February 2015 Class Notes
Nancy M. Stevens, MDiv 1996, STMPastoral Care 2003, Chaplain at Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pennsylvania
I received an MDiv from LTSP in 1996 and STMin 2003. I did not pursue ordination.
A year and a half ago I accepted a position as hospital chaplain at Abington Memorial Hospital. I waited a very long time to do this work, and would like to have this listed in the alumni updates section. I would like my classmates to know that at last I have achieved my goal.
The Rev. JoAnna M. Novak Patterson, MDiv 2009, Pasftor of Children’s Formation at St. Asaph’s Episcopal Church, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Christopher and I gave birth to Michael Robert on December. 22, 2014, and are learning how to be parents. Please pray for our family as we make this beautiful and holy transiting of adding a member to our family. Thank you!
The Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Meyer, BD 1965
The Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Meyer, 73, of Granbury, Texas, died November 29 2014.
Pr. Meyer was born and raised in Rochester, N.Y. He earned his bachelor of arts in sociology from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio. He then went on to earn his master’s of divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. After 25 years of ministry, he received his doctor of ministry in pastoral care and counseling from Texas Christian University. His proudest accomplishment was the establishment of Shepherd of Life Lutheran Church in Arlington in 1979. In 1990, he was called to Midland, where he served as pastor for Midland Lutheran Church until 1994. After retiring from the ministry, he was in private practice with the Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas in Midland until 2006, when both he and his wife retired.
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The Rev. George Edwin “Bud” Kenyon, Jr., MDiv 1956
The Rev. George Edwin “Bud” Kenyon, Jr., 83, of Melbourne, Florida, died December 1, 2014.
A native of Jamaica, New York, he retired in Melbourne in 1995 from Albany, New York. Pr. Kenyon received his BA Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, and then his Master of Divinity from LTSP in 1956. He was ordained into the ministry in 1956.
Pr. Kenyon worked tirelessly in Lutheran ministry and had been a Home Mission Developer of the ELCA, forming the congregation of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Loudonville, New York. His last congregation prior to retiring was St. John’s Lutheran Church in Albany, New York. He was certified as Hospital Chaplain from Andover, Newton, Massachusetts, and served as director of Pastoral Care at Albany Memorial Hospital in Albany, New York.
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