At the October 15 presbytery meeting, Steve Hicks was elected stated clerk, replacing Marilyn Johns who had been serving as interim stated clerk since Rev. Fred Holbrook retired in June.
“I am honored for the opportunity to serve you,” Hicks commented.
Hicks is a ruling elder and clerk of session at Mitchells Church. His service to the presbytery includes membership on Mission Council (previously the Communications and Coordination Team) and being president of the Trustees of Presbytery of the James, Inc, positions from which he stepped down to take on the stated clerk role.
“This is an exciting and challenging time for our presbytery as we adopt a new leadership model,” Hicks shared about his new role. “I look forward to contributing to the excellent work that has been carried out in the past.”
The role of stated clerk that Hicks assumes was separated from the general presbyter position last year as part of the presbytery’s new strategic plan. The position is part time, at 15 hours per week, for a term of three years.
Hicks is participating in an orientation program on presbytery and synod leadership through the Office of the General Assembly.
“I also am grateful for the help and encouragement of my new coworkers in the presbytery office during this time of transition,” Hicks added.
Outside his involvement with the Church, Hicks is the controller for Fauquier Habitat for Humanity. He lives in Culpeper with his wife, Kim. They have three children and two grandchildren.