CORRECTION: In the Spring 2006 issue of In Trust, page 18, the announcement of Paul R. Corts as the new president of the CCCU contained two errors. The organization's name is the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, not Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities. Dr. Corts is the organization's fifth president, not its third president. In Trust regrets these errors. The text below has been corrected.
Paul R. Corts
Dr. Paul R. Corts has been named the fifth president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, a higher education association serving 105 liberal arts colleges and universities in North America.
Dr. Corts moves to his new position from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he has been serving as assistant attorney general for administration. Previously he was president of Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Holy Cross brothers form lay training institute
The Congregation of the Holy Cross, a Catholic religious order that operates the University of Notre Dame and other schools, has opened a new training institute at St. Edward's University, the order's college in Austin, Texas. Concerned that the religious mission of Holy Cross colleges and schools may be lost as the number of priests and religious brothers on school campuses declines, the order created the Holy Cross Institute in 1994.
Earlier this spring, the institute brought lay school administrators, teachers, and counselors from 14 states to Austin for the institute's first convocation. The purpose of the meeting: to instill an understanding of the order's religious mission among the lay educators that govern and teach in Holy Cross schools.
Seminary dean named Walla Walla's new leader
The Rev. John K. McVay has been named president of Walla Walla College, replacing Dr. Jon Dybdahl, who is retiring after 17 years at the college, including the last four years as president. The Seventh-day Adventist school in Washington state has more than 1,900 students.
For the last six years, McVay has been dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. A graduate of Southern Adventist University, Andrews University, and the University of Sheffield, he is an ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister. He and his wife, Pam, have two teenaged children.
Bible college renamed for theologian
Reformed Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been renamed Kuyper College to honor the Dutch Reformed theologian Abraham Kuyper,who died in 1920. The Hidalgo and DeVries marketing firm helped choose the name, which market research determined was comforting to people within the Reformed tradition and neutral to others.
Since 1995, the school has increased its course offerings and now offers 17 majors, including accounting and business administration, in addition to traditional ministry-related majors.
Changes at the top
The Rev. John Shultz, professor of pastoral counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary, has been named president of the school, replacing the Rev. Frederick Finks, who will become president of Ashland University on July 1. Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate school of Ashland University, and both are affiliated with the Brethren Church.
Dr. Shultz was previously academic dean of the seminary, and he is founder and president of Cornerstone Psychological Affiliates, which operates six counseling centers in Ohio. He is also founder and president of JSNJS Inc., a real estate holding company in Ashland.
An ordained elder in the Brethren Church, Dr. Shultz is a graduate of Ashland University, Ashland Seminary, and Purdue University. He and his wife, Jeanie, have two grown children.
Jerry D. Campbell
(PHOTO BY JOHN LIVZEY)
The Rev. Jerry D. Campbell has been named president of the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California, replacing the Rev. Philip A. Amerson. Dr. Amerson will become president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Both schools are affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
Since 1996, Dr. Campbell has been university librarian and chief information officer at the University of Southern California. Before that, he was vice provost for library affairs and professor of the practice of theological bibliography at Duke University.
Dr. Campbell is a graduate of McMurry College, Duke Divinity School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Denver. He serves on the accrediting commission of the Senior Colleges and Universities division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). He and his wife, LaVeta, have one adult daughter.
Harald G. Tomesch
The Rev. Harald G. Tomesch became third president of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario, in September 2005. He replaced the Rev. Roger J. Humann, who returned to teaching after serving as interim president since the retirement of president emeritus Jonathan F. Grothe. Dr. Tomesch was also named professor of exegetical theology at the 30-year-old school, which is affiliated with the Lutheran Church -- Canada, a body that is in doctrinal fellowship with the Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod.
Dr. Tomesch formerly taught Greek and New Testament at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin, and before that taught at Concordia University College of Alberta in Edmonton.
Dr.Tomesch, who is married and has four children, is the first Canadian president of a Lutheran Church -- Canada seminary. He is a graduate of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, the University of Toronto, and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and is an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church -- Canada.
Marsha Foster Boyd
The Rev. Marsha Foster Boyd, director of accreditation and leadership education at the Association of Theological Schools, has been named president of Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. She replaces the Rev. V. Bruce Rigdon, who is retiring and will be named president emeritus of the nondenominational school.
Dr. Boyd is a graduate of Tufts University, the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. An ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, she has been dean of Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio, and associate professor of pastoral care at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Since 1999, Dr. Boyd has worked for the Association of Theological Schools, and she is already familiar with the Ecumenical Seminary, having recently shepherded it through the accreditation process.
