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,...

Recipients selected for Excellence in Theological Education Awards

by Robyn Davis Sekula

Two outstanding leaders in theological education will be honored at Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 224th General Assembly in Baltimore in June 2020. The Committee on Theological Education and the Theological Education Fund will honor Rev. Dr. Darrell Guder and Rev. Dr....

Angela Curry joins Presbyterian Foundation as Vice President, General Counsel

by Robyn Davis Sekula

Angela Curry joined the Presbyterian Foundation recently as Vice President and General Counsel. She has advised public and private institutions for nearly 20 years, 15 of those serving as General Counsel. Previously Angela served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative...

Planned giving programs helps churches, members

by Robyn Davis Sekula

Death is not something most people want to discuss. We avoid the topic, and we certainly don’t want to bring it up in a discussion. But by avoiding this topic, pastors and churches are veering away from an important theological...