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Notes about People

Date 02 Oct 1998 20:07:37

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                      Notes about People 
                     by Jerry L. Van Marter 
    Clarence S. Ross III, a member of the board of directors of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation since 1993, died Aug. 14 in 
Naperville, Ill.  He had been struggling with cancer for some time. 
    Memorial services were held Aug. 18 in Naperville and Aug. 20 in 
Philadelphia, where Ross grew up. 
                             # # # 
    The Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina has named Larry W. 
Davis vice president for development, effective October 1, 1998.  He will 
be responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive 
fund-raising and development strategy for the 101-year-old institution, 
which is one of three national conference centers for the Presbyterian 
Church (U.S.A.). 
    Davis, a graduate of the University of Florida, has most recently 
served as director of development for the First Presbyterian Church of 
Orlando, Florida.  While there, he organized and developed fund-raising and 
annual stewardship campaigns for the church's $7 million annual operating 
budget as well as planned and executed major capital and other special 
                             # # # 
    On Sept. 22, West Virginia Presbytery elected Gay Mothershed to be its 
executive presbyter.  She begins her new work Nov. 1. 
    Mothershed, a former vice moderator of the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is a certified Christian educator and elder. 
For the past 12 years she has been associate executive presbyter for Grace 
Presbytery in Texas. 
    Long active in denominational activities at all levels, Mothershed is 
currently chair of the General Assembly's Special Committee to Review the 
General Assembly. 
                             # # # 
    The Rev. Virgil Cruz, emeritus professor of New Testament at Louisville 
Presbyterian Theological Seminary, has moved to The Netherlands, his wife 
Margot's home country. 
    Cruz continues to lead seminars in Bible study, evangelism and dispute 
resolution around the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  He can be contacted 
through the seminary. 
                             # # # 
    A memorial service was held Sept. 26 for the Rev. Mike Turner, who died 
in early August while hiking in a wilderness area of Wyoming. A crowd of 
more than 600 jammed Jewett Auditorium on the campus of Albertson College 
in Caldwell, Idaho, for the service. 
    At the time of his death, Turner was pastor of Boone Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in Caldwell. 

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