Campus News 2008

For Immediate Release
August 11, 2008

Eldon Sheffer named Director of Church Relations at Schreiner University

Eldon ShefferSchreiner University has announced that Eldon Sheffer will serve as the university’s new Director of Church Relations Aug. 11. He replaces the Rev. Frank Seaman, who retired in May.

Sheffer is an ordained ruling Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville. During the past three years, he has served at the Divide Chapel, a ranch church affiliated with his home church. Eldon has been a Presbyterian Commissioned Lay Pastor for more than 10 years and was called to serve as senior pastor in two churches during periods of transition. “Preaching a well-structured Biblical sermon is certainly one of my favorite things to do,” he said.

Sheffer has a chemical engineering degree from the University of Toledo and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He spent nearly 29 years in the oil industry, followed by nine years of management consulting. Sheffer and his wife Barbara moved to Kerrville from the Houston area in 2005. “We selected Kerrville because of the beauty of the Hill Country and the Kerrville culture, including Schreiner University,” Sheffer said. The Sheffers recently celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary. They have two adult sons, one in New York City and one in Houston.

Sheffer originally came to Schreiner last year as an adjunct instructor of critical thinking. He said he enjoys interactions with the students and sees in them great promise for the future of our nation.

“I am looking forward to associating with church leaders in the Kerrville area and beyond as a representative of Schreiner University,” Sheffer said.

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