Love, Owan, Abraham, Arnold elected to University Senate

General Conference delegates elected four people to serve on the University Senate of the UMC.

Jan Love, dean of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, was one. She’s a former deputy general secretary of the Women’s Division of the Board of Global Ministries.

Also elected was the Rev. Kasap Owan of the North Katanga Conference. He’s president of Katanga United Methodist University and the African Association of United Methodist Theological Institutions.

William Abraham, Albert Outler Cook Professor of Wesley Studies at Perkins School of Theology, was elected, as was Bill T. Arnold, an Old Testament professor and former provost of Asbury Theological Seminary.

The University Senate has 25 voting members, and determines which schools, colleges and universities and theological schools can be listed as affiliated with the UMC.

 

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