The purpose of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary Alumni Association is to foster a spirit of loyalty, reciprocal engagement, and to promote the general welfare of the Association members and NBTS. The association will exist to support the alumni goals to strengthen the ties among alumni near and far, current students, churches, communities, and the goals of the Seminary.
Priorities of the Association include:
- Pastoral Care
- Social Action
- Life-Long Continuing Education
- Student Recruitment and Retention
- Remembering and Recognizing Alumni
- Financial Stewardship
Alumni Council Officers
|Moderator||Barry Wise (2017)|
|Vice Moderator||Harry Tysen (1974)|
|Secretary||Joyce Moses (2016)|
Committees & Chairs
This committee will recommend candidates from all active alumni members for office to be elected by the Association for a two-year term.
Robert Anderson (1968)
Honors & Awards Committee
The Committee will recommend to the Council nominees for the following awards: 1784 Legacy (RCA), Chaplaincy (PC&C), Global Ministry, and Prophetic Ministry.
Wes Wilson (2018)
Student Recruitment & Retention Committee
This committee will assist the Seminary in attracting and retaining eligible, high-quality students. Committee members will work in concert with the Alumni Relations staff and the Director of Admissions in carrying out specific recruitment and retention plans each year.
Sharon Johnson (2015)
Financial Stewardship Committee
This committee will maintain the Association’s annual budget, lead fundraising efforts for the Alumni Fund, alumni scholarship funds, and various NBTS Funds. Fundraising activities are planned and implemented in coordination with the Office of Advancement.
Adebisi (Bisi) Shofu (2013)
Social Action Committee
Committee members will work in concert with Professor of Metro-Urban Ministry to assist the Seminary in carrying out its mandate to engage in Christ-centered witness by identifying relevant social justice issues.
Geraldine Clark (2012)
The Cares Committee is the pastoral care arm of the Alumni Association and will support alumni by communicating with those who are in bereavement, experiencing illness, or other difficulties.
Alice Scott (2018)
This committee is responsible to for ensuring that current information is regularly sent to all alumni via social media, postal mail, and email. It will work to collect pertinent information from alumni in all of its diversity across the regions and classes to share with the entire alumni body.
Arthur Hall (2014 & 2017)
National Regional Coordinator
In a spirit of fellowship and service to alumni and the Seminary, regional chapters will be organized through the National Regional Coordinator’s work. Chapters across the country will gather to engage in activities within a specific geographic area. Chapters may adopt guidelines in various forms by which they will operate and conduct business. Regional Chapters operate under the umbrella of the NBTS Alumni Association Council.
North/Central Jersey –
South Jersey –
St. John’s Campus –
Upstate NY –
Long Island, NY – Ann Van Cleef Sutton (2004)
Northeast CT, ME, VT – Robert Anderson (1968)
Northeast – PA, MD, DC, DE
Midwest – Michigan – Mark Kraai (1974)
Midwest – MN, IA
Midwest – OH, IN, IL, WI, SC
Midwest – MO, AR, OK
Southeast – NC, SC, VA – Gil Pagan (1998)
Southeast – FL, GA, AL
Southwest -TX, NM, AZ, CO
West – CA
1958-1960 Herman Harmelink III (19)
1961-1962 Charles B. Hesselink (1962)
1963–1965 Everett L. Zabriskie, III (1965)
1966-1968 Peter Paulsen (1967)
1969-1970 Lewis E. Kain (1969)
1973-1974 Harry R. Tysen (1974)
1979-1980 David B. Alexander (1980)
1984 Mark Ennis (1984)
1985-1986 Paul G. Janssen (1985)
1988 Barbara Fillette (1988)
1990 – 1991
1994 Wilfredo Rodriguez (1994)
1996 Young Min Kim (1996)
2003 Mashona W. Davis (2003; 2018)
2004 Sharon Culley (2004)
2006 Carole D. Pierce (2006; 2008)
2007 Michele Bazin (2007; 2015)
2009 Misael Torres (2009)
2010 Herbert Thomas, Jr. (2010)
2011 Tina Adams (2011)
2012 Sharon Harris (2018)
2013 Marcella A. Christie (2013)
2014 Bisi Shofu (2014)
2015 Anthony Maimone (2015)
2016 Carolyn Goodson (M-Z)
2016 Crystal C. Moon-Boulware (A-L) (2016)
2017 Stephanie L. Grinage (2017)
2018 Douglas Moore (2018)
2019 Yolanda R. Jones (2019)
2020 Cathy Thompson-Fix (2020)
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