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Presbyterian Student Strategy Team
04 May 1996 19:51:42
95433 Presbyterian Student Strategy Team
Addresses "Generation X" Issues
by Julian Shipp
Kansas City, Mo.--Addressing issues faced by those conducting ministry with
today's highly maligned "Generation X," the Presbyterian Student Strategy
Team V (PSST 5) gathered here Nov. 3-5 for their second meeting of the
The meeting included joint discussions with the Disciples of Christ
and United Churches of Christ Student Ecumenical Partnership (STEP); the
Presbyterian Ministers in Higher Education (PMHE); the Presbyterian College
Chaplains Association (PCCA); and the National Network of Presbyterian
College Women (NNPCW).
During its April 1995 meeting, PSST 5 and STEP committed to work
cooperatively. A national event is being planned for October 1996 with a
focus on training Christian student leaders within a generation often
labeled "indifferent" and "unambitious."
According to Ed Chan, a PSST 5 member from Cornell University in
Ithaca, N.Y., other joint ventures under consideration include
a member from NNPCW's coordinating committee serving as a member of
PSST 5 for improved linkage and representation
a new, combined newsletter for the two campus ministers groups that
will now include a removable, reproducible insert written by and targeted
an effort to connect campus and college student ministries with
youth ministry programs such as the Youth Triennium, Presbyterian Youth
Connection and Youth Advisory Delegates
a variety of regional events, conferences and retreats around the
"As a big group, PSST 5, PHME, PCCA, NNPW and STEP decided to work
together on a leadership conference for students," said Steve Rogers, a
PSST 5 member from Texas A & M in College Station, Texas. "The theme,
`X-ians in a Generation X,' will focus on being a leader in campus
ministries within a generation labeled as apathetic, money-conscious, and
Current PSST 5 members are Kelly Bower from Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale, Ill.; Julie Dunning from the University of
Rochester, N.Y.; Allison Irwick from Clemson University in Clemson, S. C.;
Denise Oliveira from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.; Kyle Walker from
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.; Jennifer
Warner from Sacramento City College in Sacramento, Calif. ; and Tara
Williams from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.
Representing NNPCW during November's meeting were Rebecca Chavez from
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, N.M., and
Stefanie Muntzel, NNPCW program assistant in the National Ministries
Division (NMD) at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, Ky.
PMHE partners are the Rev. Taryn Hillary of Ithaca, N.Y., and the Rev.
Mike Miller of Austin, Texas. The Rev. Clyde O. Robinson, Jr., NMD's
associate for higher education at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville,
Ky., serves as staff representative.
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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