Missourians at NOBTS identified
October 4, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY – There are at least 22 students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) with ties to Missouri.
Those students are: Katherine Marie Albers; Michael C. Bard; John Byden Brittain; Richard John Buckley; Kim Burke Burton; Young Il Choi; Robyn Carol Crippen; Kevin Wayne Dray; Caleb Edward Fuller; Chad Ashton Gilbert; Amy Elizabeth Gillespie; Kristine Sandra Hegwood; Bryan David Highland; Jeralyn Marie Major; Jonathan Glynn Moyers; Allison L. Richmond; Patricia L. Robey; Israel David Shaw; Steven Lee Simmons; David Robert Snyder; Heather Jeanette Tate; and Zack Otis Thomas.
“I really would like to be able to locate these Missouri students and see how they’re doing,” said Tom Johnson, pastor, First Baptist Church, Fredricktown, and NOBTS trustee. “They’ve lost libraries and everything. Most of them lost their jobs, too.
“This may not be a complete list of students from Missouri, but it is the best one I could get. Many of these students have not been located yet.”
Johnson came away from a trustee meeting Sept. 26-27 at the seminary’s temporary administrative offices on its North Georgia Campus confident about the rebuilding and restoration process that lies ahead.
“All the faculty and all the staff have just lost everything, but they are definitely upbeat,” he said. “They see this as an opportunity that God is creating to help win their city for Christ.
“We have information. We’ve made decisions. We’re moving forward. We’re helping students.”
If anyone has information on the New Orleans seminary students with ties to Missouri, call Johnson at (573) 783-6322 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.