Reverend Father Samuel Kochuplavila Mathew

May 31, 1949– July 31, 2023

Rev. Fr. Dr. Samuel K. Mathew, a devoted father, husband, Indian Eastern Orthodox Priest, esteemed chaplain, army veteran and educator, passed away on July 31, 2023, at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center with his family by his side.  He was 74 years old.

Father Sam pursued an extensive academic journey, culminating in several degrees and certifications in the fields of theology, counseling, and chaplaincy.  His educational accomplishments include a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling, Masters in Sacred Theology, Masters of Divinity, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics from Kerala University.  Fr. Sam dedicated himself to serving others through his roles as an ACPE Certified Educator, Chaplain, and Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor at Perry Point, Maryland VA Medical Center, Koala Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Howard Community Hospital, Geisinger Health System, Morristown Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Holy Redeemer Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center.  Fr. Sam’s dedication to helping others extended to providing family therapy at Kirkbride Center, Northwestern Human Services and leading the Head of Religion and Counseling Department at Martin University.  His chaplaincy roles included service in the United States Army as a Captain from 1983 - 1988.

Fr. Sam is survived by his loving wife Rebekah Mathew and children - Phoebe Mathew, Phinehas Mathew and Philbie Mathew.  However, he was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Priscilla Elizabeth Mathew, who passed away on August 1, 1993.  Fr. Sam’s impact on the lives of those he touched will be remembered fondly and his legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.

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ACPE Retired Educator Rev. Dr. C. George Fitzgerald

July 23, 1934 - July 6, 2023 

Rev. Dr. C. George Fitzgerald, who most people knew as George, was born on July 23, 1934, in Faith, South Dakota to Roland Edward Fitzgerald and Mary Elizabeth Weedman Fitzgerald. His family moved to Glendale, CA on December 7, 1941, where George attended school and was in The Police Boys Band. He graduated from UCLA in 1956. He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1959. He married Mary Lee in 1959. They had two children, Erin and David. They both had children, making him Grandpa George. 

Upon completing his seminary education, he was ordained a pastor in the Presbyterian Church. His first assignment as a new pastor was in a small mining town of Minturn where he also performed services every Sunday in the small town of Redcliff. Following that he served a church in a suburb of Denver, Broomfield, 1961-1965 where he had been called to assist the church to get out of debt after building a new building. 

Following his ministry with the church in Broomfield he spent one year at Menniger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas enrolled as a fellow in Pastoral Care Ministry. Upon his successful completion of that training he was certified by ACPE as a CPE Supervisor and in 1966 began as a chaplain Princeton Hospital. He also trained in family therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. 

In 1978 he left the east coast and began as the Director of Chaplains at Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco. He worked there until 1988 when he became the Director of Spiritual Care at Stanford Hospital. He had a successful career at Stanford and retired in 2014 at age 80. George was active in his professional organization, ACPE, Inc. One year he received the Distinguished Service Award for his work with ACPE, especially with the international community. During the time he was at Presbyterian Hospital he was enrolled in a doctoral program at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, CA. He was immensely proud when he completed this doctoral degree in systematic theology. 

He married his wife, Susan, in 1983. They both sang in the choir at Old First Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. After living a couple of years in San Francisco, they moved to Alameda, an island adjacent to the City of Oakland. They loved Alameda so much they found a home on the estuary that they renovated it and turned it into their incredibly exceptional home. George and Susan were active service volunteers in Rotary International and The Hearing Loss Association of America. They also were members of the Aeolian Yacht Club. They enjoyed traveling, having visited five different continents in their travels. They were active in their local Presbyterian Church during their marriage.  

One endeavor George was proud of was in 2006 when a group of 12 gathered to discuss rescuing a journal that focused on educating chaplains and creating a new life for the journal. The Board elected him as the president of the Board of Editors for Reflective Practice. He served as the president of the Board for ten years. This new journal is now in its seventeenth year of publication and going strong. 

