LEADERSHIP

Strategy Team

The Strategy Team serves as the governing board of NEXT Church — setting the agenda and making decisions. 

* denotes coordinating team member.

Class of 2022

Rev. Amantha Barbee
Oakhurst Presbyterian
(Decatur, GA)

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

Rev. Adam Fronczek
Knox Presbyterian
(Cincinnati, OH)

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

Rev. Bertram Johnson *
Union Theological Seminary
(New York, NY)

Ms. Sarang Kang
Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital
(Warren, MI)

Rev. Steve Lindsley *
Trinity Presbyterian
(Charlotte, NC)

Mr. Glenn McCray
Christian-at-Large
(Seattle, WA)

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

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

Class of 2023

Rev. Denise Anderson
PCUSA Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministry
(Louisville, KY)

Rev. Veronica Cannon *
First Presbyterian, Waxhaw
(Charlotte, NC)

Rev. Chris Dela Cruz
Westminster Presbyterian
(Portland, OR)

Rev. Sara Dingman
Synod of Lincoln Trails
(Indianapolis, IN)

Ms. Shani McIlwain
Faith Presbyterian
(Washington, DC)

Rev. Nate Phillips
Kirk in the Hills
(Bloomfield Hills, MI)

Rev. Dr. Jason Santos
Community Presbyterian
(Lake City, CO)

Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis
Meadowlake Presbyterian
(Huntersville, NC)

Rev. Daniel Vigilante *
Grace-Trinity Community Church
(Minneapolis, MN)

Class of 2024

Rev. Jeff Bryan
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian 
(Rock Hill, SC)

Ms. Suzanne Davis
Hopewell Presbyterian
(Huntersville, NC)

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

Rev. Christopher Holland, II
The Common Place/Salt and Light Community Church
(Philadelphia, PA)

Rev. Carlton David Johnson
Presbyterian Mission Agency
(Louisville, KY)

Rev. Jessie Light-Wells
UKirk SMU
(Dallas, TX)

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

Rev. Adriene Thorne
First Presbyterian
(Brooklyn, NY)

Ms. Susan Thornton
Los Ranchos Presbytery
(Newport Beach, CA)

Rev. John Wilkinson
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
(Philadelphia, PA)

Not pictured: Rev. Hardy Kim, Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church (Sunnyvale, CA)

** Rev. Stephen Smith-Cobbs, Trinity Presbyterian (Herndon, VA), Ex-Officio Member

Staff

National Gathering Coordinator
Ms. Jen James

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Interim Administration & Communications Specialist

Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis

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