MC and Synod of Living Waters renew covenant

MC and Synod of Living Waters renew covenant

Feb. 14, 2019

In celebration of Maryville College’s Bicentennial and in recognition of the role of the Synod in the College’s story, Maryville College and the Synod of Living Waters renewed a revised covenant during the February Board of Directors meeting. 

Rev. Terry Newland, Synod executive, thanked Maryville College leaders for their continued commitment to the College’s relationship with the Church and the shared mission of educating leaders. The Synod of Living Waters includes PC(USA) Presbyteries in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Mississippi and has nine Presbyterian-related colleges in its bounds.  For the last six years, the Synod has supported Maryville College at the President’s Circle level with gifts toward church-related scholarships.

“The Synod of Living Waters is thrilled to partner with Maryville College witnessing to the Presbyterian Church’s historical commitment to higher education,” Newland said. “Walking together in mission is such a blessing.”

Dr. Mary Kay Sullivan, Chair of the MC Board of Directors; Maryville College President Tom Bogart; Rev. Sharon Youngs (standing), Synod Representative to MC Board of Directors; and Rev. Terry Newland, Synod Executive.

(L-R) Dr. Mary Kay Sullivan, Chair of the MC Board of Directors; Maryville College President Tom Bogart; Rev. Sharon Youngs (standing), Synod Representative to MC Board of Directors; and Rev. Terry Newland, Synod Executive.

 

Synod guests, members of MC Faith and Learning Committee, and MC students gathered for lunch after the covenant signing. (L-R) Zach Plants ’20; Carrie Niceley, Maryville Adventures in Studying Theology Program Administrator; Rev. Terry Newland, Synod of Living Waters Executive; Kathleen Farnham, MC Director of Church relations; Dr. Andrew Irvine, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Chair of Faith and Learning Committee; Rev. Dr. Anne McKee, MC Campus Minister; Carie Turner, Synod of Living Waters; Nataly Bennett ’22, Synod Church and College Scholar; Karen White, Presbytery Representative to the Synod; Dr. William Meyer, MC Professor of Philosophy and the Ralph W. Beeson Professor of Religion. 


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2018 semester is 1,154.