Roland Maust, pastor of the Uniontown, Pa., Grace Brethren Church, received the Excellence in Broadcasting Award for 2012 Outstanding Radio Feature Story/Report Series from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.
Terry White, publisher of BMH Books and former executive director of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company, Winona Lake, Ind., was awarded an Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership on August 11. His dissertation was “An Analysis of the Relationship of Transformational Pastoral Leadership to the Seven Practices of Transformational Churches Among Grace Brethren Congregations.”
Journeys to Significance, a book by Grace Brethren pastor Neil Cole, has been named by Outreach Magazine as one of their top resources of the year in the field of outreach, specifically under the category of leadership. Cole is the executive director of Church Multiplication Associates, the Grace Brethren church planting group in Southern California.
On the Move
Dennis Duncan has been named Director of Prison Education at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. He will provide leadership to the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program in the northern region of Indiana’s prison system, a new initiative of the college.
Reid A. Firestone has been called as senior pastor of the Homerville, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church.
Paul Guay, long-time pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in Mabton, Wash., has retired due to health reasons. He and his wife, Jane, have relocated to Idaho.
After 25 years of service, Norman Gunsolley retired as administrator at Warsaw Christian School, Warsaw, Ind., which is affiliated with the Community Grace Brethren Church.
Shannon Horst is the senior pastor of Basore Road Grace Brethren Church in Dayton, Ohio.
Kevin Mincey is pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in Winchester, Va.
Brian Orme has been named editor of Outreach Magazine. He previously was on staff at Community Grace Brethren Church, West Milton, Ohio, for 11 years.
Chad Parker is the new director of Youth Ministries and Young Single Adults at Grace Church, the Grace Brethren congregation in Aiken, S.C. (Steve Taylor, pastor).
At Grace College and Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., five have joined the faculty. Ashley Holland, Ph.D., is assistant professor of mathematics in the Math and Science department. Brooke Kovac joins the faculty of the School of Behavioral Science. In the graduate counseling and interpersonal relations program, three new assistant professors in- clude: David Olges, Ph.D., (on-campus); Jenny Preffer, Ph.D.; and Rhonda Ladd, Ph.D. Preffer and Ladd will teach students online.
Dr. R. Douglas Cassel, 78, of Hummelstown, Pa., died May 29. He volunteered as a surgeon in Central African Republic and recently wrote about the experience in the BMH book, On the Road to Bangui: Journeys of a Safari Surgeon.
W. Roland Felts, 88, of Warsaw, Ind., died June 14. He was a composer, arranger and keyboard artist with Rodeheaver Company, Winona Lake, Ind., taught at Grace College, and was organist at the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church.CH (COL) Burt Hatch, who served as a Grace Brethren chaplain in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1973, died June 20.
Sheryl Joyce Hughes, 68, Fredericksburg, Tex., died June 9. Her husband, Thomas Hughes, a for- mer Grace Brethren pastor, survives.Beverly Jane Kent, 82, Winona Lake, Ind., died, July 16. She was the wife of Dr. Homer Kent Jr., a BMH author and professor emeritus and former president at Grace College and Theological Seminary.
Nancy Kay Miller, 74, of Roanoke, Va., died July 2, 2012. Her husband, Ralph Miller, a long-time Grace Brethren pastor, preceded her in death.
Phoebe O’Neal, widow of the late Dr. Glenn O’Neal, Grace Brethren pastor, author, and educator, died June 11 in Anaheim, Calif.
James M. Pearson, author of the popular BMH book, Minefields in the Marketplace, died July 10, 2012. He was a pastor in Fort Wayne, Ind.