Board of Pensions names the Rev. Dr. Douglas Portz as Vice President, Church Relations

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has named a longtime servant of the denomination to the position of Vice President, Church Relations. The appointment of the Rev. Dr. Douglas Portz, most recently a Senior Church Consultant at the Board, bolsters the agency’s ongoing efforts to provide strength and stability to support the changing Church.

Ruth Gardner receives Donna Craig Volunteer Award from Kentucky Refugee Ministries

The welcome of people forced to leave their homes to find a new place to live played a role in Jesus’ life and his teachings. Motivated by fear for their son’s safety, Mary and Joseph took Jesus and sought refuge in Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15). Jesus would later proclaim that in welcoming people we do not know, we welcome him (Matthew 25:35). In response, Presbyterians across the country and around the world have been, and are, involved in welcoming refugees as our siblings and new friends. Louisville is no exception.

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board hears from its corresponding members and approves reports from its new teams during final day of meeting

In addition to approving the Women of Faith awards for 2022 (see that story here) the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board concluded its three-day meeting at Stony Point Center Friday by hearing reports by corresponding members, approving reports from its three newly formed teams and, as it always does, worshiping the God who guides the work.

The Board of Pensions appoints the Rev. Dr. Jerry L. Cannon as Vice President, Ministry Innovation

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has appointed the Rev. Dr. Jerry L. Cannon as Vice President, Ministry Innovation, effective Nov. 1. The appointment of Cannon, most recently pastor and head of staff at C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the largest Black congregations in the PC(USA), strengthens the agency’s commitment to serve more and serve better in support of a changing Church.

‘We are one church in this global world’

The World Council of Churches Central Committee on Thursday elected Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria as its new moderator.