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2014 Synod elects Provincial Elders’ Conference


During ballots on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, delegates to the 2014 Synod of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, elected the new Provincial Elders’ Conference.

The Provincial Elders’ Conference for the Southern Province consists of three clergy and three lay people in addition to the PEC president. The PEC is elected by Synod to serve four-year terms.


The three clergy members elected to the PEC include

  • The Rev. Ray Burke, pastor of Clemmons Moravian Church in Clemmons, N.C.
  • The Rev. Christopher Thore, pastor of New Beginnings Moravian Church, Huntersville, N.C.
  • The Rev. Dr. C. Daniel Crews, Archivist for the Southern Province.

The Revs. Burke and Thore also served on the PEC from 2010-2014.

The three lay members elected to the PEC include:

  • Joyce Vance, director of Christian Education and member at Peace Moravian Church in Charlotte, N.C. Joyce also served on the PEC from 2010-2014.
  • Peggy Carter, retired vice president of Forsyth Medical Center Foundation and member of Fries Memorial Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Ron Bell, retired town manager and member of Calvary Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The six elected members, along with the Rev. David Guthrie, who was elected PEC president on Friday, will provide leadership of all church ministries and administer the polity of the Southern Province through the 2018 Synod.

In the photo above: The Rev. Christopher Thore, the Rev. Dr. C. Daniel Crews, Peggy Carter, Joyce Vance, Ron Bell, the Rev. Ray Burke and the Rev. David Guthrie will serve as the Southern Province Provincial Elders’ Conference.

Moravian Daily Texts


Wednesday, March 21 — Psalm 37:34–40
Exodus 27:1–28:14; Matthew 25:14–30

God said, “By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Genesis 3:19

As all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:22

God of compassion, you have told us that you care for the poor and abandoned. We confess how little our hearts share this concern. We see very little beyond our own needs. Today, help us change. May we see you in the least and the last. Amen.

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