09-19-20 People in the news

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Deacon Diane Figge, or “DD,” as she likes to be called, will be ordained as a priest at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church (TOTH) at 7 p.m. Sept. 24.
The Assisting Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande, the Right Reverend Dr. William C. Frey, will celebrate this event and Diocesan Bishop Elect, the Reverend Dr. Michael L. Vono, will preach.


Amanda Pabian of Los Alamos has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Pabian will be honored during an induction convocation this Fall on the campus of The University of New Mexico.
NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students.

Internationally acclaimed  master teacher and choreographer Jefferson Baum has joined the faculty of New Mexico Dance Theater.
Baum and  NMDT Director Susan Baker-Dillingham attended North Carolina School of the Arts together.
During his career Baum danced with numerous major companies and choreographers, including the Ballet de Monte Carlo, Rudolf Nureyev and George Balanchine.
He is currently on the faculty of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet School and is the former director of dance at the National Dance Institute. NMDT is located at 147 and 149 Central Park Square.

Cynthia Biddlecomb is Trinity on the Hill (TOTH) Episcopal Church’s new office administrator.
Biddlecomb was born into an Episcopalian family that was very active in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.
She graduated from California Lutheran University and did social justice work for 10 years (2 years in the United Methodist Mission intern program in Fiji and one-and-a-half years in Oregon) before deciding to attend seminary.
Biddlecomb received her Masters of Divinity in 1991 and was commissioned in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as an “Associate in Ministry.”
Because of the ecumenical relationship between the Bethlehem and TOTH congregations, as well as the interaction with many other churches in the community, she knows a lot about TOTH already.