The last year of George’s life was challenging for him and his family. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last year and required 24-hour care in a memory care center in Oakland. While at the care facility he required surgeries twice. Following each surgery, he needed to recuperate in a care facility for memory patients recuperating from surgery. On July 6 he died while taking his afternoon nap. 

George is survived by Susan, his wife; Erin, daughter (New York); David, Son (Florida); grandchildren: Beatrice and Clara Steuer; and Christopher, Steven, and Amber Fitzgerald. Sister, Adele Gronbach. Alexis Horn, Stepdaughter; Step grandchildren, Alexander and Josephine Horn 

A memorial service for George will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Alameda, 2001 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 at 1:00 PM. 

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ACPE Retired Educator Brown Kinnard, Jr

Brown was born June 13, 1933 near Franklin, Tennessee to Ida Beasley Kinnard and Brown C. Kinnard, Sr., both of families long established in the county. He had an older sister, Carolyn. He died May 11, 2023 in Dexter MI at age 89 of prostate cancer. He grew up on a large, beautiful, four-generation farm where his love of the outdoors was born. He grew up with great stability and the basics of belief in God, church, and right living. In his early 20s he experienced the absolute reality of Jesus and the gift of unearned forgiveness and grew and deepened in Christian faith over his lifetime. 


The early social realities were the Great Depression, Bible Belt religion, racial segregation, WW II, and the Korean War. After high school at Battle Ground Academy, he met Gisela Kelm at David Lipscomb College, a Church of Christ school in Nashville. She was a survivor of WW II from Frankfurt, Germany. Inspired by her faith, he changed from math to ministry, his true calling. They married in 1954 and had five beautiful children -Cynthia, Mike, Steve, Katrina, and Rebecca. After 24 years the marriage ended in divorce. In 1980 he married Evelyn Dawes Thoma of Ann Arbor MI originally from Anderson SC, a church musician, and later social worker and Bible storyteller. Brown became stepfather to Fran, Lynn, and Hans. He and "Ev" became best friends sharing their southern roots and humor, Christian faith, church music, family times, and outdoor adventures.

In 1988 they moved near Dexter on the Huron River. Brown had three careers in ministry over 50 years -church minister; hospital chaplain/chaplain educator; and seminary teacher. He completed seminary, was certified as a chaplain and chaplain educator, changed denominations to the Disciples of Christ, and took doctoral courses in Biblical Studies at University of Michigan. A job at U-M Hospitals brought him to Ann Arbor in 1975. His last job at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, 1990-2005, brought together his varied teaching gifts-directing the ministry practicum, and teaching pastoral care, New Testament, and biblical languages.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to Arbor Hospice, Dexter United Methodist Church, Dexter Faith in Action or the Humane Society of Huron Valley. A private graveside service for family was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dexter. The memorial service will be at Dexter United Methodist Church on June 13th at 11am, preceded by a visitation at 10am, and a luncheon at noon. 

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Published by Ann Arbor News from May 19 to May 21, 2023.

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ACPE Retired Certified Educator Richard Dayringer

Dr. Richard Lee Dayringer, 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 13, 2022, at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. Richard was born on February 3, 1934, in Carthage, Missouri. He was the son of Sarah Marlin (Ruppert) and Joe Allen Dayringer.

Richard Dayringer was an Adjunct Professor at the Oklahoma University School of Community Medicine-Tulsa in the Bioethics Center. He supervised a dozen pastoral counselors in Tulsa and taught clinical pastoral education in Joplin. He was the Director of Care Ministry at the First United Methodist Church in Grove, OK.

Richard was also Professor Emeritus and for 23 years was Professor and Director of Psychosocial Care in the Department of Medical Humanities and Professor and Chief of Behavioral Science in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

Richard was a pastoral psychotherapist for over 30 years, Dr. Dayringer was Director of the Department of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City for ten years before joining the faculty of the SIU School of Medicine in 1974. He has also served as a pastor in Missouri, Kansas, and Louisiana prior to beginning his academic career.

Richard served as a consultant to various organizations including Texas A & M School of Medicine, the Department of Allied Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Ohio State University School of Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic, Walter Reed Army Hospital Department of Pastoral Care, and the American Correctional Chaplains Association.

