Transitional Director of Presbytery Ministries:
The Rev. Dr. Barbara Smith

Born and raised Presbyterian, Barbara has over twenty years’ experience in professional ordained ministry. Barbara has served as a hospice chaplain, local church pastor, and judicatory leader. In her ministry, she has developed and honed her skills in coaching, change theory, congregational transformation, organizational leadership and development, systems theory, group dynamics, administration, mediation, and grief/loss/bereavement. …[Read more]

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Stated Clerk:
Ruling Elder Warren McNeill

Warren McNeill is a native of Maxton, North Carolina, and was raised in Orange, New Jersey. He received a BA in Political Science from Seton Hall University in South Orange, and is currently enrolled in the Pastor of Arts in Religious Leadership and Administration at New York Theological Seminary.

Warren is a fourth generation Presbyterian. He was ordained as a Ruling Elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Ambler, Pennsylvania. He served the Presbytery of Philadelphia as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Investment Committee Chair, Audit Committee Chair, and Mission Budget Committee, and was elected Presbytery Moderator in 2007. …[Read More]

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Christian Education Facilitator:
Liz Hathaway

Liz grew up in the Newark Presbytery at the First Presbyterian Church of Verona, where she is also currently the Christian Education Facilitator. Prior to her role at the Presbytery, Liz worked in administration and program planning in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in NJ, DC, and CA. She is a graduate of The George Washington University and studied abroad at the School for International Training in Nairobi, Kenya.

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