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NCC names Brenda D. Tribett
to staff Uniform Series curricula
Brenda J. Tribett, who has served on several committee’s of the NCC’s Education and Leadership Ministries Commission, succeeds the Rev. Barbara Tilley, who retired in August.
The Rev. Dr. Roderick Lewis, chair of the Uniform Series Committee, praised the appointment.
"It is a delight to welcome Brenda Tribett to the CUS family and to the staff of the NCC," he said. "We feel strongly that Brenda brings significant strengths and skill to the work of the CUS. Her experience in the field of Christian Education helps to give her the foundation necessary to carry forth the work which we do. We look forward to working with Brenda as we continue to make the Uniform Series a useful tool for curriculum development."
Clare Chapman, NCC Deputy General Secretary and General Counsel, echoed Lewis' remarks. "I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Brenda to our staff team," Chapman said. "She brings a great wealth of experience and understanding from her background as a Christian educator and member of the ELMC family and has already embraced her new role in leadership for the Committee on the Uniform Series. "
has served as director of the
She has worked closely with David C. Cooke and Urban
Ministries, both with
Tribett has worked with several advocacy groups around the issues of children, such as, the Children’s Defense Fund, Tobacco Free Kids, Black Child Development, Inc. and the U. S. Department of Education.
Tribett is pursuing the Doctor of Educational Ministries
degree at Columbia Theological Seminary,
She also holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in
Administration of Justice and Public Safety from
Probably the oldest ecumenical committee in existence, the Committee on the Uniform Series celebrates its 140th anniversary in 2012. For a century and a quarter, Protestants of many traditions have worked together to create outlines for church school curriculum based on "the uniform principle," meaning that everyone in church school on a given Sunday would study the same passage of Scripture.
This ideal has motivated what is surely the most
ecumenically and racially diverse group related to the NCC to work together
faithfully on producing the most widely used approach to Bible study in the
Protestant churches. A fascinating history of the Committee and of the
Sunday School Movement in the
Twenty-two denominations and their representative staff form the committee which meets annually.
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