The Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Mission Agency is charged with determining our organization’s mission and purpose. The Board’s other broad purposes are to engage in effective planning; monitor and strengthen programs and services; secure adequate financial resources; protect assets and provide proper financial oversight; ensure legal and ethical integrity; enhance the Mission Agency’s public standing; and select, support and evaluate the executive director. Most of the Board is elected.

Day-to-day operations are entrusted to the Presbyterian Mission Agency Executive Staff, which consists of the executive director and the agency’s top leaders.

Our Organizational Structure

PMA Org Chart 08.12.16

Executive Staff



Tony De La Rosa

Interim Executive Director
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Louisville, KY



Barry Creech

Director of Policy, Administration and Board Support
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Louisville, KY



Kathy Francis

Senior Director of Communications
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Louisville, KY



Chip Hardwick

Director, Theology, Formation & Evangelism
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Louisville, KY



Rhashell Hunter

Director, Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Louisville, KY



Sara Lisherness

Director, Compassion, Peace & Justice
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Louisville, KY



Rosemary Mitchell

Director of Mission Engagement and Support
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Louisville, KY

Earline Williams

Deputy Executive Director of Shared Services
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Louisville, KY


Board of Directors

Kenneth Godshall


Marsha Zell Anson

Vice Chair

Denise Anderson

Co-Moderator, 222nd General Assembly (2016)

Jan Edmiston

Co-Moderator, 222nd General Assembly (2016)

Elected Board Members

Marsha Zell Anson (Vice Chair), Polson, MT

Mary C. (Molly) Baskin, Wilmette, IL

Mark S. Brainerd, Greensboro, NC

ArnDolfo (Bong) Bringas, La Crescenta, CA

Gregory L. Chan, Oakland, CA

Jason Chavez, Christiansburg, VA

Cecil E. Corbett, Lapwai, ID

James R. Ephraim Jr., Birmingham, AL

David E. Ezekiel, Bartlett, IL

Thomas O. Fleming Jr., Los Angeles, CA

Marci Auld Glass, Boise, ID

Kenneth Godshall (Chair), Princeton, KY

Lindsay Harren-Lewis, Allentown, PA

Sinthia Hernandez-Diaz, Miami, FL

Chad A. Herring, Kansas City, MO

Jeffrey C. Joe, Idaho Falls, ID

Warren Lesane, Richmond, VA

Chip Low, Yorktown Heights, NY

Kathy Maurer, Saginaw, MI

Regina Meester, Louisville, KY

Joseph L. Morrow, Chicago, IL

Susan H. Osoinach, Wichita Falls, TX

James Parks, Baltimore, MD

Nancy J. Ramsay, Fort Worth, TX

Alice L. Ridgill, Greenwood, SC

Conrad Rocha, Albuquerque, NM

Melinda Lawrence Sanders, Nashville, TN

David W. Shinn, Livonia, MI

Patsy R. Smith, Oklahoma City, OK

Wendy Tajima, Pasadena, CA

Kathy M. Terpstra, Brooten, MN

Brenton Thompson, Phoenixville, PA

Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Troy, NY

Tamara Williams, Charloote, NC

K. Nicholas Yoda, Cincinnati, OH

Ex Officio Members

Marvin Brangan, Norfolk, VA

Jan Edmiston, Flossmoor, IL

Heath K. Rada, Montreat, NC

Carol Winkler, Dayton, OH

Ecumenical Advisory Members

James (Doc) Fouther, Denver, CO

Vicki Garber, Union, KY

At Large Members

Steve Asher (Audit), Alpena, MI

Ellen Pearre Cason (Audit), New York, NY

John Hinkle (Finance), Montreat, NC

Raul Santiago-Rivera (Finance), Caguas, PR

Corresponding Members

John W. Hamm, Chair, Board of Pensions

Jesse Hite, Chair, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation

Margaret H. (Maggie) Jorgensen, Chair, Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program

Stephen Kelly, Chair, Presbyterian Foundation

Wilson M. Kennedy, Committee on the Office of the General Assembly

Marc Lewis, President, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation

Buddy Monohan, Native American Representative to the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns

J. Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Office of the General Assembly

James G. Rissler, President, Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program

Ray Roberts Sr., Chair, Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy

Frank C. Spencer, President, Board of Pensions

Thomas F. Taylor, President and CEO, Presbyterian Foundation

Floretta (Flo) Watkins, Chair, Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns