COMMITTEE ON THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (COTE)
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
1. The meeting of the Committee on Theological Education (COTE) was held April 10 – 12 on the
campus of the Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.
2. The following persons attended:
Members: John Bolt, Jeffrey Bullock (University of Dubuque Theological Seminary), Philip
Butin (San Francisco Theological Seminary), William Carl III (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary),
Cynthia Campbell (McCormick Theological Seminary), Joseph Doh, John Herndon, Terry
Holland, Laura Aull Johnston, Fran Lane-Lawrence, Laura Mendenhall (Columbia Theological
Seminary), Ann Moe, Neal Presa, Jo Ann Staebler, Dean Thompson (Louisville Presbyterian
Theological Seminary), David Wallace (Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary), Theodore
Wardlaw (Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary), Louis Weeks (Union Theological
Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education), Joel Weible and Nicholas Yoda.
Corresponding Members: Daniel J. Earheart-Brown (Memphis Theological Seminary), Gary
Eller (Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation), Sergio Ojeda-Cárcamo (Evangelical Seminary
of Puerto Rico), and Barbara Wheeler (Auburn Theological Seminary).
Staff from the Office of Theological Education: Patsy Godwin (Associate), Lee Hinson-Hasty
(Coordinator) and Rosemary McCutcheon (Program Assistant).
Adjunct Staff: Lesley Davies (Manager of Examination Services), Marcia Myers (Director of the
Office of Vocations) and Charles Wiley (Coordinator of the Office of Theology and Worship, for
Joseph D. Small).
Theological Education Advancement Team Member: Diane Stephens, Marketing Consultant.
Guests: Cam Murchison, Dean of Columbia Theological Seminary.
3. Excused: Stephen Kaszar, Ron Kernaghan, Kenneth Kovacs, Alvin Padilla (Gordon Conwell
Theological Seminary), Joe Small, and Iain Torrance (Princeton Theological Seminary).
4. New Member Orientation was held on Tuesday, April 10, for Gary Eller