Spring 2012 Presbytery Highlights: First, Mississippi Valley, Northeast & Virginia

First Presbytery

The spring meeting was held Feb. 16, 2012

  • Received Rev. Tom Irby from the Georgia Foothills Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America and approved his call to the Fuller Memorial Church, Durham.
  • Approved Rev. Doug Petersen as

Killing the Clergy Softly: Congregational Conflict, Job Loss and Depression

By David Briggs

They are called “clergy killers” — congregations where a small group of members are so disruptive that no pastor is able to maintain spiritual leadership for long.

And yet ministers often endure the stresses of these dysfunctional …

By David Briggs

They are called “clergy killers” — congregations where a small group of members are so disruptive that no pastor is able to maintain spiritual leadership for long.

And yet ministers often endure the stresses of these dysfunctional …