February Learning Conversations

Jan 30, 2023

Rev. Jennifer Pattee, Interim Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Los Ranchos

Learning Conversation #1: Proposed Amendments to the Book of Order

At the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), thirty-three (33) proposed amendments to the Book of Order, the Constitution of the PC(USA), were approved to be sent to presbyteries for voting. All proposed changes are available in the full proposed amendments packet and short summary of proposed amendments. The Office of the Stated Clerk will be offering a learning conversation where you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the amendments. In order for us to prepare for that time, please send questions ahead of that day using this form.

Rev. Jennifer Pattee is the Interim Stated Clerk for our presbytery. Rev. Pattee moved to Southern California in 2020 after previously working at the University of Dubuque, a PC(USA) college and seminary. She continues to teach online for them in the Christian Leadership Program.  

Kristin Leucht, Senior Church Consultant, Board of Pensions

Learning Conversation #2:

Assistance Program Grants – Supporting Those who Serve the Church 

The Board of Pensions has made several changes to our Assistance Program Grants, expanding the eligibility requirements, increasing grant awards, and adding new grants.  These grants are funded in part by the Christmas Joy Offering and are designed to support church employees, pastors, and retired pastors. Come learn more about our Assistance Program grants.  There will also be an opportunity to ask other Board of Pensions related questions.

Kristin Leucht has been with the Board Pensions for over 3 years, serving pastors, churches, and presbyteries in Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Hawaii.  Prior to working at the Board of Pensions, she was an Associate and Executive Pastor for 22 years at La Canada Presbyterian Church.