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Hendrix chaplain named to Methodist Family Health board

Posted: May 24, 2014 - 1:30pm

Rev. Wayne Clark, chaplain of Hendrix College, has been named to the Methodist Family Health Foundation Board of Directors.

The Methodist Family Health Foundation is located at 1600 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock, and exists to support the work of Methodist Family Health, a 115-year-old nonprofit that provides psychiatric and behavioral healthcare to children and families in Arkansas.

Clark said he is honored to be asked to serve on the Methodist Family Health board.

“As a United Methodist minister, I have known for many years the wonderful ministry this agency has done and the positive change they have had for thousands of lives,” he said.

Since 1996, Clark has served as the Chaplain of Hendrix College. Before his appointment to Hendrix, he was the pastor of Hawley Memorial United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff for four years. Prior to serving in Pine Bluff, Clark was the Associate Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Magnolia.

At Clark’s first appointment in Arkansas to First United Methodist Church, Magnolia, Methodist Family Health, called United Methodist Children’s Home at that time, Clark said, had two group homes in Magnolia.

“I enjoyed getting to know some of the children, families and house parents and seeing how lives were being changed,” he said. “To be a part of this organization truly is a privilege.”

Clark received his Bachelor of Arts from Hendrix in 1984 and a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, in 1989. While in seminary, Clark served an internship as a chaplain at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, spent a year as pastor of two Methodist churches in Halifax, England, and spent a year as an Associate Pastor of Lover’s Lane United Methodist Church, Dallas.

He and his wife, Rynnett, have two daughters, Nichola and Natalie.

(Staff writer Michelle Corbet can be reached by email at michelle.corbet@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1215. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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