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Martha H. Reisner named church consultant in Mid-Atlantic region

by Susan Reimann | PC(USA) Board of Pensions

Martha H. Reisner. (Photo provided)

PHILADELPHIA – Martha H. Reisner has been named church consultant for The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), assigned to the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. She joins the board from Capital Region Theological Center (CRTC), where she was executive director.

Reisner is among 10 church consultants on the Church Relations team. They are geographically assigned to put the board close to the concerns of churches and other employers, mid councils and plan members throughout the country. Reisner’s region encompasses Synod of the Mid-Atlantic presbyteries in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The Board of Pensions has reorganized Church Relations as part of developing a comprehensive strategy of engagement with congregations, mid councils and the denomination. Church consultant assignments have shifted to concentrate board representation in locations with the greatest membership in the PC(USA).

Reisner’s experience leading CRTC is expected to prove valuable as Church Relations responds to the call from churches and mid councils for more hands-on support from the Board of Pensions. CRTC is a not-for-profit ecumenical educational and consulting center serving upstate New York and western New England congregations and faith-based organizations.

Before joining CRTC, Reisner worked with an international management consulting firm. She also served as a director of Christian education at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Albany, New York; taught high school biology in Wisconsin; and worked in computer sales and marketing in Chicago.

Reisner holds a bachelor of arts in biology and music from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin; an Illinois secondary school teaching certification from DePaul University, Chicago; and a master of science in biology from the University of Michigan. She is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has served as a deacon and a trustee, on a presbytery disaster response team, and in local and African mission work.


About the Board of Pensions

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a connectional church. The Board of Pensions, one of six agencies of the General Assembly of the PC(USA), fulfills a unique role in the community by upholding the commitment made by congregations to care for installed pastors and by providing ways for churches and other Presbyterian-affiliated employers to care for other teaching elders and other employees. The board administers the church benefits plan, serving about 20,200 pensioners and survivors, 13,600 active plan members, 20,900 dependents, and 8,500 inactive members (those with vested pension credits who are not actively participating in the plan).

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