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Northern Province elects new leadership for coming four years


At its 2018 Synod, the Moravian Church Northern Province elected the Provincial Elders’ Conference (PEC) to lead the church in the coming four years.

The PEC is the Province’s highest governing board, providing administrative leadership to congregations and program agencies. It is made up of four lay members, plus the presidents of each of the province’s three districts (Eastern, Western and Canadian) and the president of the PEC.

The Rev. Dr. Betsy Miller was re-elected to a third term as president of the Northern Province PEC.  Betsy was first elected in 2010 and has led the PEC since.

Lay members elected include Susan Dreydoppel from Nazareth, Pa.; Holly Heffernan from Calgary, Alberta; Valerie Bean Wagner from Waconia, Minn; and Ralph Wanamaker, Jr. from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  They join District Presidents the Rev. David Bennett (Eastern), the Rev. Bruce Nelson (Western) and Greg Weir (Canadian).

The new PEC was installed at a worship service on Monday, June 25.  They will serve until the Northern Province Synod in 2022.

In photo above: The Rev. Dave Bennett, Holly Heffernan, Greg Weir, the Rev. Dr. Betsy Miller, the Rev. Bruce Nelson, Sue Dreydoppel, Ralph Wanamaker and Valerie Bean Wagner.

Moravian Daily Texts


Monday, September 24 — Psalm 109:8–20
1 Samuel 14:41–15:23; John 2:12–25

The Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands. Deuteronomy 30:9 (NIV)

It is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13

God of our calling, you have blessed us with work to do each day. Inspire us, enable us, and infuse us with energy for the tasks set before us. Help us to be an example of your love to all who cross our path, working joyfully for you. Amen.

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