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Posted on 24 May 2007 at 8:24pm
By Staff and Wire Reports

Retired Army chaplain to be guest speaker at COH on Sunday

Retired United States Army chaplain Col. Paul W. Dodd will be the guest preacher for the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on Memorial Day Sunday, May 27, at Cathedral of Hope.

Chaplain Dodd currently serves on the Advisory Board of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. Col. Dodd has spent 21 years on active duty and 10 years in the Army Reserve and National Guard. His assignments have included division support command chaplain with the 101st Airborne Division, staff chaplain at Camp Page and the Area II support activity in Chun Cheon, South Korea, deputy post chaplain at Fort Myer, Va., hospital chaplain at the 130th Station Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, deputy chief of the Department of Ministry and Pastoral Care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, chief of the Department of Ministry and Pastoral Care at Brooke Army Medical Center, and command chaplain of the United States Army Medical Command.

He has been awarded the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with Five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Army Superior Unit Award. He was also awarded the prestigious Order of Military Medical Merit.

Col. Dodd holds a bachelor of arts from Ouachita Baptist University, a master of divinity and master of education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a doctor of ministry in Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Prior to entering active duty in 1977, Col. Dodd was the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Tyronza, Ark., and the West Helena Baptist Church in West Helena, Ark.

Cathedral of Hope is located at 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

Benefit at Buddies II raises more than $4,000 for Steinhoff

A benefit at Buddies II for Heather Steinhoff raised $4,500 on May 19, according to Heather’s mom, Cindy Steinhoff. The money will allow the 30-year-old Heather, stricken with the debilitating disorder Lupus, to get some of the medical care she needs, Cindy said.

“We’re very happy,” Cindy said. “I am just in awe how everybody came together. I cried all night long off and on.”

Although they now live in Farmersville, Cindy worked as show director at Buddies for several years.

Leadership Lambda Toastmasters planning for anniversary, seeking former members

Leadership Lambda Toastmasters is searching for all past members, especially founding members, in preparation for the organization’s 10th anniversary celebration. Former members are asked to submit their addresses to an invitation list by e-mail to anniversary@leadership
lambda.freetoasthost.com

Leadership Lambda Toastmasters was founded in 1997 to provide members of Dallas’ LGBT Community a supportive environment to hone their public speaking and leadership skills. The 10th anniversary celebration will take place Monday, June 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Rainbow Room of The Resource Center of Dallas, 2701 Reagan St. in Dallas.

Leadership Lambda Toastmasters meets on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Library.

For more information, go online to http://leadershiplambda.freetoasthost.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, May 25, 2007.

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