A teaching elder serving a Presbytery of Lake Michigan congregation now is a member of the NEXT Church Vision Team.

Rev. Karen Fitz La Barge, pastor of North Kent Presbyterian Church in Rockford,MI is among twelve individuals from varying ministry contexts, identities and regional areas named to set the NEXT Church vision and model while helping develop relationships.

Click here for information about the other individuals selected to serve on the NEXT Church Vision Team through 2023 as the group transitions into its future structure.

NEXT Church is a network of leaders – church members, ruling elders, youth leaders, pastors, seminarians and professors – across the PC(USA) and beyond working to redefine ways to strengthen relationships and provide space for conversations about theology, culture, ministry, leadership in a time of adaptive change and collaborations across congregations and geographies.