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  Mr. James D. Ebert '97 M.Div.

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  West Hartford, CT 06119


Class Notes

Welcome to 1997's Class Notes page. Here you will find news from your classmates as it was submitted in the late summer of 2009 for publication in Spectrum 2010.  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


Rosalind Brown ’97 M.Div. continues to enjoy life as a Residentiary Canon at Durham Cathedral, overseeing the Cathedral's public ministry. A recent sabbatical resulted in two books, Durham Sing! on Durham's hymnody and Can words express our wonder? (Canterbury Press) on preaching. The Cathedral's Benedictine weekends are well established (details on the web) and, in preparation for the dedication of a stained glass window, she is editing stories of Archbishop Michael Ramsey's years in Durham.


Matt Fitzgerald ’97 M.A.R. has served as the Senior Minister of the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, UCC, for nearly three years. Prior to that he spent nine years as the pastor of Epiphany UCC on the north side of Chicago. He and his wife Kelli have three small children and two elderly, large dogs. 


Bert Marshall ’97 M.Div. is New England Director for Church World Service. He continues to do storytelling performances of the Gospel of Mark from memory all over the country (www.gospelofmarkalive.com). In June 2009 he released a CD of original songs, Prairie Child. He now serves on the YDS Alumni Board and the Massachusetts Council of Churches Board of Directors.


Nathan Humphrey ’97 M.Div. and Anne Stone welcomed their second child, Andrew Biddlecombe Humphrey, into the world on St. Swithun’s Day, July 15th, 2009, a mere two weeks after Nathan’s mother, Lois, died in California. While in California for the funeral, he was staying with his sister 5.5 miles down the road from the Anaheim Convention Center, where the General Convention of the Episcopal Church was meeting, so he was able to see many friends from across the country who supported him with prayer and countless kindnesses. To all the Berkeley/Yale folk, especially, he wishes to convey his thanks.


Cynthia D. Weems ’97 M.Div., is now Senior Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Miami, FL.


Poulson Reed ’97 M.Div. has been called as the next rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Day School in Phoenix, AZ. He has served at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver, CO since 2002, most recently as Sub-Dean.