June 11, 2021, Bethel University College of Arts & Sciences and College of Health Sciences announced the names of Cumberland Presbyterian students earning Honor Roll and Dean’s List status for the Spring 2021 semester. Dean’s List: Eli Moore (Dyersburg, Tennessee), Sarah Morgan (Winchester, Tennessee), Sydney Moyer (Hokes Bluff, Alabama), Hannah Patterson (Dyer, Tennessee), Corinne Smith […]
News briefs from around the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America.
Bethel University football coach, Michael Jasper, announced Friday, May 28, 2021, Keith Williams has been named Offensive Coordinator for the Wildcats. Williams replaces Morgan Cruce who recently became the new Offensive Coordinator with the Henry County Patriots. Williams just completed his first season as the H-Backs / Tight Ends Coach for the Wildcats. Prior to […]
Brad Chappell, Bethel University Senior Associate Athletic Director, announced Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Jason Essary has been named Bethel Director of Sports Medicine. Essary has been serving as Interim Director during the illness and death of Suzanne Seat Rezac and is in his nineth year at Bethel University. Prior to coming to Bethel, Jason was […]
Peggy Marie Austin Shuck, 87, died June 6, 2021. She was a member of Newbern Cumberland Presbyterian Church (West Tennessee Presbytery) where she and her husband William served as accompanists and organists for several years. They loved music and enjoyed sharing it with others.
Ruth Summers Nuckols, 94, of Auburn, Kentucky, died June 5, 2021, in Valdosta, Georgia. She was a member of the Bowling Green Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Cumberland Presbytery) for 74 years. She was a Logan County, Kentucky, native born October 14, 1926, to Gaither Summers and Lilly Floring Summers. Ruth was a cook for the Old […]
Memphis Theological Seminary is partnering with Bethel University and the Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home for a banquet during this year’s Cumberland Presbyterian General Assembly. Join us on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, at 5:30pm in Galt House Ballroom B. Tickets can be purchased at this link: http://ga2021.givesmart.com
Rev. Cardelia Howell-Diamond has announced her resignation as Coordinator of Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s Ministry, effective July 1. Her passion for the denomination’s broad spectrum of ministry will be missed. Cardelia spent nine years working with the Ministry Council’s Missions Ministry Team, first as an elected member then as Coordinator of Women’s Ministry. We are sorry […]
The Reverend Richard Samuel Coons, 91, died May 30, 2021, in Memphis, Tennessee. Known to most as Dick, Rev. Coons was born to Clara Grace Newline Coons and Herman S. Coons in Troy Grove, Illinois, June 30, 1929. He grew up and was educated in the public schools of Casey, Illinois, graduating from Casey High […]
Dr. Carolyn Hawkins Brown, 75, of Greeneville, Tennessee, died May 24, 2021. She was a member of the Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Presbytery of East Tennessee), where she served as an elder and the chairperson of the Mission and Outreach Committee. She developed and initiated outreach programs for children through Vacation Bible School. She served […]
Missouri Governor Mike Parson has appointed Cumberland Presbyterian Jamie Bellis Johansen to the Missouri State Fair Commission. Jamie, a member of White Oak Pond Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Missouri Presbytery), is passionate about agriculture and impacting the next generation. She and her husband, Kevin, grew up showing cattle at the Missouri State Fair. Jamie, also a […]