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Presbyterians Name New Jersey Man As Pastor

Rev. Henry B. Kuizenga Called To Succeed Rev. William P. Lemon

Rev. Henry B. Kuizenga. pastor of the Central Brick Presbyterian Church in East Orange, N. J., will be the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here.

Hie church has voted to call him as a successor to Rev. William P. Lemon, who officially retired last July 31, but has continued to serve the church.

The new minister will leave his New Jersey post on July 1 and is expected to preach his first sermon here Sunday, July 13.

A native of Zeeland, Mich., Rev. Kuizenga was educated in Holland, Mich., and was graduated from Hope College there in 1935.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1938 and master of theology there in 1940. He has studied at the Yale Divinity School and expects to receive a doctor of philosophy degree from Yale in the near future.

Rev. Kuizenga spent three years as a chaplain with the Army in World War II, and later as dean of men and assistant professor of the Bible at Carroll College, Waukesha, Wis. He came to his present pastorate in 1949.

He is married and the father of three girls aged six, four, and one, respectively.

Francis L. D. Goodrich was chairman of the committee to find a new minister. The Rev. John Bathgate, minister to students, will preach through May and June, Goodrich said.