Richard has given countless international, national, and regional lectures and workshops on topics such as ethical issues in medicine or pastoral care, depression, pastoral interventions for the sick or bereaved, and the spiritual and psychosocial aspects of AIDS.

Dr. Richard Dayringer holds a Doctor of Theology degree from the New Orleans Theological Seminary. He has been certified as an Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors; a Chaplain Supervisor in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education; a Certified Sex Therapist in the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists; a Certified Hypnotist in the Society for Clinical Hypnosis; and has been a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society for Pastoral Theology, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Richard has written or edited six books and is the author of more than 70 journal articles in the fields of medicine and pastoral care and counseling. For ten years, he served as the Editor of the American Journal of Pastoral Counseling and is on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Psychotherapy and the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling.

Dr. Dayringer served as a Spiritual Care Representative for the Red Cross at the Alaskan Airline disaster in Los Angeles and at Ground Zero in New York City.

He and his wife, Janet, who was a nurse, were married for 68 years until her passing they had five children and eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son Daniel Hymer Dayringer, and a brother James Allen Dayringer. He is survived by his children; Stephen Lee Dayringer, David Carter Dayringer, Deborah Evelyn Egerer, and James Ray Dayringer, his brother and sisters Edgar Dayringer, Judy Francisco, and Jane Parsons. Grandchildren Jason Dayringer, Sarah Dayringer, Katie Winkler, Evelyn Wulf, Joshua Burns, Zeke Burns, Landan Dayringer, and Lily Dayringer, as well as four great-grandchildren Atli Dayringer, Tommy Winkler, Jack Winkler, and Edith Dayringer.

His funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 am, Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at Grove's First United Methodist Church. Richard will be laid to rest in Park Cemetery in Carthage, Missouri, see website for time. Services under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove, Oklahoma.

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ACPE Retired Certified Educator Priscilla L. Denham

June 5, 1952 to March 24, 2023

Rev. Dr. Priscilla Lane Denham, of Royersford, PA passed away suddenly on March 24, 2023.

Priscilla was born to The Rev. William (Bill) Denham and Priscilla Kelly Denham while Bill served at River Oaks Baptist church in Houston Texas.  They encouraged her curiosity, voracious reading, independent thinking, and graciousness of spirit. She grew up and maintained close connections with her beloved oldest brother Bill, (1934-2020) and siblings Jim and Elizabeth, all of whom entered ministry. 

Priscilla graduated with an B.A. from Baylor University in 1974, attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1974-75, and earned an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in 1978, and a D. Min. from the University of Creation Spirituality in the 2000s. As well as being an ACPE Certified (Supervisor) Educator and an ordained Minister, she was a Certified Chaplain and Fellow of the College of Chaplains, a Fellow AAPC, and Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Priscilla spent her life working in chaplaincy, CPE education, and church ministry accompanying people through their struggles and celebrating their triumphs. She served as a chaplain and chaplain educator and counselor in a variety of settings in Georgia, Texas, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and for many years in Pennsylvania. Priscilla also served as pastor in several churches over her career in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and, most recently at Shenkel UCC Church in Pottstown, PA. Priscilla wrote several articles that were published in professional journals, and presented a number of seminars and workshops, including at ACPE regional conferences. Priscilla served on national ACPE Certification Committees and served as Easter Region Certification Chair. 

Colleagues and students described Priscillas as: 

a force- astute, wise, compassionate, fierce, spunky, delightfully curious and enthusiastic, and committed to relationships.

brilliant with students, tracking every word, inviting reflection on ways to grow, to claim their self-agency and expect respect from others.

often bigger than life in her effusive and infectious enthusiasm for teaching and life.  A remarkable entertainer and teller of stories who offered unmatched hospitality and always made others feel welcomed at meetings and committee appearances.

Priscilla was creative, whether it came to arts and crafts with her grandchildren, writing poetry, or offering a humor-filled perspective. She was a vivacious introvert.

