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  • April 15, 2009

    Dean Bruce Birch of Wesley Theological Seminary
    Receives Consortium Service Award

    Friends:

    Yesterday I was privilege to take part in the Symposium and Luncheon honoring Dr. Bruce Birch.
    Dean Birch will be retiring, after 38 years of full-time service, this spring–though he will continue his affiliation with Wesley.

    Consortium Board Chairman James R. Lowe, Esq. presented Dr. Birch with the Consortium Service Award at the Luncheon.

    Dr. Birch has been very supportive of his faculty colleagues in biblical studies throughout his years of service at Wesley. These colleagues, especially Dr. John Yieh of Virginia Theological Seminary– Chair of the Biblical Studies Faculty Group, encouraged the Consortium to recognize Bruce Birch for his outstanding leadership.

    Dean Birch provided much service to the Consortium Council of Academic Deans during his tenure as Dean at WTS. He served as Chair of the Council for many years. His wisdom and good judgment–and his collaborative style–enriched all faculty and students in the Consortium.

    We will miss his presence and his good humor at our meetings–but wish him a wonderful retirement.

    Note: The Service Award is only give occasionally. Dean Martha Horne of Virginia Theological Seminary was the previous recipient.

    Peace,
    John