Forum for Theological Education
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Karen Fitz La Barge
North Kent Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church
Messiah Lutheran Church
Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church
(Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity)
Clear Lake Presbyterian Church
** Rev. Stephen Smith-Cobbs, Trinity Presbyterian (Herndon, VA), Ex-Officio Member per incorporation requirements
Los Ranchos Presbytery
Mission Viejo, CA
Faith Presbyterian Church
Ministry Engagement and Support, PC(USA)
Louisville, KY/Rochester, NY
*Corresponding Member to Vision Team
Larissa Kwong Abazia
Designated Strategic Director
Program and Operations Director
Preaching for Change Coordinator
How is NEXT Church leadership structured?
We believe a leadership structure should be agile and meet the current needs of the organization. In this season, NEXT Church Leadership is structured in four areas.
- The VISION TEAM sets the vision and model, serves as the organizational board, is responsible for development along with staff, and are the primary relationship builders.
- The OPERATIONS TEAM helps to provide financial oversight and accountability, serves as the primary HR body, and supports the logistics of the organization.
- ALUMNI are comprised of former board members, supporters, and staff. They are our biggest boosters and mission cheerleaders.
- STAFF provide the day to day support for vision, operations, programming, and logistics.