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Memorials

The Rev. Dr. William R. Loesch died at his home in Dorchester on Saturday, June 16, 2018.            

He is survived by his three daughters and son: Melanie Loesch; Cathy Loesch; Cynthia Loesch-Johnson (and husband Jeffery Johnson); Christopher (and wife Shannon), and their four children. He is also survived by his former wife, Martha Sanchez, of Dorchester, the mother of their children, and his twin brother, Rev. Dr. Robert Loesch, a United Church of Christ clergy living in Springfield, MA, and four nieces and a nephew.

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, he lived with his family in several states during World War II, including Melrose, MA, and high school in Glen Ridge, NJ.  He graduated from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, in 1963 with a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology, and Andover Newton Theological School with a Master of Divinity in 1968, and Doctor of Ministry in 1976.  He was ordained into the United Church of Christ fifty years ago in Roxbury in 1968.  He was a member of the adjunct faculty at Andover Newton Theological School, Harvard University, Emmanuel College, and Northeastern University School of Nursing.  

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Former ACPE Member Charles "Chip" Moody died on June 21, 2018. Pastor Moody completed his CPE residency through the Spring Grove Hospital Center (inpatient psychiatric) and Francis Scott Key Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, from 1983-85.  Most recently, he was the Vice President for Student Development at Phoenix Seminary.

A Celebration of Life was held at 1000 on Saturday, 30 June, at Grace Community Church, 1200 E. Southern Ave, Tempe, Arizona, 85282.



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ACPE Certified Retired Educator Robert "Bob" Brummel died on May 9, 2018 at the age of 82 in Grand Rapids, MI. A graduate of Calvin College and later, Calvin Seminary, Bob went into active duty as a Navy Chaplain during the Vietnam War. He served on ships off the coast of Vietnam, with the Marines in Okinawa, with the Naval Air Station on Andrews Air Force Base, and in various military hospitals where his interest in hospital ministry deepened. He retired from the Navy and continued his chaplaincy at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida and as the Director of Pastoral Care at the Ohio State University Hospitals until he retired. He was certified by ACPE in 1980.

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ACPE Spiritual Care Professional Phillip Leigh Haltom died on March 7, 2018 at the age of 62 while in Texas, on his home soil. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, and their children. A celebration of his life was held on March 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, 700 North Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made on behalf of Phillip to First Presbyterian.

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ACPE Retired Educator John Howard Dillingham, 87, of Schulenburg, Texas passed away on Jan. 24, 2018 in Schulenburg.

He was born on August 18, 1930 to Murvin Cecil and Mary Eileen (Cobb) Norvell in Purcell, McClain County, Okla. On July 13, 1946 he married Carole Jeanne Hall. John lived in Topeka, Kan. from 1979-2000; Columbus from 2000-2014; and in Schulenburg from 2014-present.

John received his Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University, Bachelor of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Seminary, and Master of Sacred Theology from University of Dubuque, Iowa, graduating Summa Cum Laude. John pastored several churches in Texas before joining staff of Menninger Foundation as Chaplain. He was a member of the Clinical Pastoral Education staff as a CPE Supervisor; Fellow College of Chaplains; and in 1992 was voted Chaplain of the Year. 

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Guy L. Steele, Sr.  of Hingham, formerly of the Boston area, died January 11, 2018. Guy was talented in many facets of life. In his early years he was an accomplished track athlete. As a man of devout faith he began his ministry as a student pastor in Montgomery City, Missouri, while studying for his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Missouri, followed by a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Brite College of the Bible in Fort Worth, Texas. Guy trained at Perkins School for the Blind, Boston University School of Theology, and Brandeis University (graduate work in Sociology), then received his Master of Theology degree from Harvard University and his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Boston University School of Theology. Guy served as Pastor and Chaplain in many parts of our country, including 13 years as pastor of the Brighton Evangelical Congregational Church; was instrumental in building churches and establishing accreditation programs for Clinical Pastoral Education; and retired from New England Deaconess Hospital as the Director of Pastoral Care. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Harvard Divinity School. 

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Michael Quesada
was a CPE resident at Christus Spohn CPE Center in Corpus Christi, TX, died unexpectedly on October 18, 2017. Michael had been to seminary in preparation to become a priest and was continuing to discern his call to ministry. Michael was a genuine, caring, and compassionate person with a great sense of humor. He is survived by his father, Manuel Quesada; brothers, Manuel Quesada, Jr., Oscar (Leslie) Quesada and Patrick Quesada, and sister, Gloria Quesada.


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Condolences

Robin Brown-Haithco's father, Mr. Reginald Brown, died on July 11, 2018. Robin was able to be with him shortly before he died. Read his obituary here.

We send our thoughts and prayers to ACPE Certified Educator Ardella Gibson, whose mother died on July 5, 2018. Memorial services and burial will be held in Arkansas. 

ACPE Certified Educator John Weagraff’s wife, Susan Setta, died on May 14, 2018 after a two-year illness. John appreciates the thoughts, concerns and prayers that have been expressed. Arrangements were handled by John Everett and Sons Funeral Home in Natick Center, MA. Susan was a lecturer/presenter at several ACPE regional meetings and more recently gave lectures on the "meaning of death in world religions" in programs at St. Elizabeth Hospital and St. Vincent Hospital. The latter led to a published article with the World Health Organization.
 
We send our thoughts and prayers to Sheryl Lyndes Stowman, Certified Educator at University of Minnesota Medical Center, whose mother Frances Ruth Stowman died on April 5th.

Thinking of You

We are thinking of Rabbi Leah Wald, ACPE Certified Educator, who underwent a successful surgery and is now recovering. 

We are thinking of Rabbi Bonita Taylor, former Eastern Region Certified 
Educator, who is rehabilitation and healing at home. She would appreciate prayers and words of encouragement. 

Milestones


Congratulations to Rev. Karen Hutt on her new position as Director of Student Experience and Culture at the United Theological Seminary.