PRESBYTERY MEETING HIGHLIGHTS… Tuesday, September 17, Liberty Presbyterian Church, Delaware, Ohio

  Following an inspiring pre-presbytery meeting with the Reverend Jimmie Hawkins, the 252nd Stated Meeting of the Presbytery was called to order by Moderator Reverend Rebecca Tollefson. Greetings and a warm welcome were offered by the Reverend Kyle Doebler, Associate Pastor, Liberty Presbyterian Church. Worship began with a rousing Gospel Medley Singalong accompanied by Steve Banks on piano and Reverend John Hart and Reverend Todd Tracy on guitar.     International Peacemaker, Pastor Maria Bock Barrett, with her interpreter and mission co-worker colleague, Mark Hare, presented a minute for mission on the conditions in the Dominican Republic where she serves.         Pastors John and Becky Hart delivered a sermon on “Intentional Faith Development” as one of the Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations (R. Schnase), adopted as a theme for our presbytery in 2019. As the meeting convened, the Reverend Dr. Jeannie …

Scioto Valley Presbytery Welcomes the newly- elected Stated Clerk, The Reverend Jeff Schooley

  A Special Presbytery Meeting was held on Tuesday, August 20, at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church to elect a Stated Clerk for the Presbytery. The Presbytery Nominating Committee placed in nomination the Reverend Jeff Schooley as their candidate for the position of Stated Clerk. Following Moderator Rebecca Tollefson’s opening prayer giving thanks to God for the life and faithful service of Sally Robinson, Reverend Schooley was elected as the Stated Clerk for Scioto Valley. While continuing to serve as the pastor of the Marysville First Presbyterian Church, Jeff will begin service as a part-time clerk for the Presbytery on September 1, 2019. Jeff, an Ohio native, is a graduate of Kent State, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and currently completing his work on a Ph.D. in Theology at Duquesne University. We welcome Jeff, and his wife, Brianne, to Jeff’s new ministry as …

Scioto Valley Presbytery (PSV) Mourns the Untimely Death of the Reverend Sally Robinson PSV Stated Clerk, October 1, 2017-August 14, 2019

  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.