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Homer Henkel Sherman

Clergyman

Homer Henkel Sherman, American clergyman.

Background

Sherman, Homer Henkel was born on July 27, 1870 in Mount Crawford, Virginia, United States. Son of John Wise and Nancy (Henkel) Sherman.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Randolph-Macon College, 1892, A.M., Bachelor of Philosophy, 1893, Doctor of Divinity, 1914. Special student Johns Hopkins, 1902.

Career

Professor French and mathematics, Randolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, 1893-1897. Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1895. Pastor Shenandoah, Virginia, 1897-1899, Luray, Virginia, 1899-1902, Baltimore, 1902-1906, Roanoke, 1906-1909, Harrisonburg, 1909-1912, Staunton, 1913-1916.

Field secretary Randolph-Macon Academy, 1916-1918. Conference secretary Centenary Movement, 1918-1920. Secretary Christian Education Movement, 1920-1923.

Member General Conference Board of Education, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Nashville, 1914-1930, associate secretary, 1923-1928, secretary, 1928-1930. President Baltimore Conference Board of Education, 1903-1923. Secretary Commision on Unification with Methodist Episcopal Church, 1922-1926.

Member General Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 8 times, 1914-1938. Executive secretary Board of Christian Education, Baltimore Conference, 1930-1939. Director Virginia Conference Ministerial Training Board, 1939-1943.

Member executive committee Federal Council Churches of Christ in America, 1932-1934. President-elect Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1928. Trustee Randolph-Macon College, 1914.

Member Joint Commision on Methodist Church Union, 1938-1939, and of Uniting Methodist Conference, Kansas City. Missouri, 1939.

Membership

Member General Conference Board of Education, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Nashville, 1914-1930, associate secretary, 1923-1928, secretary, 1928-1930. President Baltimore Conference Board of Education, 1903-1923. Member General Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 8 times, 1914-1938.

Member executive committee Federal Council Churches of Christ in America, 1932-1934. Member Joint Commision on Methodist Church Union, 1938-1939, and of Uniting Methodist Conference, Kansas City. Missouri, 1939.

Connections

Married Laura Catherine Bowman, March 24, 1896 (died April.; married second, Ellen Harper Holmes, June 19, 1907. Children: Florence Lucile (Mistress William Hawley Sewell), Elizabeth Bowman.

father:
John Wise Sherman

mother:
Nancy (Henkel) Sherman

spouse:
Laura Catherine Bowman

spouse:
Ellen Harper Holmes

child:
Florence Lucile Sherman (Mistress William Hawley Sewell)

child:
Elizabeth Bowman Sherman