Sally Robinson, minister member of our presbytery and current stated clerk, died unexpectedly on August 14. Sally was born and grew up in Columbus. Sally, one of the first graduates of Whetstone High School, graduated from Northwestern University and Louisville Theological Seminary. Sally began a career in advertising before serving congregations in the Presbytery of Shenandoah and Scioto Valley. She served as an interim pastor in more than 20 churches, most recently at the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Gilead. Sally loved her work as a transitional pastor and a stated clerk. She will be missed by congregants, friends and colleagues. A memorial service is planned for Sally for Friday, September 6, 2 pm at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Columbus. A time to greet and support Sally’s family will follow the service.
Scioto Valley attendees to Big Tent in Baltimore made a pilgrimage to the PC(USA) Historical Society in Philadelphia to deliver eight heavy boxes of treasured records to be carefully and safely preserved and stored away from the harsh elements of dampness, heat, fire, water, or the deterioration of years. These travelers were inspired by a tour through historical archives guided by remarkably dedicated and knowledgeable (PHS) staff.