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Presbytery of the James was created in 1989 to serve churches in central Virginia. The presbytery is responsible for the government of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) throughout its district, and for assisting and supporting the witness of congregations to the sovereign activity of God in the world, so that all congregations become communities of faith, hope, love, and witness. One hundred congregations and worshipping communities are included under the umbrella of Presbytery of the James. Flo Barbee-Watkins is the lead presbyter for vision and collaboration. Marilyn Johns is the interim stated clerk.

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Our Mission

To support leaders, congregations, and ministries in growing followers of Jesus Christ who joyfully live out God’s mission in the world.