Now that the 225th General Assembly is one for the history books, Kathy Lueckert, president of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, can start making plans to market the Presbyterian Center’s conference center to its neighbors.
Lueckert said she expects to reach out to downtown neighbors and begin marketing the conference center later this year.
“We need to have some foundational pieces in place, such as a website and promotional material,” Lueckert said.
That said, PC(USA) boards and committees — as well as members of the denomination’s nation staff — can make more immediate use of the renovation.
“We do want the conference center to be used for meetings of Presbyterian Center staff, and look forward to welcoming boards and committees,” Lueckert said. Building Services will be handling the scheduling for Presbyterian Center meetings. Boards and committees can contact Margaret Farmer.
“[Administrative Services Group] is learning how to operate a conference center and production studio,” Lueckert said. “So, thanks for your patience as we smooth out processes.”
Lueckert said feedback from General Assembly commissioners and advisory delegates is already being incorporated ahead of opening up the conference center during the coming weeks.
The Conference Center@100 Witherspoon hosted a gathering of interdenominational researchers in early August. In the coming weeks it will host the A Corporation board, the Permanent Judicial Commission, the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Women and the Committee on Theological Education.