Randolph Robert Ketcham is a finalist for the 2012 David H.C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award.
This annual award is given by the congregation of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church as a tribute to the Rev. Dr. David H.C. Read (1910-2001), an internationally renowned preacher, scholar, author and ecumenist, upon his retirement as the congregation's Senior Minister in 1989. It is awarded to a student in the final year of a Master of Divinity program at a Protestant theological school in the United States or Canada. Candidates are judged on the basis of their seminary record, biographical statements, recommendations by two professors, recordings of two sermons (one each on Old and New Testament texts) preached before live audiences and brief exegetical papers in support of each sermon.
The 2012 winner was Matthew Gaventa from Princeton Theological Seminary. Ketcham and the other finalists each received a $1,000 award. Finalists include Carolyn Albert from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago; Jennifer Krushas from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC.
Ketcham earned an M.Div. this spring from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg with honors in Church History and Preaching. He holds degrees from Kenyon College in English and history and a minor in religion, and a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri.
For more information visit http://www.mapc.com/about/news/2012-dhcr-award-press-release .
Randolph (Robbie) is pictured with The Rev. Dr. Kirsi Stjerna and Gettysburg Seminary alumna The Rev. Kelley Baxter on commencement day, May 11.