Our Team

Senior Director of Mission Engagement and Support

1001 New Worshiping Communities

Special Offerings

Relationship and Development Operations

Mission Support Resources

 

Mission Engagement and Support

 

Rosemary Mitchell

Rosemary C. Mitchell, Senior Director

rosemary.mitchell@pcusa.org
502-569-5628

Rosemary C. Mitchell serves as senior director for Mission Engagement and Support.

“It is through our acts of kindness and generosity that we demonstrate our love of God and our love of neighbor,” she says. “It is my privilege to help Presbyterians be faithful to this Great Commandment Jesus taught us.”

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Mission Engagement Advisors

Mission Engagement Advisors can tell you about the various ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency and guide you through ways to support them financially. They can also direct you to resources that will help you engage in other ways.

 

Lynne Forman

Lynne Forman, Northeast region, Synods of the Northeast and Trinity

lynne.forman@pcusa.org
704-256-1028

Lynne Foreman is the mission engagement advisor for the Northeast region, which includes the synods of the Northeast and Trinity.

“As a lifelong Presbyterian, I am humbled and grateful to serve, work, and give back to the church that has had a major impact on my life and in the lives of so many in my family,” Lynne says.

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Sy Hughes

Sy Hughes, Southeast region, Synods of Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic and Boriquén (Puerto Rico)

sy.hughes@pcusa.org
540-458-1869

Sy Hughes is the mission engagement advisor for the Southeast region, which includes the synods of the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic.

“My goal is to connect the passion, leadership and excitement of congregations, individuals and presbyteries to the mission and ministries of the wider Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),” Sy says.

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Rhonda Kruse

Rhonda Kruse, Midwest region, Synods of Mid-America, Lakes and Prairies and Rocky Mountains

rhonda.kruse@pcusa.org
502-819-1835

Rhonda Kruse is the mission engagement advisor for the Midwest region, which includes the synods of Mid-America, Lakes and Prairies and Rocky Mountains.

“I am happy to serve on a team that engages mid councils, churches, and individuals with our denomination’s mission and ministries and that seeks their prayers, participation and support as we partner together to discerns God’s vision for PC(USA),” Rhonda says.

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Bill McConnell

Bill McConnell, South region, Synods of the Sun and Living Waters

william.mcconnell@pcusa.org
502-569-5027

Bill McConnell is the mission engagement advisor for the South region, which includes the synods of the Sun and Living Waters.

“The church is called to various ministries close to home and around the world,” Bill says. “I am excited to find connections that link individuals, congregations and mid councils with these ministries and that explore ways that we can more actively participate in God’s mission.”

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René Myers

René Myers, West region, Synods of Alaska, Northwest, Pacific, Southern California and Hawaii, and the Southwest

rene.myers@pcusa.org
909-689-5478

René Myers is the mission engagement advisor for the West region, which includes the synods of Alaska-Northwest, Pacific, Southern California & Hawaii and the Southwest.

“It is a blessing to connect with people who feel called to make a difference for God’s people throughout the world and share stories of how the Presbyterian Mission Agency partners with our congregations and members to make that difference,” René says.

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Chris Roseland

Chris Roseland, North region, Synods of the Covenant and Lincoln Trails (Lead Mission Engagement Advisor)

chris.roseland@pcusa.org
502-439-4930

As the lead mission engagement advisor, Chris Roseland supports colleagues as they work with individuals, congregations and mid councils across the United States. In addition, Chris himself serves the North region, which includes the synods of Lincoln Trails and Covenant.

“I believe that mission is common ground for our diverse, divided denomination,” Chris says. “I feel called by God to serve the church in this vitally important ministry.”

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Jon Moore

Jon Moore, 1001 New Worshiping Communities

jon.moore@pcusa.org
502-612-5026

Jon Moore is a mission engagement advisor who focuses on the 1001 New Worshiping Communities movement. He works with individuals, congregations and mid councils across the United States.

“I’m called to invite people to become personally involved in God’s work to save and change lives,” Jon says.

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Special Offerings

 

Bryce Wiebe

Bryce Wiebe, director, Special Offerings

bryce.wiebe@pcusa.org
502-569-5414

Bryce Wiebe is director of Special Offerings for the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA).

He and his staff promote the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s four Special Offerings and the causes they support. The four offerings are One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peace and Global Witness, and Christmas Joy.

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Relationship and Development Operations

 

Alex Spoelker

Alex Spoelker, manager, Relationship and Development Operations

alex.spoelker@pcusa.org
502-569-5052

Alexandra “Alex” Spoelker is the manager of relationships and development operations for the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

In this role, Alex oversees the team that is responsible for gift processing, gift acknowledgement, prospect research, gift reporting and database functions. – In addition, she works on special projects that seek to maximize financial efficiencies and nurture donor relations.

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Theresa Goodlin

Theresa Goodlin, Team Leader for Raiser’s Edge Gift and Data Entry

theresa.goodlin@pcusa.org
502-569-5181

Theresa leads a team of gift/data entry professionals that processes and acknowledges gifts to the Presbyterian Mission Agency. She serves as the liaison to donors who have questions about their gifts or giving opportunities.

Mission Support Resources

 

Nicole Gerkins

Nicole Gerkins, Mission Engagement Associate

nicole.gerkins@pcusa.org
502-569-5611

Nicole Gerkins assists congregations and individuals seeking to support Presbyterian World Mission.

Nicole assists congregations that want to establish relationships with mission co-workers, helps match the passions of individuals and congregations with giving opportunities and provides resources to aid them in their mission engagement. She is also Mission Engagement and Support’s liaison with mission networks.

 

Joan Gray

Joan Gray, Mission Specialist

joan.gray@pcusa.org
502-569-5041

Joan Gray’s primary focus on two ministry areas, Compassion, Peace and Justice and Racial Ethnic and Women’s Ministries. She resources congregations seeking to engage in the work of these two ministry areas through financial giving and other types of involvement.

Joan also facilitates the Pillars of the Church initiative. Individuals become Pillars of the Church by making sustaining, monthly gifts to specific PMA ministries. Congregations become Pillars by committing to annual gifts in support of a PMA ministries.

 

Jon Reinink

Jon Reinink, Church Support Associate

jon.reinink@pcusa.org
502-569-5082

Jon Reinink interprets the ministries supported by the four churchwide special offerings, provides resources to promote the offerings, and encourages congregational participation. His work includes a special focus on helping new pastors understand the impact congregations make by participating in Presbyterian Mission Agency ministries. He also facilitates congregational engagement in the work of the denomination.