Mission Engagement and Support
Rosemary C. Mitchell, Senior Director
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.”
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 Foreman, Northeast region, Synods of the Northeast and Trinity
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.
Sy Hughes, Southeast region, Synods of Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic
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.
Lemuel Garcia-Arroyo, South region, Synods of the Sun, Southwest and Boriquen (Puerto Rico)
Lemuel Garcia-Arroyo is the mission engagement advisor for the South region, which includes the synods of the Sun, Southwest and Boriquen (Puerto Rico).
“It’s a great privilege to serve the PC(USA) to help connect mid councils and congregations to the ministry work that we do. I’m grateful to serve the church I love so much; this is truly a gift from God,” says Lemuel.
Bill McConnell, Central region, Synods of Living Waters, Mid-America and Lakes and Prairies
Bill McConnell is the mission engagement advisor for the Central region, which includes the synods of Living Waters, Mid-America and Lakes and Prairies.
“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.”
René Myers, West region, Synods of the Rocky Mountains, Alaska-Northwest, Pacific, Southern California and Hawaii
René Myers is the mission engagement advisor for the West region, which includes the synods of the Rocky Mountains, Alaska-Northwest, Pacific, Southern California and Hawaii.
“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.
Chris Roseland, North region, Synods of the Covenant and Lincoln Trails (Lead Mission Engagement Advisor)
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.”
Bill McConnell, acting director, Special Offerings and the Presbyterian Giving Catalog
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
Relationship and Development Operations
Alex Spoelker, manager, Relationship and Development Operations
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.
Theresa Goodlin, Team Leader for Raiser’s Edge Gift and Data Entry
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.