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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.


Austin Alumni Fellowship, April 24

Join us at the home of Ted Wardlaw and Kay Bryant

April 24, 2017
5:30-7:00 pm
The President’s Manse
829 East 37th Street
Enjoy fellowship with Austin-area alumni as well as those who will graduate in May.

RSVP by April 17 to Selina Aguirre at 512-404-4809, or rsvp@austinseminary.edu


UMC Rio Texas Alumni Fellowship, June 8

Please join us for dinner during the Rio Texas Annual Conference
Thursday, June 8
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
American Bank Center
1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., Rooms 101-102
Cost: $15 per person



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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