About Presbyterians Today
Presbyterians Today is the award-winning, general-interest magazine of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Published 10 times a year, it explores practical issues of faith and life, tells stories of Presbyterians who are living their faith and covers a wide range of church news and activities. Presbyterians Today features easy-to-understand articles about what Presbyterians believe, Bible study and devotional helps, and provocative commentary on the church’s role in society.
Presbyterians Today continues the mission of denominational magazines dating back to the late 1800s. Among these are its immediate predecessors: Presbyterian Survey, Presbyterian Life and A.D.
Presbyterians Today seeks to:
- Report in a fair, accurate and balanced way on the activities of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and of its members, leaders and mission partners.
- Uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
- Illuminate the faith and heritage that bind Presbyterians together.
- Express the rich diversity within the denomination.
- Challenge readers to grow in their commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord.
- Provide a Christian perspective on contemporary issues.
- Be a source of inspiration, spiritual direction and practical tools for life and ministry.
- Reflect the denomination’s priorities: evangelism, justice, spiritual formation and leadership development.
Presbyterians Today editorial and advertising offices
100 Witherspoon St.
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
Tel. (800) 728-7228, x5520 or (502) 569-5520
Fax: (502) 569-8632
P.O. Box 52
Congers, N.Y. 10920
Tel. (800) 558-1669
Members with extension numbers may be reached by phoning 800-728-7228
Patrick David Heery, editor
Patrick is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The great grandson of a minister and the son of two public school teachers, Patrick grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was ordained as a ruling elder while still a teenager. He earned degrees in English and Classics while attending Ohio University. Just a week after graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary in May 2011 with a Master of Divinity, he began work with the Presbyterian Mission Agency as associate for social witness and managing editor of Unbound, an online interactive journal of Christian social justice. Patrick is an Eagle Scout, has served as a prison and hospital chaplain, is formally trained in faith-based community organizing, and was formerly staff for the Ford Foundation's Difficult Dialogues Initiative at Ohio University, where he helped facilitate constructive discussion of religion, race, and gender.
Derek Keefe, copy editor
Born just up the road in Lexington, Derek is near where he started, but in between he has lived in two countries, five states, and more than a dozen cities, his wife of 16 years a cherished companion for much of the journey, which has included graduate degrees in theology and the history of Christianity. Raised Methodist, he has also worked for a year in Northern Ireland through the Mennonite Mission Network and is pleased that his concern for clear thought and careful expression is now being put to use serving the communication arm of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
Kathleen Cannon, senior production specialist
Kati was owner/partner in a publication management company, TL Communications, Inc. For 10 years they published the PCS Journal, a bi-monthly magazine for the Professional Clubmakers Society at Persimmon Ridge Golf course. In 2005 she produced a local magazine focused on motorcycles. Kati studied fine arts at U of L and computer graphics at Louisville Tech. She spent 12 years in electronic prepress field and was EPP manager for 5 before switching to publication management.
Ashley Carter, administrative assistant
Ashley is a graduate of Sullivan University in Louisville, Ky., with more than five years of administrative experience. She is an active member and Sunday school teacher at Victory Apostolic Church in Louisville. She enjoys working for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), where she can practice her Christianity and share in the mission to Grow Christ’s Church Deep and Wide.
2013 Editorial Calendar
Jan/Feb – Bible; spirituality Deadline: October 1, 2012
March – Disaster response Deadline: December 1
April – Arts Deadline: January 2, 2013
May – Presbyterian impact in the Muslim world Deadline: February 1
June – Water Deadline: March 1
Editor’s note: Presbyterians Today is publishing articles that highlight the four emphases of the PC(USA)’s campaign to “Grow Christ’s Church Deep and Wide”: Evangelism, Discipleship, Servanthood and Diversity.
May God strengthen andgive you all what you need for the progress of His kingdom. God bless you all
I just renewed my subscription and 'went digital' and the OPTIONS available for this are fabulous, You can email something, file it, print it, crop it. Its totally cool. I was a bit nervous because I enjoy the print version but I think the digital one will be much more useful overall. thanks!
Is there an update version available to reflect the new Form of Government of the special edition of the Presbyterians Today entitled, "Welcome to the Presbyterian Church" Thanks, Huw