Wilson Gunn - General Presbyter

Welcome to the staff directory! Since arriving in the DC area in March of 2004 I have had the great pleasure of serving this Presbytery with a great staff team whose names are just a click or two back. I am pleased to serve one of the most diverse Presbyteries in the nation, filled with congregations and leaders who manifest remarkable, creative, and faithful ministries.

As General Presbyter I oversee the work of the staff team as a whole; provide support and leadership with the Presbytery Council which advises the Presbytery (the corporate bishop) related to any number of issues and opportunities; the Committee on Ministry, which partners with the congregation in extending a “call” to a pastor to serve a congregation; supporting congregational leaders feeling the pain and managing the conflict that comes with transformation; encouraging congregations in their discernment and pursuit of their missional identity; and fostering ecumenical and interfaith relationships.

I myself grew up in Arkansas, matriculated at Davidson College (BA), Duke University (MDiv and ThM) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD). I served pastorates in North Carolina and Virginia (including two new church developments) for 20 years before entering executive service in Grace Presbytery (NE Texas area) before coming to National Capital Presbytery as General Presbyter.

If you have any questions, I hope you will click and write!