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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.

COMING ALUMNI EVENTS

MidWinters 2019 Reunions

Make plans now to join your former classmates at reunion events for the Classes of 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009, and the Classes of 2010-2018. More here.

CLASS NOTES

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1950s

In October, Honor Flight Houston recognized Charles E. Wolfe (MDiv'58), with an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Charles was an Army Chaplain and was awarded the Purple Heart during his time in Vietnam.

1980s

Rene Whitaker (MDiv'87) recently published two new books, Entertaining Angels and 88 Gratitudes Always Room for More. 

David Leslie (MDiv’88) will be participating as a Shaker Art, Design, and Religion Fellow in a project developed by the Shaker Museum/Mt. Lebanon (New York) and Fordham University Theology Department. David serves as executive director of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.

Sally Johnson (MDiv’89) has published her first novel, After Yesterday. 

1990s

Fran (Coon) Grace (MDiv’92) announced her upcoming new book, The Power of Love, will be published on February 14, 2019.

2000s 

Thomas, the husband of Suzanne Isaacs (MDiv’00), died August 2, San Antonio, Texas. 

Megan and Jason Cashing (MDiv'06) welcomed their first child, Carrie Jane Ruth, on September 24, 2018.

Everett Miller (MDiv’06) has published two new books, World War I: A Brief and Broad Overview and Light in the Darkness.

Martha Langford (MDiv'07) was installed as pastor at First Presbyterian Church, La Grange, Texas, on October 1, 2018. 

“To Forgive a Killer,” an article by Sharon Risher (MDiv’07) as told to Abigail Pesta, Notre Dame Magazine, has been named a 2018 Front Page Award Winner by the Newswomen’s Club of New York. 

Alisa Secrest (MDiv'08) was installed associate pastor for congregational nurture at Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, Arkansas, on August 1, 2018. 

2010s

Lindsay Hatch (MDiv’10) and husband, Brad, welcomed a  daughter, Lyndon Berke, born September 13, 2018.

Lindsey and Mitchell Kolls (MDiv'12), welcomed Emily Claire, born October 2, 2018.

Scott Spence (MDiv’12) is now pastor and teacher at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Waterloo, Iowa.

Chad Lawson (MDiv'15) was installed as pastor at Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church, Texas, on Sept. 16, 2018

Eric Peterson (MDiv’15) has been called as the director of spiritual life at the Presbyterian Pan American School, Kingsville, Texas

Don Moore (MDiv'16) was appointed as pastor of First United Methodist of Hico, Texas. 

Matthew Beach (MDiv’17) relocated to California to pursue a PhD in theology at Graduate Theological Union. 

David Wolfe (DMin’18) has retired except for teaching assignment in Kenya this December. David also volunteers as a counselor at Western State Hospital in Staunton, Virginia.

ordinations |

Tony Spears (MDiv'15) was ordained by the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), Austin, Texas, on October 13. 

Wendy Manuel (MDiv'16) was ordained in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 18, by the Upper Midwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Wendy is a chaplain for Grace Hospice in Minneapolis. 

Gayle Evers (MDiv'18) was ordained by Journey Imperfect Faith Community in Austin, Texas, on October 21. Gayle serves as chaplain for the non-profit FreedHearts. 

Tyler Henderson (MDiv’18) was ordained by New Covenant Presbytery on Sunday, August 19 and installed as associate pastor at Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church, Katy, Texas.   

in memoriam |

Hans-Richard Nevermann (1953-54), March 9, 2018, Berlin, Germany

Frank A. Simcik (MDiv'60), September 12, 2018, Temple, Texas

David J. Gallaher (MDiv'64), August 12, 2018, New Braunfels, Texas 

Ernest E. Atkinson (DMin'84), March 3, 2013, Tyler, Texas

June M. White (MDiv'01), December 29, 2017, Kerrville, Texa

 

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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 March 5, 2019)

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