Rev. Dr. Carolyn Weber to Speak at Fall PW Gathering

The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Weber will be speaking at the Fall PW Gatherings in Valentine on Friday, September 19th and in Lexington on Saturday, September 20th. Carolyn Weber is serving Christ in Ethiopia as a mission co-worker. Carolyn teaches at Mekane Yesus Theological Seminary. Carolyn and seminary seek to mold leaders with tools to reduce poverty, preach and teach the word accurately and effectively, encourage women and girls to develop their full potential, and promote wholeness and reconciliation for all. She works alongside Ethiopian colleagues seeking to help the fast growing 5 million member Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus address its sever clergy shortage. 

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 For more information about the PW Fall Gatherings please contact Annabelle Wells, PW Chair.

POAM/OWLS Celebration September 16-17, 2014

The OWLS Fall Celebration

September 16-17, 2014

Calvin Crest Camp, Conference and Retreat Center

Fremont, NE

To celebrate life, a committee of MRV and Homestead presbyteries (we call ourselves OWLS – older,wiser, livlier saints) have a wonderful 2-day ‘fly-in’ for all of you. We do give a HOOT about all of you . This Celebration will be September 16-17 at beautiful Calvin Crest Camp and Conference Center. There will be 2 fun-filled, enlightening, spiritual days. Overnight accommodations and great food for the soul. Mark your calendars now! Click here for details.

Angie Palmer to Receive 2014-2016 National APA President-Elect Nomination

The Presbytery of Central Nebraska would like to announce that the Nominating Committee of the Administrative Personnel Association will bring forth Angie Palmer, Rocky Mountain Region, as the candidate for National President Elect at the national conference in Albuquerque. The election will take place during the business meeting on Friday, October 17, 2014.

Angie Palmer is the Presbytery Administrator for the Presbytery of Central Nebraska. Since 2002 she has been providing support to the General Presbyter and 39 churches. In addition to those callings, she has also in the last 10 years been fulfilling the duties of the Board of Pension Liaison. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Human Resource Management, a Concentration in Biology and a 7-12th Certificate in Education. Angie has been a member of APA since 2002 and has completed all three levels of certification in APA including an additional 50 hours of course study. Angie is a certified mediator with the Mediation Skills Training Institute for Leaders by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center and in 2013 she earned a Certificate of Completion through the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation and the University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Public Administration for the Church Administrative Institute.

Please join us in congratulating Angie Palmer on her nomination.

Webinar for Mission Advocates Following General Assembly

Greetings Mission Advocates!

Grace and peace to you! The meeting of the 221st General Assembly has officially come to an end. In World Mission, we know that many of you have deep partnerships and relationships with friends around the world, some of whom may have questions about decisions made at the General Assembly regarding marriage.

Please join us THIS THURSDAY, June 26th from 2:00 – 3:00pm EDT for a webinar where you can hear from World Mission staff, including Hunter Farrell, Director of Presbyterian World Mission, who will share about decisions that were made and implications they may have for Presbyterian mission involvement. This webinar is intended as a resource for Mission Advocates and conveners/steering committees of our Mission Networks.  A more general webinar may be available at a later date. To register, please follow this link:

We hope that you will plan to attend this webinar.

Peace be with you,


Rev. Christine Coy Fohr

Consultant for Mission Leaders, World Mission

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

100 Witherspoon Street

Louisville KY 40202-1396 USA


[email protected]

ELM Class 9 Starts August 22, 23, & 24

The Education for Leadership Ministries(ELM) program through Cotner College will begin its three-year program on August 22, 2014.

The ELM Class 9 will gather August 22, 23, & 24 at Camp Comeca near Cozad, NE. The Gathering Retreat is a requisite for all ELM students.


For more information about the ELM Class 9 click here.