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Milligan to recognize local servant leaders

Minister of Munsey Memorial UMC to speak

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (April 21, 2006) — Milligan College will recognize local leaders who have demonstrated servant leadership in their careers and community at the annual Leaders in Christian Service program next Tuesday, April 25, at 11 a.m. in Seeger Chapel.

“ The purpose of this program is to provide examples of people who are doing an outstanding job of integrating their faith with their profession,” said Milligan President Donald R. Jeanes. “We see in these individuals wonderful examples of what servant leadership is all about, and what it can look like on a daily basis in a variety of professions.”

Rev. Brian Taylor, senior minister at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City, will be the keynote speaker at the program, which is open to the public.

The 2006 Leaders in Christian Service include:

Wayne Anderson, Johnson City, is the retired human resource manager at Burlington Industries and now serves as a human resource consultant with WCI. He attends Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church.

Doris Hart Bush, Kingsport, is the executive director of Greater Kingsport Area United Way and attends Colonial Heights Baptist Church.

Jeff Farrow, Johnson City, is a physician with Pulmonary Associates of East Tennessee and attends Heritage Baptist Church in Johnson City.

Polkie Gregory, Johnson City, is a recently retired special education teacher with the Johnson City School System and attends Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

Lisa Jones, Bristol, is a motivational speaker and founder of Cracked Pot Ministries. She attends Fellowship Chapel Church in Bristol, Va.

Odie Major, Johnson City, is Northeast regional president of SunTrust Bank and attends First Christian Church of Johnson City.

Stephen May, Elizabethton, is a family physician and former board member at Sycamore Shoals Hospital and Mountain States Health Alliance. He attends First Baptist Church of Elizabethton.

Trish Patterson, Piney Flats, is director of the Hands On! Regional Museum and attends Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church.

Jim Stewart, Kingsport, is the CEO and owner of Stewart and Associates, a professional/managerial search and recruiting firm. He attends Airport Christian Church in Blountville.

Kathy Torgerson, Gray, is church secretary at Central Church of Christ and the founder of Down But Not Out, a support group for families of individuals with Down Syndrome. She attends Central Church of Christ in Johnson City.

Milligan introduced the Leaders in Christian Service program in 2001. According to Jeanes, the program identifies examples of individuals from all walks of life who advance the cause of Christ in everything they do. Character, professional/vocational leadership, and church and community service are all considered.

For more information, please call the Institute for Servant Leadership at Milligan College at 423.461.8316.



MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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