Sunday, May 11, 2008

PNC Commends Candidacy of Rev. Casey Jones

At its May 10th stated meeting, the Presbytery of New Covenant voted to adopt a resolution commending the candidacy of Rev. Winfield ("Casey") Jones for the position of Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the PCUSA. Rev. Jones is a member of the PNC and pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Pearland.

The motion was made by Rev. Kevin Keaton, pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land and reads as follows:

"Two days ago, the Stated Clerk nominating committee of the General Assembly announced three additional certified candidates for the office of GA stated clerk in addition to its nominee, associate stated clerk Gradye Parsons. Only 13 people who had applied last year were eligible to be nominees. A member of our Presbytery, Winfield Casey Jones, had declared his intent under the option provided under our polity to have his name placed in nomination.

The Presbytery of new Covenant, meeting in a Stated Meeting on May 10, 2008, expresses its thanks to the Stated Clerk Nominating Committee for its hard and prayerful work. We ask the 218th General Assembly to honor that work and its goal of finding the person whom God has selected for this office in two ways.

First, we ask the 218th General Assembly to seriously and prayerfully consider and honor the committee's nominee, Gradye Parsons.

Second, knowing the heart, work and gifts for ministry of Winfield Casey Jones as we do we also commend him to the 218th General Assembly for its serious and prayerful consideration for the position of Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)."

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