From the Worldwide Faith News archives


Date 05 May 1996 13:06:51


95159                   NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
     The Rev. M. Bland Dudley, 66, a retirement planning consultant for the 
Board of Pensions, unexpectedly died in his sleep May 2 at his home in 
Tappahannock, Va.   
     Dudley and his wife, Penny, had been conducting retirement planning 
seminars for the board since 1991.  In addition, he had been serving as 
stated supply pastor of Wesley Memorial Presbyterian Church in Weems, Va., 
and at Milden Presbyterian Church in Sharps, Va. 
     In addition to his wife, Dudley is survived by his son, Carter, and 
daughter, Jane.  Funeral services were held May 5 at Christ Church in 
Irvington, Va. 
                              # # # 
     The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation has named Ruth G. McCreath 
development officer for Cincinnati, Eastminster, Miami, Muskingum Valley, 
Scioto Valley and Western Reserve presbyteries. 
     McCreath, a Presbyterian elder, most recently served as a personal 
financial planner for American Express Financial Services in Louisville. 
^From 1988 to 1993, she was coordinator for resources and planning for the 
General Assembly Council. 
                              # # # 
     The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) has announced that renowned 
peace activist David L. Swain will be featured speaker at the annual Peace 
Breakfast during General Assembly.  The breakfast is scheduled for July 18. 
     Swain served as a United Methodist missionary with the United Church 
of Christ in Japan for 40 years.  As a writer, editor, translator and 
conference organizer he has been instrumental in bringing understanding and 
reconciliation between the people of Japan and the United States. 
     According to the PPF, "David Swain is uniquely qualified to be the 
Peace Breakfast speaker, especially during this 50th anniversary year of 
the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki." 
                              # # # 
     Three Presbyterian women will be honored July 15 during the General 
Assembly in Cincinnati at the Women of Faith Awards Supper. 
     This year's recipients of the award, which originated in 1986, are the 
Rev. Glenda Hope of San Francisco; Diana Lim of San Jose, Calif.; and Jinny 
Miller of Mishawaka, Ind. 
     The award is given each year to women "who in their life exemplify 
faith in God and commitment to the mission of the Presbyterian Church 
(U.S.A.)."  In addition, recipients this year were chosen to reflect the 
theme "WomanWitness: Confronting Injustice." 
                              # # # 
     The Rev. Ian Alexander, educator and communicator in the Presbyterian 
United Nations Office, will begin work in September as executive secretary 
for the Middle East and Europe for the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh. 
     Alexander is a pastor in the Church of Scotland and he will work as a 
liaison to Church of Scotland congregations and church bodies in the Middle 
East and Europe. 

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