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Native American Task Force Named

Date 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
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