Pictured, from left: Jacqui King, Carrie DeLeon, Curtis Matthys, Jack Womack, Salatheia Bryant Honors, Emily Everett, Kim Mabry, Lynette Ross, Frank Coats, Michelle Hall, and Corky Fowler. (Not pictured: Colin Taylor)
The inaugural Perkins Alumni/ae Recruitment Team (PART) gathered May 1, 2014, for a day-long training session on the Perkins School of Theology campus in Dallas. These alums, all from the Houston area, will reach out to potential students--particularly for the Houston-Galveston Extension Program--as part of the pilot program developed by the Office of Student Services at Perkins School of Theology.
The team of Perkins alums, composed of laity, clergy, United Methodists, and members of other denominations, received updates from Perkins Dean William B. Lawrence and other faculty and staff. In addition, the group attended the Service of Sending Forth in Perkins Chapel and the luncheon for graduating seniors.
Building on the success of the first team, additional alumni/ae recruitment teams are planned for regions (Annual Conferences) around the United States.