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Five new trustees add to seminary heritage
October 08, 2007
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will welcome five new members to its board of trustees during Heritage Week 2007.
Beginning as trustees this fall will be Craig Loscalzo, Greg Dorris, Mike King, Pusey Losch and Schanon Caudle. Loscalzo, Losch and Caudle currently pastor churches, while Dor-ris and King serve as deacons in their respective congregations.
Craig Loscalzo is the senior pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky., where he has served since 1996. Loscalzo previously taught for eight years at Southern Seminary, serving as the Victor and Louise Lester Associate Professor of Christian Preaching.
Loscalzo is the author of three books on preaching: "Apologetic Preaching: Proclaiming Jesus Christ to a Postmodern World," "Evangelistic Preaching that Connects" and "Preach-ing Sermons that Connect: Effective Communication through Identification."
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Loscalzo earned his master of divinity and doctor of philosophy degrees from Southern. He attained his bachelor of science degree from Nova South-eastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and did postdoctoral study as a visiting scholar at Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville.
A contributor to several other books and author of numerous articles in both scholarly and popular journals and magazines, Loscalzo writes a regular column about preaching on the Internet called The Online Pulpit. It can be accessed at www.ivpress.com.
Loscalzo is married to the former Aunchalee Uphasook of Bangkok, Thailand and they have two grown children, Aunchalee Elaine and Michael Craig.
Greg Dorris is currently the president of GMS Ventures, Inc. He owns and operates the Caboodle Cartridge and Postal Connections stores in the Louisville, Ky., area.
Prior to opening his businesses in September 2006, Dorris was vice president of finance/revenue cycle with Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Healthcare for 14 years.
Dorris received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Bellarmine College in Louisville and is a certified public accountant in the state of Kentucky.
Dorris is a member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Washington where he serves as a deacon and is currently the chairman of the church's trustees. He previously served on the church finance committee and has been the chairperson for two different capital stewardship campaigns in recent years.
Dorris is married to Toni, a fifth grade elementary school teacher, and they have two daughters, Ashley and Leslie.
Mike King is retired after 40 years with the Hamilton County Schools in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he served as a teacher, elementary and high school principal, and director of elementary school operations.
King holds a bachelor of arts degree from Carson-Newman College, a masters in educational administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has done addi-tional graduate work at Vanderbilt University.
A member of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, King serves as a deacon in the church and as chairman of the Brainerd Baptist School Board.
King is married to Martha, a private piano teacher and church pianist. They have two sons, Mark, 35, and David, 37. Mark works with Home Depot in Atlanta, while David is pastor of Concord Baptist Church in Chattanooga and is completing his D. Min. from Southern. King has two grandchildren: Casey, 7, and Owen, 3.
Pusey Losch serves as the pastor of Mountain View Community Church in Richfield, Pa.
A 2002 graduate from Southern, Losch has planted two Southern Baptist Convention churches since graduating, one of which is a Hispanic church. He is also in the process of planting two more.
Losch has been married to Crystal for 26 years, and they have four children: Rachel, Johnathan, Nathanael and Benjamin.
Schanon Caudle is the pastor of North Park Baptist Church in Van Buren, Ark.
Caudle earned his bachelor of arts in pastoral ministry and his M.Div at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is on track to graduate in December 2007 with his doctor of ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Caudle is married to Kassandra and they have three children: Andrew, Nathaniel and Haley.