Tuesday Optional Lunch Talks

All lunch talks take place at Seattle First Presbyterian Church.

The Six Love Languages of the Presbyterian Church // Whitworth

This lunch conversation seeks to strengthen our connection as Presbyterian siblings by applying the concept of ‘love-languages’ to the six Great Ends of the Church (F-1.0304). Participants will be invited to explore their own preferred Great End love language in table conversation with others. Our time will be fruitful if we can respect and learn from those who speak a different Presbyterian love language than ourselves.

Don Meeks
Don is the pastor of Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Northern Virginia. In recent years, he has been working to promote unity and collegiality within his presbytery and in the wider PCUSA.

Deeper Caring, Broader Caring: New Developments at the Board of Pensions // Conference Room

The conversation will focus on the expansion of the Board of Pensions support for church employees through the broadening “Minister Educational Debt Assistance Grant” program, “Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations” initiative, and expanded benefit options particularly for non-clergy employees. Participant-generated discussion topics will also be addressed.

Mark Frey
Mark Frey is based in Portland, OR, and has served for more than 20 years as a Board of Pensions Regional Representative/Church Consultant for the Synod of the Pacific, Synod of Alaska-Northwest and portions of the Synod of the Rocky Mountains. He served for nearly 20 years as a pastor in churches along the West Coast, is credentialed as a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, and feels privileged to serve on a CREDO faculty team and as leadership in the Board’s educational programs.

Testimony Talk Back: Corey Greaves // Chapel

Join Corey to continue the conversation after his testimony in plenary.

Corey Greaves
Along with his wife, Corey Greaves is owner and operator of Mending Wings — one of the largest, non-profit, Native American Christian youth organizations in the country.