JUNEAU - On Aug. 1, the Rev. Dr. Douglas Dye assumed his duties as pastor and head of staff at Chapel by the Lake Community Presbyterian Church.
Dye first entered the ministry as associate pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Anchorage from 1982-1988. His parents currently live in Anchorage. From 1988 to July 1993, he was chaplain at Whitworth College. From July 1993 to July 1997, he attended Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., where he earned his doctorate in American history. In 1998, Dye joined the faculty of Grand Canyon University, a Christian institution of 10,000 students located in Phoenix, Ariz. He was the associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Grand Canyon University and professor of history until accepting his current position at Chapel by the Lake.
Dye is delighted to be home again in Alaska.
"The stunning beauty and grandeur of Juneau overwhelm us," Dye said, "and the commitment and vision of the people at Chapel by the Lake are wonderfully energizing."
Dye and his wife, Kirstie, have three grown children. Kirstie will be employed as a teacher in the middle school gifted/talented program for the Juneau School District.
Chapel by the Lake is located next to the University of Alaska Southeast campus. The church's mission statement is "To know Jesus, and to make Him known."
For more information, contact Harvey Knuth or Doug Dye at 789-7592, or visit the CBTL Web site at www.chapelbythelake.org.
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