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Native American Task Force Named
04 May 1996 20:30:35
95367 Native American Task Force Named
by Jerry L. Van Marter
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--General Assembly moderator Marj Carpenter has appointed a
nine-member task force to strengthen the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s
ministry with Native American people.
The task force was authorized by the 207th General Assembly (1995) "to
study and review mission and ministries with Native American tribes and
peoples and to develop a comprehensive strategy for ministries with Native
Americans." The task force is directed to report back to the Assembly no
later than the year 2000.
Task force members are the Rev. Buddy Monahan, pastor of a Native
American ministry project in Los Angeles, who will serve as chair; Elona
Street-Stewart, interim program specialist for Native American ministry
for the Synod of Lakes and Prairies; the Rev. David Dobler, former General
Assembly moderator and executive presbyter for Yukon Presbytery in Alaska;
Lou Deer, an elder in Achena Presbyterian Church, Seminole, Okla.; June
Lorenzo, an elder from the Synod of the Southwest; the Rev. James Spalding,
Iowa City, Iowa; the Rev. Henry Fawcett, campus minister at the University
of Dubuque, Iowa; and the Rev. Mary Ann Warden, associate pastor of
Northern Lights United Presbyterian Church in Juneau, Alaska.
The task force also includes the moderator of the Native American
Consulting Committee, currently Sallie Cuaresma of Los Angeles. Staff to
the task force is the Rev. Harrell Davis, associate for Native American
congregational enhancement in the Racial Ethnic Ministries program area of
the National Ministries Division in Louisville. Davis is Choctaw/Sioux.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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