Ecumenical Theological Seminary began as the Ecumenical Theological Center in 1980. (See the Spring 2005 issue of In Trust.) Dr. Boyd is married to the Rev. Kenneth Boyd, also an ordained African Methodist Episcopal elder, and they are the parents of six children.
David G. Trickett
The Rev. David G. Trickett has been named the next president of the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He was also named professor of ethics and leadership at the seminary, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
Dr. Trickett is currently chair of the board and senior fellow at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, a study center located at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Formerly the executive director of the Washington Theological Consortium, he is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Southern Methodist University and is an ordained United Methodist elder. He and his wife, Dr. Susan Bell Trickett, have three children.
Dr. Trickett succeeds the Rev. J. Philip Wogaman, who has been serving as interim president since the resignation of the former president, the Rev.David Maldonado, two years ago.
The Rev. Jay Rundell has been named president of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, replacing the Rev. Norman E. Dewire, who is retiring on June 30. Rundell is currently vice president for institutional advancement at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.
Rundell will become the fourth president of the United Methodist school, which is located in Delaware, Ohio. An ordained United Methodist elder, he graduated from Augustana College and the Iliff School of Theology. He and his wife, Dr. Kristen Rundell, a family physician, have one daughter.
Christopher M. Thomforde
The Rev. Christopher M. Thomforde, president of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, has been named president of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary, replacing departing president Dr. Ervin J. Rokke. The Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, school was formed out of 1954 merger between men's and women's colleges, the antecedents of which date to 1742. The seminary is affiliated with the Moravian Church.
Before being named president of St. Olaf in 2001, Dr. Thomforde served as president of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, from 1996 to 2000. He was previously chaplain at Susquehanna University and at Colgate University.
An ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he graduated from Princeton University, Yale Divinity School, and Princeton Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kathy Gardner Chadwick, have five children between them.
The Rev. Darryl DelHousaye, part-time president of Phoenix Seminary, has been named full-time president of the school. He is retiring as senior pastor of Scottsdale Bible Church to assume his new role at the evangelical, nondenominational seminary in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. DelHousaye was among the committee of local clergy who organized the school in 1988 and is its third president. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge; the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University; and Western Seminary. He and his wife, Holly, have two grown sons.
Jonathan S. Raymond
Dr. Jonathan S. Raymond has been named president of Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, replacing Dr. Neil Snider, who is retiring after having served as president since 1974. (See the Autumn 2005 issue of In Trust.)
Dr. Raymond is currently president of William and Catherine Booth College in Winnipeg. From 1993 to 1999, he was a senior administrator at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Maryland, Arizona State University, the University of Hawaii, and Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.
Dr. Raymond is a lay Salvation Army member and serves as co-editor of the Salvation Army's journal Word and Deed. He graduated from Asbury College and the University of Kentucky. Dr. Raymond's wife, Irene, teaches Spanish literature at the University of Manitoba. They have two grown children.
Trinity Western includes a 500-student graduate school of theological studies called the Associated Canadian Theological Schools, or ACTS Seminaries. ACTS is affiliated with, and issues joint degrees with, six theological schools representing evangelical, Pentecostal, and Mennonite denominations.
Dennis J. Lyle
Father Dennis J. Lyle, associate professor of moral theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, has been named rector-president of the school. He replaces Father Thomas Baima, who had been serving as acting rector since former rector-president Father John F. Canary was named vicar general of the Chicago archdiocese earlier this year. As vicar general, Father Canary is the chief assistant to Cardinal Francis George and acts in his name during his absence. Father Baima will continue as provost of the seminary.
The University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary is the largest U.S. Catholic seminary, with more than 200 men studying for the priesthood from 45 dioceses. Located in Mundelein, Illinois, it is operated by the archdiocese of Chicago.
Father Lyle, a native of Chicago, is a graduate of Chicago's Loyola University, Mundelein Seminary, and the Accademia Alfonsiana in Rome. He was ordained a priest in the Chicago archdiocese in 1991 and joined the faculty of the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in 2000.
Harvard "joggler" sets world record
Zachary J.Warren, juggler, unicyclist, and divinity student
(PHOTO BY HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL)
Zachary J. Warren, a Harvard Divinity School student, set a world record at the Boston Marathon in April. He didn't win the race -- with a time of 2:58:23, Warren placed 911th -- but he did beat the only other runner this year who completed the race while juggling three bean-filled balls. Warren and his friend, Michal E. Kapral, dropped only six balls each during the 26.2-mile course. And according to rules established by the International Sport Juggling Federation, for each dropped ball, the "joggler" had to resume juggling within two steps of retrieving the errant beanbag.
Warren's "joggling" raises money for his favorite charity, the Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children. For more information, see www.unicycle4kids.org.