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Date 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.). 
                              # # # 
     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 
of Churches. 
     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.). 
                              # # # 
     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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