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[PCUSANEWS] Emile Dieth resigns as Montreat President

Date 20 Feb 2003 08:34:18 -0500

Note #7598 from PCUSA NEWS to PRESBYNEWS:

Emile Dieth resigns as Montreat President 
February 19, 2003

Emile Dieth resigns as Montreat President 

By Emily Enders Odom
Montreat Conference Center

MONTREAT, NC -	Emile H. Dieth, Jr., president of the Montreat Conference
Center, has tendered his resignation effective Feb.18, 2003, according to the
Rev. Lynn E. Shurley, Jr., chair of the conference center's Board of
Dieth has served at Montreat, one of three national conference centers for
the Presbyterian Church (USA), since 1998. In a message addressed to his
staff and board colleagues, Dieth wrote in part,  "I take pride in the many
achievements and accomplishments which have been concluded during my
Among those achievements are the major renovation and reconstruction of
numerous facilities at the 106-year old institution, along with great strides
in funds development.  
At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors on February
18, Mr. Dieth's resignation was accepted with regret and an expression of
gratitude for his years of service.
"Emile's tenure at the Montreat Conference Center came at a critical time,"
said Shurley, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Paducah, Ky.   "His
efforts over the past five years to set Montreat on solid ground and to
secure its future are sincerely appreciated."
Following Mr. Dieth's resignation, the Executive Committee named the Rev.
James L. Morgan, Jr., D.Min., as acting president of the Montreat Conference
Center until an interim president can be identified.
The full board of directors of the Mountain Retreat Association will next
convene from March 13-14, 2003.

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