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NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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