The Synod of the Covenant welcomed two new staff members this January to the team.

Matt Aragon-Bruce (Lake Michigan Presbytery) began as the Director of the Cultivating the Gift of Preaching Initiative on January 8, 2024. In this position, he will guide the implementation of the $1.25 million grant that we received from the Lilly Endowment’s Compelling Preaching grant program.  

A systematic theologian by training, Matt has taught at several colleges and seminaries and is the theologian-in-residence at First Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven, MI. 

Tim Pollock (Muskingum Valley Presbytery) began as the Commissioned Ruling Elders (CREs)/Commissioned Pastors Coordinator on January 11, 2024.  In this position, he will work with presbyteries to advance their CRE ministries and explore common training standards.  

A CRE himself, serving full time at Bloomfield United in New Concord, OH, Tim’s gifts include communications and theological acumen.  He is working toward an MDiv at Fuller Seminary.