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Darrell Mitchell (M. Div ‘55) in now in the Hall of Fame in the Iowa Senior Olympics for his outstanding running from 1988 to 2012. In July 2013, Mitchell ran in the National Senior Olympics in Cleveland, Ohio and won a silver medal for the 400-meter dash and bronze medals for the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. He competed with 22 other men in the 85-89 age bracket. During the 2009 Senior Olympics he received a silver medal in the 200 and 400. Darrell is a committed believer in the importance of staying healthy and enjoying his retirement years by exercising daily.

Glenda Gay Beach Condon (MDiv ’97) is active at several Colorado Prisons in Kairos Prison Ministry International, an international ecumenical ministry modeled on Cursillo and the Walk to Emmaus. At Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, she is also one of the mentor/facilitators for a four-year seminary course, the Urban Ministry Institute. It is part of World Impact’s Capstone Curriculum and sponsored at DWCF by Prison Fellowship at DWCF. 

Bonnie McCubbin (MDiv '12) married Lemuel Dominguez (MDiv '14) on May 11, 2013, at West River United Methodist Center near Annapolis, Maryland. They honeymooned in Ireland before returning to new appointments for both of them (Good Shepherd UMC in Baltimore for Bonnie and Bethesda UMC in Baltimore for Lem).  The couple met at Wesley when Bonnie was Lem's orientation Leader. They now reside in the greater Baltimore area.

Kelly Figueroa-Ray (MDiv ‘04) wrote an essay “'Lady, give me a drink': Reading Scripture, Shaping Community” that has been published as a chapter in Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John Perkins. This book was launched at the annual meeting of Christian Community Development Association on Sept. 13 in New Orleans.

Rev. Catherine Abbott (MDiv ’06) moved to the Arlington District office from Arlington Temple UMC in Rosslyn, Virginia.

Rev. Danny Kesner (MDiv ’83), moved to the Charlottesville District from Great Bridge UMC in the Elizabeth River District.

Rev. DeWayne L. Davis (MDiv ’12) has been selected and affirmed as senior pastor of All God's Children Metropolitan Community Church in Minneapolis. He says to the staff and faculty at Wesley, “After much prayer and discernment and a wonderful time of fellowship and holy conversation with the leadership and members of All God's Children, it is with joy and excitement that I take my leave of Washington, D.C. to follow this call and begin this new adventure in Minneapolis. I do so with confidence in the training, education, and preparation for ministry I received in your loving and capable hands. I am forever grateful to you for all that you have done to help me pursue my call to vocational ministry. You embraced and accepted me into the Wesley family and encouraged and inspired me to learn, listen and study to become a better servant and disciple.”

Chett Pritchett (MTS ‘03) The Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA), an unofficial progressive caucus, has named Chett Pritchett, the organization’s development and communications associate, as interim executive director beginning on November 1, 2012.

Tom Brunkow (D.Min ‘82), adjunct professor at Wesley, will represent the United States at the 32nd ITF Super Seniors World Team Championships in Croatia. The nation’s top men and women tennis players in age groups from 60 to 80 will compete against teams from over 30 countries. Brunkow, a retired minister and inductee of the Depauw University Hall of Fame, has played competitive tennis most of his life. Within the last year, he has won the National Men's 70 Grass, Clay, and Indoor Doubles Championships. He has also won national titles with his son Ben in Senior Father/Son tournament play.

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