Priscilla loved cooking for family and friends, flower gardening and the rebirth of spring, and natural and human-made beauty. Her home and yard were filled with flowers, art, pottery, quilts, and antique furniture, (each connected to a person and a story), and the smell of her home-baked treats.

Priscilla adored her grandchildren, Isaac, Mason, and Amara, her favorite people to spend time with, who brought her laughter and joy every day. In addition, in her retirement, she worked in a French bakery for pleasure and joyfully spoiled her pets, Alfred and Ruthie. 

She was joyful, caring, and passionate about life. Her family and friends miss her deeply. 

Priscilla is survived by her son Isaac Denham (Patricia), her three grandchildren, Isaac, Mason, and Amara, step-grand-daughter Hailey, her brother Jim Denham (Molly), her sister Elizabeth Denham Thompson (Phil), who is also an ACPE member as a psychotherapist, and many nieces and nephews.

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ACPE Certified Educator Emeritus Rev. Donald E. Blume

5 January 1935 – 25 March 2023

Born in the same house as his father on a farm outside Crown Point, Indiana, and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church 3 March 1935, Rev. Blume lived during the 1940’s with his parents in trailer camps throughout the southwest while they sought a healthy climate for his mother and employment for his father, eventually settling in Kerrville, Texas.


Rev. Blume graduated from Concordia College, Austin, Texas, and Concordia Theological Seminary, Saint Louis, Missouri.  He interned with the Lutheran Service Society of Western New York in Buffalo prior to his senior year at seminary.  He was ordained on 11 September 1960.


His preparation for eventual certification as a hospital chaplain and clinical pastoral educator occurred at Gowanda (NY) State Hospital (Richard J. Lehman); Saint Louis City Hospital (Peter T. Burke); Minneapolis General Hospital (David Belgum); Boston City Hospital (Frank Oxenford), which were Institute of Pastoral Care centers, and at Methodist Hospital of Brooklyn (Keith Keidel), a Council for Clinical Training center.  The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education granted Acting Supervisor status in 1968 and full certification as Supervisor in 1969.  The chaplain’s division of the American Protestant Hospital Association (a predecessor body to the Association of Professional Chaplains) granted certification in 1966.


Prior to entering chaplaincy, Rev. Blume served as co-pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Kearney, Nebraska, before accepting a call to develop a full time campus ministry at Kearney State College, now the University of Nebraska at Kearney.


In 1965, Rev. Blume became the first Director of Chaplaincy at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, New Jersey, where he established and developed an ACPE accredited program.  Rev. Blume served there in the capacity of chaplain and clinical pastoral educator until 1986, when he accepted a call to Manchester, New Hampshire, to establish and develop an ACPE accredited center as part of an already existent chaplaincy department at the Elliot Hospital, where he served as chaplain and clinical pastoral educator until retiring in 1998.


Rev. Blume’s involvement with the ACPE beyond the hospitals in which he served included membership on the Certification Committee (National, Eastern Region, Northeast Region); Accreditation Committee (Northeast Region); and Chair of the Northeast Region.  He served in numerous capacities within the College of Chaplains, which awarded him a certificate of recognition “In appreciation for outstanding contributions, leadership and professional services,” and on his 80th birthday the Association of Professional Chaplains named him an Honorary Life Member.  He was a member of the Consultation Committee for Specialized Pastoral Ministry of the Lutheran Council, USA; served as chair of the New Jersey Chaplains Association; president of the chaplains division for the Middle Atlantic Health Conference; and was a Pastoral Fellow at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City.


With retirement came the freedom to become more directly engaged in the life of the church. Rev. Blume was the Dean of the New Hampshire Conference of the New England Synod, ELCA, for twenty-one years; a member of the New England Synod Council; a member of the synod’s Health and Wholeness Team; a founding member of the Granite State Organizing Project; and served as an interim pastor in several congregations as well as doing supply ministry.  Blume was a member of the New England Episcopal-Lutheran Dialog and was appointed co-convener.  Following the adoption of Called to Common Mission, he co-convened the New England Episcopal-Lutheran Implementation Team, dissolving the group after accomplishing its purpose.


