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Presbyterian Student Strategy Team

Date 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 
toward students 
         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. 

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  Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
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