Committed to Ongoing Work for a More Just and Generous Church
The Rev. Marci Auld Glass, pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho, has been elected to a three-year term as Co-Moderator of the Board of Directors of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians. She will serve alongside the Rev. Randy Bush, pastor of East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, whose term began in 2014.
In presenting her nomination, the Rev. Daniel Vigilante, who chairs the board’s nominating committee, said: “Marci has a significant national following as a writer, blogger, and social media user. And she has been of great help in our strategy and organizing work, with a wide network of contacts in what seems like every presbytery. We believe her clear and strong voice, her respected public profile, and her generosity of time and energy will make her an excellent leader.”
Marci has served on the Board of Directors since 2014. Her blog, “Glass Overflowing,” addresses religion, freedom of religion, feminism, and adoption. She also serves on the boards of the Presbyterian Mission Agency and the Ghost Ranch Conference Center. She and her husband, Justin, have two teen sons.
“I’m so thankful for the people who have worked so hard, over so many years, to bring about faithful change in the church I love,” she said. “It is an honor to join in that work. Even as we have made great progress, we recognize the Covenant Network’s vision toward a church as generous and just as God’s grace is not yet complete. I look forward to working with the Board, and with the greater church, as we live into a church ever more generous and ever more just.”
The Board’s February meeting also included extensive discussion of the Covenant Network’s ongoing commitment to seeking the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life and ministry of the Presbyterian Church and to a rich and authentic unity, even across lines of disagreement. Noting there remains much work to do on both of these aspects of the organization’s mission, the Board will continue to hone its vision and identify key priorities in meetings later this spring. The next national conference of the Covenant Network will be held later this year in October or November.