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Milligan to recognize local servant leaders

Eastman VP to speak

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (April 4, 2008) — Milligan College will recognize local leaders who have demonstrated servant leadership in their careers and community at their annual Leaders in Christian Service program on Tuesday, April 8, 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.”

Paul Montgomery, vice president for talent management at Eastman Chemical Company, will serve as the keynote speaker for the program.

Montgomery, a graduate of King College, Bristol, Tenn., first joined Eastman in 1991 in the supply and distribution division. A year later he was appointed as a community relations representative for the division. After holding positions of increasing responsibility, he was named director of corporate relations and travel, a position he held until being appointed vice president. Prior to Eastman, Montgomery served as manager of production planning at Texas Instruments.

The 2008 Leaders in Christian Service include:

Jeff Aldridge, Johnson City, serves as an assistant principal at Science Hill High School. He attends First Christian Church in Johnson City.

Bill Darden, Jr., Johnson City, is a senior pharmaceutical consultant with P&G Pharmaceuticals. He attends Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City.

David Howard, Johnson City, serves as the chief financial officer for the Johnson City Power Board. He attends Central Baptist Church in Johnson City.

Patricia Huffman, Johnson City, is the chief financial officer for State of Franklin Savings Bank. She attends First United Methodist Church in Johnson City.

Bobbie Kay Lewis, Elizabethton, serves as a financial analyst for East Tennessee State University’s Clemmer College of Education. She attends Gap Creek Christian Church in Elizabethton.

Fred Lewis, Johnson City, serves as the vice president for information technology at Northeast State Technical College. He attends Lone Oak Christian Church in Johnson City.

Sheldon Livesay, Rogersville, serves as executive director of One Accord Ministries. He attends The Bridge Baptist Church in Rogersville.

Danny Matthews, Johnson City, is a vice president with Summers-Taylor. He attends First Christian Church in Johnson City.

Donald Minor, Johnson City, is an HIV/AIDS educator with CVS/Caremark. He attends Clark Street Baptist Church in Johnson City.

David Temple, Johnson City, is president of Saratoga Technologies. He attends Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City.

Milligan introduced the Leaders in Christian Service program in 2001 to identify examples of individuals from all walks of life who advance the cause of Christ in everything they do. Character, professional and 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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