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About Us

 
 

Staff

Helping individuals connect their faith and neighborhood

 
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Kate Foster Connors
Executive Director

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.

kfosterconnors@baltimorepresbytery.org
Phone: 410-433-2012 x103

 
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McKenna Lewellen
Program Coordinator

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.

mlewellen@baltimorepresbytery.org
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.

 
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Melva Lowry

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. 

mlowry@baltimorepresbytery.org

 
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Olivia Thomas

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. 

othomas@baltimorepresbytery.org


Steering Committee Members

  Jennifer Barchi  // Chair // Pastor Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church

Jennifer Barchi // Chair // Pastor
Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church

  Pat Curran  // Elder First Presbyterian of Howard County

Pat Curran // Elder
First Presbyterian of Howard County

  David Norse  // Pastor Maryland Presbyterian

David Norse // Pastor
Maryland Presbyterian

  Vaughn Brown  // Elder Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church

Vaughn Brown // Elder
Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church

  Adrienne Knight  // Elder Knox Presbyterian Church & Moderator (2017-2018) Presbytery of Baltimore

Adrienne Knight // Elder
Knox Presbyterian Church & Moderator (2017-2018) Presbytery of Baltimore

  Gay Shackelford  // Member Second Presbyterian Church

Gay Shackelford // Member
Second Presbyterian Church

  Sara Clauss  // Youth Director Harundale Presbyterian Church

Sara Clauss // Youth Director
Harundale Presbyterian Church

  Jonathan Nelson  // Associate Pastor Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church

Jonathan Nelson // Associate Pastor
Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church

  Vivian Smith  // Elder Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church

Vivian Smith // Elder
Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church

Intern With The Center

Each summer, we expand our staff to include three interns. Email us for an application.

 
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