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07-20-2017

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The Rev. Dr. Robert Charles Ellson

Rev. Dr. Robert Charles Ellson was welcomed by his Lord and Savior into everlasting life on July 14, 2017.  He had been a resident at Luther Manor in Wauwatosa since 2011.

Rev. Ellson, was born on March 15, 1925 in Woodhaven, Queens, NY, to Frank D. and Lilian C. (Richardson) Ellson and. He was preceded in death by his brother William E. Ellson and a nephew Gary Ellson. He met his beloved wife, Carolyn at Ohio University where they married in 1946 and graduated in 1947.

06-23-2017

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McCormick alums will be honored at the national biennial meeting for the American Baptist Churches in Portland,Oregon on July 2nd.
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The Rev. Elizabeth Ritzman
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The Rev. Dr. Morris Stimage-Norwood
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The Rev. Dr. Delois Brown-Daniels

The Rev. Elizabeth Ritzman, director of the Wellness Center at Dominican University, River Forest, Ill., and a counselor in private practice, will receive the Carolyn M. Piper Pastoral Counseling Merit Award for faithful and effective pastoral counseling. Following the Psychodynamic Approach, Ritzman assists individuals and couples with wholeness, authenticity and conflict resolution, allowing them to become who God fully created them to be. She is president of the Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors Ministers’ Council.

06-23-2017

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My heart is full of gratitude as I write what will be my final letter as president to you, the McCormick community.
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Rev. Dr. Frank Yamada at Commencement 2017
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Rev. Dr. Frank Yamada

I am grateful for the leadership our board, faculty, and staff have demonstrated over the past six years, making bold and wise decisions to strengthen McCormick’s future. I am thankful to have worked with an effective group of people who embody our mission through teaching and service. I rejoice over students who courageously lead the church and society into a future they have the passion and tools to create.

06-15-2017 by

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Rev. Wayne Meisel
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As the world tilts towards chaos and we stare down global uncertainty, it is not the mighty armies that make that make me feel safe. Nor does the knowledge coming out of universities bring me peace.
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Summer Camp Joy

Instead, I take solace in the fact that at this very moment, summer camps are preparing to open for business.

Summer camp is the unsung hero of our culture. As a society, we tend to look at college acceptance, graduate school degrees, and professional recognition as indicators of leadership. Summer camp often gets skipped over in the interview or on the resume, but the experience should not be underestimated. Summer camp serves a critical role as a primary training ground for local and global leadership.

05-29-2017 by

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Rev. Wayne Meisel
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College commencements take center stage in the month of May while High School graduations will run through the end of summer.
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Reunion

For some, the thought of reunions invokes a certain curiosity; for other, panic. What are classmates up to? Who has kept their youthful looks? Their youthful spirit? Will your spouse/partner join you? The decision can cause so much stress that it is often one of the questions I ask when administering pre-marital counseling.

05-09-2017

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Rev. Dr. Frank Yamada

The 10th president of McCormick Theological Seminary, Dr. Frank M. Yamada will give his last address to the McCormick community as the graduation speaker at its 183rd commencement service on May 13, 2017. In January, Dr. Yamada announced his decision to become executive director of the Association of Theological Schools, ATS. As the accrediting body for theological schools in the U.S. and Canada, ATS works to improve and enhance theological education for the benefit of communities of faith and the broader public. Dr.

05-09-2017 by

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Onward and Upward!

This weekend marked the beginning of college graduations, and with them, another season of commencement speeches. Being asked to deliver a commencement speech is the greatest honor an institution can bestow. But listening to one, is, by definition, drudgery. Commencement speakers are only memorable if they say something unforgivable.

05-02-2017

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Jeff died April 27, 2017, at 57 years of age after a one-month struggle with cancer. He was at home with his family by his side. He graduated from McCormick in 1986 with his MDiv. Jeff is survived by his wife, Cheryl K. Krehbiel, and two daughters, Andrea and Kelsey Krehbiel. He was a pastor at the Church Of The Pilgrims in Washington, D.C.

More Light Presbyterians published a tribute to Jeff