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Date 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. 
# # #                             
     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. 
                              # # # 
     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. 
                              # # # 
     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 
Christian Ministry." 
                              # # # 
     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. 

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