W.P. Newell Fellowship
I was so surprised and honored to receive the W.P. Newell fellowship. At the same time, however, I was immensely humbled, for I know there are so many deserving APTS students. I am grateful, of course, for the money, but equally grateful for the encouragement as I prepare to take the next step in this adventure that God has called me on. I thank you all so very much.
Naomi Ingram, the 2012 W.P. Newell Fellowship recipient, which carries a prize of $3,000, is a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Temple, Texas. She earned the Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and subsequently served in several residencies, taught pharmacy students, and worked for many years as a clinical pharmacist. These experiences engaged her gifts for compassion and led to a desire to serve in ministry.
An active church leader for many years, she is a Certified Christian Educator and Commissioned Lay Pastor, and she served as the Pastoral Assistant at Grace Presbyterian Church for over 12 years prior to coming to Austin Seminary.
While at Austin Seminary, Naomi has served on the Financial Aid Committee, completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, and is now completing a Supervised Practice of Ministry internship at San Gabriel Presbyterian Church in Georgetown, Texas.
Naomi is particularly interested in preaching and worship, pastoral care, and missions. She is seeking a call to serve as a solo pastor or an associate pastor.
The W.P. Newell Fellowship, which she received, was endowed in 1946 by W.P. Newell of Albany, Texas, as a memorial to her late husband, W.P. Newell. This fellowship honors a student who is training for Christian ministry.