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
  • Vince Patton, Ruling Elder, Central Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY

The Board of Directors also includes these church leaders:

  • Margaret Aymer, Professor of New Testament, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX
  • Doug Chial, World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland
  • John Cleghorn, Pastor, Caldwell Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC
  • Sam Evans, Ruling Elder, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
  • Lucy Forster-Smith, Senior Associate Pastor for Leadership Development and Adult Education, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
  • Matt Gaventa, Pastor, University Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX
  • 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
  • Jenny McDevitt, Pastor, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
  • Carol McDonald, Executive Emerita, Synod of Lincoln Trails, Indianapolis, IN
  • Keith Phillips, Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Salina, KS
  • Lucy Strong, Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
  • Susan Thornton, Consultant for Spiritual Formation, Presbytery of Los Ranchos, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Brian D. Ellison, ex officio, Executive Director, Covenant Network of Presbyterians, Kansas City, MO

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, Honorably Retired, St. Louis, MO; 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, Interim Pastor, Brick Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
  • Jane Dempsey Douglass, Professor Emerita, Princeton Theological Seminary; Past President, World Alliance of Reformed Churches
  • Erika Funk, 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
  • 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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