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Date 05 May 1996 08:09:02


95074                   NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
     The Rev. H. William Peterson, executive director of Montreat 
Conference Center in North Carolina, has announced his resignation 
effective June 1.  During his 10-year tenure, Montreat's annual operating 
budget has grown from $1 million to $4.5 million.  The conference center, 
one of three in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is also in the midst of a 
$6 million fund drive to build an addition to the center's primary housing 
facility, Assembly Inn. 
                              # # # 
     The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation has named the Rev. Gary W. 
Hall development officer for six presbyteries in the Synod of Living 
     A graduate of Maryville (Tenn.) College and Louisville Presbyterian 
Theological Seminary, Hall has most recently served as director of Pioneer 
House Emergency Shelter in Warrenton, Ore. 
     He will be responsible for the Foundation's development work in the 
presbyteries of East Tennessee, Holston, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, 
Transylvania and Western Kentucky. 
                              # # # 
     The Rev. David G. Scotchmer, associate professor of mission and 
evangelism at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, died suddenly 
Feb. 25.  He was 51. 
     Scotchmer, a native of St. Charles, Ill., graduated from Maryville 
College in Tennessee and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. 
He earned his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany.  For 
14 years, 1969-83, he was a Presbyterian missionary in Guatemala, and 
remained involved in the life of the Guatemalan people and church until his 
     Scotchmer is survived by his wife, Jan; two daughters, Kristin and 
Marion; two stepdaughters, Susan and Elisabeth; three sisters and two 
brothers.  His son, Jonathan, died in January while serving in the U.S. 
Coast Guard.  Services for David Scotchmer were held March 1 at Westminster 
Presbyterian Church in Dubuque. 
                              # # # 
     The Rev. James R. Henry, 89, an executive in the Department of 
Stewardship and Promotion for the former United Presbyterian Church in the 
United States of America, died Feb. 17 in Tenafly, N.J., of cancer.  He is 
survived by his wife, Dorothy, a son and daughter, and two grandchildren. 
     A native of Guthrie, Okla., Henry graduated from the University of 
Tulsa and Western Theological Seminary (now a part of Pittsburgh 
Theological Seminary).  He served pastorates in Pennsylvania and West 
Virginia.  He also served on the staff of the Synod of West Virginia before 
his 15-year tenure on national staff.  

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