Associate Presbytery Leader

E-mail: ekanerva@glpby.org

Liz grew up in North Saint Louis County and has served Glendale Presbyterian Church for the past 14 years, initially as co-pastor with her husband Jay and then as solo pastor.

Prior to that, she was called to serve as interim Pastor at First United Bellville. Her first churches were in the Presbytery of Eastern Oklahoma where she served as pastor and interim pastor with two different congregations.

A graduate of Truman State University and McCormick Theological Seminary, Liz brings 24 years of congregational ministry to her new position, a knowledge that will serve her, our pastors, and our congregations well as she begins her work.

Her primary areas of work in the life of the Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery include the Committee on Ministry and the Stewardship Team in its many variations. Her continuing education efforts have focused on family systems theory, transitional ministry, stewardship, and faith formation.

Liz and her husband Jay live in Webster Groves. They have three daughters: Emma, 22, is studying Music Education at Truman State University; Madeline, 18, is in her first year at St. Louis Community College and plans to enter the nursing program; and Eleanor is a sophomore at Webster Groves High School.

Her responsibilities as Associate Presbytery leader will include actively supporting the work of the Committee on Ministry, serving as the Presbytery advocate for the Dismantling Racism and Privilege (DRAP) team, working in partnership with the Presbytery Leader, being an engaged member of the Vision Team, supporting the work of pastors and congregations, and being an ambassador to congregations on behalf of the Presbytery.

We believe that Liz will bring strong gifts and abilities to this work and we look forward to her service and partnership in the ministry that we share. Please join us in welcoming Liz to this new call.