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NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
05 May 1996 15:20:42
95109 NOTES ABOUT PEOPLE
by Jerry L. Van Marter
The Rev. Cynthia M. Campbell was inaugurated as the ninth president of
McCormick Theological Seminary April 18 in services that were held at the
University of Chicago. Campbell, 46, is the first woman to be president of
a Presbyterian theological institution and one of few women ever to hold
this position in any seminary in the nation.
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The Rev. Robert N. Allen, former executive of the Synod of New Mexico
and Santa Fe Presbytery, died in Albuquerque March 31. He began his staff
career in 1959, serving General Assembly as associate for youth
stewardship. He moved to the synod executive post in 1965 and to Santa Fe
Presbytery in 1973. Allen retired in 1983. He probably held the record
for General Assembly attendance, having gone to 41 consecutive Assemblies
until illness prevented him from being in Wichita last summer.
Allen is survived by his wife, Esther, three sons and a daughter, and
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The University of Dubuque Theological Seminary has named the Rev.
George H. Pike, Jr., to be its director of seminary development. Pike, a
1957 graduate of the seminary, was most recently interim pastor of Second
Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Mo. Prior to that he was, from 1988 to
1993, co-director of The Bicentennial Fund.
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May Murakami, a leader in the Presbyterian Association of Musicians
and a member of the committee that created "The Presbyterian Hymnal," died
March 25 in Oakland, Calif. She most recently served as co-director of the
1995 Albuquerque Conference on Worship and Music.
Murakami is survived by her husband, David Ilino, of Oakland. A
memorial service was held March 31 at Lake Park United Methodist Church of
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On May 7, Hampden-Sydney (Va.) College will confer an honorary Doctor
of Divinity degree on the Rev. Lewis H. Lancaster to recognize his long
career in ecumenical service for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Lancaster, who retired last year from the Ecumenical and Interfaith
Office of the Worldwide Minstries Division, was a Presbyterian missionary
to Japan in addition to serving in a variety of ecumenical ministry posts
in the former Presbyterian Church in the United States prior to
Presbyterian reunion in 1983. Even after retirement, Lancaster has
continued his ecumenical service as a volunteer in the Department of
Governing Body, Ecumenical and Agency Relations of the Office of the
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