Karen Rohrer Receives Beatitudes Society Fellowship

SANTA BARBARA, CA (June 21, 2013) – The Beatitudes Society has announced that Karen Rohrer, Princeton Theological Seminary, Class of  2011, has been awarded a $10,000 Beatitudes Fellowship. She is one of eight emerging faith leaders from across the United States selected for the annual award. “We are delighted that Karen is one of our game-changing new […]

Presbyterian Women Eastern Gathering “Where Angels Tread”

On May 18 and 19, 2013, the Synod Presbyterian Women in the Eastern Region met for an overnight retreat at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The Bible study and retreat theme spoke to the possibilities of ‘Where Angels Tread’. Presbyterian Women in the Philadelphia Presbytery hosted the event under the direction of Suzanne Herger, […]

Leadership Collegium 19JUNE 2013 Meeting Summary

Our Leadership Collegium met late last month and the ground-breaking continues as we work to live into our new design. This was an open meeting, where the Collegium welcomed Presbyters and listened to their joys and concerns. Presbyters were also invited to join the Collegium in its time of scripture reflection and prayer. Three parts […]

Rev. Bernice Warren – Profile of the Week in Central Delco

Rev. Bernice Warren, Director of Chester Eastside Ministries was interviewed in “Town Talk” of Central Delco in an article published on Wednesday June 19, 2013. Rev. Warren was chosen as the PROFILE OF THE WEEK individual for that week. Please click below to read the entire article “‘We serve anybody who needs us.’ by Bette Alburger, […]

Ridley Park celebrates Rev. Smith’s 30th Oridnation Anniversary

Rev. Smith was honored on June 30, 2013 for the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of his Ordination by the Congregation of Ridley Park Presbyterian Church, members of past churches, friends and family. Officiating with Rev. Smith at today’s service was Rev. Dr. Ronald Owen Senior Pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church of Metuchen, NJ and Rev. […]


THANK YOU! THANK YOU! The Bethel Presbyterian Church would like to thank all the churches and individuals who supported OUR Spring Can Drive for our Food Cupboard. This drive was matched by the Feinstein Grant. We were able to collect over $3,400 in go can good items and cash to support our weekly food distribution […]


Elder Courtenay Willcox, Moderator of the Leadership Collegium of the Presbytery of Philadelphia announces their Task Force findings and recommendation regarding Head Start Learning Tree. June 27, 2013 Dear Presbyters, In April, the Presbytery of Philadelphia’s Leadership Collegium appointed a task force to review our current engagement with Head Start Learning Tree (HSLT). At the […]

Executive Presbyter Search Committee 26 June 2013

Dear Friends, On Tuesday, the Executive Presbyter Nominating Committee of the Presbytery of Philadelphia met again. Here is the latest update. As part of our gathering on June 25 we: reviewed the interview schedule for our candidates determined questions to be posed to each interviewee conducted a mock interview with Stuart Spencer, former Presbytery moderator, to […]

Passing of Rev. Cherie Layne (Schwartz, Deck) Isakson

Winchester, IN: The Rev. Cherie Layne (Schwartz, Deck) Isakson entered the Church Triumphant on  June 13, 2013. She was an ordained Teaching Elder in the PC(USA) and served in churches in in the greater Philadelphia area as well as the Midwest. She served as the Associate Executive on the staff of the Presbytery of Philadelphia. She […]

Earline B. Williams (Calvin) named CFO for Shared Services

Congratulations to Earline Williams, a Ruling Elder serving the Calvin Presbyterian Church in the Presbytery of Philadelphia! Earline B. Williams, a certified public accountant with more than 30 years of consulting, private industry, and quasi-governmental experience, has accepted the position of Deputy Executive Director for Shared Services/Chief Financial Officer for the Presbyterian Mission Agency of […]