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NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
05 May 1996 13:18:41
95213 NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
by Jerry L. Van Marter
The Women's Ministries program area of the National Ministries
Division has announced two staff appointments.
Bettie J. Durrah will begin working with various women's
constituencies as an associate in the Synods of Mid-Atlantic and South
Atlantic on June 19. She will be based in Atlanta.
The Rev. Mary Margaret Thiel will be the Women's Ministries associate
in the synods of The Trinity and the Covenant beginning July 1 and will
have her office in the Kiskiminetas Presbytery building in Yatesboro, Pa.
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On May 28, the Revs. John Matthew and Judy McKay were commissioned by
the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho for ministry at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in
Hailey, Idaho. The Rt. Rev. John Stuart Thornton, bishop of the diocese,
conferred on the two Presbyterian ministers "the grace and authority of
Holy Orders as understood and required by the Episcopal Church for the
exercise of the ministry of priest."
The Rev. David Carlson, general presbyter for the presbyteries of
Boise, Kendall and Eastern Oregon, preached the sermon. Episcopal and
Presbyterian clergy joined in the laying on of hands in recognition of the
McKay and Matthew are both former general presbyters of the three
presbyteries, known as the Snake River Mission Area. McKay was designated
by Thornton as parish administrator and his personal representative at
Emmanuel Church. Matthew, who retired in 1989, was commissioned as a
volunteer pastor of the church.
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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