In Sympathy AAPC members and the association office extend
deepest sympathy to the following AAPC members and their
Lewis C. Johnson, AAPC Fellow and longtime
Pastoral Psychotherapist, Pastor and Parish Consultant, passed away
March 7, 2014. A celebration of his life will be held on
Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 3 pm at the Cathedral Church of St.
John the Divine in New York City.
Mother of Ron McDonald, AAPC Diplomate,
Lois Lee King McDonald, died December 19, 2013, in North Little
Mother of Jim Hightower, AAPC Diplomate
died on December 15, 2013.
Edward Johnson, Jr.,87, father of Kyle
Johnson, AAPC Member, died December 11, 2013, in Little
The Rev. Homer A. Bain, Ph.D., died on November
10, 2013, at the age of 82. Dr. Bain, an ordained Methodist
clergyman, served as Director of Education at the Ecumenical Center
for Religion and Health, San Antonio, Texas, for 33 years. He also
co-founded San Antonio's Metro Alliance and coordinated the San
Antonio chapter of Contemplative Outreach. Dr. Bain pioneered
Spanish language pastoral education in the U.S., Mexico and Puerto
Rico. Visitation will be held Friday, November 15, 2013, from 5
p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. A Reception
will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at
Colonial Hills United Methodist Church ("CHUMC"). Funeral
services will follow at 1 p.m. at ("CHUMC").
The Rev. Douglas F. Nissing, Priest of the
Diocese of Connecticut died on Sunday, September 29, 2013 in St.
Louis, MO. Rev. Nissing was a long time member of AAPC and
participated in the Eastern Region. His memorial service will be on
Friday, October 4, 2013 in St Louis. A memorial service will
be planned in Connecticut at a later time.
Dr. Orlo Strunk, Jr. Fellow, died on September
24, 2013. Please see the obituary in the Journal of Pastoral Care.
Orlo received the AAPC Distinguish Contribution Award in
1999. His Family, Friends, and Colleagues will miss
Rev. Dr. Byron A. Lamun, AAPC
Diplomate, 78, of Weatherford, died Wednesday morning, May 15,
2013, at his residence. Dr. Lamun received a bachelor's
degree from the University of Oklahoma in music. He also earned a
Masters of Divinity, Masters of Theology and Doctor of Ministry
degrees from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in
Fort Worth. He was an ordained minister of the Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ) and was ordained at his home congregation,
Crown Heights Christian Church. in Oklahoma
Dr. Chaudoin "Shad" Callaway, AAPC
Diplomate, 80, of Vernon CT, died Sunday April 14, 2013. Shad
graduated high school from The McCallie School in Chattanooga TN,
obtained his undergraduate degree at Southern Methodist University
in Texas, graduated from Yale Divinity School in CT, was in the
second graduating class of the American Foundation of Religion and
Psychiatry, now Blanton-Peale Institute in New York City, was
ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church, founded and led
the Pastoral Counseling Service of Northern New Jersey, and
obtained his Doctorate of Ministry from Drew University in New
Dr. Myron C. Madden, AAPC Diplomate, passed
away at his home in Slidell, Louisiana on Tuesday, June 4 at the
age of 95. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as an Army
Chaplain in World War II, and spent most of his life training
chaplains and pastoral counselors. He authored several books,
including his most noted, The Power to Bless. A
memorial service will be held at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church,
New Orleans, on Saturday, June 15 at 10:00am. Please visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook.
Dr. G. Lloyd Rediger, Retired Diplomate in
AAPC, died March 13, 2013. Since writing the religious bestselling
book, Clergy Killers, Dr. Regdiger has served as a
Consultant to the US Films documentary, "Betrayed."
In 2010 he se up the non-profit organization, Clergy
Assistance, Ltd., to serve & support pastors & their
families who have been brutalized by malicious members of their
The Reverend Dr. Benjamin H. Adams, former Retired Diplomate
in AAPC, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2013. Memorial
services were held Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Presbyterian
Church of Dover, 54 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19904.
The Reverend Richard N. Robertson, former
Fellow in AAPC, died March 9, 2013, in Rome, GA. A
celebration of life for Rev. Robertson was held Monday, March 11,
at Heritage Baptist Church.
