Man from Hope
Rev. David Bennett has been appointed chaplain
of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary, starting
January 21. He comes from Hope Moravian Church in Hope, Indiana,
where he has been pastor since 1998. Before that, he served
the congregations of Rio Terrace Moravian Church and Millwoods
Community Moravian Church, both in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The new chaplain holds a Bachelor of Arts
in mathematics from Eastern Illinois University and a Master
of Divinity from Moravian Theological Seminary, Class of 1988.
His wife, Connie, is a corporate accountant.
Another Seminary graduate, the Rt. Rev. J.
Neil Alexander 76, was ordained the ninth bishop of
the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta this past summer.
On a related note:
The morning starlets who will sing the well-known
Moravian carol at this years Christmas Vespers are:
Martha Giesler, 8, Bethlehem, daughter of
the College and Seminarys outgoing chaplain, J. Christian
Giesler 83, 86, and his wife, Tina 84. November
30 and December 8.
Fiona Gillespie, 13, Coopersburg, daughter
of Thomas and Alison Gillespie, an artist-lecturer in Celtic
fiddle in the music department. December 1 and 7.
Emily Gasda, 11, Bethlehem, daughter of Lawrence
and Elise Russo Gasda 77. December 2 and 9.
And let us not forget Molly Dunn, 12, Bethlehem,
daughter of Barbara and Rodger Dunn. She sang the solo at
the Vespers preview concert on November 17.