Presbyterian Home for Children paves path of hope

by Nancy Crowe

It’s a common sight from the window of Doug Marshall’s office at the Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega, Alabama. A care worker accompanies a new girl from the administration building to the cottage that will be her new home....

Christian educator Lib Caldwell discusses how to handle tough questions from children

by Mike Ferguson

In Gail Godwin’s book “The Finishing School,” which features an older woman and a 14-year-old girl, the woman tells the girl she can tell by looking whether a person has congealed. That person will have no more surprises, the woman...

Marilyn Cleeff joins Presbyterian Foundation as SVP, CFO

by Robyn Davis Sekula

Marilyn Cleeff joined the Presbyterian Foundation as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 2020. Ms. Cleeff was attracted to working for the Foundation because of its mission and ministry. She has long had a heart for service,...

Celebrating Darrell Guder, a pioneer in missional theology

by Sally Scherer

From an early age, the Rev. Dr. Darrell Guder knew he was going into ministry. In fact, in grammar school he envisioned himself in the mission field in the South Pacific. “It was very romantic,” he joked recently. “I had...

Olanda Carr completes Certificate of Diversity and Inclusion program

by Melaina Smith

Olanda Carr, Senior Ministry Relations Officer serving the East Region at the Presbyterian Foundation, recently completed a Certificate of Diversity and Inclusion through Cornell University. The Presbyterian Foundation fosters an active career development culture, and encourages all employees to take...

After accident, “Surprise!” from the pulpit pleases congregation members

by Sally Scherer

When the Rev. Carol DeVaughn welcomed the congregation of Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church to virtual worship on a recent Sunday, those watching could hardly believe what they were seeing. The interim pastor was standing in the Old Meeting House,...

What God’s community looks like

by Mike Ferguson

Here’s a hint: We have plenty of work to do When the Rev. Dr. Rodney S. Sadler Jr. thinks of biblical accounts describing God’s community, the multitude from every nation as described in Rev. 7 springs to his mind, the...

A statement from our president, Tom Taylor

by Tom Taylor

Dear friends in Christ, I am writing because it is not appropriate to be silent after the deeply disturbing incidents occurring in recent weeks. These include the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, who was killed by a police officer...

José Irizarry discusses new roles for church leaders in a pandemic

by Mike Ferguson

The Rev. Dr. José Irizarry has plenty of roles and titles, including Vice President of Education for the Board of Pensions. In recent weeks, he told the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty Wednesday during a Facebook Live event, the pandemic has...

Finding the divinity in moments of pandemic dullness

by Sally Scherer

A recent New York Times story tells of a Catholic priest in Queens who decided not to let the coronavirus-mandated closure of his church keep him from worshipping with, and ministering to, his parish. “He decided that if people can’t...