Leadership

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is a broad-based, national group of church leaders working for a church that is simultaneously faithful, just, and whole. We seek to support the mission and unity of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and to articulate and act on the church’s historic, progressive vision and to work for a fully inclusive church. We are committed to finding a way both to live out the graciously hospitable gospel we have received and to live together with all our fellow members in the PC(USA).

The Co-Moderators of the Board of Directors are:

Marci Glass, Pastor, Southminster Presbyterian Church, Boise, ID, and
Daniel Vigilante, Pastor, Grace-Trinity Community Church, Minneapolis, MN.

The Board of Directors also includes these church leaders:

  • Tony Aja, Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe, NM
  • Randy Bush, Pastor, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Timothy Cahn, Ruling Elder, Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA
  • Laura M. Cheifetz, Vice President of Church and Public Relations, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, Louisville, KY
  • Brian D. Ellison, ex officio, Executive Director, Covenant Network of Presbyterians, Kansas City, MO
  • Sam Evans, Ruling Elder, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
  • Chad Andrew Herring, Pastor, John Knox Presbyterian Kirk, Kansas City, MO
  • Clifton Kirkpatrick, Visiting Professor of Ecumenical Studies and Global Ministries, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and PC(USA) Stated Clerk Emeritus, Louisville, KY
  • Kenneth E. Kovacs, Pastor, Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Catonsville, MD
  • Joann Lee, Associate Pastor, Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA
  • Kimberly Bracken Long, Associate Professor of Worship, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
  • Carol McDonald, Executive Emerita, Synod of Lincoln Trails, Indianapolis, IN
  • Baron Mullis, Pastor, Morningside Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA
  • Vince Patton, Ruling Elder, Central Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY
  • Joyce Shin, Pastor, Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, Swarthmore, PA
  • Patti Snyder, Pastor, University Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Susan Thornton, Director of Christian Education, St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA
  • Mieke Vandersall, Pastor, Not So Churchy, New York, NY
  • James Wilson, Ruling Elder, Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, OH

The Board of Advisors includes these pastors, elders, and theologians:

  • Robert W. Bohl, Founding Co-Moderator, Honorably Retired, Naples, FL; Moderator, 206th General Assembly, PC(USA)
  • John M. Buchanan, Founding Co-Moderator, Honorably Retired, Chicago, IL; Moderator, 208th General Assembly, PC(USA)
  • Joanna M. Adams, Honorably Retired, Atlanta, GA
  • Susan Andrews, Executive Presbyter, Hudson River Presbytery; Moderator, 215th General Assembly, PC(USA)
  • Eugene C. Bay, Pastor Emeritus, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Betsy Britton, Ruling Elder, Setauket Presbyterian Church, Setauket, NY
  • James D. Brown, Honorably Retired, Santa Fe, NM
  • Heidi Calhoun, Interim Pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, Federal Way, WA
  • William Calhoun, Honorably Retired, Denver, CO
  • Cynthia McCall Campbell, President Emerita, McCormick Theological Seminary, and Pastor, Highland Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY
  • William Capel, Ruling Elder, McKinley Memorial Church, Champaign, IL
  • Kim Clayton, Director, Center for Lifelong Learning, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
  • Jane Dempsey Douglass, Professor Emerita, Princeton Theological Seminary; Past President, World Alliance of Reformed Churches
  • Erika Funk, Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC
  • Joseph S. Harvard, Honorably Retired, Durham, NC
  • Cynthia Jarvis, Pastor, Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA
  • Kirsten Kingdon, Ruling Elder, Valley Presbyterian Church, Portola Valley, CA
  • William McIvor, Honorably Retired, Sudbury, MA
  • Stephen Montgomery, Pastor, Idlewild Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN
  • Gay Mothershed, retired Executive Presbyter of West Virginia & Grace Presbyteries, Cross Lanes, WV
  • Harriet Nelson, Honorably Retired, Napa, CA; Moderator, 196th General Assembly, PC(USA)
  • Kent M. Organ, Honorably Retired, Chicago, IL
  • Bruce Reyes-Chow, San Francisco, CA; Moderator, 218th General Assembly, PC(USA)
  • V. Bruce Rigdon, Honorably Retired, Chicago, IL
  • J. Barrie Shepherd, Pastor Emeritus, First Presbyterian Church, New York
  • Ted A. Smith, Associate Professor of Preaching and Ethics, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA
  • Mark Smutny, Pastor, Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, CA
  • Laird Stuart, Honorably Retired, Saugatuck, MI
  • Karen Turney, Ruling Elder, Atlanta, GA
  • Herbert D. Valentine, Honorably Retired, Baltimore, MD; Moderator, 203rd General Assembly, PC(USA)
  • Louise Westfall, Pastor, Central Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO
  • K. John Wilkinson, Pastor, Third Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY
  • Richard Wohlschlaeger, Honorably Retired, Swarthmore, PA

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