Hicks Elected Stated Clerk

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

Chalfant and Ring Complete Presbyter Triumvirate

At a special meeting on August 9 via Zoom, commissioners approved two recommendations from the Presbyter Search Committee: electing Ruling Elder Barbara Chalfant as presbyter for congregational life and Candidate Leigh Anne Ring as presbyter for relational care. Barbara Chalfant A graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary and a certified Christian educator, Chalfant has served congregations in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Holbrook Retiring June 30

Interim General Presbyter Fred Holbrook retired June 30. This marks the end of 40 years of ordained service to the Lord and to PC(USA). After receiving a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Holbrook was called to service in Kansas, North Carolina, and Virginia, including 12 years as executive director of Massanetta

Work of Presbyter Search Committee Continues

A search committee charged with recommending candidates for three new staff positions is making steady progress. The committee of seven members is co-chaired by Barbara Flynt, a certified Christian educator at Brandermill Church, and Rev. Jess Cook, interim associate for youth ministry for the presbytery. The committee finalized job descriptions for the positions and received