We envision a world of just communities and thriving congregations.
Our mission is to inspire and equip churches and individuals to engage boldly with their neighborhoods - to get involved where Christ's love and justice are already at work.
Kate Foster Connors
A graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia Theological Seminary, Kate served churches in Memphis, TN and Baltimore prior to becoming The Center's Director in 2011. She and her spouse, Andrew, have two daughters, a cat and a dog.
Phone: 410-433-2012 x103
McKenna joined the staff as Program Coordinator in May 2017. Before moving to Baltimore, she preached and taught in congregations in Memphis and Boston. She holds degrees from Rhodes College and Boston University of Theology.
Phone: 410-433-2012 x110
Hands and Feet Fellows
Hands & Feet is a new initiative to highlight and strengthen local and national efforts by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to facilitate change and communicate God’s love. The project builds upon the grassroots, community work congregations, mid councils, and the national office are already doing; and dovetails with the biennial General Assembly gathering. Ahead of the 2020 General Assembly in Baltimore, two fellows have joined our staff.
Melva comes to us after obtaining degrees from several PC(USA) institutions. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, McCormick Theological Seminary and Columbia Theological Seminary, her studies in nonprofit management led her to join the work of the Hands and Feet Initiative. Melva is an ordained Ruling Elder from the Greater Atlanta Presbytery.
A recent graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, TN., Olivia holds a degree in Urban Studies and Studio Art. Through her work with the Hands and Feet fellowship, Olivia hopes to find ways to help the PC(USA) center community organizing and the restorative stories and people power it generates.
2019 Summer Staff
Emma Kate Lander
Emma Kate is a rising senior Religious Studies student at Susquehanna University. She joins our staff this summer after a youth ministry internship last year, and a leadership role in her university chaplaincy office. You’ll catch her out with groups - or at home in Annapolis!
Liz Baer is back for her fourth summer at The Center! She keeps us laughing and sane, and makes sure our groups have enough food. What would we do without her?
Steering Committee Members
Intern With The Center
Each summer, we expand our staff to include three interns. Email us for an application.