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Notes about people

Date 20 Feb 2001 07:04:54

Note #6384 from PCUSA NEWS to PRESBYNEWS:


Notes about people

by Jerry L. Van Marter

	The Rev. Katharine Rhodes Henderson has been named executive vice president
of Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. She has been the seminary's
director of development since 1993.

	Henderson, 44, has overseen the expansion of Auburn's annual fund to
$400,000 and has created the seminary's $5 million endowment fund campaign,
the seminary's first such fund-raising effort since 1950.

	Henderson, a native of Louisville, Ky., graduated from the College of
Wooster in Ohio and from Auburn's partner seminary, Union Theological
Seminary in New York. She received her doctorate in education last year from
Columbia University.

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	The Rev. Holmes Rolston III, who was the Presbyterian Writers Guild's
Distinguished Writer of the Year in 1999, has been named one of the fifty
key thinkers on the environment in a recent book entitled Fifty Key Thinkers
on the Environment.

	Rolston, a professor of philosophy at Colorado State University was
included on the list which includes such other notables as Charles Darwin,
Aristotle, St. Francis of Assisi, John Muir, William Wordsworth and Frank
Lloyd Wright.

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	Laverne Katherine Scholten Proudfoot, 54, the wife of longtime General
Assembly Newsroom volunteer and Presbyterian pastor the Rev. Charles W.
Proudfoot, died Feb. 6 in Pueblo, Colo., after a long bout with a rare
neuromuscular disease.

	Services were held Feb. 8 at Alamosa Presbyterian Church, where Chuck
Proudfoot is pastor.  Another service is planned for Feb. 24th at the Burton
Hights Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids Mich., where she had many
family and friends.

	Laverne was an accomplished musician and tireless church worker who strived
to continue serving despite her debilitating illness. She met Chuck while
serving as minister of education at Westminster Presbyterian Church in
Springfield, Ill., when he was pastor. They were married for almost 22

	In addition to Chuck, she is survived by her son, Scot, one brother and two

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