March Learning Conversations

Mar 1, 2023

In addition to our in-person gathering at Geneva on March 16th, we will be offering the following March Learning Conversations, which will be held over Zoom.

To register for the Assistance Grants Program, please email Debbie Haley by noon on March 27th. If you have already signed up during the Presbytery Gathering Registration, you will receive the zoom login details on the morning of March 27th.

Here are the dates/times for our March ZOOM Learning Conversations (you can read the details about these topics below):

  • March 9th at 7:00PM – Proposed Amendments to the Book of Order, led by David Beary
  • March 27th at 4:00PM – Assistance Program Grants – Supporting Those who Serve the Church, led by Kristin Leucht

Rev. David Beary, Vice-Moderator of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos

Learning Conversation #1: March 9th at 7:00PM 

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. PLR’s Vice-Moderator, Rev. David Beary will be hosting the Zoom Learning Conversation. Please send any questions ahead of that day to [email protected].

Rev. David Beary is supply pastor at Norwalk and Shin Il Presbyterian Churches and vice-moderator of our presbytery. He leads a Saturday-morning study group devoted to “Digging Deeper” into Part I of our denomination’s Constitution, The Book of Confessions.

Kristin Leucht, Senior Church Consultant, Board of Pensions

Learning Conversation #2: March 27th at 4:00PM

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.