New Interim Pastor Announced
We have the pleasure to announce the selection and acceptance of our new Interim Pastor, Rev. Monica Styron!
She is a native Californian raised in San Diego while spending her summers in Northern Wisconsin. She graduated from Monmouth College, Illinois with a year at Schiller University in Ingersheim, Germany. Rev. Styron graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity and was ordained by the United Presbyterian Church USA in Washington DC (now Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.).
Her service in the church has included a variety of ministries - as pastor, pastoral counselor, hospital chaplain, mission supply in East Jerusalem, executive director of an interfaith organization, and 10 years’ experience serving five congregations as an Interim pastor. Rev. Styron has lived and worked in Washington, DC, Massachusetts, Upstate New York, Maine, California and Florida. Her interests focus on nurturing spiritual development, organizational integrity, education, interfaith relations, social justice issues, and Palestine/Israel.
The Session of First Presbyterian Church has entered into a covenant agreement with the Rev. Monica Styron to serve as our interim pastor from June 1, 2019, to May 31, 2020. This covenant may be renewed for an additional year.