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Date 05 May 1996 13:04:59


95165                   NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
     The Rev. John E. Strausz Clement, executive presbyter for Pittsburgh 
Presbytery since February 1991, has announced his resignation, effective 
May 31. 
     "I'm experiencing the closure of God's call to me through Pittsburgh 
Presbytery and the end of our relationship together," Clement wrote in his 
resignation statement.  He said he has been contemplating this move for 
several months. 
     Clement, 61, has not announced any future plans. 
                              # # # 
     The Rev. Robert H. Meneilly, recently retired pastor of Village 
Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kan., has been named recipient of 
the 1995 Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award. 
     The award, named after the 33rd President of the United States, is 
presented each year on Truman's birthday (May 8) "to persons whose work 
improves their community and nation."  The award was presented to Meneilly 
at a luncheon in his honor in Kansas City.  
                              # # # 
     The Rev. Paul Philip Rader has been hired as coordinator for the 
Coalition for Appalachian Ministry (CAM).  A native of Appalachia, Rader is 
currently pastor of Enslow Park Presbyterian Church in Huntington, W.V. 
     Rader, who succeeds the Rev. Frank Hare, begins his new work August 1, 
operating out of the Knoxville, Tenn. office. 
                              # # # 
     Pat Bent, who for many years was in charge of General Assembly 
arrangements and registration in the Office of the General Assembly for the 
former Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS), died May 16 in 
Atlanta.  Bent, an elder in North Decatur (Ga.) Presbyterian Church, had 
worked part time in the office of Greater Atlanta Presbytery since her 
retirement from national staff.  She is survived by three children. 
                              # # # 
     Mildred C. Artis, who retired in 1987 as associate for educational 
planning and support for the former Synod of the South, died May 1 in 
Wilson, N.C.  Artis was a graduate of Barber-Scotia College and Johnson C. 
Smith University.  Services were held in Wilson's Calvary Presbyterian 

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