McFayden named to BOP church relations post

Chicago-area pastor called to 'listen and respond' to church workers

May 14, 2010


The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has appointed the Rev. John G. McFayden as church relations executive.

McFayden, who over the last 30+ years has served congregations ranging from 50 to more than 1,700 members, was most recently pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, Ill., near Chicago.

In addition to his involvement in the Presbytery of Chicago, he has served on a variety of General Assembly committees and task forces, including the General Assembly Council, the General Assembly’s Special Offerings Task Force, and most recently, the "Six Agency Review Committee" that examined interrelationships between the PC(USA)'s six corporate agencies — the General Assembly Mission Council, the Office of the General Assembly, the Board of Pensions, the Presbyterian Foundation, the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation and the Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program.

"John McFayden possesses a deep knowledge of the Presbyterian Church, along with the equally important skills of personable leadership and executive acumen," said Robert W. Maggs, Jr., president and CEO of the Board of Pensions. "We look forward to having John represent the Board in listening and responding to the needs of the church and its workers."

McFayden will begin his duties at the Board of Pensions June 1 and will relocate to Philadelphia, where the Board of Pensions is based.

  1. To John McFaden: Many thanks for sending Irvin McArthur a birthday card for his 90th birthday on January 21st. It is good to know that you are now at the Board of Pensions. I don't know if you remember us, but you would probably remember our daughter, Jean. She was in your church in Maryland when she was in the USAC. You were a big help to her and we appreciated it very much. We now live in a retirement community in Westminster Colorado and she now is married (got married on her 49th birthday 11 years ago) and is living in Dillon with her husband Ed Orlosky. They are busy all the time with activities in an ELCA church, (no Presbyterian one there) and hiking, biking, skiing, and helping us a lot. I'm sure she will be contacting you soon but this is a busy week for them. It's good to connect with you again. We have many happy memories of being in your church in Maryland. Margaret McArthur

    by Margaret O. McArthur

    January 10, 2013

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