Author Archives: triciadk

Carol McNair

Ruling elder, ordained 1996.   I grew up in the Presbyterian church.  As a small child, I used to love to go with my mother when it was her turn to clean the church. There was something about the sounds … Continue reading

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Nathan Sobers

Ruling Elder, ordained 1996.    I’ve always felt a call to some sort of ministry within the church, but I never thought that God’s call would include ordination. For many years, I accepted the second class status imposed on me, … Continue reading

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Glyndon Morris

Ruling Elder, ordained Epiphany 2002.   God called me to Divinity School in 1996, the year that G-6.0106b was added to the Book of Order. I did not feel called to ordained ministry, but after graduation and relocation to Phoenix, … Continue reading

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Brett Webb-Mitchell

Teaching Elder, Ordained November 1983. I woke up at 3:00 a.m. in the well-used Community Center of Bernal, New Mexico, for the first day of my recent pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo in northern New Mexico. After a quick … Continue reading

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Katie Ricks

Teaching Elder,  Ordained April 2012.   Katie has been serving the Church of Reconciliation in Chapel Hill, NC, for ten years in an unordained position, remaining a candidate under care.  New Hope Presbytery voted to approve her ordination in February. Over the … Continue reading

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Mieke Vandersall

Teaching Elder, Ordained 2004.   Many people ask me when it was that I first felt a call to ordained ministry. There barely is a time that I did not feel one. Trinity Presbyterian Church, a congregation just outside of … Continue reading

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Julie Taylor Green

Ruling Elder, Ordained 1992.   I am a cradle Presbyterian, currently a member of Morningside Presbyterian Church, a welcoming and inclusive congregation where I serve as choir member and food pantry worker.  I was brought up in the church with … Continue reading

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Mardee Rightmyer

Ruling Elder, Ordained 1976.   Simply defined, grace is the belief that God’s love is freely given. There is nothing we can do to earn God’s love and there is nothing we can do to lose God’s love.  It is … Continue reading

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