Rev. Blume is survived by a son, Alan, and daughter-in-law, Martha neé Dieter, and their two daughters, Phoebe and Margaret; a daughter, Anne, and son-in-law, Johan Robertsson, and their daughter, Astrid, and son, Joar.


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ACPE Certified Educator Jennifer "Jenn" Hall

Jennifer “Jenn” Hall (they/them) was born on June 21, 1967, in Denton, Texas. On March 19, 2023, Jenn died at the age of 55. Jenn resided in Des Moines, IA, with their spouse, Cyndi, and beloved animals.

Growing up, Jennifer was born the first of five siblings. At age fifteen, they moved from their hometown in Texas to Edmond, Oklahoma. Jenn was heavily involved in FFA, often bathing and styling sheep in their mama’s kitchen.

While still living in Oklahoma, Jenn earned their bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Oklahoma.

A job at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville brought Jenn to St. Louis, Missouri. Jennifer played rugby and earned the title of “Rookie of the Year.” The years spent playing rugby were some of Jenn’s most fond and treasured memories. They formed lifelong bonds with the team and enjoyed recounting stories of their rugby days frequently.

In St. Louis, Jennifer attended seminary and earned their MDiv at Eden Theological Seminary. After graduating, they got ordained with MCC (Metropolitan Community Churches) and moved to Des Moines, Iowa, to do their Chaplain residency.

Jenn worked as a hospital chaplain and became a certified Clinical Pastoral Educator. They were a gifted chaplain and a dedicated educator, scholar, and theologian. Through their chaplaincy work and work in chemical dependency, Jenn impacted a vast number of lives. | Read more


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ACPE Retired Educator Rev. Paul David Steinke 

Paul D. Steinke died before dawn on the morning of March 7, 2023 with his wife Ann at his side.

Paul was ordained a minister in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church in 1961. He worked for more than 50 years as Certified Educator (Clinical Pastoral Supervisor) in the nationally accredited organization, ACPE (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education). His creative educational style influenced thousands of students in their pastoral formation and development.

Before he retired in 2016, Rev. Steinke was the Director of Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education at both NYC Health and Hospital/ Bellevue Center and NYU- Langone Medical Center. He was also a certified Marriage and Family therapist in Virginia where he taught and counseled at Mental Health Services of the Roanoke Valley.

The Reverend Steinke trained in CPE at Norwich State Hospital in Connecticut with Rev. Clarence Brunniga, as well as at Philadelphia State Hospital.

He is survived by his three children:

Darcey, her husband Mike and her daughter Abbie Jones.

David, his wife Lauren and their two children Bayla and Jacob

and Jonathan, his wife Nicole and their two children Theo and Zach.


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ACPE Certified Educator Candidate Joel Jueckstock

Joel Jueckstock died at home on March 1, 2023, surrounded by his wife Kristen and three children, Kyle, 11, Audrey, 9, and Sam, 5.  Joel was a 15-year cancer survivor until a stage 4 recurrence took his life at the age of 40.  He was a leader in the Twin Cities, establishing Spiritual Care at the then brand-new Maple Grove Hospital and growing the north region hospitals of Allina Health.  As an academic, Joel focused on the intersections of Spiritual Care & behavioral science, studying Marriage & Family Therapy at Bethel Seminary for his M.Div. and attachment in grief and loss at Luther Seminary, where he earned his Ph.D.  Joel was a gifted chaplain, leader, seminary professor, and Phase 2 ACPE Educator Candidate.

Fitness and adventure were spiritual practices for Joel.  He was an 8-time marathoner and a ubiquitous presence on his kids’ ball fields and courts.  He loved being a dad and husband and died well, connected to family, community, self, and God.

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ACPE Certified Educator Karen Miller

ACPE Certified Educator Karen Miller died from cancer on December 9, 2022. Karen was a beloved wife, mom, Director of CPE at the Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke’s Episcopal, and mentor to the hearts of many. Karen's husband, Bruce Miller, welcomes condolences at the following address: 615 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030. Details regarding a CPE community memorial will be shared at a later date.

