Lieberman is choice as manager of polity guidance and training
Will assume new role before end of the year
November 28, 2011
Joyce Lieberman has been called as the new manager of polity guidance and training for the Office of the General Assembly (OGA) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Lieberman will conclude her current position as associate for call system support in the Office of Vocation on December 14th, a position she has held for the last three years, and begin her new responsibities the following day.
In announcing the selection of Lieberman, Andrew Black, director of Constitutional Services in OGA said, “We are excited and honored to welcome Joyce to the Department of Constitutional Services. She brings with her great experience as a teaching elder, stated clerk, and associate for call system support. As the new polity manager, Joyce will continue to serve the body of Christ in meaningful and transformative ways.”
Among the duties in her new position, Lieberman will respond to polity and ministry inquiries from mid councils and help in the coordination and planning of training materials on polity and the confessions. She will prepare the biennial book of amendments, as well as oversee and participate in revisions to the annotated Book of Order and the Companion to the Constitution. She will also provide staff services to the Advisory Committee on the Constitution.
Lieberman brings nearly three decades of ministry experience to this position, having served as an associate pastor and interim pastor in Portland, Ore., co-pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, N.M., and as stated clerk for the Presbytery of Santa Fe.
She is a graduate of the University of Portland and San Francisco Theological Seminary.
“I am looking forward to working in Constitutional Services at this time in the church’s history,” Lieberman said. “I hope to provide guidance that is true to our Constitution as the church lives into the opportunities, as well as the challenges, ushered in with our new Form of Government.”