Alumnae/i Days 2014
The Rev. Delmar (Dale) Sewall ’70, Mission
Now retired from 40 years of pastoral ministry, Dale Sewall is president and CEO of Union University of California and sponsor for the Black Prisoners’ Caucus at Clallum Bay Correctional Facility. His ministry culminated in 23 years as senior pastor of Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, Washington.
Along the way he was a founding member of the Heartside Neighborhood Association and founder/chairman of Dwelling Place Non-Profit Housing Corporation.
As Clergy Association president for Brainerd, Dale helped establish the Crow Wing County Jail Chaplaincy Program. In Seattle, he chaired the board of the Center for Prevention of Sexual & Domestic Violence; served on the board of the Prosthetics Outreach Foundation; and established a long-term partnership between Emerald City Outreach Ministry (Urban Impact) and Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.
Dale co-established the Vietnam Ministry of Seattle Presbytery. He has chaired the board of the Vietnamese Theological College; sponsored medical teaching teams for Vietnam’s Hue Medical School; and supported the International Justice Mission’s Northern Thailand Office and anti-trafficking work in Cambodia.
The Rev. Dr. W. Glenn Doak Jr. ’72/’80, Pastoral
Glenn Doak began his pastoral ministry in Pittsburgh in 1972 and continues it today as head of staff for First Presbyterian Church of Athens, Ga., where he has served since 1996. A particular focus of his ministry has been strategic planning and visioning, and he has led churches, campus groups, and others through the mission-writing and strategic planning process. Many churches have used his book, A Guidebook for a Pastor Search Committee, in their pastoral search process.
While Glenn emphasizes the ministry of presence, he has also been a very active servant of the wider church and the community. He has provided leadership to the Presbyterian Church through a variety of committees, councils, and boards, including those serving the Indian Nations Presbytery, the Northeast Georgia Presbytery’s Permanent Judicial Commission, and Desert Ministries Inc.
In Oklahoma, Glenn served as president of the board for United Way and commissioner of the Human Rights Commission. In Athens, he has been a member of service agencies and boards ranging from the Samaritan Counseling Center to Presbyterian Health Foundation, Presbyterian Homes of Georgia, and the University of Georgia’s Student Center.
The Rev. Curtis Illingworth ’70, Specialized Ministry
From 1982 to 2013, the Rev. Curtis D. Illingworth ’70 served on the design faculty of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University. He received numerous awards for excellence as principal architect and owner of Curtis Illingworth Architecture. Earlier, he worked for Patrick Sullivan Associates, where he was a leader in designing new and more humane models for correctional facilities architecture.
Since his ordination in the PC(USA) in 1971, Curtis has also been active in the life of the church. He served three churches in a large recreational area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. His interest in tent-making ministry led him to pursue a degree in architecture, and while a practicing architect he served several churches in California and Nevada as interim pastor and parish associate. He has recently completed a manuscript tracing the relationship of Christian architecture and worship.
Curtis’ community service has included sitting on the City of San Luis Obispo Architectural Review Commission, membership in the Obispo Beautiful Committee, and regularly giving talks on architecture for the Lucia Mar School District.
Dr. David W. McCreery ’73 Academia
David McCreery has taught in the department of religious studies at Willamette University, Ore., since 1988 and co-directed the Tell Nimrin Excavation (Jordan) since 1986. A Near Eastern archaeologist specializing in Early Bronze Age agriculture, he has also served as paleobotanical consultant for numerous archaeological projects in Jordan since 1981.
David has provided leadership for both the American Schools of Oriental Research and the American Center of Oriental Research. He has served as a staff member for ASOR’s archaeological survey of Syria and, since 2006, on the board of ACOR. His consulting projects have included those for Jordan’s Tourism Development, Cultural Resource Management, and Naur/Dead Sea Highway Survey projects. His extensive field experience includes the Idalion Expedition to Cyprus and the Bâb edh-Dhrâ’ and Numeira Excavations (Jordan). In 2007 he was named director and professor of archaeology emeritus at ACOR.
David frequently gives public lectures on Near Eastern archaeology, biblical studies, and the modern political situation in the Middle East. He has published numerous articles, monographs, and booklets in his field.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Registration for Alumnae/i Days
Rotunda, Long Hall – 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Kadel Dining Room, McNaugher Hall – 5:00-7:00 p.m., available for purchase
Concert of Two Pianos
Knox Room, Long Hall – 7:00 p.m.
“On the Light Side”
Faye D’Ippolito, Candidate for the PC(USA) Commissioned Ruling Elder
Edith Humphrey, William R. Orr Professor of New Testament, PTS
Rotunda, Long Hall – During Intermission and following the concert
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Rotunda, Long Hall – 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Basfield Dining Room, inside Kadel Dining Room, McNaugher Hall –
Distinguished Alumnae/i Presentations
Knox Room, Long Hall – 9:30-11:00 a.m.
