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Two appointed to "director" of Seminary programs

Feb 05, 2005

Two appointed to “director” of Seminary programs

Louisville Seminary announced last week the appointments of Dr. James Hyde as Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program and Dr. Garnett Foster as Director of Field Education, effective January 1, 2005. Both have been appointed to a term of service through May 31, 2007.

Hyde, retired professor in the University of Louisville School of Medicine, has served as interim director of Louisville Seminary’s Marriage and Family Therapy program (MAMFT) since November 17, 2003. An award-winning instructor, Hyde began teaching in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Louisville in 1986. During his years on the faculty he garnered 12 grants from several foundations and groups in support of training programs and new courses for the school. For eight years he also taught at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he initiated one of the first seminary courses in the country on the pastoral care of persons with AIDS and their loved ones.

His extensive experience as pastor, chaplain, and therapist, including 35 years of clinical experience, led Louisville Seminary to invite him to join the adjunct faculty and clinical supervision teams. As director of the Seminary’s nationally recognized MAMFT program, he will continue in both responsibilities.

An ordained Southern Baptist minister, Hyde received degrees from Samford University (BA) and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv; ThM). His doctoral degrees are from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin) in Wake Forest, N.C., and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned the PhD in the psychology of religion. Hyde is certified and licensed as: supervisor in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC); and clinical member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). He is licensed by the Kentucky Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Kentucky Board of Certification for fee-based pastoral counselors.

Foster has served as interim director of field education since June 1, 2003. She came to LPTS in 1999 as part of the Lilly Endowment-funded Bible and Spiritual Formation Program. She has also served as director of vocational formation, and in the field education position, she continues to oversee the candidacy and placement process of Presbyterian students.

An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Foster has served 30 years as pastor and Christian educator for racially and culturally diverse congregations in Maryland, New Jersey, and Geneva, Switzerland. Her vast experiences in presbytery, synod and General Assembly ministries have become valuable resources for many students who have relied upon her counsel and guidance in their own ministerial callings and subsequent placement.
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