Rev. Dr. Lynne Godard Alcott Kogel

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The Rev. Dr. Lynne Godard Alcott Kogel
(Mrs. Ross Timothy Kogel)

Lynne Godard Alcott Kogel, a native of St. Charles, Illinois, is the daughter of William DeMilt Acott, Jr. and Lois Mellander.  She is married to Ross Timothy Kogel, and has three children, Kristin Kogel Gedeon, Gretchen Alcott-Kogel Costello, Ross William Kogel

Dr. Kogel is an academician of the highest order.  She initiated her studies in 1962 at Le Torrent, Château d’Œx, in Switzerland, studying French Language and Literature. She then received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles; an M.A. in Humanities from Wayne State University; a M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary; an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan; and a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary.

Dr. Kogel is an ordained Presbyterian minister.  During her career, Dr. Kogel served as a Seminary Associate, Campus Minister and Interim Minister in the Presbytery of Detroit; an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and the Director of Seminary Life at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit; and as Adjunct Faculty for Humanities Studies at both Macomb Community College and Wayne State University.


* National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
* National Society of the Colonial Dames in America
General Society of Mayflower Descendants
* Order of the Crown in America
* Baronial Order of Magna Charta
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
* National Society Americans of Royal Descent
* Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
* Society of Descendants of Knights of the Garter
* Society of the Descendants of Colonial Clergy
* Military Order of the Crusades
* Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192
* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States
   of America
* Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of
   the Kings of Britain

* Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
* National Huguenot Society

* Flagon and Trencher
* National Guild of Saint Margaret of Scotland
* Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
* Order of the Descendants of Justiciars
* Order of the Norman Conquest
* Order of the Monarchs of Rheims
* Order of Medieval Women: Women of Consequence
* Order of the Kings and Queens in the Holy Lands
* Descendants of the Templar Knights
* Order of the Descendants of El Cid


Gabriele Boccaccini, Beyond the Essene Hypothesis: The Parting of the
     Ways Between Qumran and Essene Traditions
. (Editor and publication
     assistant.  See acknowledgements in Preface.) Grand Rapids: William
     B. Eerdmans, Publisher, 1999

“Hierapolis,” “Hyrcanus,” “Lydia (place),” “Masada,” “Menelaus.”
     Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
. ed. David Noel Freedman,
     Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, Publisher, 2000

Reviewer for the 2006 sixth edition of Culture and Values: A Survey of the
, Alternate Volume, for Thomson Wadsworth Corporation. 
     Acknowledgement appears in the Preface to the seventh and following

“Contagious Spirituality:  Four Stories and a Sonnet,” The Healing Power of
. vol.1, ed. J. Harold Ellens, Santa Barbara, California:
     Praeger, 2010

Other Notes
Dr. Kogel is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature; the American Academy of Religion; American Schools of Oriental Research; the Presbytery of Detroit; and is listed in Who’s Who in American Women (1999-2003).

She enjoys telemark skiing and ski mountaineering, as well as sailing (Jeanneau 49DS).  She is an avid yachter, and currently holds membership in the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club; Great Lakes Yacht Club; Little Current Yacht Club; Great Lakes Cruising Club; and the Detroit Athletic Club. 

Dr. Kogel is member of the International Shipmasters Association, Detroit Lodge #7; and association of the Great Lakes ship captains and people who have a great interest in the navigation and safety on the Saint Lawrence Seaway.  She is, additionally, an avid photographer and travels extensively.

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