Since the fall of 2015, the Stewardship Ministry of  Presbytery of the James has continued under the leadership of Deborah Rexrode, associate for Stewardship. This ministry is a collaboration between the associate for Stewardship and  Stewardship leaders in the churches of our presbytery.

Every church is unique, and the overall leadership of this ministry is valued most when it comes through individual attention and tailored approaches that fit the culture of each congregation. This is accomplished through preaching, teaching, training, planning, and meeting with sessions and Stewardship/Generosity teams.

For resources, inspirational stories, and events, as well as the associate of stewardship's monthly Stewardship Thoughts, visit

Deborah Rexrode
Deborah Rexrode

Areas of Focus

  • Cultivating a culture of generosity in congregations
  • Conducting annual Stewardship programs
  • Embracing year-round Stewardship
  • Developing planned giving programs
  • Assisting congregations with capital campaigns
  • Finding resources for Stewardship/Generosity teams
  • Partnering with churches to enhance their Stewardship ministries

Stewardship Workshop

Presbytery of the James and the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church invite you to a live broadcast of the 2019 Generosity NEXT conference sponsored by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. See and hear the event’s keynote speakers and participate in discussions with Lutheran and Presbyterian colleagues without the expense of travel to Atlanta.

Event details

Wednesday, November 20
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

$20.00 per person
includes breakfast, lunch, and snack

Learn more and register

Spirited Generosity event post

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 

1 Peter 4:10