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NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
05 May 1996 09:00:08
95314 NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
by Jerry L. Van Marter
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation has named Robert J. Ellis
as its development officer for eight presbyteries in the Synod of the
Ellis, a member of First Presbyterian Church in Syracuse, New York,
has 25 years' experience in the financial services industry with Chase
Bank, Shearson Hutton and, most recently, with the Equitable Life Assurance
He will serve the presbyteries of Albany, Cayuga-Syracuse, Genesee
Valley, Geneva, Northern New York, Susquehanna Valley, Utica and Western
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The Rev. Mary Graham has joined the staff of the Congregational
Ministries Division as associate for evangelism resource development in the
Christian Education Program Area. She began work Sept. 5.
Graham came to Louisville from Greenville, N.C., where she was campus
pastor at East Carolina University.
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The Rev. Edwin H. Rian, who served the Presbyterian Church in a
variety of educational capacities for nearly 50 years, died Aug. 22 in San
Diego. He was 95.
Rian, a 1927 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, began his
career in higher education in 1931 as field secretary of Westminster
Theological Seminary. He later served as vice president of Trinity
University in San Antonio and Beaver College in Jenkintown, Pa. He also
served as president of Jamestown (N.D.) College and Biblical Seminary and
Institute for Educational Planning, both in New York City. He returned to
Princeton in 1967, where he remained until 1979.
Rian is survived by his three daughters: Abigail Rian Evans, Gertrude
Roanne Pulliam and Marian Rian Hays. Services were held Aug. 29 at Faith
Presbyterian Church in San Diego.
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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