The congregation of Timonium United Methodist Church expresses pride in the accomplishments of these recent graduates: Christine King, DeeDee Ling, Lucas Myers and Nicholas Myers, Dulaney High School; Amelia Loudon–Doud, Carver Center for Arts and Technology: Bella Barone, Goucher College; Stacey Grill, Millersville University; Stephanie Hill, St. John's University; Matt Keadle, Virginia Tech; and Samantha Lippy, Johns Hopkins University. Last, but certainly not least, is Jeffrey Hillard, who earned a Doctor of Management at University of Maryland University College. Congratulations to all.
Wm. Paul Young, author of "The Shack" and the newly released "Cross Roads" as well as C. Baxter Kruger, author of "The Shack Revisited" will speak on Friday, July 12 at Timonium United Methodist Church. Following the presentation, they will sign copies of their books. (Copies of the books will be available for purchase). Young's book, "The Shack," sold over 18 million copies, and inspired conversations about God around the world. His new book, "Cross Roads," was released in November.
Paul Young was born in Canada and raised among a Stone Age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of former New Guinea. He suffered great loss as a child and young adult and now enjoys the "wastefulness of grace" with his family in the Pacific Northwest.
C. Baxter Kruger, theologian, writer and fishing-lure designer, is the director of Perichoresis Ministries. Baxter is a native of Prentiss, Miss. He is an avid outdoorsman and holds two U.S. Patents for fishing lure designs. He was an early fan of "The Shack" and is a close friend of Young's. He is a Trinitarian theologian who knows how to explain what theology means for regular folks, making it personal, relevant and living. .His book, "The Shack Revisited," offers a bigger picture of what was envisioned by Young when he wrote "The Shack ." Young's original vision has been developed into a deeper, richer, fuller portrait of love, life, and what it means to be in relationship to God.
To purchase tickets for the Timonium event, call the church office at 410-252-5500. Tickets are $30. Young is represented by the Ambassador Agency in Nashville, Tenn. For information, contact Beth Lehman at 615-370-4700, ext. 236 or go to Beth@AmbassadorAgency.com.¿
Some interesting news about the Oswald family. Ted and Nadine Oswald moved to Pine Valley/Valley Wood in Timonium and raised two sons there. Thirty two years ago, they had a house built in Hunt Ridge, because the family loved this area and didn't want to leave Timonium. In fact, their oldest son married and moved to Valley Wood to raise his children there. The big news now is that daughter Lisa recently graduated from her MA/MBA program at the University of Cincinnati. She has accepted a position with the Houston Grand Opera. She will be working in the artistic department as their new associate company manager beginning July 1. In this capacity, she will be working with all the performing artists and will be responsible for everything from rehearsal schedules to travel and housing. Lisa also will be working closely with the artistic and production teams on planning and scheduling for future seasons. Houston Grand Opera is one of the largest opera companies in the United States and is doing some incredible work, not just on stage, but also in terms of educational and community programming, young artist training, and new opera development. Lisa is very happy and excited for this move, but her parents think she will always be a Timonium girl at heart! Joan Oswald is a very proud grandmother.
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