December 31, 2012, Don Dempsey (DMin '77) completed his fourth interim pastoral assignment, serving the Presbyterian Church of Palatine in Palatine, IL. On January 1, 2013, he began his next interim position as the Senior Interim Minister at the Kenilworth Union Church in Kenilworth, IL (www.kuc.org), the oldest non-denominational church in America (1892) located just north of Chicago, along the shore of Lake Michigan.
Kurt Calkins (MDiv '73) retired in October 2012 and now lives in O'Fallon, Missouri. He served as pastor of Florissant Presbyterian Church for more than 20 years. Upon his retirement, the Florissant congregation honored his years of service and leadership by developing a new wing for the church building and naming it "The Calkins' Educational Wing." Kurt now enjoys filling pulpits around the presbytery and volunteering for the O'Fallon CERT (Citizens' Emergency Response Team.)