2020 SPRUNT LECTURES
2020-May. 4 at 4:30pm
2020 Sprunt Lectures May 4-6, 2020 – Richmond Campus Theme: Faith formation with children, youth and young adults in a...
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UPSem Alumni Reception in Pasadena, California On a beautiful Saturday morning, in late November, ten UPSem alumni and spouses gathered...
UPSem Breakfast at SBL – AAR Annual Meetings in San Diego During the Annual Meetings of the Society of Biblical...
The Rev. Dr. Edwin Witte Stock passed away peacefully due to heart failure on November 2, 2019. Stock graduated from...
Pictured: PSCE Class of ’79 Front row (l to r): Bridget Harvey, Keith Johnston (UTS ’78, PSCE ‘88), Sally Johnston,...
A great idea and concept came to fruition this fall as some of our UPSem alumni returned to the Richmond...
Pastor, author, activist, and UPSem alumnus James E. Atwood (M.Div.’59) addresses the issue of gun violence in a new book...
Thirty-five alumni and friends gathered for a UPSem luncheon on Thursday, July 25, 2019 during the annual Bible Conference at...
Thirty alumni and friends gathered for a UPSem luncheon on Friday, June 21, 2019 during the Virginia Annual Conference of...
Over 200 alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff registered and attended our annual Sprunt Lectures, May 6-8, 2019, on the...
“Going Global” held at the APCE (Association of Presbyterian Church Educators) national gathering, February 8, at the Galveston (TX) Convention Center. ...
Alumni and friends of UPSem in the Charlotte area gathered for “Just Jesus in the Public Square – A Social...
Jim Ewing (M.Div. ’04) has been called as Pastor of Avondale Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, August 2019.
Ron Gilmer (M.Div. ’06) has been called as Interim Pastor of Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, December 2019.
Perry Neel (M.Div. ’82) will be retiring as adjunct instructor in Philosophy, Ethics, Humanities, and Religion at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, in May 2020, after 20 years.
Shelly Barrick Parsons (M.A.,M.Div. ’00, Ph.D. ’05) has been called as Director of Church and Family Ministry at River Road Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA.
Timothy J. “TJ” Remaley (M.A.,M.Div. ’14) has been called as Associate Pastor for Family Ministry at Faith Presbyterian Church, Cape Coral, FL.
William “Will” E. Robinson (Ph.D. ’15) is Pastor – Head of Staff of First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island, SC.
Amy Busse Stoker (M.Div. ’95) has been called as Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church, Pulaski, Tennessee, September 1, 2019.
Martin L. Stokes, Jr. (D.Min.’74) retired from the pastorate on December 31, 2014.
Christopher M. Tweel (M.Div. ’14) has been called as Pastor-Head of Staff at Three Chopt Presbyterian Church, Richmond VA, January 6, 2020.
Matthew White (M.Div. ’18) has accepted a one- year position as a lay preacher and newcomer consultant at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Chesterfield, Virginia.
Sam Bush (1st year M.Div. student, Richmond) and his wife, Maddy, welcomed a son, Elliott Jonathan Bush on February 17, 2020.
Annie Franklin Arvin (M.Div., M.A.C.E. ’18) and Thomas Arvin welcomed Molly Claire Arvin on September 10, 2019. Annie serves on staff at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church, St. Simons Island, GA.
Amy Busse (M.Div. ’95) married Brent Stoker on August 3, 2019.
The Rev. Owen J. Gray (M.Div.’17) was installed by Grace Presbytery, Sunday, October 27, 2019, as associate pastor of the St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church, Richardson, Texas.
Emily B. Hook (M.Div. ’17) was installed by The Presbytery of Arkansas, Sunday, November 17, 2019, as pastor of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church, Forrest City, Arkansas.
Lyndsey McCall (M.Div. ’11) married Dominique Gilliam, November 3, 2019, in Watts Chapel, Richmond campus.
James ‘Jay’ Morgan (3rd year M.Div., Richmond) married Rebecca Smyth, October 19, 2019, in Watts Chapel, Richmond campus.
Kenneth F. “Ken” Morris (Th.D.’64) January 31, 2020
Joellyn S. “Jo” Blandord (M.A.’88) February 4, 2020
J. Gary Campbell (M.Div.’59) June 24, 2019
Robert H. Crumby (M.Div. ’56) December 24, 2019
Gary H. Hall (Th.D. ’80) June 15, 2019
Jean C. Hess (widow of former Union-PSCE professor, Dr. Curtis Hess) January 31, 2020
Sally Hinchman (M.A. ’71) January 17, 2020
Beverly Ann Davis Johnson (M.A.’60) January 5, 2020
Winfield R. “Casey” Jones, Jr. (D.Min. ’79) June 9, 2019
Katherine Little (M.R.E. ’58) November 9, 2018
Dr. Carl Pernell Losen (Th.D. ’66) January 28, 2020
Jerry C. McCann, Sr. (B.D. ’52) December 10, 2019
Charles S. McChesney (B.D. ’49) December 11, 2019
Angus W. McGregor (M.Div. ’64) October 28, 2019
James H. Montgomery (B.D. ’58) December 7, 2019
Kenneth F. Morris (Th.D. ’64) January 31, 2020
Jessica B. Reveley [spouse of Nelson Reveley (M.Div. ’10, Th.M. ’11)] November 25, 2019
William F. Summers, Sr. (B.D.’45) July 15, 2019
John D. Turner (B.D. ’65) October 26, 2019
James K. “Jim” Wilson (UTS & PSCE alumnus, M.Div.’59, M.C.E.’60, D.Min.’81) November 8, 2019
Elizabeth Hallett Jones Worrell (PSCE alumna, B.C.E. ‘66) October 30, 2019
Robert L. Yoder (M.Div. ’72) November 12, 2019
Priscilla Andre-Colton (M.A. ’79) has been named as the recipient of the Life Achievement Award by the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE).
David R. Bauer (Ph.D. ’85) has written the book, The Gospel of the Son of God: An Introduction to Matthew, published by InterVarsity Academic Press.
Curtis Christian, IV (D.Min. ’86) has released his second book “The Angels of Hellas.” It was published in October 2019.
Jill J. Duffield (M.Div.’96) has written the book, “Lent in Plain Sight: A Devotion through Ten Objects”, Westminster John Knox Press, 2019.
Gary H. Hall (Th.D. ’80) commentary “Jeremiah & Lamentations Polis Bible Commentary Volume 15” was published in October 2019, by Urban Loft Publishers.
P. Lynn Miller will release “Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament”, The 2020–2021 PW/Horizons Bible study, March 2020.
Jeff Paschal (M.Div.’90) “The Trajectory of Hope – and Other Sermons that Matter”, published in May 2019 by Parson’s Porch Books.
Thomas T. Shields (D.Min. ’83) has written the book, “Upstream Teaching in the Church”, Westbow Press, 2019.
Ellen Crawford True (M.Div.’96) “And So I Kept Living – and Other Sermons that Matter”, published in 2019 by Parson’s Porch Books.