Born Karen Sue Smathers in 1952 in Knoxville, TN, Karen sought spiritual solace in the woods and meadows from an early age, including hikes with her dad in the Smoky Mountains.

After graduating as a registered nurse from the University of Tennessee, Karen packed her bicycle at age 21 onto a Hawaii-bound plane to begin her life of self-discovery – first serving in a Honolulu hospital.

After a year in Hawaii, Karen returned to the mainland living successively in New York City, Los Angeles, and Santa Cruz, CA, where she specialized as a labor and delivery nurse.

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ACPE Spiritual Care Professional Roy Dahl

On 28 September 2022, Roy Gerhard Dahl released his spirit and energy to the Universe to live life eternal without pain, worry, or fear.

Roy was born in south central Alberta at the Didsbury General Hospital to Elsie and Jake Dahl, joining three other children in the family; Carrie, Dennis, and Connie. He began school at Ross Ford Elementary and graduated from Didsbury High School. Following high school, Roy completed a three-year diploma program in biblical studies in Saskatchewan and then went to live in Calgary. He attended the University of Calgary and worked for the Nova Corporation and then NovAtel. He also acted in local theatre productions for many of those years.

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ACPE Certified Educator Earl Page Cooper

ACPE Certified Educator Earl Page Cooper died at sunset on August 29th while under hospice care in Scottsdale, Arizona. His family invites you, if you are so inclined, to honor Earl with a donation to the following scholarship fund: 


Earl Page Cooper Scholarship, ATTN: Hunkapi Programs, 12051 N. 96th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 

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ACPE Retired Educator Reverend Dr. G. Robert "Bob" Gary Sr.

The Reverend Dr. G. Robert "Bob" Gary Sr. passed away at the age of 90 in his Decatur home August 3, 2022. His service of remembrance will be in the sanctuary of Atlanta's Glenn Memorial UMC on the Emory University campus, August 11, at 11 AM (visitation in Glenn sanctuary at 10 AM). In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to Glenn Memorial.

Born the youngest of eight children and raised in Atlanta's Grove Park, Dr. Gary was four years old when he lost his father, William Homer Gary. His mother, Gussie Berta Seagraves was devoted to her children and to Bethany Methodist Church, where there was a Boy Scout Troop. Dr. Gary found nurture, belonging, identity, and purpose in these environs. An Eagle Scout, Dr. Gary was the first east of the Mississippi to receive the God and Country Award. A passionate believer in education, Dr. Gary received degrees from West Fulton High School, Young Harris College, and Emory University (BA, MDiv, and ThD), and he earned a Consultancy Certificate from the Tavistock Institute, London, UK.

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ACPE Friend James Lapsley 

Theologically, one cannot be born a Presbyterian, but James Norvell Lapsley, Jr. came close. Born on March 16, 1930 in Clarksville, Tennessee, Lapsley came from a long line of Presbyterians, several of them ordained clergy and Princeton Theological Seminary alumni. So it’s no surprise that Lapsley, after earning his BA from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) in 1952 and marrying his high school sweetheart Brenda Weakley, followed a call to pursue ordained ministry himself.

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ACPE Retired Certified Educator Rev. Amos Kempton Haynes, Jr.

Atlanta native Rev. Amos Kempton Haynes, Jr. ("Kempton") passed away June 28, 2022 in his home. A reception in his honor will take place at Kings Bridge Retirement Community on July 17th at 1:30 PM.

Kempton was born in 1936 to Amos Kempton Haynes, Sr. and Helen de Rochemont Stanwood Haynes. He was a graduate of Henry Grady High School in Atlanta and was an alumnus of both Emory College and the Boston University School of Theology.

Kempton was ordained a United Methodist minister in 1963 and served parishes in the North Georgia Conference. In recent years he served as a counselor and as a consultant in Clinical Pastoral Education.

Kempton is survived by his sons and their spouses, Keven and Sara Haynes of Atlanta, and Nathaniel and Jessica Haynes of Waxhaw, NC; and three grandchildren, Molly, Peter and Benjamin Haynes.


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