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A Corporation authorizes presidential search

On Wednesday the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) A Corporation authorized its President Search Committee to conduct a search for a president and to engage Boardwalk Consulting, a national firm that specializes in recruiting chief executives and senior leaders for nonprofits and foundations.

PC(U.S.A.) A Corporation unites departments to create Administrative Services Group

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) A Corporation (A Corp.) took an important step Wednesday toward achieving its mandate from the 223rd General Assembly (2018). According to a news release issued following an executive (closed) session, the board voted unanimously to approve structural changes combining seven departments into the newly named Administrative Services Group.

Navigating ‘this wilderness of change’

Wrapping up its initial in-person meeting over the lunch hour Tuesday, the Moving Forward Implementation Commission set its sights ahead in the traditional way —  scheduling its next meeting, agreeing to bi-weekly video conferences and dividing its work into four subgroups.

Church’s CFO calls on A Corp board to be clear in its direction

Day 2 of the A Corporation’s meetings Friday included the kinds of tasks you’d expect of the corporate body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — approving committee charters and recommendations, electing corporate officers to one-year terms and scheduling dates and places for the board’s 2019 meetings. It also included a plea from one of those officers, Mike Miller, the PC(USA)’s chief financial officer: err on the side of over-communicating, and work to allay anxiety over what the “new day” that the A Corporation will mean for the operation of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, and, to a lesser degree, the Office of the General Assembly.

Pray, hope, dream — and take risks

Looking out at the A Corporation’s board Thursday, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II told the 10 directors his prayer is they’re not seated behind an ordinary corporate table. Make it a praying table, a hoping, dreaming, risk-taking table, the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly urged.

Saying goodbye to a longtime lawyer

A few years ago, Martha Clark grew concerned when Sara Lisherness wanted the then-Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Heath Rada, to join her on a trip to one of the most dangerous cities on Earth: ISIS-held Mosul, Iraq. “Y’all may be ninjas,” Clark told Lisherness, Compassion, Peace & Justice director, “but the moderator is not. You need to make sure he’s safe.”

PC(USA) A Corporation Board elects co-chairs and makes committee assignments

The newly elected Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) A Corporation elected co-chairpersons and made committee assignments on Wednesday, the final day of its two-day orientation session. The 11-member board also heard prayers and pleas for collaboration and cooperation from the Stated Clerk, Presbyterian Mission Agency executive director and General Assembly co-moderators.

Mission Agency Receives Clean Audit for 2017

The 2017 financial statements for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, have received a “clean opinion” from their independent auditors, indicating they believe the statements “present fairly, in all material respects,” A Corporation’s financial position and operations. The 2017 audit was conducted by MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP. This is the first year that MCM has audited the financial statements for the A Corporation.

PC(USA) approves changes to the Joan Fong Capital Grant

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation approved the recommendation of the Finance Committee to make changes to The Joan Fong New Church Development (NCD) Capital Grant and that the necessary changes be made to the Policies and Guidelines of the General Assembly Church Loan Program Endowment Funds to reflect those approved by the A Corporation.