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NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
05 May 1996 08:39:58
95296 NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
by Jerry L. Van Marter
Robert Dean, a former member and chair of the Presbyterian Committee
on the Self-Development of People, died Aug. 12 of a heart attack while
visiting family and friends in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dean served as chair of Self-Development in 1988 and 1989. Services
were held Aug. 18 at Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church in St. Louis,
where Dean was an elder.
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The Synod of the Southwest will host a retirement party on Sept. 9 in
Phoenix for Hector Zavaleta and his wife, Genie. Since 1967, Zavaleta has
been associate executive for Hispanic ministries for the synod. In that
position he has worked closely with numerous General Assembly agencies and
with the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico. Zavaleta also gave long
and distinguished service to the Presbyterian National Committee on the
Self-Development of People.
Zavaleta officially retires on Sept. 15.
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The Rev. George Hall, a former Presbyterian minister who was professor
of theology at St. Mary College, the divinity school of the University of
St. Andrew in Scotland, died Aug. 15 of cancer.
Hall, who transferred his membership to the Church of Scotland, was
known to many U.S. Presbyterians as director of St. Andrew's American
Summer Institute. Before moving to Scotland, he was dean of the
Colgate-Rochester Divinity School.
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The Rev. Scott Delgamo, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Ashland,
Ore., has been awarded second prize in the annual Alfred P. Klauser sermon
competition sponsored by The Christian Century Foundation, publisher of
"The Christian Century" and "The Christian Ministry."
Delgamo's sermon "We Are Prisoners of Hope" was preached in June 1994
on the 50th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Delgamo
preached it at Bethany Presbyterian Church of Grants Pass, Ore., where he
was a candidate for the Ashland Church pastorate.
The sermon will be published in the September-October issue of "The
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The Council for Ecumenical Student Christian Ministry (CESCM) has
named Laurel Hayes to a two-year term as executive secretary. Hayes, who
has completed the requirements for ordination by the United Church of
Christ, will work out of her home in St. Louis.
CESCM is an ecumenical partnership of seven denominations working in
ministries in higher education: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Episcopal
Church, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Evangelical Lutheran Church
in America, Moravian Church (Northern Province), United Church of Christ
and the United Methodist Church. It was formed in 1987.
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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