Beginning in the fall of 2011, the Covenant Network gathered stories from LGBTQ individuals who heard a call to ordination and how they were experiencing the changes in the life of the church. We collected those at a special website called “A Season of Welcome.” You can find them here: http://covnet.wpengine.com/a-season-of-welcome/. More stories are welcome! If you’d like to add your story to this permanent archive, please contact Tricia Dykers Koenig.
Laurene Lafontaine is pastor-elect of Community Presbyterian Church in Rochester, MN. She will be installed on September 22, 2013 at Community Presbyterian. Read Laurene’s story on A Season of Welcome – http://aseasonofwelcome.org/.
Ken Cuthbertson is a member-at-large in Santa Fe Presbytery, and a Parish Associate at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. His book, The Last Presbyterian?, was published in May 2013. Read Ken’s story on A Season of Welcome – http://aseasonofwelcome.org/.
The Rev. Janet Edwards is a member at large in the Pittsburgh Presbytery. Read her story on the Covenant Network’s website dedicated to celebrating the gifts of ordained LGBTQ Presbyterians, A Season of Welcome – http://aseasonofwelcome.org/.
The Rev. Nancy Hutchison Enderle served the Covenant Network of Presbyterians as Interim Executive Director in 2011-12. As she prepared to conclude her service, Nancy shared her reflections at the Commissioners Convocation Dinner the night before the 220th General Assembly (2012) convened in Pittsburgh:
I’d like to start these comments with the tale of two ordinations….
A personal testimony prompted by the new website, A Season of Welcome.