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Jim Goldsmith (MDiv ’00) was honorably retired by The Community Presbyterian Church of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida. He is the president of CommonUnity Inc., a nonprofit organization that ministers to children and adults focusing on literacy issues, foster children and mentally challenged men.

Amy Stephens McClain (MDiv ’00, MAMFT ’17) is part-time staff chaplain with Norton Healthcare, where she has served in ministry since 2004. She is a post-graduate intern at the Louisville Seminary Counseling Center and a contract therapist with Transformations LLC, a behavioral healthcare agency that provides home and community-based services. On September 10, 2017, Amy married Bruce Helwig at 4th Presbyterian Church.

Rev. Cheryl Garbe (MDiv ’01) was appointed as senior pastor of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, by Bishop Julius Trimble of the Indiana Conference.

John Goodwin (MDiv ’04) is retired and has enjoyed being the transitional or gap pastor in Pacific Missouri, and now at Potosi Missouri.

Susan Jinnett-Sack (MDiv ’04) has been appointed district superintendent of the Northern Kentucky District for the United Methodist Church.

Lavender Kelley (MDiv ’06) has accepted a leadership position in the Pastoral Care Department at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She is also president of the Pediatric Chaplains Network, where she served on the Advisory Council and as vice president for the previous six years.

Cindy Guertin Anderson (MAMFT ’07) and her wife, Katie, welcomed their daughter, Jude Caroline, in April.

Bonnie Stephens Canizaro (MDiv ’07) completed her Doctor of Ministry at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary this past summer and is scheduled to graduate in May 2018. For her doctoral project, Exploring the Character of God: Life, Light, and Love, she interviewed two dozen experienced pastors and asked how they reconciled God’s love and light to various Bible verses and incidents in church history to the contrary and collected sermons on these topics. A copy of this has been given to Louisville Seminary’s E.M. White Library.

Shanda Cool (MDiv/MSSW ’08) is the lead clinician for the David J. Block Crisis Stabilization Unit for Wellspring in Louisville, Kentucky.

Chris Deacon (MDiv ’08) published a Louder than Words: Sermons by Chris Deacon.

Peter Smith (MAR ’08) received a Wilbur Award from the Religion Communicators Council for coverage of "Silent Sanctuaries," historic houses of worship that are no longer in use, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he serves as the religion editor.

Karin Wright (MDiv ’09) is the pastor of Suffield United Church of Christ in Mogadore, Ohio.
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