Presbyterian Foundation Board commits to Matthew 25 initiative

by Robyn Davis Sekula
11/23/2020

The Presbyterian Foundation Board of Trustees voted at its Nov. 13 meeting to formally endorse and support the Matthew 25 initiative. The initiative, largely organized by the Presbyterian Mission Agency and affirmed by the General Assembly, calls on congregations, ministries...

Shonita Bossier named Vice President of Operations

by Robyn Davis Sekula
11/10/2020

Shonita Bossier was recently named Vice President of Operations at the Presbyterian Foundation, replacing Vanessa Elkin, who retired. Bossier joined the Presbyterian Foundation in July 2018 as a Trust Officer with New Covenant Trust Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation....

Let your budget speak your vision

by Robyn Davis Sekula
10/14/2020

Your church’s budget is a spiritual document, says Rob Hagan, Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation. “The budget needs to be the most theological document you have next to the Bible and the Book of Confessions,” Hagan says. Hagan,...

Transparency, trust highlighted in Stewardship Kaleidoscope presentation

by Nancy Crowe
10/8/2020

Inviting and supporting church members to give requires pastors to ask hard questions and think creatively, said the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow. However, it’s vital to also be transparent about church finances, said Reyes-Chow, former moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)...

A Facebook Reunion

by Mike Ferguson
10/7/2020

The longtime senior pastor of C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a former pastor there who’s now a designated pastor in West Philadelphia were reunited Wednesday during a Facebook Live half-hour event called “Mentoring in Ministry.”...

Robyn Davis Sekula earns certificate from Cornell on Women in Leadership

by Presbyterian Foundation
10/6/2020

Robyn Davis Sekula, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the Presbyterian Foundation, recently completed the Women in Leadership Certificate program offered by Cornell University’s subsidiary, eCornell. [caption id="attachment_8634" align="alignleft" width="124"] Robyn Davis Sekula[/caption] This five-course certificate program examines the...

New members join Foundation Board of Trustees

by Presbyterian Foundation
9/30/2020

At the 224th General Assembly in June, four new members were elected to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. At the June Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees elected Rev. Dr. Neal Presa as Chair and Bridget-Anne Hampden as Vice Chair....

Need worship ideas? Online PAM conference material available

by Sally Scherer
9/24/2020

This year’s global pandemic canceled conferences all across the globe – but the most creative and inventive groups figured out ways to turn those gatherings virtual. That’s what the Presbyterian Association of Musicians chose to do, and now, a wealth...

Planned giving module is newest addition to Stewardship Navigator

by Sally Scherer
9/17/2020

In its continuing effort to provide congregations with practical help on financial matters, the Presbyterian Foundation launched a planned giving module on the Stewardship Navigator in early August. The module explains what planned giving is and teaches church leaders how...

Rev. Dr. Glen Bell joins Foundation staff

by Robyn Davis Sekula
9/8/2020

Rev. Dr. Glen Bell, an ordained pastor in the PC(USA) with 30 years of experience, joined the Presbyterian Foundation on August 31 as Senior Vice President of Development. [caption id="attachment_10114" align="alignleft" width="124"] Rev. Dr. Glen Bell[/caption] Bell’s significant experience as...