Interim General Presbyter Fred Holbrook is retiring June 30.
This marks the end of 40 years of ordained service to the Lord and to PC(USA). After receiving his Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Fred was called to service in Kansas, North Carolina, and Virginia, including 12 years as executive director of Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center in Harrisonburg. He took on the call of presbytery executive in December 2018.
We are grateful for his faithful leadership to our presbytery during this time of transition. His knowledge, sincerity, and empathy have served us well as we explored a new model for the future and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fred will be remembered for his integrity, sensitivity, exceptional knowledge of the Book of Order, willingness to provide a listening ear, and care as pastor to our pastors. His commitment to justice and equity has created opportunities for continued growth and progress.
We know that God will continue to guide and bless his life and wish him a happy retirement with his family.
Join in celebrating Fred's long service and deserved retirement
Share your memories, well wishes, and prayers for Fred. Send written correspondence to Fred by mail to the presbytery office. Or send your thoughts using this online form. Please ensure your message reaches our office by July 5.