SCHMIECHEN, Peter. American, b. 1938. Genres: Theology/Religion. Career: Ordained minister of United Church of Christ, 1962; pastor of United Church of Christ in Everett, MA, 1962-65; United Church of Christ, staff member, Biennial Emphasis Committee on Urbanization and the Church, 1965-66; Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL, instructor to professor of theology and religion, 1966-85, dean of the college, 1975-85; Lancaster Theological Seminary, PA, professor of theology and president of seminary, 1985-. United Church of Christ, member of Council for Higher Education, 1975-; Council of Presidents of the Closely Related Seminaries of the United Church of Christ, chairperson, 1989-93. Publications: The Gift and the Promise: Becoming What We Are in Christ, 1989; Christ the Reconciler, 1996. Contributor to theology journals and religious magazines. Address: Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 West James St., Lancaster, PA 17603, U.S.A.