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April 6, 2020

PHS is excited to announce our new Executive Director: Nancy J. Taylor.

Nancy, who led PHS from July 2019 to March 2020 as Acting Executive Director, was named the Executive Director following a national search and interview process.

The executive director search committee, composed of representatives of the PHS Board, Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA), and Office of the General Assembly staff, completed its work in late March. The Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), endorsed the committee’s...

March 19, 2020

A special message to our PHS Family,

At a time when we are all feeling anxious and isolated from our family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors, PHS's stories of faith, struggle, and hope--available through our Pearl digital archives and history online webpage--help keep us connected and inspired as we navigate these unchartered waters.

We want you to know how grateful we are for your continued, faithful support that helps us share these...

March 6, 2020
Presbytery of West Virginia meeting at Riverlawn Presbyterian Church (St. Albans, W. Va.)

On February 15 and 16 I was in Charleston, West Virginia for a meeting of the Presbytery of West Virginia, and to spend time with the congregation (and archives) of First Presbyterian Church. We're grateful to the people of the presbytery for their...

February 3, 2020
 
On January 25th and 26th it was my pleasure to be the guest of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia and of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Our thanks go out to Q. John Tamm, stated clerk of the presbytery, and to Williamsburg's pastors, John Morgan and Rachel Hébert, for their hospitality.
 
The Presbytery of...
January 17, 2020
Gerald W. Gillette, ca. 1990. [Pearl ID: 6573]

One year ago I was honored to write remembrances about two pillars of the Presbyterian Historical Society who had passed away within a few weeks of each other. William B. Miller, the Executive Director and my predecessor, joined the Church...

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