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Austin Seminary graduates are popping up everywhere. In its one hundred year plus history, Austin Seminary has touched the lives of more than 3,000 students. The Austin Seminary Alumni web page provides an on-line location for former classmates to catch up and share information about their lives, families, and ministries; it also serves to strengthen and maintain connections between the Seminary and its graduates.


Alumni @ Big Tent

Please join us for happy hour after the COTE ice cream social
Thursday, July 16
9:15 p.m.

Host: Rev. John Harrison

Check back here and on alum Facebook page for location update

Austin-Area Pastor Breakfasts

This event is open to all Austin pastors, alumni and others!

Presbyterian Pastors

Wednesday, August 16 | 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Stotts Hall, McCord Community Center

Hosts: Rev. Matt Gaventa and Rev. Britta Dukes

RSVP by August 9


Pastors of other denominations

Thursday, August 17 | 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Stotts Hall, McCord Community Center

Hosts: Rev. Landon Schultz and Rev. Dr. Beverly Jones

RSVP by August 10


class notes | 


The husband of Sally Johnson (MDiv’89), Carlos Lopez, died on January 21, 2017.
Pope Francis has named Msgr. Michael J. Boulette (DMin’93) to be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Salem United Church of Christ in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has called David Green (MDiv’95) to be their pastor.
Carol Howard Merritt (MDiv’98) has published a new book, Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church (HarperOne, 2017).


Fondren Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi, has called Robert Lowry (MDiv’01) as their new pastor.
Blake Brinegar (MDiv’01) has been called as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Yellville, Arkansas.
Paul Burns (MDiv’07) has written a 16-week Bible study, The Sabbath Challenge: Learning to Rest in a World that Never Sleeps.
Derek Forbes (MDiv ’08) was installed as pastor / head-of-staff at First Presbyterian Church of Logan, Utah.


JT and Becca Longino (MDiv’13), along with big sister, Abigail, welcomed Bennett “Ben” Michael Longino, born February 2, 2017.
Sheila Sidberry-Thomas (MDiv’14) is the new co-pastor at Greater Ball Tabernacle AME Church in San Antonio, Texas.
Gregory D. Allen-Pickett (MDiv’15) was called to be pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Hastings, Nebraska.
Steve Miller (MDiv’15) is the founder of the United States Christian Leadership Organization, a human interest organization, and the project director of its HBCU Truth and Reconciliation Oral History Project whose mission is to use the power of spoken and documented words to affect public policy and create spiritual and social change.

in memoriam |

John M. Brand (MDiv’59), January 2017, Dallas, Texas
James W. Patton (MDiv’61), June 18, 2016, Nashville, Tennessee
W. Clark Chamberlain III (MDiv’72), January 3, 2017, Houston, Texas
D. Eleanor Sanders (MDiv’78), December 29, 2016, Kingsland, Texas
Jack E. Livingston (DMin’86), December 16, 2016, Sugar Land, Texas
Lawrence C. Mitchell (DMin’94), November 18, 2016, Forrest City, Arkansas
F. Kathleen Trevino (MDiv’94), December 22, 2016, Austin, Texas
Rodney L. Swisher (MDiv’98), October 27, 2016, Austin, Texas


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Gary Mathews
Director of Alumni and Church Relations

100 E. 27th Street
Austin, Texas 78705
Phone: 512-404-4809


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(Last updated April 12, 2017)

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