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Date 05 May 1996 07:32:52


95005                  NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE 
                     by Jerry L. Van Marter 
     The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation has announced the 
election of two new trustees and the appointment of a regional 
development director in Pennsylvania. 
     The two new trustees are the Rev. Eugene C. Bay, pastor of 
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and R. James 
Henderson, Vice President for Finance and Administration at Case 
Western Reserve University in Cleveland.  Henderson is an elder at 
Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. 
     Thomas W. Golightly, an elder at Waverly Presbyterian Church 
in Pittsburgh, is the foundation's new development officer serving 
Beaver-Butler, Lake Erie, Kiskiminetas, Shenango and Pittsburgh 
presbyteries in the Synod of the Trinity.  He was formerly campaign 
director of Ketchum, Inc., a company providing counsel to non- 
profit organizations involved in capital campaigns. 
                              # # # 
     The Rev. Lori Kosinski, chair of the General Assembly Council, 
gave birth January 3 to a son, John Paul.  At birth he weighed 
eight-and-a-half pounds and measured 21-1/2 inches in length.  
Lori, John Paul and father, Mike, are all reported doing well. 
                              # # # 
     The Rev. Robert W. Bohl, moderator of the General Assembly, 
was installed as the first ecumenical canon of the Episcopal 
Cathedral of St. George the Martyr in Jerusalem on Dec. 18.  The 
honor was conferred by the Rt. Rev. Samir Kafity, Bishop of 
Jerusalem, in recognition of the longstanding partnership between 
the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Episcopal Church in 
Jerusalem and the Middle East. 
                              # # # 
     The Congregational Ministries Division has announced the 
appointment of Karen E. Smith to manage the newly established 
General Assembly Resource Center at the Presbyterian Center in 
Louisville.  Smith was formerly manager of the bookstore at 
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. 
     The new resource center will be comprised of displays of all 
the resources produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  
Located in the atrium of the Presbyterian Center, it occupies space 
that formerly housed the Presbyterian Center bookstore, which was 
closed last June by the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. 
                              # # # 
     The Rev. Donald Purkey, interim pastor of Sunrise Presbyterian 
Church in Hialeah, Fla., and former pastor within the Presbyterian 
Center in Louisville, has received reports from his cardiologist 
of a "remarkable recovery" from a Nov. 26 heart attack.  Although 
there was some damage to his heart, Purkey has been cleared to 
return to work.  In a telephone conversation with the Presbyterian 
News Service's Alexa Smith, Purkey also wanted to clarify that he 
had one heart attack, though reports of two had circulated. 
                              # # # 
     M. Garlinda Burton, director of the Nashville office of the 
United Methodist News Service for 11 years, has been named editor 
of the denomination's program journal, "Interpreter," effective 
Feb. 1. 
     She replaces the Rev. Ralph Baker, who has edited the journal 
since 1992.  Baker is moving to the United Methodist News Service, 
where he will be a writer/editor. 
                          # # # 

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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