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Re-Forming Ministry — Core cluster


Jerry Andrews
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Elward Ellis
Pastor, Crossroads Presbyterian Church
Stone Mountain, Georgia

E. Quinn Fox
Minister of Adult Education, First Presbyterian Church
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Adelia Kelso
Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church
Charlotte, North Carolina

Michael Lindvall
Pastor, the Brick Presbyterian Church
New York, New York

Kevin Park
Pastor, Bethany Presbyterian Church
Bloomfield, New Jersey

Neal Presa
Pastor, Middlesex Presbyterian Church
Middlesex, New Jersey

Melissa Ramos
Minister of Word and Sacrament
Pasadena, California

Tom Walker
Pastor/Head of Staff, Palms Presbyterian Church
Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Church officials

Jill M. Hudson
Coordinator, Governing Body Relations, (PC)USA
Louisville, Kentucky

Marianne Rhebergen
Senior Consultant Center for Parish Development/Missional Church Hopewell, New Jersey

Joseph D. Small, Director
Theology, Worship and Education
Louisville, Kentucky

Charles A. Wiley III, Coordinator
Office of Theology and Worship
Louisville, Kentucky

Steven Toshio Yamaguchi
Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of Los Ranchos
Anaheim, California


John P. Burgess
James Henry Snowden Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Darrell L. Guder
Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology and
Dean of Academic Affairs
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, New Jersey

Bradley J. Longfield
Dean of the Seminary and Vice President of the University, Professor of Church History
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Dubuque, Iowa

Laura Smit
Assistant Professor and Dean of the Chapel, Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rebecca Harden Weaver
John Q. Dickinson Professor of Church History, Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education
Richmond, Virginia

Re-Forming Ministry program director

Barry Ensign-George
Associate for Theology, Re-Forming Ministry Program Director
Office of Theology and Worship
Louisville, Kentucky

Re-Forming Ministry - Pastor initiative cluster group 1


Dave Rohrer (co-leader)
Pastor of Discipleship, University Presbyterian Church
Seattle, Washington

Jan Alexander
Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church
Stockton, California

Frank Alton
Pastor, Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Los Angeles, California

Dani Forbess
Minister of Word and Sacrament
Bothell, Washington

Reinhard Krauss
Pastor, St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church
Rolling Hills Estates, California

Thanit Osiripaibul
Co-Pastor, First Thai Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Covina, California

Juan Sarmiento
Pastor, Quartz Hill Presbyterian Church
Quartz Hill, California

Dan Smith
Pastor, West Hollywood Presbyterian Church
Los Angeles, California

Charles Tinsley
Chaplain, Juvenile Detention System, Contra Costa County
Martinez, California

Debra Whaley
Associate Pastor for Congregational Care, First Presbyterian Church
Berkeley, California


Elizabeth Nordquist (co-leader)
Associate Professor of Spirituality, Director of Student Services
San Francisco Theological Seminary/Southern California Campus
Pasadena, California

Edwin Aponte
Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Lancaster Theological Seminary
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Scott Cormode
Hugh DePree Professor of Leadership Development
Assistant Dean for Institutional Research
Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, California

Bonnie Sue Lewis
Associate Professor of Mission and Native American Christianity
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Dubuque, Iowa

Church officials

Jane Odell
Interim Executive Presbyter, The Presbytery of San Jose
San Jose, California

José Olagues
Associate for Congregational Resourcing, Presbytery of Grand Canyon
Phoenix, Arizona

Jay P. Olson
Associate for Mission Support, Sierra Mission Partnership
Sacramento, California

Boyd Stockdale
Minister of Word and Sacrament, Honorably Retired
Maple Valley, Washington

Re-Forming Ministry - Church official initiative cluster group 1

Church officials

Douglas E. Holben (co-leader)
Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of Redstone
Greensburg, Pennsylvania

K. Joy Kaufmann (co-leader)
General Presbyter, Presbytery Of Huntingdon
Bellwood, Pennsylvania

David S. Oyler (co-leader)
General Presbyter, Lake Erie Presbytery
Erie, Pennsylvania

Bruce G. Stevens (co-leader)
Synod Executive, The Synod of the Trinity
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania


SanDawna G. Ashley
Pastor, Community Presbyterian Church
New Castle, Delaware

James D. Brown
Pastor, Market Square Presbyterian Church
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Charles J. Curley
Pastor, State College Presbyterian Church
State College, Pennsylvania

John Dietz
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Kerra Becker English
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Dennis Molnar
Pastor, Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Marsha Parrish
Commissioned Lay Pastor, Oak Grove Presbyterian Church
Portersville, Pennsylvania

Marion Nimick Silbert
Associate Pastor, Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church
Murrysville, Pennsylvania

Arthur Tung
Pastor, Calvary Presbyterian Church
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania


Geddes W. Hanson
Charlotte W. Newcombe Professor of Congregational Ministry
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, New Jersey

Charles D. Myers (“Buz”)
Edwin T. & Cynthia S. Johnson Professor of Distinguished Teaching
in the Humanities and Chair of the Religion Department
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

William J. Weston ("Beau")
Associate Professor of Sociology, Centre College
Danville, Kentucky

Re-Forming Ministry - Faculty initiative cluster group 1


Esther Acolatse
Professor of Pastoral Theology and World Christianity, Duke Divinity School
Durham, North Carolina

John R. Franke
Professor of Theology, Biblical Theological Seminary
Hatfield, Pennsylvania

Martha Moore-Keish (co-leader)
Assistant Professor of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary
Decatur, Georgia

Tim Beach-Verhey
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Religion Department and
Director, Program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation
Davidson College
Davidson, North Carolina


Eunice "Junior" McGarrahan (co-leader)
Associate Pastor, The National Presbyterian Church
Washington, D.C.

Anne Apple
Parish Associate, Idlewild Presbyterian Church
Memphis, Tennessee

Rufus Burton
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Martinsburg
Martinsburg, West Virginia

James Gunn
Chaplain, University of Dubuque
Dubuque, Iowa

Julie Hodges
Associate Pastor, Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church
Palm Desert, California

Douglass D. Key
Pastor, Clover Presbyterian Church
Clover, South Carolina

Sarah Marsh
Associate Pastor, Calvin Presbyterian Church
Louisville, Kentucky

Portia Turner Williamson
Minister of Word and Sacrament
Durham, North Carolina

Church officials

George Goodman
Associate Presbyter, Presbytery of the Peaks
Lynchburg, Virginia

Paul K Hooker
Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of St. Augustine
Jacksonville, Florida

Ike Kennerly
Associate Presbyter, Western North Carolina Presbytery and Stated Supply at Etowah Presbyterian Church
Etowah, North Carolina

Mary Newbern-Williams
Associate Presbyter, Presbytery of Eastern Virginia
Portsmouth, Virginia

Re-Forming Ministry – Advisory board


Rosario Batlle
Minister of Word and Sacrament, Honorably Retired
Boerne, Texas

Fairfax F. Fair
Pastor, Highland Presbyterian Church
Louisville, Kentucky

Tim Hart-Anderson
Pastor and Head of Staff, Westminster Presbyterian Church
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jin S. Kim
Pastor, Church of All Nations
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Church officials

Neil Brown
Minister of Word and Sacrament, Honorably Retired
San Diego, California

Thom Hood
Associate Executive for Missional Outreach, The Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy
Saint Louis, Missouri

Lucy Rupe
Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of Winnebago
Appleton, Wisconsin


David Esterline
Dean and Professor, McCormick Theological Seminary
Chicago, Illinois

Laura Mendenhall
President, Columbia Theological Seminary
Decatur, Georgia

Position to be filled


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