Our changing church

by Minner Serovy

Editor’s note: We asked Minner Serovy, ministry relations officer for the Presbyterian Foundation, to reflect back on her career in ministry within the PC(USA). She retires at the end of February. She’s provided us with some terrific and hopeful observations....

Joseph Moore joins Foundation as Ministry Relations Officer

by Erin Dunigan

When Rev. Joseph Moore looks toward the future of the church he sees one of hope and possibility. Moore is the Presbyterian Foundation’s new Ministry Relations Officer for the South Central Region, replacing Sherry Kenney, who recently retired. His territory...

Five Lessons I Learned from Churches

by Sherry Hester Kenney

During my six and a half years with the Presbyterian Foundation, I visited at least two hundred different churches throughout the states of Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and the little slice of Nebraska in the South Central region I...

Jim Reese retires from Foundation role

by Presbyterian Foundation

Rev. Dr. James Foster Reese officially retired in December from his position with the Foundation as Minister of Specialized Interpretation, a consulting position he has held since 1995. Reese, 95, has been an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church for...

Cairo Seminary celebrates growth and legacy of education

by Don Crittenden

In the Arab world, the opportunities for Christian theological education are rare, which makes the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC) an extremely important resource for sharing the love of Christ in this region. Early Presbyterian missionaries founded ETSC in...

Out of Three, One

by Erin Dunigan

The witness of the West Philadelphia Presbyterian Partnership Three churches in the Presbytery of Philadelphia were at a crossroads – each considering their future for different reasons. Some might see a crisis – but Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace, Executive Presbyter of...

Online giving fuels church’s work to help immigrants

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman

Mount Pleasant is a community of less than 9,000 people. It has an idyllic town square surrounded by restaurants and local businesses, just like one would expect when picturing small-town Iowa. That image changed on May 9, 2018, when dozens...

Online Giving helps First Presbyterian Maumee support community

by Sally Scherer

Jack Hemple grew up at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Toledo, Ohio. His parents were married there. He was baptized there. “I remember being there a lot as a kid,” Hemple said, adding that back then his mother loved to knit....

Small church stewardship: count your blessings

by Robyn Davis Sekula

Leaders of small churches sometimes spend so much time looking back at how things used to be that they don’t appreciate the blessings and assets their church still has, says Olanda Carr Jr., Senior Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian...

Creating a Culture of Generosity in your Presbyterian church

by Robyn Davis Sekula

Editor’s note: For more stories and coverage from Stewardship Kaleidoscope 2019, click here . What are your earliest memories of stewardship? Who taught you what it means to be generous? Robert Hay, Jr., Senior Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation,...