Meet Mission Coworkers Mark and Miriam

Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado are Presbyterian mission co-workers serving in Agua Prieta, Mexico, in the binational ministry Frontera de Cristo. With colleagues from the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico, Mark coordinates the six ministry areas of Frontera de Cristo: church development, health, family counseling, the New Hope Community Center, mission education, and the Just Trade Center. Miriam connects people and organizations across borders to help the community and families of the church grow their own food, increasing their nutrition possibilities and connection with God’s creation and one another.

Read More about Mark and Miriam’s work.

Meet Mission Coworkers Christi and Jeff Boyd

As regional liaison for Central Africa, Jeff Boyd facilitates support for the relationships and programs of Presbyterian Church (USA) partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea. He also resources PC(USA) congregations that want to be involved in ministry with partner churches in the region.

Christi works in the Congo, Madagascar, Niger, Rwanda, and South Sudan. She accompanies global partners as they seek to remedy the marginalization of women and children in their communities and engages with Presbyterians in the US who wish to come alongside and promote those efforts.

Read More about Jeff and Christi’s ministry

2021 Racial Ethnic Student Scholarship

The Student Scholarship is an educational assistance program designed to encourage Indigenous and students of color in their preparation for academic success in higher education. Students must have a permanent residence within the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, be active members in a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregation and have confirmation of enrollment in a college, university, or specialty program.

The synod is committed to partner with students and schools for leadership development and quality instruction for lifelong service. Application awards are based on personal achievement, financial need and recommendation from a teacher and pastor.

Questions? Contact: Elona Street-Stewart

More Information/Applications (Sept. 30th deadline)

Stewardship Kaleidoscope is Coming Soon

Stewardship Kaleidoscope is coming soon and Early Bird pricing will only be available until August 1st. Register now to save $25 per person for in-person attendees, and $10 for virtual attendees.

  • Join us in person with over two dozen workshops to choose from, plus unique opportunities for connecting with colleagues from across the country.
  • Log-on virtually and participate in four workshops in addition to plenary and worship.

You can still register for group discounts on the in-person experience but the price will go up after August 1st for each participant.

Join us to learn together as we hear from Rev. Dr. Tod Bolsinger, Rev. Dr. Brandi Casto-Waters, Aimée Cole-Laramore, worship with Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, and Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, and participate in content-rich workshops to grow stewardship in your congregation.

We will be observing recommended COVID safety protocols for in-person attendees. Details on what to expect will be shared as we get closer to the conference date.
Register Here (for in-person or virtual options)
PCUSA scholarships are available

Dorothy Horn Scholarship is Awarded

The Dorothy Horn Scholarship has been awarded to Lilly Barker from West Des Moines. She attends Covenant Presbyterian Church and is extensively active with Covenant’s Youth Group. Her volunteer activities include DMARC Food Pantry, Meals From the Heartland, Vacation Bible School, and Covenant Connections.

Throughout high school, she volunteered with the Chrysalis Foundation, volunteered frequently in elementary schools, and plays the violin. When not volunteering, she works part time at Target. This fall, Lilly will be a sophomore at the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in Elementary and Middle Level Education.

First Presbyterian Church-Cedar Falls Scholarship Committee congratulates Lilly on her achievements!