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Welcome Rev. Dr. Parker To AN@YDS

It gives me great joy to announce that the Reverend Dr. Ned Allyn Parker (Andover Newton M.Div., Class of 2010) has been appointed Development and Alumni/ae Officer of Andover Newton at Yale. He begins on February 6, 2017 and will be based in New Haven, Connecticut.

Rev. Dr. Parker, an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches (USA), brings a unique combination of gifts and relevant experience to this new role, as well as a deep devotion to Andover Newton. Speaking personally, I am very excited about all that Ned will bring to this new endeavor. We are truly blessed to have him in this capacity.

A particular focus of the position is on cultivating relationships between Andover Newton alumni/ae, friends, and donors to the new program of Andover Newton at Yale. In this capacity, Ned will be responsible for the related functions of alumni/ae relations, communication, and development.

Since 2010 Ned has served as Pastor for Children, Families, & Young Adults at Seattle First Baptist Church. Before assuming that position he served in various capacities in the admissions office at Andover Newton, including the role of Associate Director of Admissions, Student Services, and Retention after his graduation. He is remembered fondly and with deep respect by those who knew Ned during his years on the Hill.

Ned also volunteers his service, as a member of the Board of Directors at the national Alliance of Baptists since 2011 (serving as Secretary on the Executive Committee since April). He began his education at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy before receiving his B.A. from Hampshire College, his M.Div. from Andover Newton, and his Doctor of Ministry from Seattle University.

This is a new position, in a new location, for a new chapter in the life of Andover Newton. We are so grateful that Ned has responded to this new call to service. I hope you will join me in welcoming Ned back to Andover Newton.

In faith,

Martin Copenhaver, President

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