Church Development

Functions: (Brochure)

Assess and recommend to the Division and then to the Presbytery matters related to a comprehensive Church Development strategy including proposed church mergers, church closures, the constitution and organization of new congregations and proposals to relocate a ministry to a new site or building.

Develop and execute New Church development strategy
Develop and execute Congregational Transformation strategy
Develop and execute Immigrant Church Development strategy
Develop and execute Equipping Congregations strategy
Develop, promote and encourage a sense of unity and community within the National Capital Presbytery

Staff Contact:

Karen Chamis, Director of Congregational Development and Mission

Class of 2016

  • Rev. Heather Bobbitt (Member at Large)
  • Rev. Robert Melone, Jr. (Mount Vernon)
  • Rev. Mary Rodgers (Providence)
  • Rev. Alice Rose Tewell (New York Avenue)
  • Amey Upton (Westminster, Alexandria)

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

  • Rev, Norman (Norm) Gordon (Stated Supply)

Transformation Team:

  • Bob Melone, Chair
  • Geoff McLean
  • Ed Harding
  • Linda Rice-Johnston (Knox)

Equipping Grants Team:

  • Rev. Mary Rodgers (Providence) - Chairperson
  • Lynn Jostes
  • Bernice Parker-Jones
  • Bill Saint
  • Linda Rice-Johnston

New Worshipping Communities

  • Shannon Kiser, Chair
  • Norm Gordon
  • Brian Clark
  • Edwin Andrade

Intercultural Ministry Team:

  • Charles Ekoko (Hope)
  • Chien-Di Hung (President Immigrant Ministry Network)
  • Philomena Ofori (Immigrant Ministry Network Secretary)

Next Blessings:

  • Eyde Mabanglo (Chair)
  • Bryan Mickle (Liaison to CDC)
  • Wally Harmon
  • Bob Harris
  • Mary Pullen