Thursday, 17 December 2009
Merry Christmas ‘07
Keith & Sharon Drury
4637 S. Wigger St.
Marion, IN 46953
SUMMARY: We are happily engaged in teaching at IWU, church life, writing, and still backpacking.
SHARON: This last year Sharon took “her dream job” as a full time professor in the Doctoral program in leadership at IWU, teaching several Saturdays in Indianapolis and advising dissertations and teaching online through the week. She is also active in leading a Bible study at College Wesleyan Church. We still live in the same house, drive the same car, and have the same couch. Last summer, she backpacked 100 high-elevation miles on the Colorado Trail with Keith plus Kerry Kind and Phil Woodbury. This year Sharon also served as the general editor of a new book on Adult Education, which is to be published within a month.
KEITH.: After teaching his 13th year full-time at IWU, Keith headed off to Turkey in May with our two sons for a 10-day trip, then backpacked with biology professor Burt Webb through the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming—to which he promised to bring Sharon back next year. He finished his manuscript on the Apostle’s Creed, Common Ground—where all Christians at all times agree that should be published by this coming summer. He is in his twelfth year writing his weekly “Tuesday Column” on the Internet and says, “I’m in my 60’s now and I intend to act like it more.” We’ll see about that.
Our kids have their own Christmas cards where they give their own details but in summary… David is now executive pastor at College Church. Dave’s wife Kathy is busy building a new house nearby and we now see their kids, Max, Karina, and Lauren every week. John finished his comps and is in the dissertation stage in his PhD program at Princeton Seminary (while pastoring a church and teaching at Somerset Christian College on the side). John’s wife Amanda is now also in the Princeton PhD program in youth ministry & CE and she is now “great with child” so they are planning their own personal nativity within the week—a new little boy.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Keith & Sharon