By the grace of God, the Presbytery of Central Nebraska, a governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is a community of faith called to nurture, serve and support our congregations in the proclamation of the salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, and is committed to ministry and mission within and beyond our geographic and denominational bounds. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Presbytery seeks to lead congregations with energy, intelligence, imagination and love.

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October 24th Meeting Registration Now Open

Elder Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri

Elder Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri

Preacher for the October 24, 2020 Presbytery Meeting

Elder Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri is an educator and a Presbyterian Ruling Elder. Ordained for 26 years, she has served in the Presbyterian Church (USA) at the Session, Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly levels. Vilmarie holds a B.A. in Education (ESL) and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Teaching. She has taught English and English as a Second Language to teenage and adult students from all over the world. A member of First Spanish Presbyterian Church in Miami, FL, Vilmarie also served as Moderator of the Presbytery of Tropical Florida (2017). Among her current ventures, she is a member of the presbytery’s Leadership Council and is the Conference Administrator of a CREDO team, a program of the Board of Pensions. Along with Rev. Cindy Kohlmann, Vilmarie served as co-moderator of the 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Nebraskans in Motion for Mission

Offering collected during the worship time at the October Presbytery meeting will go towards this cause.

Presbyterian Churches across the state of Nebraska sent 9,000 pounds of emergency goods to DeRidder, LA for clean-up and recovery from Hurricane Laura. The items included clean-up buckets filled with cleaning materials, hygiene kits and light blankets. The prepared items will provide the necessities to families who are starting to put their lives back together. Rev. John Sloan, Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Omaha spearheaded the effort to build a local supply that could be deployed immediately. According to Sloan, the effort of the churches is “to help a community devastated by natural disasters with the rebuilding and recovery process.”

Damage to the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Charles, LA.

The supplies were driven down to Louisiana by Ron and Julia Thomsen, members of Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden, NE, just four days after receiving word of the need. First Presbyterian Church in DeRidder, LA, under the leadership of Rev. Jerald Egbert, received the supplies for assistance in the immediate area and further dispersal to the devastated Lake Charles area thirty miles south. A former Master Sergeant and Paratrooper in the U.S. Army, Rev. Egbert explained that “the level of destruction is not unlike that which I have seen in combat. I am not familiar with the people in my community experiencing the same pain as that experienced in combat.”

 Unloading in DeRidder, LA 

Nebraskans in Motion for Mission will continue to gather supplies in times of plenty and disperse them in times of need. Financial contributions can be mailed to: 

Presbytery of Central Nebraska, 4111 4th Avenue, Suite 2B, Kearney, NE 68845-2884.  (Please designate contributions are for:  Nebraskans in Motion for Mission Project)

Please contact Rev. Sharon Rees at 308-293-6279 to discuss your church’s involvement in this valuable mission project.

Ron and Julia Thomsen and Rev. Christine Dempsey with the 9000 pounds of goods ready to travel.

While the toll of a hurricane is incalculable, there is a joy in receiving emergency supplies from people in another state and another place. Rev. Sharon Rees in Minden, NE commented, “Participating in this disaster relief reminded my congregation in Minden just how much impact they could make for good. Their efforts have helped turn a path of destruction into a journey of hope.”


Offering collected during the worship time at the October Presbytery meeting will go towards this cause.