imbuing the movement with
popularity. Today Campus Crusade is present on more than 650 campuses in
the United States and nearly 500 campuses overseas.
The Templeton Prize is the world's largest annual award, worth more
than $1 million. Begun in 1972 by renowned global investor Sir John
Templeton, the prize is awarded each year to "a living person who has shown
extraordinary originality in advancing understanding of God and/or
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
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