NEWTON CENTRE, Mass. — Jane Linnard Hale, a native of Pomfret Center, was honored for outstanding academic achievements during commencement exercises at Andover Newton Theological School on Saturday, May 16.
Hale, who will earn a Master of Divinity in December 2015 upon completion of her coursework, was inducted into Andover Newton’s honors society, the Jonathan Edwards Society, named for the New England pastor and leading theologian of the colonial era. Members were nominated by the Rev. Dr. Mark S. Heim, Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, and the Rev. Dr. Greg Mobley, Professor of Christian Bible, based on academic prowess and significant contributions in public service.
Jane lives in Pomfret Center with her husband, Laurence Hale, and their three children.  She is a Postulant for ordination to the Priesthood in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut,  a member of Christ Church in Pomfret, and has served since 2013 as seminarian in residence at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Vernon.
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