“Wisdom from the Past for the Future: Teaching Moments from Veteran Leaders”
Moderator – The Rev. Brenda Barnes ‘07
The Rev. Curtis D. Illingworth ’70 - Lecturer, California Polytechnic State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design; Owner, Curtis Illingworth Architecture - Specialized Ministry
Dr. David W. McCreery ’73 - Willamette University, Professor of Religious Studies and Archaeology - Academia
The Rev. Delmar (Dale) G. Sewall ’70 - President and CEO of Union University of California - Mission
Worship and Service of Holy Communion
Hicks Chapel – 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
The Rev. Dr. W. Glenn Doak Jr. ‘72/’80, Preaching - Head of Staff, First Presbyterian Church of Athens
Class of 1964, and Invited Guests Reunion Luncheon
Board bus in front of Long Hall for lunch at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto and City Tour with Alumnae/i Council tour guides the Rev. Laura E. Strauss ‘09 and the Rev. Sharon M. Stewart ‘12
Lunch – 1:00-3:00 p.m.
City Tour – 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Kadel Dining Room – 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., available for purchase
The Albright-Deering Lecture in Methodist Studies
“The Holy Spirit, Healing, and Holiness”
Knox Room, Long Hall – 2:00 p.m.
“Broken-heartedness/Sin and Healing/Holiness”
Andrew S. Park, Professor of Theology and Ethics, United Theological Seminary
Knox Room, Long Hall – 3:45 p.m.
“The Holy Spirit and Healing/Holiness”
Kadel Dining Room, McNaughter Hall – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., available for purchase
Light Supper for the Class of 1964
Dining Room One, Inside Kadel Dining Room, McNaugher Hall – 5:30 p.m.
Hicks Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m.
“Music from Stone, Clay, and Papyrus: Ancient Music from Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece”
Ensemble de Organographia, Gayle and Philip Neuman
Archaeological excavations have unearthed notated music from as early as 1950 BCE, and as well as musical instruments and images of musicians in performance. Philip and Gayle Neuman draw on these rich sources to perform music of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece with voice and a wide variety of replicas including double reed pipes, lyres, sistrum, Greek and Egyptian trumpets and others.
The program will include the world’s oldest notated music preserved on clay tablets at Nippur and Ugarit, Egyptian banquet music from a tomb at Thebes, a choral ode by Euripides, hymns by Mesomedes of Crete, the musical epitaph of Seikilos, and a paean carved into a wall of the treasury at Delphi.
A reception will follow in the Shakarian Center, Long Hall.
The Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology will be open at 6:00-7:15 p.m. and after the lecture.
Class of 1964: A Time for Reflection and Conversation
McNaugher Lounge, McNaugher Hall, space open for conversation – 8:30-11:00 p.m.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Rotunda, Long Hall – 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Basfield Dining Room, inside Kadel Dining Room, McNaugher Hall – 8:00-10:00 a.m.
2014 J. Hubert Henderson Conference on Church and Ministry
“Galaxies, Genes, and the Glory of God”
Hicks Chapel Auditorium – 11:00 a.m.
Deborah Haarsma, President, The BioLogos Foundation
“Engaging Science in the Life of Your Congregation”
Kadel Dining Room – 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., available for purchase
Special Luncheons for Reunion Classes
Seminary Private Dining Rooms, inside Kadel Dining Room, McNaugher Hall – 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Class of 1989 – 25-Year Reunion – Starr Dining Room
All classes PRIOR to 1964 – 50+ Reunion – Basfield Dining Room
Classes of 2004-2013
Front Lawn, Outside of Long Hall – Purchase your lunch from the Franktuary Truck and gather with other alums and PTS professors for casual conversation.
Class of 1964 – No special luncheon. You may eat anywhere in the Kadel Dining Room. Give your name to the cashier at the register.
Hicks Chapel Auditorium – 2:00 p.m.
“Christian Perspectives on Creation, Design, Evolution, and Human Origins”
Hicks Chapel Auditorium – 4:00 p.m.
“God and the Universe”
Pictures for the Class of 1964 and Spouses and Distinguished Alumnae/i and Families
McNaugher Lounge, McNaugher Hall – 5:20 p.m. Please be prompt.
Seating for Alumnae/i Banquet
Kadel Dining Room, McNaugher Hall – 5:45-6:00 p.m.
Kadel Dining Room, McNaugher Hall – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Continental Breakfast for those staying overnight
Kadel Dining Room, McNaugher Hall – 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Call Director of Alumnae/i and Church Relations the Rev. Carolyn Cranston ’99 at 412-924-1375 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.