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“You shall love the Lord your God.” Matt. 22:37

Snapshots of Presbyterian Leadership

Since we each have different gifts according to the grace God has given us, we each live out our call in different ways.  These stories offer but a glimpse of the diverse paths of leadership and service that are possible with God.

Tasha Hicks

Trusting God to provide

Tasha Hicks

Debt assistance program helps new seminary grad who said yes to the big call of a small Seattle church.

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Mark Tidd

“Called to serve”

Rear Admiral Mark Tidd

Presbyterian chaplain to chaplains lives out motto of Navy Chaplain Corps

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Justin Souza

An unintentional tentmaker

Justin Souza

Love of Jesus, music inspire Los Angeles man’s work

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C.C. Armstrong

The pied piper of Detroit

The Rev. CC Armstrong

In order to achieve domestic harmony and avoid family squabbles, the Rev. CC Armstrong’s mother and father — who were raised in the African Methodist Episcopal and Baptist traditions, respectively — decided in the late 1950s that they would walk to and then join the very first church that welcomed them.

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The Rev. Sharon Selestewa

A dream fulfilled

Sharon Selestewa

Like many a biblical dreamer before her, the Rev. Sharon Selestewa heard God call her name while she slept. And not just once, but three times.

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Lisa Magaly López-Marcial

Called to leave home

Lisa López-Marcial

For Lisa Magaly López-Marcial, the call to seminary was also a call to leave home.

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Ted Hickman

'Raising Up Leaders'

Ted Hickman

Ted Hickman, a Commissioned Lay Pastor, has been instrumental in helping to turn the small, fragile Duryea Presbyterian Church around.

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Kathryn Howard

Walking in her great grandfather’s footsteps

Kathryn Howard

Kathryn Howard’s greatest role model is someone she has never met.

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Jason KuThe entire PC(USA) organization is behind me

Jason Ku

Korean-American pastor finds joy and support in his first call

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Eliecer Barrantes

A mime finds his voice

Eliecer Barrantes

Costa Rican native, Eliecer Barrantes, followed God’s call to ministry in the U.S.

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The Rev. Pablo Madera Rivera

'Holy Spirit-powered'

The Rev. Pablo Rivera Madera

Presbyterian military chaplain answers call to revitalize small rural congregation

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Susan Hyde Fellows

'Where God wanted me to be'

Susan Hyde Fellows

First call pastor enters the mission field through the For Such a Time as This pastoral residency program

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The Rev. James ThomasMeeting the challenges

The Rev. James Thomas

Veteran church administrator returns to the joys of small church ministry

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Nick ShargoLaw and (Presbyterian) order

Nick Shargo

When Nick Shargo retired from law enforcement in 2003, he in no way saw his career as ending.

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Minh Phuong TownerA tiny star shining brightly

Minh Phuong Towner

When Minh Phuong Towner learned that her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Peter G. “Pete” James, head of staff at the Vienna (Va.) Presbyterian Church, was planning to use her story to illustrate the topic of happiness in a book he is writing, she was deeply humbled and not just a little surprised. 

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Finding their place

Four pastors reflect on their first calls, search process

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Tamara PridgenA missional spirit

Tamara Pridgen

Ten years ago, 22-year-old Tamara Pridgen would have never imagined she would be back in her old middle school as a long-term substitute teacher and behavioral interventionist, working with students in the same classrooms where she herself once sat.

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Transformers

Archie Fugate

Kentucky pastor finds calling while renewing churches

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  • I really like the breadth and richness here. I hope this continues and becomes a more prominent feature. Thanks. by Rose Niles on 11/03/2010 at 10:33 a.m.

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