Distinguished Alum Awards

Distinguished Alums 1992

Rueben P. Job

Rueben P. Job, ETS ’57, has served as Bishop of the Iowa Annual Conference since 1984. During his years of ministry, Job has been a Local Pastor, a Chaplain in the Air Force, a District Superintendent, World Editor for The Upper Room, and Associate General Secretary for the Board of Discipleship in Nashville. He has also served on countless boards and committees which include the World Methodist Council on Evangelism, Chair of the UM Hymnal Revision Committee, and the National Council of Churches Committee on Evangelism. As an author, he has complied and edited many articles, tracts and books. One person who nominated Job for the award describes him this way: “He is an award in himself. He constantly gives of himself in spirit, energy, and friendship. He leads with skill, grace, and kindness. A man of deep spiritualism he shines forth s a beacon to others to find the light of Jesus Christ within themselves, while he radiates the love of God from within himself.” Another says, “He is nominated not just because of his accomplishments, but because of his integrity and the way he blends the inner life of spiritual formation with the outward expression of faith. The depth of character, the quiet force of his personality, and the results of his ministry are nominations in themselves.”

Myron F. McCoy

Myron F. McCoy, G-ETS ’82, has demonstrated excellence and commitment in ministry ever since his graduation 10 years ago. As a seminarian he was an effective leader at Chicago’s St. Mark UMC, where he was Associate Pastor after the untimely death of Maceo Pembroke. In 1985 he was appointed Pastor of the South Shore UMC. During his tenure there, the church grew in numbers and responded to pressing human need. Among the enduring programs developed under McCoy are Project Image, which helps foster higher self-esteem in young black males, and ChildServ, the dynamic child and family advocacy program. While he was Pastor at South Shore, McCoy also became President of the Marcy-Newberry Board of Directors. Working patiently with a diverse membership, he pulled members together to strengthen the organization through a common, unified vision. This active and effective ministry is the ground from which McCoy, at the age of 32, assumed his current position as Superintendent of the Chicago Southern District.