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Rev. Mark Ryan Appointed New Director of FSI
By Covenant Seminary on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Rev. Mark Ryan Appointed New Director of FSI

Covenant Seminary recently named Rev. Mark Ryan (MDiv ’99) as the new director of the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute (FSI), effective January 1, 2013. Mark was an intern with FSI during his student days and has worked with L'Abri Fellowship in both Massachusetts and Canada. He also has pastored churches in Australia and the US, most recently as associate pastor at Crossroads Presbyterian Fellowship in Maplewood, Missouri.

Mark's ministry experience, heart for evangelism, and interest in helping others navigate the crosscurrents of religion and culture make him uniquely qualified for the position. He will also serve as adjunct professor of religion and culture at the Seminary.

Prof. Jerram Barrs continues to serve as resident scholar of FSI as well as professor of Christian studies and contemporary culture.

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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