Rev. James Tyree Manley, Retired
Certified Pastoral Counselor in AAPC, died February 13, 2013, in
Georgia. The memorial service was held on February 16, 2013,
at the Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection in Conyers.
The family request that donations be made to McAfee School of
Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta in his name.
Mr. John Bridges, husband of Rev Gayle Bridges,
Retired Fellow, Oklahoma City, OK. John died on January 25, 2013
after several years of couragously fighting several
Click to view John's obituary.
The Reverend Coval Bryant MacDonald, PhD,
passed away peacefully on March 26, 2012 at the age of 82.
A native Bostonian trained at Fuller Seminary, Harvard University,
and the University of Chicago, Coval devoted his life and career to
nurturing individuals personally and in community. From being
active in the Civil Rights movement to serving parishioners as an
ordained Presbyterian minister, from organizing a community's first
mental health center to mentoring students while on faculty at
Princeton Seminary, Rice University, and Hanover College, from
restoring individuals and families as a psychotherapist in private
practice to bridging the religious chasm caused by 9/11, Coval
leaves a far-reaching legacy of healing and strength in the legion
of those who carry it forward.
Dr. David Alden Steer, Ph.D.
Diplomate, of Louisville, passed away October 19, 2012. He
was a Minister and Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Care and
Counseling at the Louisville Presybterian Theological Seminary.
Director and Founder of the acclaimed Marriage and Family Therapy
Program at the Seminary. He has authored and edited articles on
pastoral counseling and marriage and family therapy.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, their children and
grandchildren. A memorial celebration of Dr. Steere's life
was held on October 25 at the Seminary.
Rev James Eckels, Diplomate/Emertus, and his
wife Joann were killed in an automobile accident in Andover, MA on
August 18, 2012.
Terence J. Flynn, Certified Pastoral Counselor,
died peacefully at home on 12/15/11. He maintained a private
psychotherapy practice and was a long-valued member of teh Bellwood
Health Services treatment team where he dedicated his life to
Audrey Lee Moseley Pruett, mother of the Reverend Dr.
James ("Jim") W. Pruett, AAPC Diplomate and his wife the
Reverend Dr. Jean Smith Pruett, AAPC Fellow, died
on September 24 at Alpha Health and Rehabilitation in Greer, South
Nately Ronsheim, mother of Rev. Douglas
Ronsheim, Fellow and AAPC Executive Director died on
September 21, 2012 Cadiz, Ohio
Charles Paul McDonald Jr. father of Rev. Ron
McDonald,AAPC Diplomate died on September 6, 2012, at Fox
Ridge Senior Living Center in North Little Rock, Ark.
Joseph Blaber, husband of Julene W. Jobe-Blaber
died 5/13/12 after an 11 year illness of vascular dementia.
He was a college professor, counseling students at Masters
Ruth Harris, the wife of 69 years of counselor,
Rev. John Harris, AAPC Pastoral Care Specialist
died July 1st at 6 a.m. Ruth battled breast cancer for the past two
Rev. Dr. L. Edgar Stone, Jr., 83, AAPC Fellow,
Emeritus, a longtime Newport resident, died Wednesday, April 11,
2012, in Santa Fe, NM. For several years he worked as director of
the Interfaith Counseling Center in New Bedford, MA.
For those who would like to
memorialize Rev. Stone with a donation, the family suggests it be
made to the United Baptist Church, 30 Spring Street, Newport, RI
02840 or the Alzheimer's Association - Rhode Island Chapter, 245
Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906.
Barbara Hagedorn, wife Dr John Hagedorn, AAPC
Diplomate died on February 8 after a long bout with pain and
illness. A service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday,
April 14, at 1 pm at the Bedford Presbyterian Church in the Village
of Bedford, N.Y. Donations in her honor can be sent to the
Colgate-Rochester Crozer Divinity School, the Women and Gender
Studies Program Endowment.
Rev. David C. Wayland, AAPC Fellow/Retired,
husband of Dr. Rose Herr Wayland, AAPC/Fellow,
died on January 20, 2012 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Leslie Robinson, AAPC Diplomate/Retired, died
on January 10, 2012 in Palm Harbor, Florida.
James Mathews, AAPC Professional Affiliate,
died on January 4, 2012 in San Angelo, Texas.