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December 17, 2018

West Plano Presbyterian welcomes Hannah Cruse

With a wonderfully varied background in music – including the clarinet, piano, composition, and voice – Hannah Cruse decided to focus on the oboe and the organ when she began her undergraduate music degree. “Only Southern Methodist University would allow me to double major in oboe and organ performance,” she says. So, that’s exactly what… [read more]

December 12, 2018

Grace Presbytery welcomes Rev. Dr. Jennifer Marshall

When you come across a job listing for a non-ordained position, but you’re “feeling the call” to apply as an ordained minister, what’s the next step? For Rev. Dr. Jennifer Marshall, who stumbled upon the First Presbyterian Church of Tyler website and learned of their need for a Director of Student Ministries, you heed the… [read more]

December 10, 2018

Hope & Healing during the Holidays

According to a recent article by Erin Dunigan at Presbyterians Today, approximately 75% of PC(USA) churches do not currently offer “Blue Christmas/Longest Night” worship services during the Advent (holiday) season. These special services welcome those who are grieving or struggling and find themselves in need of a safe place to express loss and receive comfort. It… [read more]

December 5, 2018

Grace Presbytery welcomes Rev. Candice Richey Womack

Rev. Candice Richey Womack was ordained in New Covenant Presbytery (Houston) in 2017 when she was almost 8 months pregnant, but her story begins much earlier, of course. The newly called pastor to United Presbyterian Church in Greenville is a California native who grew up riding horses and discovered an early love of foreign languages… [read more]