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[PCUSANEWS] Notes about people
PCUSA NEWS <PCUSA.NEWS@ecunet.org>
27 Feb 2003 09:17:41 -0500
Note #7608 from PCUSA NEWS to PRESBYNEWS:
Notes about people
February 26, 2003
Notes about people
by Jerry L. Van Marter
Patrick "Pat" Cole, a 20-year communications professional, has been named
associate for communication for the Worldwide Ministries Division in
Louisville. He begins his new work March 3.
Cole has an undergraduate degree in mass communications, a graduate degree in
marketing and an M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in
Louisville. He began his career as a newspaper reporter in Tennessee, seved
as director of news and information at the Baptist seminary for 10 years, and
then edited five regional Baptist newspapers. Since 1999, he has served as
assistant director for marketing publications for the University of
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The Executive Committee of the Montreat Conference Center's board of
directors has named R. James "Jim" Henderson as acting president, effective
Feb. 25. He succeeds Emile H. Dieth, Jr., who resigned as president Feb. 18.
A graduate of Kansas State University and Ohio University, Henderson has had
a distinguished career as a financial administrator for several universities.
He also served a stint as interim president of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Foundation a few years ago.
An elder at First Presbyterian Church of Asheville, NC, Henderson and his
wife, Betty, make their home at Montreat.
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Margaret Willis, who served on the national staff of the Presbyterian Church
(USA) for many years, died Feb. 8 at her home in Avondale Estates, GA.
Willis worked for the General Assembly Mission Board of the former
Presbyterian Church in the United States in Atlanta in the Division of
Partnership Services, and for the (PC(USA)'s Church Vocations Ministry Unit
She is survived by three daughters and sons?in?law and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on February 15 at the Episcopal Church of the
Epiphany in Atlanta.
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The Rev. Doug Baker, PC(USA) mission co-worker in Northern Ireland, has been
asked by the leaders of the four largest denominations in Ireland to head the
planning group for a major ecumenical conference, "The Churches' Contribution
to Improving Relations in Northern Ireland."
The co-sponsoring denominations of the April conference include the Roman
Catholic Church, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Church of Ireland
(Anglican) and the Methodist Church in Ireland.
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