February 24, 2023

Information for ministers, educators, church administrators, clerks, and congregations

Banbury Installed as Moderator

Rev. Rosalind Banbury was installed as moderator of Presbytery of the James on Saturday, February 18, at the 113th meeting. Since her honorable retirement in 2021, Rosalind has been serving Bethlehem Church as interim pastor.

Ruling elder Cherry Peters was installed as vice moderator. Cherry is a member of Second Church in Richmond, where she has served as a deacon, elder, and trustee. She also has served on the presbytery's Commission on Ministry.

Congratulations and thanks to Rosalind and Cherry for stepping into these new roles.

We also are grateful to Dan Jordanger, whose service as moderator began October 2021 and concluded on Saturday. Dan, a ruling elder at Providence Church in Gum Spring, presided over an astounding seven meetings during his term.

Rev. Rosalind Banbury

Cherry Peters

Dan Jordanger

Jackson To Be Commissioned February 26

Presbytery of the James invites you to celebrate the commissioning of Scott Jackson as commissioned pastor of Hawkins Memorial Church. Join us February 26 at 11:00 a.m. at 7816 White Oak Road in Ford, Virginia.

Registration Open for Youth Retreat

Youth ministry leaders, bring your middle and high schoolers to Camp Hanover for a one-night retreat, March 25-26. Groups will explore and grow their faith through keynote presentations, small group discussion, and other activities. You bring the youth and adult advisors; Camp Hanover will cover the program and fun! 

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Learn How To Hold Gun Take-Back Events

Churches can reduce gun violence by turning guns into gardens. Presbyterian Peace Fellowship offers trainings for congregations to host gun take-back, or safe surrender, events for their communities. Registration is open now for a 5-week cohort in March. 

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Into the Church Triumphant

Two saints with local ties entered the Church Triumphant last week. 

Ruth Moreau passed February 12. She was the wife of Rev. Al Moreau, a member of Presbytery of the James until 2020, when he was dismissed to Presbytery of Nevada. A memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Fredericksburg on March 18 at 11:00 a.m. Ruth's obituary was not available at the time of publication.

Louisa Yeuell died February 14. Her service to the church included positions as director of Christian education at two Episcopal churches and director of admissions at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education. She was the wife of Rev. H. Davis Yeuell. A memorial service celebrating Louisa’s life was February 18 at Second Church in Richmond. Read Louisa's obituary here.

Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with the families of Ruth and Louisa.

Upcoming Events

Grief Support Program for Spanish Speakers

February 28

Legacy Hospice/Full Circle Grief Center

Horizons Magazine Subscription Offer

February 28

Older Adult Ministry Meeting

March 7


Deadline to Order Eco-Palms

March 10

SDOP Sunday

March 12

Mr Roger's Day

March 20

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Important Presbytery Dates

2022 Session Minutes Due

  • March 1

Presbytery Meetings

114th Meeting

Tuesday, June 20

Invitation needed

Overture deadline: April 25, noon

Packet online: June 6

115th Meeting

Saturday, October 21

Invitation needed

Overture deadline: Aug. 24, noon

Packet online: Oct. 5

Employment Opportunities

Learn about church employment opportunities or submit an opportunity to POJ's calls and jobs board.

  • Director, River Road Early Learning Center (Richmond)
  • Pianist, Bott Memorial Church (DeWitt)
  • Solo pastor, Hebron Church (Manakin Sabot)
  • Choir director/church musician, Meadows Church (Charlottesville)
  • Interim pastor, Westminster Church (Richmond)
  • Organist/director of music, Laurel Church (Glen Allen)
  • Summer camp staff, Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville)
  • Day camp counselor, Massanetta Springs (Harrisonburg)
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Submit an opportunity

Calls and Jobs in Nearby Presbyteries

National Capital Presbytery || Presbytery of Eastern Virginia


Presbytery of the Peaks || Shenandoah Presbytery


PC(USA) Job Board

Association of Presbyterian Church Educators Job Board






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