Rev. Jerry P. Alexander, CPE Supervisor, died on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at home in Columbia, SC. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at 1:00 PM at the Spring Valley Presbyterian Church (125 Sparkleberry Lane) in Columbia. A family visitation will be held at the church following the service.
Jerry, who was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), was 83 years old. He had been in declining health for the past several years.
He was a native of Charlotte, NC. He was in the U.S. Army serving in Europe as a Military Policeman. He then graduated from both Erskine College and the Erskine Seminary in Due West, SC.
He served Presbyterian churches in South Carolina,Texas, and Kentucky.
Jerry's clinical pastoral education was received from the William Hall Psychiatric Institute in 1967-69, including supervisory education. He became employed at the Columbia Area Mental Health Center of the SC Department of Mental Health in 1969 as the Coordinator of Pastoral Services.
He was certified as a CPE Supervisor by ACPE in 1972. He supervised accredited Basic CPE programs at the CAMHC until 1983. At that point, his CPE supervision was done with the merged SCDMH Academy for Pastoral Education Pastoral Education until his retirement in the mid-1990s. He then provided part-time CPE supervision at the Palmetto Baptist CPE program
The Southeast Region, ACPE benefited greatly from Jerry's skills, leadership, and organizational interest. He was on various committees as well as serving a term as the Chairperson of the Region. He also received the J.Obert Kempson Distinguished Service Award.
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Rev. Kenneth E. Reed, 88, of Franklin, Indiana and Fort Myers Beach, Florida, passed away on January 2, 2017.
He was born in Powell County, Kentucky, the son of the late Vernon and Nora (Collier) Reed. After graduating from Francis Joseph Reitz High School in Evansville in 1946, he served in the United States Navy during WWII as Machinist Mate 3rd Class aboard the USS Scania (AKA-40). Following his military service, he received a BS in Elementary Education from University of Evansville, as well as a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree & PhD in Psychology and Counseling from Boston University.
In 1948, he married Alinda "Linda" Rogers, who preceded him in death in 1998. They had two children, Deborah (Reed) Fletcher and Michael Kent Reed. He married Sandra (Drummond) Reed in 2002, who he leaves behind, along with his brothers Roger & Elvin, 5 step-children, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother Chester and sister Thelma.
Dr. Reed was ordained by the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church and was appointed to serve Methodist Hospital of Indiana from 1958 to 2000 as Associate Chaplain; Director of Chaplaincy Services; and retiring as Senior Vice President for Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services. During his tenure, he served on the hospital's Medical Ethics Committee, started a Clinical Pastoral Education program, and created Buchanan Counseling Center.
Life was his work - he wanted to share his knowledge and insights with all. As best he could, he practiced what he preached and taught on a daily basis. Ken was active in his local community. He was a member of Meridian Street United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin, and Faith United Methodist Church in Fort Myers, Florida. He enjoyed traveling, sailing, and learning. Memorial gifts in Dr. Reed's memory can be made to the American Heart Association
or the National Kidney Foundation
. Family and friends are encouraged to view Dr. Reed's extended obituary information online at www.flannerbuchanan.com
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ACPE Supervisor John Galloway
died on December 12, 2016.
He was a United Methodist pastor for 10 years before going through the CPE Certification process in Birmingham, AL. His pastoral education ministry was lived out in Birmingham, Pensacola, Sarasota, Asheville, Orlando, and Tallahassee. He established the CPE program at Tallahassee General Hospital, but after a few years had to retire due to Parkinson's Disease. He and his wife Judy moved back to Orlando to be closer to their children. John resided in an Assisted Living/Memory Care facility for the last two and a half years.
He was a steadfast friend, a stimulating colleague, a caring pastoral educator, and a good man. For those who might want to contact Judy, her address is 14169 Sapphire Bay Circle, Orlando, FL 32828.
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ACPE Supervisor Rev. Dr. Harold Monroe Yoder of Columbia, SC, died November 24, 2016, the day after his 94th birthday. His was a lifetime of service as an ordained (1950) clergyman of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. He spent his career as a hospital and institutional chaplain for the Washington, DC, Council of Churches, Lutheran Hospital of Baltimore, MD, and Richland Memorial Hospital of Columbia, SC. He was a pioneer in the Clinical Pastoral Education movement, training many students to minister to the distressed, sick, dying, and bereaved. Growing up in Hickory, NC, he graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, serving in the Pacific theater during World War II. After discharge, he graduated from Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary. As the young pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Liberty, NC, Harold met the love of his life, Selena Kime, whom he married in October 1951. They raised four children, impressing the values of education and faith while instilling a love of music. After his retirement in 1989, Harold and Selena traveled through Europe and the Holy Lands and spent time trout fishing and square dancing. Indulging his lifelong love of learning, he received his doctorate of ministry at age 61 from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and studied Greek into his 80s. He achieved a second degree black belt in karate, was an avid runner, grew grapes and made wine. He was open-minded and openhearted, encouraging others to "take people as you find them." Harold was predeceased by his son, William Craig Yoder, and beloved wife. He is survived by his son, Eric Monroe Yoder, daughter-in-law, Claire C. Yoder of Virginia Beach, daughter, Frances Kathryn Yoder, daughter, Mary Ann Watson, son-in-law, Jeff Watson of Columbia, grandchildren, Emily Yoder Wilcox, Maggie Stewart, and Glenn Yoder; Joshua Yoder, Jessica Yoder, and their mother, Barbara Yoder, and grandson Jeffrey Watson. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories and condolences may be shared, and additional information is available at ShivesFuneralHome.com.
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