Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Reflections from the Meeting of the 2016 General Assembly: Part Nine

Celebrating World Mission.

In its report to the General Assembly, our office of World Mission both celebrated the retirement of mission co-workers and commissioned a new class of co-workers:

Retiring from active mission service:

  • Marta Bennett – 21 years
  • Tim and Marta Carriker – 38 years
  • Nancy Dimmock – 31 years
  • Farris and Thelma Goodrum – 33 and 26 years
  • John and Gwen Haspels – 41 years
  • Sadegh Sepehri – 20 years
  • Tim and Gloria Wheeler – 32 years
Commissioned to new positions of mission service:
  • David Cortes-Fuentes and Josefina Saez Acevedo, serving in Cuba and working with the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba in theological education
  • Charles and Melissa Johnson, serving in Zambia and working with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in agricultural development
  • Juan Lopez and Cathy Chang, serving in the Philippines and working with the United Church of Christ in the Philippines to prevent human trafficking in the region
  • Noah Park and Esther Shin, serving in Egypt and working with the National Evangelical Synod of the Nile in theological education
  • Donna Sloan, serving in Malawi and working as a long-term volunteer with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in theological education