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Notes about People

Date 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. 
                              # # # 
     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. 
                              # # # 
     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. 
                              # # # 
     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. 
                              # # # 
     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 

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