Synod of the Northeast

We understand our Synod as a regional community of PCUSA presbyteries and their congregations committed to serving as supportive mutual partners. It is the responsibility of this regional community to walk alongside its presbyteries, offering the kinds of resourcing presbyteries are unable to provide alone. The Synod exists to serve its presbyteries through resourcing, guidance and the ability to gather partners on a larger scale. Drawing upon its regional size and diversity, the Synod provides valuable resources and opportunities for its presbyteries. The Synod also provides creative and less encumbered space for innovation. With governance simplified and without the intense relational and governance demands faced by most presbyteries, the Synod can be a place where creativity might be allowed to flourish.

Our Missionial Purpose

We are a regional community of presbyteries and congregations learning to respond to God’s call to become agents of divine justice, transforming the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in the Northeast into a community of hospitality and welcome for all. We recognize that we have not always lived into the gift of our great diversity. We have not always fully welcomed all those within the communities we serve, including people of different racial or ethnic identities, economic classes, genders, abilities, sexualities, immigration statuses, or those who are marginalized in other ways. Finding deep joy in our differences, we commit to equipping the saints for a courageous and steadfast witness of love and hope; learning, growing, worshiping and working together.

Recent News

Interim Executive Director for the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA)

Dear Friends in Christ, We want you to be among the first to know that the Executive Committee has selected an Interim Executive Director for the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA). This news will be announced shortly at the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board meeting and via the Presbyterian News Service. Please feel free to share this news once it’s been made public. It is with great joy that I share with you that the Executive Committee has selected Luis Antonio “Tony” De La Rosa as Interim Executive Director to serve with the PMA and with the Board of Directors.  Tony’s first day is December 1. A lifelong Presbyterian, Tony served most recently as a commissioned ruling elder and interim lay pastor of Newport Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, Wash. Prior to that, Tony served as interim executive presbyter of the Presbytery of New York City where he led a staff of five, 223 clergy members and 96 congregations comprising over 14,500 members. Tony has volunteered for more than 20 years in various General Assembly-level entities, including the Advisory Committee on Litigation and the Special Committee on Church-wide Compensation Policy Guidelines. More recently, he worked on the Special Committee to Study Issues of Civil Union and Christian Marriage. In 2012, the General Assembly elected him as a Director of the Board of Pensions of the PC(USA). Prior to his work in New York City, Tony served for 10 years with the L. A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest public health maintenance organization. An experienced attorney, Tony served as the executive director of the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice from...

A Call to Prayer and Action

June 19, 2015 The Synod of the Northeast PCUSA Leadership and Mission Teams lift in prayer all those suffering in the aftermath of the murders of our African American brothers and sisters in Charleston, SC. The Synod of the Northeast Mission and Ministry Commission meets next week. We vow to develop an action plan to continue the work we have begun with others in response to the racism, hatred and sanctioning of violence that gave rise to the act of terror that occurred in Charleston this week. Our mourning must give way to acts that show we are truly one in Christ with those who have died and those who are suffering the aftershocks of terror and trauma. It is our actions rather than our words alone that will bring about God’s will of justice and peace. In the meantime, we offer the following prayer. Please click here to read...

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Synod staff met with folks from the Presbytery of Southern New England on Monday. Yesterday we met with folks from Boston and today we meet the good people of Northern New England. It is a great joy to share the unique ways we are gathering the body of Christ in the Presbyterian Church in the northeast around common experiences, and supporting innovative ways of being church in our particular region at such a time as this. #synodne ... See MoreSee Less

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