alumni/ae news


Larisa Waya (STH ’01, ’04)

By emm13
April 12th, 2013 in Alumni/ae News.

Our Alum, Larisa Waya is doing a new and wonderful thing in the community.  In addition to being a fine chaplain she is the owner of a company that designs and makes robes for clergy women and women justices. Her company is called Clergy Couture and is located right here in Brockton, Mass.

Here is her website:

Rev. Gil Caldwell (STH ’58)

By emm13
March 1st, 2013 in Alumni/ae News.

An article written by our own Gil Caldwell!

Rev. Dr. Jung Sun Oh (STH ’01)

By Jonathan Morgan
February 27th, 2013 in Alumni/ae News.

Reverend Dr. Jung Sun Oh, pastor of the Bethany First UMC Church and BU alumnus, recently published an article, “Debating is Over: Time to Act Boldly.”  It has been posted in his conference website and websites of National MFSA (Methodist Federation of Social Action) and New England Chapter MFSA.  It is also available here: Debate is Over.

In other news, Rev. Dr. Jung Sun Oh has started a website in honor of his wife and children:

He is celebrating 28 years of marriage, 23 years of ministry in the US and
16 years of  theological education (MTS in Seoul Korea and Emory and Boston University)
and 26 years of my theological works.  He thanks God for his family and God’s grace.

Dr. John Kapya Kaoma (STH ’10)

By emm13
January 25th, 2013 in Alumni/ae News.

Dr. John Kapya Kaoma prepared a report called “Globalizing Culture Wars” on behalf  of Public Research Association in Somerville.   Roger Ross Williams has made a film about the issue that was shown at the Sundance Film Festival.

William states about the film,

“The American evangelical movement in Africa does valuable work in helping the poor.  But as you’ll see in this Op-Doc video, some of their efforts and money feed a dangerous ideology that seeks to demonize L.G.B.T. people and intensifies religious rhetoric until it results in violence.  It is important for American congregations to hold their churches accountable for what their money does in Africa.”

It is indeed important to know what our donations support and we must fight against intolerance and violence in all its forms.  Check out the video!



Rev. Ian Mevorach (STH ’09)

By emm13
January 3rd, 2013 in Alumni/ae News.

Here is an article about or own recent Alum, Ian Mevorach, that is quite inspiring!

Romeo del Rosario (GRS ’81, STH ’81)

By Jaclyn K Jones
December 12th, 2012 in Alumni/ae News.

Dr. Romeo del Rosario was interviewed during the School of Theology Distinguished Alumni celebrations September 19-20. The link to the video story The United Methodist News Service produced on Romeo del Rosario is here: .

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Dr. Lester L. Moore (STH ’53)

By emm13
December 4th, 2012 in Alumni/ae News.

Dr. Moore received the 2012 Francis Ashbury Award for fostering United Methodist Ministries in Higher Education in the Iowa Annual Conference.  This award recognizes individuals who guide the church in ministries to and with higher education.

Donald Messer (STH ’66)

By emm13
December 3rd, 2012 in Alumni/ae News.

The following article features Bob Dole and Tom Daschle,  who have been named co-chairs of the International Advisory Board of the Center for the Church and Global AIDS.  The article features our own Donald Messer and his comments on the decision as well as his contributions to the cause.

Please see it here.

Mary Doane (STH ’99)

By Jaclyn K Jones
October 22nd, 2012 in Alumni/ae News.

Ada and dog

Ada Focer holding her new dog, Greta, with Mary Doane

Ada Focer (STH ’05, GRS ’13) alerted the alumni office to her discovery of an outstanding dog rescue and adoption service at Mary’s Dogs rescues dogs from a high kill shelter in South Carolina and finds great homes for them as well as providing on-going support for adopters and resources for the community. Ada was delighted to discover that Mary Doane, the founder, received her M.Div. from STH in 1999. If you are looking for a dog or want to learn about the services Mary’s Dogs provides, you can find contact information at this link:

Dr. Donald Messer (STH ’66)

By Jonathan Morgan
October 10th, 2012 in Alumni/ae News.

Recently Donald Messer visited the Philippines and conducted several workshops on HIV and AIDS.  It is one of only seven countries identified by UNAIDS where HIV is increasing rapidly.  Read the story he wrote based on his experiences there, here.