2020 APCE CONNECT Winner- Liz Hathaway

Born into a half Presbyterian, half Catholic family, Liz Hathaway’s earliest church memory is being told that she had to wait an entire year before she would be old enough to sing in the Children’s Choir at the First Presbyterian Church of Verona. She was eventually baptized, confirmed, ordained as a Deacon, and commissioned for many an adventure in this same congregation over a period of 23 years. She returned after college to join the staff as the Christian Education Facilitator in 2016. In 2017, she made the leap into “full-time” ministry by joining the staff of the Presbytery of Newark as the part-time Administrative Assistant. In 2019, she completed her Certificate in Youth and Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she made 15 new best friends.

Prior to these roles, Liz worked in administration and program planning in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in NJ, DC, and CA. One of her more favorite positions was as an intern with the 113th United States Congress, where she first developed a love for all kinds of political issues and processes.  She is a graduate of The George Washington University and studied abroad at the School for International Training in Nairobi, Kenya.

Liz is a skilled communicator, grant-writer, idea-sharer, and fun-chaser, and is passionate about youth ministry, international education, traveling, cycling, and her dog, Zoey.