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In Spirit and Truth seeks to encourage discussion and deeper consideration of representation issues in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is hoped entries will prompt reflection and dialogue on aspects of expanding representation and supporting full participation in the PCUSA, especially at the assembly and mid council levels.  

This blog will occasionally feature content written by one of the fourteen members of the General Assembly Committee on Representation, who are church members, ministers (teaching elders) and ruling elders from across the country, as well as links and articles of particular interest. The ministries of advising, consulting, advocating, promoting inclusion, reviewing and recommending actions are vital to the life of the whole Body of Christ. Committees on Representation and/or their functions exists at all councils above session so from time to time we may highlight activities and insights from sister committees on representation at lower councils throughout the church.  

Any views or opinions presented in this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. or the General Assembly Committee on Representation.
Author/Facilitator Molly Casteel is an Assistant Stated Clerk and the Manager for Equity and Representation in the Office of the General Assembly.  She is a teaching elder (a.k.a. Minister of Word and Sacrament) in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary.

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July 12, 2012

In Appreciation...

These statistics were shared during the 220th General Assembly (2012) - they are worth your time.     We are mourning because our dear colleague Deborah Bruce (a co-author of these statistics) died yesterday.  She labored in the fields with GACOR, instructing our members, assisting in numerous data analyses, evaluating our events and interpreting data for larger audiences.  We join in prayer for her loved ones and colleagues, filled with good memories and appreciations of her gifts and ministries.  Leaning on the everlasting arms, we give thanks for her life.  May she rest in the Church Triumphant.

There is a brief appreciation of Deborah in the Presbyterian News Service article published today.

Categories: Research

Tags: deborah bruce, ga220, statistics