Disciples Divinity House

of the University of Chicago

Royce Paul Gray (2005) has been accepted to medical school at Texas A & M. He writes that although his time at the House was short, “it was a very formative experience.”

On November 15, 2009, Hubert Locke (trustee) received the 2008 William O. Douglas Award from the ACLU of Washington state, the organization's highest honor. He was honored for his decades of committed leadership, scholarship, and public service in defense of civil rights and human rights.

Don Browning (1956; trustee) delivered a series of six lectures, funded by the Templeton Foundation, at Boston University during fall 2008.

On November 24, Jake Bitner (2006) became engaged to be married to Kathryn Fallon.

Katherine Kinnamon (1977) is now Minister to Visitors and New Members at Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City.

On November 30, Ryan Gilbert (2005) was installed as Associate Pastor for Youth at the First Presbyterian Church of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He is also serving as Vice President of the Kentucky Council of Churches and working with hospice.

Phil Points (1960) had a special vantage point on election night: as an overnight host for street people at a church in Lexington, Kentucky. "Before lights out at 10 p.m. we were watching returns. Ten of the fourteen men were vitally interested, and about six of those were fairly well informed, even with impressive memories of previous elections and political history."

The Board of Trustees passed a resolution at their October 25, 2008, meeting to honor Jack Reeve (1942; Honorary Trustee) on the occasion of his 90th birthday. A surprise party was held for him that same day in Indianapolis. Happy Birthday, Jack!

Tom Stockdale (1956) continues his involvement in the Interfaith Sidebar of the St. Louis Film Festival. The 2008 recipients of the juried Interfaith Awards were “Days and Clouds” for best feature and “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” for best documentary.

Liz Myer Boulton (1998) is now the Minister of Discipleship at Old South Church (UCC) in Boston.