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The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall

The Rev. Dr. Laura S. Mendenhall is the former president of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall

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Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

The Rev. Dr. Laura S. Mendenhall is the former president of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She was Columbia's president from 2000 to 2009. She now serves as senior philanthrophy advisor for the Texas Presbyterian Foundation.

Mendenhall's research interests include the role of the sacraments in the life of the church, the use of daily prayer in structuring Christian community, and strategies for faithful proclamation of Christian stewardship.

Education:
B.A., Austin College
M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education
M.Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary
D.Min., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Pastorates:
Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX, 1991-2000
Co-pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Victoria, TX, 1987-1991
Associate Pastor, Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas, 1983-1987

Committees:
Permanent Judicial Commission of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA), 1995-2001; moderator, 1999-2001
Committee on Preparation for Ministry, Mission Presbytery, 1989-1995

Church Events:
Preacher, The Protestant Hour/Day1, 2000, 2003
Preacher, General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA), 2001
Preacher for various church wide events


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The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall (PCUSA)
The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall sits down with author and Day1 host Peter Wallace and discusses the work of Columbia School of Theology in Decatur, GA and her work as President there.
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Dealing with Mystery

John 20:19-31

2nd Sunday of Easter - Year B

April 19, 2009

The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall (PCUSA)

Do you ever wonder what happened to Thomas?  Over the years many stories have been told about Thomas.  Here's another--told as I imagine it could have gone for him, years later....



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homas knew the years had passed when his brittle bones led to a broken hip.  While recovering, his grandson stayed with him, helping him through the adjustments, supporting him as he hobbled around.  Thomas appreciated the assistance as well as the company.  After all, this was his namesake, a dear boy, though not really a boy anymore.  Thomas III, Trey, they called him, was a young adult, well on his way to becoming a businessman in his own right.  Thomas relished the opportunity to have time with his grandson even if the reason for their time together was the pain and aggravation of his broken hip.

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March 30, 2003

Do Not Weep for Me

The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall is president of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and a minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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March 02, 2003

Down from the Mountain

The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall is president of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and a minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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February 02, 2003

The Limitations Imposed by Love

The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall (PCUSA)

The Reverend Dr. Laura Mendenhall is president of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

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January 05, 2003

Not For Us Alone

The Rev. Dr. Laura Mendenhall (PCUSA)

The Reverend Dr. Laura Mendenhall is president of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

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June 18, 2000

Born of the Wind

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May 14, 2000

Led from Behind

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April 16, 2000

The Vulnerability of Love

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