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2007 Alumnus of the Year - Elmer Revelle

"My educational experience at Jefferson College provided many opportunities that enriched my life," said Revelle. "It is with deep gratitude that I receive this award."

Elmer RevelleRevelle has served as District Superintendent of the Mid-State District of the Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church since July of 2003. Previous to this appointment, he served 26 years as a local church pastor; as Council Director for the former Missouri East Conference which became a statewide position in 1999; then Director of Connectional Ministries for the Missouri Conference. In that position, he served as President of the South Central Jurisdiction Council Directors; President of the National (International) Association of Council Directors; and member of the General Council of Ministries of The United Methodist Church, a world-wide agency. 

Continuing his leadership role beyond the church, he served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri during 2004-2005. 

Elmer received an Associate of Arts degree from Jefferson College, a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southeast Missouri State, and a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary. In 2002 he was awarded the Doctor of Divinity Degree from Central Methodist (College) University.

"The foundation set in place at Jefferson College provided the basis for the balance of my experience in higher education," said Revelle. "Due to the small number of music majors, full participation in every class was required. Through this experience, I built the courage required to be a very active participant in my education during the remainder of my undergraduate and graduate training. The support of Phi Theta Kappa, which allowed me to be elected to a national office, provided the confidence to serve in positions of leadership throughout life. "

Elmer and his wife, Diana, have two grown children, Lezlie and Shawn.



 
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