The Rev. Michael Caldwell, president of the Taylor County Ministerial Association, presented
certificates of appreciation to outgoing secretary, John Chowning, vice president for church and
external relations and executive assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, and to his
secretary Sheila Douglas. The two will continue to serve and support the TCMA. (Campbellsville
University Photo by Linda Waggener)
By Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, and his secretary Sheila Douglas, were presented service recognition awards by the Taylor County Ministerial Association (TCMA) at its May 2 breakfast meeting at CU.
The Rev. Michael Caldwell, president of the TCMA, presented the plaques and said the service of Chowning and Douglas has been deeply appreciated over the years from January 1999 through February 2013.
Chowning said it had been an honor to serve and to receive the recognition. “Our office along with CU’s School of Theology will maintain its close ties and continue its support of the TCMA. Both Sheila and I will continue to serve in the future just as we always have.”
The Rev. James Washington, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, assumes the role of TCMA secretary.
Thirty people attended the breakfast meeting hosted by Campbellsville University. Prayers lifted up the country, state and community in celebration of the National Day of Prayer. The Rev. Brian Rafferty, pastor of Elk Horn Baptist Church, guest speaker, challenged each leader in the filled meeting room to become, and lead others to become, a praying people.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.