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Notes about people
PCUSA NEWS <PCUSA.NEWS@ecunet.org>
5 Dec 2001 16:50:11 -0500
Note #6971 from PCUSA NEWS to PRESBYNEWS:
Notes about people
by Jerry L. Van Marter
The Congregational Ministries Division has announced the hiring of Charles
(Chip) Andrus as Associate for Worship in the Office of Theology and
Andrus, an accomplished musician who leads a couple of blues and
rock-and-roll bands in addition to composing and leading music for worship,
has led music and worship at numerous PC(USA) events including the 213th
General Assembly, National Staff Meeting, and the National Presbyterian
Redevelopment Conference. A graduate of Henderson State University in
Arkansas and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, He is director of
alternative worship for Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville.
Andrus will take special responsibility for helping congregations shape
worship which is both faithful to the deep theological-liturgical tradition
of the church and responsive to contemporary cultural forms. He states that
his goal is "to help the church articulate and understand its liturgy of the
past, present, and near future. Understanding our rich apostolic and
Reformed tradition can empower us as we try to explore new, as well as
ancient, ways of worshiping Christ in this new day."
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Patricia L. Lane, associate for program development for the
Self-Development of People (SDOP) program in the Worldwide Ministries
Division, has announced her resignation, effective Feb. 8, 2002.
Lane is returning to her native Texas where she will become pastor of
Trinity Presbyterian Church in El Paso. She has been with SDOP for 10 years.
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Miroslav Volf, a Yale University theologian from Croatia, has won the 2002
Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his book, Exclusion & Embrace: A
Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness and Reconciliation (Abingdon,
The annual award, which includes a cash prize of $200,000, is given jointly
by Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the University of
Volf, the author of nine books and more than 200 articles and editorials in
a variety of theological journals, argues that "exclusion" of people who are
alien or different is among the most intractable problems in the world
today. He takes as his starting point an analysis of the recent civil war
and ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia and moves on to numerous other
examples of cultural, ethnic and racial conflict around the world.
In addition to teaching theology at Yale, Volf is visiting professor of
systematic theology at Evangelical Theological Faculty in Osijek, Croatia.
Earlier, he taught systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in
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Ghost Ranch/Plaza Resolana, a Presbyterian Church (USA) conference center
in Abique and Santa Fe, NM, has announced two new staff appointments.
Debbie Manzanares, a member of the finance and budget department since
1996, has been named director of budget and finance.
Ray Longino is the new director of operations, a volunteer position. He is
formerly technical/capital systems manager for the Proctor and Gamble
Company, based in Cincinnati.
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