SYNOD STAFF

LÍDER DEL SÍNODO / SECRETARIO DECLARADO

Valerie Young, anciana gobernante ha servido en el sínodo en varios roles desde 2004. Actualmente, además de servir como secretaria oficial, la responsabilidad principal de Valerie es conectar presbiterios y presbiterianos en la misión y el ministerio; equipar a los líderes para que realicen su trabajo de manera más completa y para empoderar la misión, el ministerio y sus líderes para que vivan su llamado a la gloria de Dios.

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SECRETARIO DECLARADO ASISTENTE

Ernest Higginbotham, Anciano Gobernante El Anciano Gobernante Ernie Higginbotham sirve y consulta con el Secretario de Estado y el Equipo Coordinador del Sínodo en la planificación, revisión administrativa y gestión del proceso judicial. Es abogado de UNT Dallas College of Law y trabajó anteriormente con Strasburger & Price, Nortel Networks y UnitedLex.

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COORDINADOR DE COMUNICACIÓN Y ADMINISTRACIÓN

Thomas Riggs se unió al personal del sínodo en febrero de 2018 desde la Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana en Grapevine, Texas, donde se desempeñó como Director de Comunicaciones y Director de Ministerios Juveniles. Tom es un veterano de más de 30 años en el trabajo de la iglesia en las iglesias luterana, episcopal y presbiteriana. Tom ha servido en Camp Gilmont, Mo Ranch y en varios eventos juveniles presbiterianos. También se desempeñó como asistente administrativo en Grace Presbytery.

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COMMUNICATION AND ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR

Thomas Riggs joined the synod staff in February 2018 from First Presbyterian Church in Grapevine, Texas, where he served as Director of Communications and Director of Youth Ministries. Tom is a 30+ year veteran of church work in the Lutheran, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches. Tom has served at Camp Gilmont, Mo Ranch and various Presbyterian youth events. He also served as an Administrative Assistant at Grace Presbytery. Tom is an avid fan of the Texas Rangers and Arsenal Football Club.

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DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, SOLAR UNDER THE SUN

Elizabeth Brinegar, Teaching Elder was born and raised in Arkansas. She graduated from Lyon College with a BA in English Literature and earned her Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. She has worked as a youth director, solo pastor, non-profit administrator, and college chaplain. She currently lives in Searcy, Arkansas and is the part-time pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville. As half of a clergy couple, she and her husband Blake spend time split between their two churches. She enjoys spending time with her dog and cat, reading, baking, and singing in the church choir.

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COMMUNICATIONS CONTRACTOR

Lindsay Freeman, Ruling Elder and Deacon is a 12th generation Presbyterian and daughter to two Presbyterian ministers. After moving to the Netherlands, she once again became active again in the life of the church when coming on board with the Synod. Lindsay assists with CSP, building websites, mass e-mails, and creating beautiful social media.

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