From the Worldwide Faith News archives


Date 04 May 1996 20:38:51


95321                   NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
     The Rev. J. Scott Schaefer, director of the Department of 
Administration and Assembly Services for the Office of the General 
Assembly, has accepted the position of chief business officer at San 
Francisco Theological Seminary.  He will complete the transition in 
full-time work on the seminary campus by the end of October. 
     Schaefer has served on the national staff of the Presbyterian Church 
since the denomination's headquarters moved to Louisville in 1988.  A 
graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary and a member of San 
Francisco Presbytery, Schaefer began his church work in the office of 
Destination Louisville, coordinating the move of denominational offices 
from Atlanta and New York City to Louisville.  When the move was completed, 
he was hired by Stated Clerk the Rev. James E. Andrews. 
     Also making the move to California will be Schaefer's wife, Becky, and 
daughter, Jenny. 
                              # # # 
     Desmond Tutu, the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town in South Africa, 
has announced his retirement as of June 1996.  Tutu, a leading opponent of 
apartheid and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, will spend a year at Emory 
University in Atlanta and then return home to live in Soweto, outside 
                              # # # 
     A story in the May 5 issue of "News Briefs" about Presbyterian winners 
of Associated Church Press awards (#95137) omitted the Rev. Richard L. 
Morgan.  Morgan, of Lenoir, N.C.,  won an Award of Merit in the 
"theological reflection" category for his article "Confessions of a 
Pastoral Visitor," which appeared in "Second Opinion" magazine. 
                              # # # 
     Dr. Henri Obiang, medical director of Djoungolo Hospital in Cameroon, 
has been awarded the highest civilian decoration given by the African 
nation.  Obiang received the Order of Valor, Degree of Knight, during 
ceremonies marking Cameroon's National Day, May 20.  Obiang and his 
hospital in Yaounde are mission partners of the Presbyterian Church 
                              # # # 
     The Rev. Marie Fortune, executive director of the Center for the 
Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence in Seattle, Wash., has been 
named to the national Advisory Council on Violence Against Women, which was 
created to provide policy advice about implementing the 1994 Violence 
Against Women Act. 
     The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s initiative team addressing violence 
against women will begin meeting in November. 

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