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Eastern District elects new leadership at 2016 Synod

At the 2016 Synod of the Moravian Church Eastern District, held June 22-25 in Bethlehem, Pa., delegates elected members of the Eastern District Executive Board (EDEB). The EDEB provides administrative leadership and coordination for the Eastern District, Northern Province.

The Rev. David Bennett was elected to a third term as the president of the EDEB. In this role, Dave will lead the Executive Board and serve as the administrative leader for the Eastern District. He will also serve as a member of the Provincial Elders’ Conference of the Moravian Church Northern Province.

The EDEB also includes two clergy and six lay members. The Rev. Michael Johnson pastor of John Hus Moravian Church in Brooklyn, N.Y and The Rev. Darrell Johnson, pastor of John Heckewelder Memorial Moravian Church in Gnadenhutten, Ohio were re-elected as the clergy representatives to the EDEB.

Lay members re-elected at he 2016 Synod include Blondel Jones-Grant, United Moravian Church, New York City; Jackie Pasquinelli, Schoenbrunn Community Moravian Church, Ohio; and Ralph Wanamaker, West Side Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pa. Newly elected members include Lauren Daugherty of Palmyra Moravian Church in Cinnaminson, N.J.; Tammy Lavoy of Newfoundland Moravian Church in Newfoundland, Pa.; and Michael Koenig of Graceham Moravian Church in Thurmont, Md.

Each of these members will serve a four-year term through the next Eastern District Synod in 2020.

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EDEB members include Dave Bennett, Michael Johnson, Jackie Pasquinelli, Ralph Wanamaker, Michael Koenig, Darrell Johnson, Lauren Daugherty, Tammy Lavoy and Blondel Jones-Grant.

Moravian Daily Texts


Friday, March 23 — Psalm 38:9–16
Exodus 29:1–30; Matthew 26:1–13

The commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes. Psalm 19:8

Jesus said, “The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” John 6:63

Dear Lord, we ask your blessing upon our churches today. The week ahead is a special one that provides the opportunity to remember the story of Holy Week—the journey Jesus took to the cross. Help us draw close to you to remember. Amen.

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