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Covenant Theological Seminary Alumna Named CIU Alumna of the year
By Joel Hathaway on Friday, September 14th, 2012
Posted In: Alumni

Covenant Seminary alumna, Wilma Cross (MATS '71) was named Columbia International University's almna of the year. An article by Katie Weaver notes that, "In early November, Columbia International University (CIU) in Columbia, S.C., hosted its homecoming ceremonies, which included a special assembly to honor distinguished alumni for outstanding work in areas of mission and ministry. The 2011 Alumna of the Year Award went to Wilma Cross, a 1969 CIU graduate who has since dedicated her life to, as she says, 'knowing God and making Him known.'

Miss Cross serves with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in Chile. After graduation and a few years on-staff at McLean Presbyterian Church, Miss Cross joined World Presbyterian Missions (precursor to Mission to the World). She was assigned to the WPM’s Bible Institute in Chile, and she taught there for nine years. During that time, Weaver reports, Miss Cross "felt called to mercy ministries and in 1979 began a Bible study with the women in Santiago’s Quillota prison. She eventually established Chile’s first evangelical prison ministry and became an officially recognized chaplain in women’s prisons."

Joel Hathaway :: Director of Alumni and Career Services, Covenant Theological Seminary
Class Notes
[MATS] - 
Randy Rhea

After ten years as an assistant pastor of Grace Evangelical, Germantown, TN, Randy Rhea (MATS ’98) planted Trinity Presbyterian Church, Corinth, MS. This past January, Randy and his wife moved to Madison, MS where Randy is serving as the assistant pastor of Madison Heights Presbyterian. Randy and his wife Sheri have two children, Emily (12) and Walker (9).

[MDiv] - 
Michael Hall

Congratulations to Michael Hall (MDiv '00) on becoming Pastor to Students at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville, VA. Michael has served as Pastor of Student Ministries at Kirk of the Hills, St. Louis, MO for the past seven years. Michael and his wife Kirby Hall MATS '99) have three children, McKenzie (10), Carter (9), and John Thomas (7).

[DMin] - 
Jame Hahs

After 11 years as pastor of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, Jame Hahs (DMin ‘ 06) was appointed to the position of Directing Pastor of Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton, IL. He is now entering his fourth year in that position. Jame and his wife Donna live in Alton, IL.

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