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THIRD CANDIDATE ENTERS MODERATOR RACE
05 May 1996 07:32:29
95012 THIRD CANDIDATE ENTERS MODERATOR RACE
by Jerry L. Van Marter
PHOENIX, Ariz.--Grand Canyon Presbytery unanimously made the Rev.
Thomas A. Erickson the third announced candidate for moderator of
the 207th General Assembly (1995) when it endorsed the pastor of
Valley Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale at its Jan. 17 meeting.
Erickson joins the Rev. Richard J. Milford of Detroit
Presbytery and Marj Carpenter of Tres Rios Presbytery in the race
for the Presbyterian Church's highest elected office.
Commissioners to the 207th General Assembly will elect their
moderator July 16 in Cincinnati.
Erickson, 60, has been at the Valley Church since 1986. Prior
to that he served pastorates in San Diego; Tacoma, Wash.; Spokane,
Wash.; Los Angeles; and Boston. He was ordained in 1962.
Erickson has twice before served as a commissioner to the
General Assembly. From 1989 to 1991 he chaired the Assembly's Task
Force on Church Membership Growth. He has also served the Assembly
as a volunteer committee assistant.
Among his involvements in synod and presbytery are stints as
moderator of San Diego Presbytery (1984) and vice moderator of the
Synod of Alaska-Northwest (1976).
Erickson is currently a trustee of Presbyterian Border
Ministry and San Francisco Theological Seminary, where he received
a D.Min. in 1981. He is also on the alumni/ae council of Princeton
Theological Seminary, where he earned a Th.M. in 1961. He is a
1960 graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary.
Erickson and his wife, Carol, are parents of three daughters
and have four grandchildren.
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