Friday, July 30, 2010

Stelton Baptist Church bids farewell to its first female pastor

Pastor Kathleen Tice attended NYTS before graduating with an M/Div. at Princeton Seminary.
In Edison Township, New Jersey, Stelton Baptist Church was established in 1689 and eventually became a charter member of the Philadelphia Association (which eventually became American Baptist Churches). Though the small congregation is used to being a part of history, an important chapter in its history is ending as a new one begins.

Stelton Baptist Church, Edison, NJ
A decade ago, Stelton Baptist Church called its first female pastor, the Rev. Kathleen Tice. On Aug. 30th, the congregation will bid farewell to Pastor Tice, as she and her husband (the church's musical director), David, depart the congregation upon Pastor Tice's retirement.

Pastor Tice has been a mainstay at Stelton, and also at ABCNJ as a member of several of its key committees, most notably the state denomination's Ordination Committee. Pastor Tice attended New York Theological Seminary and graduated with her Master's of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.

During her time at NYTS, Pastor Tice reflects upon so many friendships there, among them with current NYTS President Dr. Dale Irvin and former Prof. Dr. Norman K. Gottwald.

As part of her future plans, Rev. Tice, a trained spiritual direction counselor, intends to remain active in that field.

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