Several Kangaroos spent time this summer in Presbyterian youth ministry at Montreat Conference Center in Asheville, North Carolina, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Incoming freshman ’Roo Libby Wise, showing off the kangaroo hand sign, was “mobbed” by fellow ’Roos Rachel Wells ’11, Tim Kennedy ’98, Michael Harper ’94/MA’95, Steven Barnes ’97, and Leslie Roper ’01, all who served in leadership roles.
Other ’Roos spotted were Sarah Lien Finnerty ’93, Noelle Castin ’95, Amy Veatch ’85, Eddie Hernandez ’15, and Silas “Si” Vaughn ’49/MA ’50, who has “retired” to Montreat with his wife, Catherine, between world travels and welcomes at the Montreat Front Gate.
Alumni also met up with Bruce Reyes-Chow, Austin College 2011 baccalaureate speaker and honorary doctorate recipient.
Thanks to Tim Kennedy for the update. Tim was enjoying a bit of a change of pace, serving for four weeks at Montreat before beginning Master of Divinity studies at Yale Divinity School this fall. He spent the past 13 years in Washington, D.C., working on Capitol Hill, at the White House, and at the Department of Homeland Security.
* 1998-2003 = Executive Assistant — U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry
* 2003-2007 = Special Assistant — Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert
* 2007-2008 = Policy Director — White House Homeland Security Council
* 2008-2009 = Associate Director — Office of Legislative Affairs — U.S. Department of Homeland Security
* 2009-2011 = Senior Consultant — Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness Office — U.S. Department of Homeland Security
I also served as an elder at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church. Please let me know if you need more on this!
Thank you for your continuing efforts!! As always, it’s great to connect with you!! TAK