LEADERSHIP

The Advisory Team offers counsel and helps spread the word about the hopeful space NEXT Church offers. The Strategy Team serves as the governing board of NEXT Church — setting the agenda and making decisions.

Strategy Team

Class of 2017

Rev. Denise Anderson
Unity Presbyterian
(Temple Hills, MD)

Rev. Tom Are
Village Presbyterian
(Prairie Village, KS)

Rev. Glen Bell
First Presbyterian
(Sarasota, FL)

Rev. Shannon Johnson Kershner
Fourth Presbyterian
(Chicago, IL)

Rev. Carla Pratt Keyes
Ginter Park Presbyterian
(Richmond, VA)

Rev. Lori Raible (Co-Chair)
Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian
(Charlotte, NC)

Rev. Karen Sapio (Co-Chair)
Claremont Presbyterian
(Claremont, CA)

Rev. Jackie Saxon
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
(Austin, TX)

Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis
Providence Presbyterian
(Providence, RI)

Class of 2018

Rev. Andrew Foster Connors
Brown Memorial Park Ave Presbyterian
(Baltimore, MD)

Rev. Meghan Gage-Finn
Westminster Presbyterian
(Minneapolis, MN)

Rev. Tasha Hicks McCray
Mount View Presbyterian
(Seattle, WA)

Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana
National Capital Presbytery
(Reston, VA)

Rev. Stephen Smith-Cobbs
Trinity Presbyterian
(Herndon, VA)

Ms. Susan Thornton
Saint Mark Presbyterian
(Newport Beach, CA)

Rev. John Wilkinson
Third Presbyterian
(Rochester, NY)

Ms. Valerie Young
Synod of the Sun
(Irving, TX)

Mr. Joel Schultze
Westminster Presbyterian
(Grand Rapids, MI)

Class of 2019

Rev. Laura Cheifetz
Presbyterian Publishing Corporation
(Louisville, KY)

Rev. Adam Fronczek
Knox Presbyterian
(Cincinnati, OH)

Rev. Bertram Johnson
Riverside Church
(New York, NY)

Ms. Sarang Kang
Christian Educator
(Texarkana, AR)

Mr. Tanner Pickett
Montreat Conference Center
(Montreat, NC)

Mr. William Rikard
First Presbyterian
(Charlotte, NC)

Rev. Paul Roberts
Johnson C. Smith Seminary
(Atlanta, GA)

Staff

Director
Rev. Jessica Tate

Specialized Minister, National Capital Presbytery (Washington, DC)

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Young Adult Volunteer (YAV)
Sarah Dianne Jones

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Communications Specialist
Linda Kurtz

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Advisory Team

Class of 2017

Rev. Anna Pinckney Straight
Old Stone Presbyterian
(Lewisburg, WV)

Rev. Lewis Galloway
Second Presbyterian
(Indianapolis, IN)

Ms. Suzanne Davis
Hopewell Presbyterian
(Huntersville, NC)

Rev. Christopher Edmonston
White Memorial Presbyterian
(Raleigh, NC)

Dr. Stacy Johnson
Princeton Theological Seminary
(Princeton, NJ)

Rev. Leslie King
First Presbyterian
(Waco, TX)

Rev. Steve Lindsley
Trinity Presbyterian
(Charlotte, NC)

Rev. Carol McDonald
Synod of Lincoln Trails
(Indianapolis, IN)

Rev. Charlene Han Powell
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian
(New York, NY)

Rev. Kathryn Johnston
Mechanicsburg Presbyterian
(Mechanicsburg, PA)

Not pictured:
Rev. Karen Chakoian (Granville Presbyterian, Granville, OH)

Class of 2018

Rev. Tim Hart-Andersen
Westminster Presbyterian
(Minneapolis, MN)

Rev. Susan DeWyngaert
Woods Memorial Presbyterian
(Severna Park, MD)

Rev. Fairfax Fair
First Presbyterian
(Ann Arbor, MI)

Rev. Erin Keys
First Presbyterian
(Greenwich, CT)

Mr. Gilmour Lake
Highland Presbyterian
(Winston Salem, NC)

Rev. Tony Sundermeier
First Presbyterian
(Atlanta, GA)

Class of 2019

Rev. Mark Davis
St. Mark Presbyterian
(Newport Beach, CA)

Rev. Mindy Douglas
First Presbyterian
(Durham, NC)

Rev. Edwin Estevez
Riverfront Church
(Wilmington, DE)

Rev. Ken Evers-Hood
Tualatin Presbyterian
(Tualatin, OR)

Ms. Lisle Gwynn Garrity
A Sanctified Art
(Black Mountain, NC)

Rev. Christopher Henry
Shallowford Presbyterian
(Atlanta, GA)

Rev. Jeff Krehbiel
The James Company
(Chicago, IL)

Rev. Whitney Fauntleroy
Chestnut Street Presbyterian
(Wilmington, NC)

Rev. Joe Clifford
Myers Park Presbyterian
(Charlotte, NC)

Rev. Amaury Tañon-Santos
Synod of the Northeast
(Plainfield, NJ)

Rev. Chad Herring
John Knox Church
(Kansas City, MO)