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NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
05 May 1996 07:32:49
95024 NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
by Jerry L. Van Marter
McCormick Theological Seminary has announced the appointment
of the Rev. Mary Paik as director of the seminary's Office of
Student Affairs. She begins work March 1.
Paik is currently associate executive presbyter for program
for San Jose Presbytery. A 1987 graduate of San Francisco
Theological Seminary, she was the first Korean American woman
ordained to the ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
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The Rev. Margaret J. Thomas has been elected synod executive
for the Synod of Lakes and Prairies. She succeeds the Rev. Robert
T. Cuthill, who is retiring after 15 years in the post. Since
1985, Thomas has been executive director of the Minnesota Council
In other actions at the synod's Jan. 18-20 meeting, the Rev.
Judith Allen Kim, interim associate pastor at St. Luke Presbyterian
Church in Wayzata, Minn., was elected synod moderator. The Rev.
Richard H. Headen, paster of Mosher-Pilgrim Presbyterian Church in
Omaha was elected vice-moderator and Ernest E. Cutting, an attorney
from St. Paul, Minn., was elected stated clerk.
# # #
James A. Brashler has been named dean of the faculty at the
Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Va. He
begins July 1.
Brashler, who holds a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School in
California, is currently dean of the Ecumenical Institute at St.
Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. He is an ordained
elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
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The North American Academy of Liturgy awarded its annual
Berekah Award for distinguished leadership in the field of worship
to the Rev. Harold M. Daniels, former associate for worship
resources for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The award was
presented to Daniels at a banquet in his honor Jan. 7 in Boston.
In recent years, Daniels presided over the production of seven
"Supplemental Liturgical Resources," the Presbyterian Hymnal, The
Psalter and the Book of Common Worship. He retired last year.
# # #
The Rev. Lloyd John Ogilvie, pastor of First Presbyterian
Church of Hollywood, Calif., has been named chaplain of the United
States Senate. He succeeds the Rev. Richard C. Halverson, who is
retiring after 14 years in the post.
Ogilvie was chosen for the $115,700-a-year job from a field
of 200 candidates. His duties will include opening each Senate
session with a two-minute prayer and being available for counseling
with the 100 Senators and 6,000 Senate staffers.
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For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
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