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Minister , writer

Donald Charles Mainprize, American minister, writer. Achievements include first to introduce rollercoaster poems in Language Arts and the English Jour. Member Kiwanis, Minco, Oklahoma, 1958—1960; Member of Michigan Education Society, National Education Association, Kappa Tau Alpha.

Background

Mainprize, Donald Charles was born on August 28, 1930 in Coleman, Michigan, United States. Son of James Raymond and Ople Belle Mainprize.

Education

Pastor's diploma, Grand Rapids School Bible & Music, 1953. Student, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1957. Bachelor in Professional Writing, University Oklahoma, Norman, 1960.

Master of Arts in English and American Literature, Central Michigan University, 1967. Doctor (honorary), Destiny Christian University, 2006.

Career

Pastor Dildine Comty. Church, Ionia, Michigan, 1953—1956. Pastor First Presbyterian Church, Minco, Oklahoma, 1958—1960.

Managing editor Scripture Press, Wheaton, Illinois, 1960—1964. Freelance writer Houghton Lake, Michigan, 1965. 5th grade teacher Houghton Lake Elementary School, 1965—1966.

Graduate assistant Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, 1966—1967, instructor journalism, advertising, composition, 1967—1968. English teacher Houghton Lake Schools, 1965—1994. Writing consultant Writing Doctor, Roscommon, Michigan, 1994—2002.

Supply pastor various denominations, Michigan, 1965—2001.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to introduce rollercoaster poems in Language Arts and the English Jour.

Works

Membership

Member Kiwanis, Minco, Oklahoma, 1958—1960. Member of Michigan Education Society, National Education Association, Kappa Tau Alpha.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, writing, walking, reading.

Connections

Married Doris Olive Humphrey, July 27, 1952. Children: Daniel Andrew, Debra Ann, Susan Lynn, Edward Raymond.

father:
James Raymond

mother:
Ople Belle Mainprize

spouse:
Doris Olive Humphrey

child:
Daniel Andrew Mainprize

child:
Debra Ann Mainprize

child:
Susan Lynn Mainprize

child:
Edward Raymond Mainprize