Lancaster Seminary awarded its highest alumni/ae honors to Rev. Steven C. Hummel of Bloomsburg, Pa., and Rev. C.L. "Curly" Stumb of Blowing Rock, NC, at Alumni/ae Day on May 4, 2018.
Rev. Hummel received the Allan S. Meck Award for distinguished service in pastoral ministry. Rev. Stumb of Blowing Rock, NC, received the Robert V. Moss Award for distinguished service in specialized ministry.
Rev. Hummel earned a Master of Divinity in 2010 from Lancaster Seminary. He is pastor of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in his hometown of Bloomsburg, Pa., and serves as program director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry. He iestablished a pediatric clinic for underserved children and a healing ministry at Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay, Pa. At Trinity Reformed UCC in Bloomsburg, he has led the church’s rebuilding efforts, partnered with the Center for Progressive Renewal, and established community educational programs that range from first aid/CPR and nicotine awareness classes to low-cost crockpot cooking courses. He has helped to reignite ecumenical ties with Presbyterian and Methodist churches by organizing Theology on Tap programs in Bloomsburg.
Rev. Stumb earned a Master of Divinity in 1972 from Lancaster Seminary. He retired in January 2018 after 31 years as director of John’s River Valley Camp in Collettsville, N.C., the outdoor ministry site of the United Church of Christ’s Southern Conference. Under Rev. Stumb’s leadership the John’s River Valley Camp transformed from a modest seasonal ministry into a thriving year-round conference and retreat center. He cultivated a strategic planning committee and camp board, who with his guidance, produced this defining growth.