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Notes about People
04 May 1996 19:53:45
95442 Notes about People
by Jerry L. Van Marter
The Rev. Richard C. Halverson, 79, who as chaplain of the United
States Senate for 14 years made the prayer breakfast movement among
politicians a national institution, died Nov. 28 of congestive heart
A native of Pingree, N.D., Halverson graduated from Wheaton College in
Illinois and Princeton Theological Seminary. He served pastorates in
Kansas City, Mo., and Coalinga and Hollywood, Calif., before becoming
pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church of Bethesda, Md., in 1958. He served
there until being named Senate chaplain in 1981, a post he held until his
retirement in 1994.
A memorial service was scheduled for Dec. 11 at Fourth Church.
Halverson is survived by his wife, Doris; three children -- Richard Jr.,
Stephen and Deborah Markey; and nine grandchildren.
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The Rev. J. Paul Frelick, a recently returned missionary to Cameroon,
has been named acting associate for corporate witness in the Social Justice
Program Area of the National Ministries Division. He will serve in the
position from Jan. 1 to July 15, 1996, while the permanent associate, the
Rev. Vernon Broyles, serves as acting director of the division.
Frelick has been teaching theology and ethics at the Youande Faculty
of Protestant Theology of the Presbyterian Church of Cameroon. Prior to
that he was associate pastor of Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville,
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Five new members of the Presbyterian Women Churchwide Coordinating
Team began their terms of service at the team's recent meeting in Seattle.
They are Ellen Carter, Natoma, Kan., Synod of Mid-America; Flavia
Alvarez, Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, Synod of Puerto Rico; Barbara Haith,
Apple Valley, Calif., Synod of Southern California and Hawaii; Peggy Lane,
Davenport, Fla., Synod of South Atlantic; and Gloria Venett, State College,
Pa., Synod of the Trinity.
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Nathan O. Hatch, a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has
been appointed provost of Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind., one of
the premier Roman Catholic schools in the country. The provost is the
university's second ranking officer and exercises overall responsibility
for the Notre Dame's academic program.
Hatch has taught at Notre Dame since 1975. One of the United States'
most renowned American religious history scholars, he is best known for his
1989 book "The Democratization of American Christianity."
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United Methodist bishop Melvin G. Talbert, 61, of San Francisco was
installed Nov. 16 as president of the National Council of Churches (NCC).
He will serve a two-year term.
Talbert is completing his eighth year as secretary and ecumenical
officer of the United Methodist Council of Bishops. He is also a member of
the Executive Committee, Central Committee and Finance Committee of the
World Council of Churches.
In his first interview after his installation, Talbert said one of his
top priorities is putting racism at the center of the NCC's agenda. He
announced plans to gather a panel of high-level consultants to advise the
NCC on what it might do to combat racism.
The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, the National Council of Churches (NCC)
general secretary since 1991, was unanimously reelected to another
four-year term by the NCC's general board at its annual meeting last month
in Oakland, Calif.
Campbell is a minister in both the Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ) and the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. As general
secretary, she is chief executive and spokesperson for the New York
City-based NCC, whose 33 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican member
communions have a combined U.S. membership of nearly 51 million.
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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) installed the Rev.
H. George Anderson as its presiding bishop Nov. 18 during a worship service
in Chicago attended by more than 1,500.
Anderson was elected in August by the ELCA's churchwide assembly to
succeed retired bishop Herbert W. Chilstrom. He started work Nov. 1 at the
denomination's Chicago headquarters. Anderson had served since 1982 as
president of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
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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