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After receiving over 50 applications for the Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries position, and after two rounds of interviewing final candidates, the Search Committee headed up by Randy Ferguson, and including Megan Wunderlich, Mark Magnusen, Laurel Carlson, Lisa Gifford, Christine Mangone, Julie Reeves, Vivi Reeves, Alexandra Gillespie, and Rev. Herr unanimously and with enthusiasm recommended to the FPCNC Session, that Courtney be hired to serve and begin this coming January. The Session, after reviewing Courtney’s resume and considering the recommendation of the Search Committee, unanimously voted to approve hiring Courtney. We are therefore thrilled to announce that she has accepted the position to come and serve our congregation! She is a lifetime Presbyterian from Darnestown, Maryland; completed a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (with a minor in Religious Studies) at the University of Maryland, College Park; is currently a senior at Princeton Theological Seminary and will graduate in May of 2021. She is an intern at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church.  She served in Children’s Ministry at Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, and was a student intern in Religion and International Affairs at the Ecumenical Office of the United Nations. She served as a member of and liaison to the General Assembly of the PCUSA for the Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns. She was a representative of the PCUSA at the World Council of Churches Global Consultation for the Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Decade of the Churches in Solidarity with Women; served as a Young Adult Advisory Delegate to the General Assembly PCUSA. Because her last class next semester is online, she can join us in January, and so pray for her to find an apartment!

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