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Posted: 8/22/03

Patterson brings six from Southeastern

FORT WORTH–When Paige Patterson moved from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary this summer, he brought six staff members with him.

The North Carolina-to-Texas transplants are in addition to Patterson's wife, Dorothy, who was elected a full professor but will not draw a salary, and Patterson's faithful black Labrador Retriever, Noche, who accompanies him to the office.

Seminary spokesman Greg Tomlin said the Pattersons “invited six individuals from Southeastern to come to Southwestern with them.” They are:

Jason Duesing, a doctor of philosophy student, is Patterson's personal aide. At Southwestern, he assumed a position previously held by Barbara Walker, who was administrative assistant to President Ken Hemphill. Walker has moved to a role in the Leadership Development Complex.

bluebull Chris Thompson, also a doctor of philosophy student, is Mrs. Patterson's personal aide. He will be writing his dissertation under Paige Patterson's tutelage. Norita Drake, who was secretary to Paula Hemphill, has become secretary for Provost Craig Blaising.

bluebull Danny Moosbruger has joined the Institutional Advancement team.

bluebull Bobbi Moosbruger, who is married to Danny, will assist Mrs. Patterson as hostess for the president's home.

bluebull Candi Finch and Maurice Ahern, student interns, will work on a part-time basis. Their duties were not enumerated.

Also as part of the transition, trustees have authorized an addition to the seminary president's home to accommodate Patterson's personal library. Those plans have not been finalized, however, Tomlin said.

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