On September 22, 2016, The Candler School of Theology awarded Robert (Bob) N. Clarke and Allan Sandlin with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Clarke has dedicated over 60 years to the church through music and education ministries, and even spent some of his 46 years at the First Christian Church of Decatur as Choir Director and director of Christian Education and Membership.
Sandlin has served in Episcopal parishes for over 25 years and is currently the interim rector of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. Over the years, he has been involved in causes such as LGBT inclusion in the church, mission work in Haiti and ministering to people living with AIDS. He serves on the Candler Alumni Board and has served on the Commission on Ministry and the Nominating Committee in the Diocese of Atlanta.
We are grateful for the dedication these gentlemen have given the church over the years and their strides to success.
Read the full announcement here.