November 3, 2013
Greg Rich, President of the Association for this past
year, called the meeting to order by thanking everyone for coming to the
meeting to share their research and comment on others' reseearch.
He also thanked Jim McLachlan for a job well done as Program Chair
for this year's meeting and noted that, according to the by-laws, Jim
will be President of the association for this year.
thanked Alejandro Vilaros and Jason Combs, Chapel Hill graduate
students, for their stellar help with local arrangements this year.
Finally, he thanked John Brooks and P. Eddy Wilson for their ongoing
fine work as NCRSA Secretary-Treasurer and Journal Editor, respectively.
P. Eddy then gave the Editor's report, saying that he is still
accepting submissions for volume 11 of the association's online journal,
Thinking About Religion.
Since John Brooks was unable to be at
this year's meeting, Greg Rich handed out the Treasurer's Report, noting
a balance of $552.51. Filling in for John, he noted that he had
collected $135.00 in checks and $20.00 (Walter Conser, Jr.) in cash at
this meeting. He mentioned that John would be willing those who did not
have a check for today.
Joseph Osei then recommended that we use
some of that money for refreshments, such as breakfast, at future
meetings. Consensus favored this.
Jim McLachlan then presented
the Graduate Student Paper Award to Jacki Price-Linnartz of Duke
Divinity School for her paper entitled "Bonhoeffer's Musical Metaphor of
the Christian Life." He presented her with a $100.00 check from the
association as well.
Other business conducted included the
1) Jim McLachlan proposed exploring Duke as a site for
next year's meeting. Matt Jantzen, a graduate student at Duke Divinity
School, agreed to work with Jim on that.
2) Paul Boaheng agreed
to serve as Program Chair for next year's meeting.