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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.


UMC - Rio Texas Annual Conference Dinner

Corpus Christi, TX | June 11, 2015

American Bank Center
1901 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX, 78401
Room - 101-102 

Cost: $15 per person 

Register here. 


Austin Alum & Graduating Seniors reception

April 30, 2015 | 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

At the home of Lana Russell, Trustee
3004 Pleasant Run Place
Austin, TX  78703-1151

Breakfast for alums at UMC Texas Annual Conference

UMC Texas Annual Conference | Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 7:15 a.m.-8:15 a.m.

At the 1600 Bar & Grille (lobby level) in the Hilton Americas - Houston
1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010 


Central Texas Conference
Breakfast Gathering at the conference

June 8, 2015 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

White's Chapel United Methodist Church room #3203
185 S White Chapel Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092

Tri-Presbytery Meeting at FPC Tulsa
Location TBD

June 5, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Mission Presbytery Alumni Gathering
Location TBD

June 19, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.




Warner Bailey (MDiv’64) is the principal editor of The Theologically Formed Heart, Essays in Honor of David J. Gouwens (Wipf & Stock, 2014). He contributed the essay, “The Aesthetics of Persuasion, Rhetoric in Calvin’s The Golden Book of the True Christian Life [Institutes 3.6-10].”

Judy Record Fletcher (MDiv’69) is the author of the 2015-2016 Presbyterian Women Horizons Bible Study Come to the Waters.


Steve Buchele (MDiv’99) writes that he and his wife, Suzanne, have finished their first year of service in Ghana (www.ServingInGhana.org). Suzanne is associate provost of Ashesi University where Steve teaches leadership and does ministry with the student population. He’s planning to teach a world religions course based on one he took with Professor Terry Muck.

Former admissions director Eleanor Cherryholmes (DMin’95) married John Wright on March 14 in Denton, Texas; Shelby Miller (MDiv’97) conducted the service.


Michael Waschevski (DMin’03) co-authored Rhythms of Worship: The Planning and Purpose of Liturgy, published by WJK Press.

Reno Lauro (MDiv’05) wrote a book review, “The Sinuous Line of World and Screen: On D.N. Rodowick’s Elegy for Theory and Philosophy’s Artful Conversations” for Senses of Cinema (online film journal) Issue 74 (March 2015). He has written the book, Synergy and Control: Life in the Age of the Screen, to be published by Fortress Press in 2016.

Alex Knott (MDiv’09) married Keenan Rodgers on November 15, 2014. The wedding, held in Shelton Chapel, was officiated by Andy Odom (MDiv’01),

Welcome to Oliver Guthrie Morris, son of Brittany Harvey (MATS’12) and Russell Morris, born on January 15, 2015. 

Welcome to Parker William Dunn, son of Alisha and Chris Dunn (MDiv’13), born March 6, 2015.

Molly E. Atkinson (MDiv’14) married Mario G. Ransan (MDiv’14) on August 8, 2014.

Patrick and Erica Knisely (MDiv’14) welcomed Magnus David into their family on December 11, 2014.

ordinations |

Holly Clark-Porter, (MDiv’12) ordained at First & Central Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Delaware, March 22, 2015. 

Kaci Clark-Porter (MDiv’12), ordained at First & Central Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Delaware, March 22, 2015.

Chris Dunn (MDiv’13), ordained at First Presbyterian Church, Annapolis, Maryland, December 7, 2014.

Sabrina Jennings (MDiv’14), ordained and installed on March 28, 2015, at Community United Church of Christ, San Antonio, Texas.

Remington Johnson (MDiv’12), ordained as chaplain at The Heart Hospital, Austin, Texas, December 23, 2013.

Michael Lauziere (MDiv’09), ordained and installed on October 19, 2014, as pastor of First Baptist Church, Springvale, Maine.

Crystal E. Silva-McCormick (MDiv’10), ordained as a minister on December 7, 2014, at the United Christian Church, Austin, Texas. She has been called as associate pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Austin.

JoAnne Ramsey (MDiv’14), ordained and installed on March 22, 2015, as pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro, Texas.

Stephen C. Robinson (MDiv’13), ordained and installed as associate pastor of education and evangelism at Hyde Park Christian Church, Austin, Texas, March 8, 2015.

Laureen Suba (MDiv’14), ordained on February 1, 2015, at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, Houston, Texas. She is executive director of United Campus Ministry of Greater Houston.

in memoriam | 

John E. Toppins (MDiv’50, ThM’57), Tuscaloosa, Alabama, February 11, 2015

C. Keith Wright (MDiv’56, DMin’86), Austin, Texas, January 8, 2015

Douglas B. Finch (MDiv’62), Seguin, Texas, December 8, 2014

Owen McGarity Jr. (ThM’62), Austin, Texas, February 23, 2015

Chuck Gibbs (MDiv’63), San Antonio, Texas, January 18, 2015

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