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NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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