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Grace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Among our goals as your alumni team for UPSem is to help connect our generations of graduates. We want you to connect with all the news and events that Union Presbyterian Seminary has to offer in your life and vocation. We hope, also, that you may find a place here to connect with others…your seminary and PSCE classmates and friends…current and former faculty members …current students and members of the seminary communities in Charlotte and Richmond.

We hope this will be a webpage that you may visit often, not only for news and updates of the seminary, but to share the news of your life and ministry with us. Come here to learn more about seminary and alumni gatherings on our two campuses and perhaps in your area. Discover ways that you may support the seminary in its mission to educate and prepare women and men for ministry in a variety of places.

Let us hear from you and share with you the news of how we live and serve together by grace through faith! We hope you will enjoy what you find here and also share your news with us!

Faithfully yours,

Rev. W. Clay Macaulay

(D. Min.’85)

Director of Alumni Development


Rev. Nicole Smith

Alumni Associate


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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.





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.









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