Presbyterian Foundation hires Vice President of Communications and Marketing

by Presbyterian Foundation

Robyn Davis Sekula joined the Presbyterian Foundation as Vice President of Communications and Marketing. She began work on January 28. In her position at the Foundation, she leads the communications and marketing staff, guiding strategy for communications with the 1.7...

Money, the Mind, & Ministry seminar offered by SFTS

by Gregg Brekke

Stewardship is not something we have to do, says Maggie Harmon, Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation. It’s something we get to do. Exploring the psychology of giving, stewardship and generosity can give pastors, church leaders, and non-profit executives...

Presbyterian Foundation receives second $1 million Lilly grant

by Robyn Davis Sekula

Lilly Endowment Inc. recently awarded the Presbyterian Foundation a second grant of $1 million as part of its National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. “This is an outstanding opportunity for the Foundation to advance our work in...

Webinar Series: Money Conversations in the Church

by Susan Herman

The Presbyterian Foundation is offering a series of five webinars in 2019 on engaging church givers in stewardship and money-related conversations. Pastors, business administrators, stewardship chairs, treasurers, session clerks, and others involved in the financial life of the church are...

Welcome to our Ministers of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

by Robyn Davis Sekula

Four Ministers of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion joined the Presbyterian Foundation in 2018 to help the Foundation better understand and serve the needs of the entire Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Adding the Ministers of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is part of...

Presbyterian Foundation online giving accounts experience record growth

by Gregg Brekke

[caption id="attachment_6880" align="alignright" width="300"] The Rev. Dr. Todd Speed[/caption] Online giving is steadily growing at “Decatur’s oldest church with the newest ideas,” according to the Rev. Dr. Todd Speed. He’s the senior pastor at Decatur Presbyterian Church, an 800-member multi-generational...

Presbyterian Home for Children wraps children and families in love

by Eva Stimson

A few years ago a desperate mother loaded her seven children in the car and drove across several states to escape an abusive husband. Her journey ended at Presbyterian Home for Children (PHFC) in Talladega, Alabama. The young woman said...

Two presbyteries establish funds for Hurricane Michael relief

by Gregg Brekke

In the aftermath of damage caused by Hurricane Michael, two funds have been established through the Presbyterian Foundation for donors to contribute toward presbytery-led relief efforts. The hurricane hit Florida’s panhandle on October 10 as a Category 4 storm and...

Coastal Carolina Presbytery recovers from Hurricane

by Robyn Davis Sekula

Church congregations throughout Coastal Carolina Presbytery are struggling to repair their own buildings and meet the many needs in their congregations and communities following Hurricane Florence. The devastation is widespread, said Rev. Dr. Nancy Gladden, who serves as Mission Coordinator...

Michigan church makes the most of its gifts

by Eva Stimson

OKEMOS, Mich. - In just a little more than a decade, the Presbyterian Church of Okemos, a suburb of Lansing, Michigan, has gone from being a congregation that rarely talked about money to a church where even younger members understand...