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  Reverend Frederick A. Wiese '92 M.Div.

  1956 Dovecrest Ct.

  Dayton, OH 45429-6969


Class Notes

Welcome to 1992's Class Notes page. Here you will find news from your classmates as it was submitted in the late summer of 2008 for publication in Spectrum 2009.  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, 2008, for publication in the next issue of Spectrum.



Notes from 2008


Susan Craig ’92 M.Div. left her position as pastor at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich to serve in the Maine Conference United Church of Christ as Associate Conference Minister. There she is challenged and well taken care of by the UCC churches which dot the landscape in such different settings, with faithful gifts shared, and challenges to be met. Her charge generalizes itself to the care of pastors and congregations. It particularizes itself with efforts in balancing budgets, searching and calling for new pastors, living in interim times, considering the process to be Open and Affirming Congregations and Just Peace Churches, as well as God is Still Speaking Churches. Susan cherishes each day - which is always unlike the rest, with its challenges, its sorrows, and its joys. For Susan, ministry is taking new form, and she continues to try and discern God's call. Susan gives thanks for the foundation in ministry which she gleaned at Yale.


Becky Garrison ’92 M.Div. has published three books and just signed a contract for a two-book deal with Zondervan. For the entire scoop, log on to www.beckygarrison.com

Philip Hardt ’92 S.T.M. is beginning his third year at the United Methodist Church of Glendale (Queens), NY, on a three quarter time basis and teaching United Methodist Studies at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. His doctoral dissertation was published in 2000 as The Soul of Methodism. His wife, Vineeta, works for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Manhattan.



Debra Kissinger ’92 M.Div. became Canon for Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis in April 2008. She oversees a variety of programs for Lifelong Christian Formation, which deepens the spiritual and theological lives of both lay and ordained persons as well as those in discernment. Debra and her daughter, Emma-Li (10), are enjoying the many amenities of living near Indianapolis and attended their first Indy 500 race in May!

Julia Dorsey Loomis ’92 M.Div. retired in September of 2007, and then served as chaplain to nominations committee for a new bishop and as diocesan point person for the Millennium Development Goals. Advocacy work through The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and Bread for the World, supply work for clergy on vacation, grandmother visits in Portland, OR, and Kennett Sq., PA, care for my 91-year-old mother, and relaxing with David on North Carolina's Outer Banks round out the days.


After 15 years in the Episcopal priesthood in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and North Carolina, W.H. Marchl ’92 M.Div. is recovering from a serious brain virus. Prayers are requested for his quick and full rehabilitation. To paraphrase John Donne, “that He may raise up, the Lord throws down.”


Fritz Wiese ’92 M.Div. completed a Lilly sabbatical, “Climbing New Heights.” In addition to exploring multi-site ministry for his Lutheran congregation in Ohio, Fritz reached the summit of Mt. Rainier and climbed in the Alps and Rockies. He produced the DVD, “Windows on Wittenberg” after his two-weeks of serving as the English-speaking pastor in Wittenberg, Germany.  His family includes 5th grade teacher, LuAnne, and Luke (12) and Morgan (8) and still enjoys ultimate frisbee.


Notes from 2007


Mae Mallory Krulak ’92 M.A.R. collapsed with a cerebral hemorrhage September 6, 2006.  She had a brain tumor, metastasized melanoma.  The tumor was removed and after months of speech and physical therapy she is doing quite well today even though she has residual effects. There is additional metastatic disease that is being treated with oral chemo, but she is in good spirits and she enjoys each day as the gift it is.  Because of Mae Mallory's health her husband Bill Krulak ’91 M.Div. has retired as rector of St. David's in Baltimore where they have been for close to nine years.  They invite friends to drop them a line at krulaks@comcast.net.


ryanThomas F. Ryan ’92 M.A.R., chair of the Department of Religious Studies at St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, Fla., has been named director of the Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry (LIM). The mission of LIM is to prepare women and men for ministerial leadership in Catholic and other faith communities. Ryan has been on the St. Thomas faculty since 1997; and he was twice selected as the university's "Professor of the Year." Ryan is the author of Thomas Aquinas as Reader of the Psalms (University of Notre Dame Press, 2000) and co-editor of an Eerdmans series, Bible in Tradition: A Library of Biblical Interpretation from the Middle Ages to the Present. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three daughters.


Fritz Wiese ’92 M.Div. is pastor at Epiphany Lutheran Church, south of Dayton, Ohio, and misses the frisbee, Fatted Cafes, refectory discussions and stimulating lectures of YDS.    His wife LuAnne went back to teaching 5th grade this year; with 6th grader Luke and 2nd grader Morgan playing soccer and keeping the house hopping.  This summer, Fritz completed a sabbatical entitled "Climbing New Heights," made possible through the Lilly Foundation, where he was able to combine a passion for climbing mountains with pursuit of ministry approaches to help congregations climb to new ministry heights, as well.   After two weeks with Wiese as English-speaking pastor in Wittenberg Germany, the family hiked in Switzerland and Austria.  Before climbing Mount Rainier in Washington and Long's Peak in Colorado,  Wiese spent time with three growing churches involved in the multi-site campus ministry effort, as Epiphany enters this line of kingdom ministry this year.  For insights and pictures, see his blog at www.epiphanydayton.blogspot.com.