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10-22-2015 by

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The Reverend Dr. Paul Markham, 97, of Pasadena, California, formerly of Monroe, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Pasadena.

The son of Rev. Lucius S. and Ina (Graves) Markham, he was born in Batavia, New York on January 22, 1918. While he was growing up, his family lived in New York, California, Kansas, Colorado, Ohio, Texas, and Louisiana.

10-15-2015 by

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Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes

Rev. Cláudio Carvalhaes offers hope to weary people of faith. He'll be sharing his vision of how Christians can address the world's needs October 22 and 23 during McCormick Days at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. 

McCormick's annual event welcomes back alumni/ae and provides educational and social opportunities for alums and current students to connect and recharge. This year's theme is "The Prophetic: That which Keeps Us Alive."

09-18-2015

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McCormick celebrates our historic relationships and those who have shared their extraordinary leadership, and who have built McCormick Theological Seminary into the institution it is today.
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Margaret Stuart Hart
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Celebrating Legacy

We are proud to honor Mrs. Margaret Stuart Hart, McCormick Life Trustee, and granddaughter of the late Rev. Dr. James G.K. McClure, one of McCormick’s first president’s, for her contributions and those of her family to the formation and building up of McCormick Theological Seminary as the first recipient of the McCormick Legacy Award.

Join us!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Conway Farms Golf Club
425 Conway Farms Drive
Lake Forest, Illinois

09-17-2015

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Hosted by McCormick, Chicago Theological Seminary, and Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
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National Summit

Month by month the momentum is building for leaders to address the challenges to theological education in a decisive manner. Very few people seem satisfied with the status quo. Seminaries are initiating major innovations in curriculum, mode of delivery, staffing, and even mission. Every week we receive reports of new experimental programs that are springing up all over the country — sponsored by seminaries, denominations, churches, nonprofits, or none of the above — that seek to “reinvent” ministry education.

09-16-2015

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McCormick Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Julian DeShazier to serve as Mentor of the Community Engagement Fellows Program.
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The Rev. Julian DeShazier

The Community Engagement Fellows Program, in its second year at McCormick, is a signature initiative of the school. The Program identifies, attracts and enrolls service and justice-minded students who want to maintain their commitment to these causes while attending school. Dr. Ted Hiebert, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty states, “We want what they are doing in the community to connect with their experience in the classroom, bringing both experiences to bear in their career."

09-10-2015

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Deborah Kapp elevated to full professor holding the Edward F. and Phyllis K. Campbell chair of Urban Ministry.
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Download Rev. Dr. Kapp's sermon from the convocation in which she explores questions of contemporary faith formation. 

Deborah J. Kapp joined the faculty of McCormick in 1995 as an Assistant Professor of Ministry and was named Associate Professor of Ministry in 2002. In 2006 she became the Edward F. and Phyllis K. Campbell Professor of Urban Ministry. In 2004-2005 and in the fall of 2013 she served as the Acting Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

07-23-2015

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And there are two of them! Congratulations to Pauline Coffman (M.A. '64) and the Rev. Trey Hammond (M.Div. '80)
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Rev. Trey Hammond and Dr. Pauline Coffman

Nominated by other alums, the Distinguished Alumnus/a award is a deep and special acknowledgement of the importance this person not only has had in the life of the one who nominates him or her, but also the impact this person has had within the church and their role as Christ's hands and feet in the world. 

Be thinking ahead to 2016! Make your nominations now!
The form is now online!

06-18-2015

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William “Bill” Hirt, a Chicago-born developer who moved to Toledo to preach at a central-city Presbyterian church but became passionate about providing affordable housing, rehabilitating buildings in the city’s neglected neighborhoods, died on March 30 in his Old West End Home.

Mr. Hirt, 72, died after an eight-year-long struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

05-21-2015

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Relationship with Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Renewed
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Rev. Wayne Meisel, Center Leader
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It is with great joy and excitement we announce the renewal of our relationship with the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations with a major grant from them for the Center for Faith and Service. While the details are still being confirmed, the grant will allow the Center to replicate the Community Engagement Fellows program at up to ten seminaries and divinity schools that are part of Seminaries that Change the World. This is a major win both for the Center's national activities and for McCormick.

05-20-2015

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Rev. Ross H. Gooch

Ross Hayward Gooch, 81, of Wooster, passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from complications of Alzheimer's.

He was born February 12, 1933 in Lebanon, Indiana, the son of Darrell and Ruth (Kattman). Gooch and grew up in Indiana.

Ross was a 1950 graduate of Howe High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a 1954 graduate of The College of Wooster where he met his wife, Cynthia (Stetson) Gooch whom he married on June 26, 1954. She preceded him in death on February 8, 2013.