The Stated Meeting took place at the First Presbyterian Church of Holt in Holt, MI. Rev. Sarah Juist of Parkwood Presbyterian Church led a creative and joyful worship service centered on the theme “Ministry with Imagination.” After the meeting, attendees enjoyed lunch, fellowship, and live music, celebrating the many creative and impactful ministries led by congregations and groups across the Presbytery during the inaugural Mission Palooza.

Highlights of the meeting included;


  • “Making Space” a reflection on Genesis 1:1 – 2:3
    • Rev. Sarah Juist
  • Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
    • Rev. Kirk Miller and  Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson


  • Report of the Commission on Ministry – Rev, Kristine Aragon Bruce 
    • Report to Presbytery regarding First Presbyterian Church – Richland
    • Information – Board of Pensions Changes
    • Celebration of Retirement – Rev. Karen Kelley
  • Budget & Finance – Elder Beth Dyer 
    • Information – Mission Action Plans
    • Budget and Finance Report


  • Appointment of Temporary Clerks
  • Seating of Corresponding Members
  • Approval of the Docket
  • Consent Agenda
  • Report of the Administrative Commission – FPC Church of White Pigeon, Michigan 
  • Recommendation – Joint Ministry Westminster of Jackson, MI
  • Property Sale – Recommendation for Westminster – Jackson, MI
  • Report of the Committee of Nomination and Representation


  • Commission on Ministry – Southwest Region
    • TE, Rev. Philomena Ofori-Nipaah, North Park, Class of 2025 
    • TE, Rev. Amber Nettleton, Kalamazoo First, Class of 2026 
    • TE, Rev. Cathy Hoop, Holland, Class of 2026 
  • Commission on Preparation for Ministry
    •  TE, Rev. Mackenzie Jager, Muskegon, Class of 2024 
  • Young Adult Advisory Delegate to General Assembly 226
    • Bridgette Bol, Kalamazoo First


  • TE, Rev. Amber Nettleton, Nominating and Representation Committee, Class of 2024 

The next Presbytery meeting is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2024, at First Presbyterian Church of Paw Paw, MI.

Be looking for more detailed articles in the next few eDigest highlighting the missions represented at the Mission Palooza.