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Class Notes

Welcome to 1982's Class Notes page. Here you will find news from your classmates on what they've been doing since graduation.  Enjoy!

Moved? New job? Retired? Newly married? New grandchildren? Please submit your Class Notes to your Class Secretary or the Alumni Office by August 31, 2010, for publication in the next issue of Spectrum.



2010 Notes


Lyn G. Brakeman '82 M.Div. has been active in a ministry of pastoral counseling, spiritual director and part time clergy at St. John's, Episcopal Church in Gloucester, MA. She is also the author of two books, Spiritual Lemons and The God Between Us, Augsburg Books. Her memoir is tentatively entitled Becoming a Priest From the Inside Out and is seeking publication. Lyn plans to retire summer of 2010 to Cambridge, MA. to travel some, write a lot, stay healthy (a full-time job) and enjoy city play.


Sam Candler, '82 M.Div. writes, “I have been Dean of the Epsicopal Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta for ten years. I have been quite active in the General Convention of the Episcopal Church and in inter-religious dialogue around the world. I still play piano when I can and write for the website www.episcopalcafe.com. I also maintain a blog at www.goodfaithandthecommongood.blogspot.com. Boog is doing wonderfully, as are Sarah (in medical school), Martha (married), and Samuel (about to be married).”


Scott Pidcock ’82 M.A.R. continues his involvement with The Pidcock Company, a 65 person architectural and land planning firm in Allentown , Pennsylvania . Along with wife Gillian, Scott is active in the life of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown and with their children Rachel (NYU graduate school), Stuart (Colorado College) and Lucy (Moravian Academy grade 10). Scott also serves on the YDS Board of Advisors.


Barbara Kline Seamon ‘82 M.Div continues to live in Leverett, MA serving a Congregational Church near her farm. After more than 25 years of ordained ministry she has expanded her work to include helping individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) . She received a Masters Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Antioch University in 2007 and was awarded for her work by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2008. She also trains therapy and service dogs for professionals working with individuals with a variety of special needs and gifts. She has four children; Joshua 29 teaches mathematics and coaches a varsity Ultimate ( Frisbee) Team;  Katie 27 is studying graduate nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital ; Jesse 25 works as a research environmental- biochemist at Cornell University; and Caleb 9 who will be in forth grade all too soon.      


William H. Shepherd '82 M.Div. has been appointed Reference Librarian at Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, having received his Master of Library and Information Science degree from Valdosta State University in December. Bill lives in Griffin, GA, with his wife, Nancy, and a Basset Hound named Puddle.


Charles Stewart ’82 Div. is Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT and the chair of the department there. In addition to his scholarship (American politics) and administrative duties, he is also housemaster of McCormick Hall. He passed the quarter-century mark of happy marriage to Kathy Hess this past year, and his son will be a high school sophomore this year. Although he veered away from the M.Div. track, he continues to be active in his local United Methodist Church and the New England Conference.

Paul Stroble ‘82 M.Div. recently moved to St. Louis where his wife Beth is the new president of Webster University. Paul will start teaching courses at Eden Theological Seminary in the fall of 2009. He continues writing study books and curriculum for the United Methodist Publishing House and recently started a blog at paulstroble.blogspot.com. He and Beth have been married 25 years; their daughter Emily entered her sophomore year at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania. 

John Totten II ’82 M.Div. was elected to the Mecklenburg County District Court bench in Charlotte, NC.

Robert Troeger '82 M.A.R. celebrated twenty-one years as music director of St. Matthew's Episcopal, Wheeling, WV, and Wheeling Jesuit University. He completed a sabbatical in Germany studying music teaching techniques for very young children, and played a recital on the organ of the newly rededicated Frauenkirche in Dresden. He and Deborah celebrated son Alec's graduation from Rollins in '08, and son Nicolas enters his junior year at CCM in the Univ. of Cincinnati.


John C. Wagner ‘82 M.Div. has been a United Methodist pastor since graduation, serving churches in Indiana and Ohio, and is currently pastor of Aldersgate UMC in Huber Heights , Ohio . He continues to engage with various peace and justice movements, both locally and for his denomination. John and his wife JoAnn have three daughters, a granddaughter and a grandson.


Thomasina A. Yuille ’82 M.Div., ’96 S.T.M. retired after twenty-three years of service as a Chaplain in the United States Navy. Currently, she serves as the University Chaplain/Rooke Chapel Minister at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.