Online Giving helps First Presbyterian Maumee support community

by Sally Scherer
10/8/2019

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
10/1/2019

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
10/2/2019

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
9/13/2019

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
8/26/2019

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
8/5/2019

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...

Theology and online giving tied together

by Robyn Davis Sekula
8/2/2019

If your congregation doesn’t have online giving, it is a barrier to full participation in the life of the church, says Rev. Ellie Johns-Kelley, Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation. “Giving is part of the liturgy, the work of...

Cook Native American Ministries Foundation Today: Furthering Cook’s Christian Mission in Indian Country

by Debra Utacia Krol
7/22/2019

Editor’s note: This is the second of two stories featuring the Cook Native American Ministries Foundation. The Cook Christian Training School, one of the U.S.’s most well-known and renowned institutions dedicated to training Native people to become leaders in the...

Cook Native American Ministries: Seeding Native Leaders, Churches and Communities

by Debra Utacia Krol
7/22/2019

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories featuring the Cook Native American Ministries Foundation. You can read the second story here. A nationally-renowned theological college with roots in both Christian and Native American spiritual beliefs and culture trained...

Theological education leader Joyce C. Tucker dies

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
7/13/2019

The Rev. Dr. Joyce Cummings Tucker, a Presbyterian pastor, author, and prominent leader in theological education, died July 12, 2019, in New York City following a short illness. She lived in Princeton, N.J. [caption id="attachment_7766" align="alignleft" width="208"] Rev. Dr. Joyce...