Rose Niles joins Presbyterian Foundation as field staff

by Erin Dunigan
7/29/2021

The journey that led the Rev. Dr. Rose Niles to become the Presbyterian Foundation’s newest Ministry Relations Officer began when she was asked to become a ruling elder at the age of 14. As a continuation of her lifelong commitment...

Foundation acts to free up funds for 1001 New Worshiping Communities

by Robyn Davis Sekula
7/16/2021

The Presbyterian Foundation plans to soon take action that could free up millions to support the 1001 New Worshiping Communities program. The Foundation, Presbyterian Investment & Loan Program and the Presbyterian Mission Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding on July...

Michigan church is growing, despite the pandemic

by Rebecca Mallozzi
7/1/2021

Over the course of the last year, churches across the globe have wondered what coming out on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic looks like. Many have wondered how to make the best decisions for their worshipping communities. As...

PC(USA) seminaries advance curriculum to match the needs of the church and society

by Gregg Brekke
6/23/2021

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of four stories that include interviews with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries, taking a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic challenged and changed seminary learning environments. “We started our curriculum discussions asking...

Presbyterian seminaries explore definitions of ‘call’ and ‘ministry’ in the 21st century

by Gregg Brekke
6/28/2021

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of four stories that include interviews with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries, taking a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic challenged and changed seminary learning environments. Long before the pandemic and the...

Ben Hayden joins Presbyterian Foundation as CFO

by Robyn Davis Sekula
6/16/2021

Ben Hayden joined the Presbyterian Foundation as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2021. Ben oversees the controller, the Information Systems department, operations, and all financial matters. He articulates financial policy and results to the PC(USA) at...

Presbyterian seminaries look to partnerships to fulfill mission

by Gregg Brekke
6/14/2021

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of four stories that include interviews with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries, taking a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic challenged and changed seminary learning environments. Once upon a time, theological institutions...

The T-ball umpire as stated clerk?

by Mike Ferguson
6/11/2021

While the Rev. Brian Ellison didn’t realize it at the time, umpiring T-ball games as a youth can be job training for work as a stated clerk, which Ellison does for both the Synod of Mid-America and Heartland Presbytery. “There’s...

PC(USA) seminaries adapt to remote learning

by Gregg Brekke
6/8/2021

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of four stories that include interviews with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries, taking a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic challenged and changed seminary learning environments. The global COVID-19 pandemic forced many...

Faith-based responsible investment committee having successful proxy season

by Rich Copley
6/2/2021

Leaders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) are hailing the current annual general meeting season as a success and a tipping point for environmental, social and governance shareholder proposals (also called resolutions) going mainstream....