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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.




class notes | 


Thomas W. Currie III (MDiv’73) authored Bread for the Journey: Notes to Those Preparing for Ministry (Resource Publications, 2015).


The Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau has named Karl-Heinz Schell (Ecum’80) synod dean of the Evangelisches Dekanat Odenwald.

Patricia K. Tull (MDiv’85) has published a new book, After Exegesis: Feminist Biblical Theology (Baylor University Press, 2015).


Brian L. Merritt (MDiv’98), Carol Howard Merritt (MDiv’98), and Annanda Barclay (MDiv’14) contributed to the new book by Rick Ufford-Chase, Faithful Resistance: Gospel Visions for the Church in a Time of Empire (Unshelved, 2016).


Kevin Downer (MDiv’06) earned the DMin from Chicago Theological Seminary in May. He has been called as the interim senior pastor of Founders Metropolitan Community Church in Los Angeles, the founding congregation of the MCC denomination.

Helen Boursier (MDiv’07) gave two papers at an AAR/SBL meeting related to her work inside the immigrant family detention center at Karnes City, Texas. She was honorably retired from Mission Presbytery in June and is teaching theological and religious studies online.


Jonathan Scanlon (DMin’16) is pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clarion, Pennsylvania.

Ryan J. Gaffney (MDiv’16) married Tiffany Taylor, June 26, 2016.

Travis E. Gould (MDiv’16) married Katy Fitzhugh, June 4, 2016.

ordinations |

Ruth A. Elswood (MDiv’15) was ordained at Grace Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, Florida, December 13, 2015.

John Harrison (MDiv’15) was ordained at Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, on March 6, and commissioned as a pastor evangelist at Affton Presbyterian Church in St. Louis on March 13.

Mitchell D. Kolls (MDiv'12), ordained and installed as associate pastor, Dripping Springs Presbyterian Church, March 6, 2016

Krystal Leedy (MDiv'11), ordained and installed as associate pastor, University Presbyterian Church, Austin, August 3, 2016

in memoriam | 

Marcie D. Brown (MDiv’98), Sanderson, Texas, May 1, 2016.

 James Lee (MDiv'00) , Austin, Texas, May 6, 2016

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(Last updated January 27, 2017)

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