About the
Presbytery of Ohio Valley

Presbytery Officers

Presbytery Moderator
The Rev. Deborah Fortel

Presbytery Vice Moderator
Elder Barbara Ferguson

Council Moderator
The Rev. Susan McGhee

Stated Clerk
The Rev. David Crittenden

Treasurer
Elder Jean Brown

Presbytery Staff

Executive Presbyter
The Rev. Susan McGhee

Stated Clerk
The Rev. David Crittenden

Treasurer
Elder Jean Brown

Admin. Assoc. for Office Support
Rhonda Seymour

Admin. Assoc. for IT Support & Bookkeeper
Elder Stephanie Worden

Mission

God's purpose for us is to be a
transforming community of churches
sharing the Light of Christ
with the world

Vision

In our common life we:

  • demonstrate what God intends for all humanity by living together in unity, forgiveness, and reconciliation;
  • show the new reality revealed in Jesus Christ sharing together in God's mission of proclamation and service;
  • acknowledge differences while living out "good hope for all."1

12nd Helvetic Confession, 5.055; Phil 1:3-11

Goals

Our priorities as we live into our mission and vision are to:

  • identify, encourage, develop, and empower gifts for leadership and ministry at all levels of the Church;
  • call, ordain, and commission people to use their spiritual gifts for particular missions and ministries;
  • form provisional structures that enable people to use their gifts and are respectful of the resources God has given the Presbytery;
  • develop and use church clusters to build relationships for worship, study, fellowship, support, witness, service, and social justice.