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The Reverend Dr. William J. Augman, Jr., a Great Teacher and Leader

We at FaithTrust Institute are deeply saddened by the news that our long-time friend and colleague Rev. Dr. William Augman passed away on August 11, 2021. He leaves behind a lifetime of teaching and leadership as a pastor, professor, and mentor.

We at FaithTrust Institute are deeply saddened by the news that our long-time friend and colleague Rev. Dr. William Augman passed away on August 11, 2021. He leaves behind a lifetime of teaching and leadership as a pastor, professor, and mentor. A pastor in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Augman was a professor of sociology of religion at Payne Theological Seminary, and had also served as the dean of students at Payne. He influenced and inspired a generation of seminary students through his demand for excellence and his generosity of spirit and knowledge.

Dr. Augman was part of developing our initial clergy ethics trainings, and throughout his career as professor and dean of students, he upheld the need for seminary students to confront the complexity of their role as pastor. His famous Ministerial Sexual Ethics course at Payne was a challenging and life-changing experience for many of his students.

We  are grateful for Rev. Dr. Augman's wisdom and dedication, and for the friendship he offered to each member of our staff. May he rest in power and peace.

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