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In Memoriam: Rev. Dr. Eunice Blanchard Poethig admin 03-27-2018
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McCormick mourns the passing of Rev. Eunice Poethig who returned to God on May 25, 2018. She graduated in the class of 1975 and is survived by her husband, Rev. Richard “Dick” Poethig, a former faculty member.

Crumpton, Stephanie bvaughan 05-11-2017
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Rev. Dr. Stephanie M. Crumpton joined McCormick Theological Seminary in 2017 from Lancaster, PA, where she was assistant professor of Practical Theology. Prior to that she served as professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Hood Theological Seminary. Previously she was an adjunct professor at Chicago Theological Seminary, a lecturer at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and a teaching fellow at Atlanta’s Interdenominational Theological Center. While in Georgia she served as a state court advocate and consultant on the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.

McBride, Jennifer bvaughan 07-19-2016
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Jennifer M. McBride received her Doctorate and Masters degree in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, with a focus on theology, ethics, and culture, and her Bachelors degree in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Davidson, Steed bvaughan 05-12-2015
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Davidson is the author of Empire and Exile: Postcolonial Readings of Selected Texts of the Book of Jeremiah and a co-editor of the forthcoming book, Islands, Islanders and the Bible: RumiNations. He has authored various essays that explore the Hebrew Bible from postcolonial and gendered perspectives. He has given presentations at 30 conferences and academic societies, including the Hein-Fry Lecture Series in Tacoma, Washington, as well as the Sarah Ann Gill Memorial Lecture in Barbados.

Worley, Robert bvaughan 03-26-2015
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Rob has been teaching ESL writing and listening/speaking at McCormick since 1991. He brings a wealth of cross-cultural experience, having traveled extensively and researched and written about life in the Middle East, specifically the Arab-Israeli occupation, Islamic philosophy and the future of Arab Christian participation in Middle East life. He also served as Middle East resource person for the Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Italian Federation of Protestant Churches and wrote an historical perspective on the Arab-Israeli occupation.

Williams, Reggie bvaughan 03-26-2015
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Dr. Reggie Williams book Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance (Baylor University Press, 2014) was selected as a Choice Outstanding Title in 2015, in the field of religion. The book is an analysis of exposure to Harlem Renaissance intellectuals, and worship at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist on the German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, during his year of post-doctoral study at Union Seminary in New York, 1930-31.

Wenderoth, Christine bvaughan 03-26-2015
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Christine Wenderoth joined the faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary in 2004 as Director of the JKM Library. She also serves as associate professor of ministry. The JKM Library houses one of the largest theological collections in the United States and is operated jointly by McCormick Theological Seminary and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

Tanzer, Sarah bvaughan 03-19-2015
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Sarah Tanzer joined the faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary in 1986.

A Delaware native, she she received a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Dickinson College in 1975. She earned a Master of Theological Studies in New Testament in 1977 from Harvard Divinity School. As a recipient of the Frank D. Knox Fellowship from Harvard University, Sarah spent a year studying at Oxford University in a newly-created program, Jewish Studies in the Greco-Roman period.

Sawyer, Ken bvaughan 03-19-2015
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Kenneth Sawyer first joined the McCormick community in 1980 as a staff member of the JKM Library. He began teaching as an adjunct instructor 1988, and was appointed to the regular faculty in 1993.

Lindstrom, Joanne bvaughan 03-19-2015
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Joanne Lindstrom joined the McCormick Theological Seminary in January 1996 as Program Specialist for the Experiential Education and Field Studies (EE&FS) Program. After serving two years as Interim Coordinator for the program, she was promoted to the newly-created position of Director of EE&FS in July 1998. In July 2007, Joanne was appointed Assistant Professor of Ministry. Most recently, Dr. Lindstrom was installed as the Jean and Frank Mohr Director of Field Studies and Experiential Education in February 2009.  In 2011, She was promoted to Associate Professor of Ministry.