The Gathering Workshops

May 30, 2019

Presbytery Gathering Workshops
May 30, 2019
St. MarkPresbyterian Church, Newport Beach



Location: Bonhoeffer Room
Facilitator: Ryan Romberg, Convener for Healthy Congregations from the Strategic Coordinating Team

Come and listen to insights about the conversations that sessions are having with the Vital Congregations #7for7in2019 initiative. This is open to all, pastors, elders, and guests, whether your session is using this resource or not.For more information and to download the Vital Congregations Toolkit:


Faith Community Nursing – Hoag Health Ministries

Location: Room 5
Facilitator: Susan Johnson, RN-BC, MPH, Faith Community Nurse, serves as Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s Health Ministries and Nursing Outreach Manager in the Department of Community Health.

This workshop provides an overview of the Hoag Health Ministries program; roles of the Faith Community Nurse; and how the FCN can assist clergy in caring for your church members –mind, body and spirit.


Healthy Pastors/Healthy Congregations

Location:Choir Room
Facilitator:Clayton Cobb, Board of Pensions, has been ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PCUSA since 1978, leading three congregations for 33 years, and serving 8 years as Regional Consultant with the Board of Pensions (serving Denver to Honolulu).

This gathering will review the new programs from the Board of Pensions: Healthy Pastors Healthy Congregations (with $10,000 grants to pastors), and the Minister’s Education Debt Assistance (up to $25,000 in education debt relief). In addition will review the Employer Agreement process to begin mid-July and how employers can better serve their employees.
Resource: Healthy Pastors Healthy Congregation Initiative