1. Charlene Han Powell is the new pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, CA. A second generation Korean-American, she received her M.Div. from Princeton Seminary and her D.Min. from New York Theological Seminary. Prior to accepting the call to the Berkeley congregation, she served for over a decade as associate pastor and then executive pastor at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City.
2. Don Lincoln is the Lead Pastor for Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, PA. He graduated from Miami University with BA, and holds an M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary. Before coming to Westminster, he pastored Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church in Annapolis, MD and served as Associate Pastor in churches in VA and NC.
3. Byron Wade was recently called to serve as the general presbyter for the Presbytery of Western North Carolina after serving as pastor of David Street Presbyterian in Raleigh, NC, for over 24 years. Byron was awarded an MA in Christian Education by Union Presbyterian Seminary, an M.Div. from Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from McCormick Theological Seminary. Byron served the PC(USA) for two years as vice-moderator of its 2008 General Assembly.
4. George Mason is the Senior Pastor at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas. George earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1978 from the University of Miami (Florida). He holds both the Master of Divinity (1982) and Doctor of Philosophy (1987) degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the Lead Advisor for the Baptist House of Studies at Perkins School of Theology (SMU). He is also the Founder and President of Faith Commons, a multi-ethnic, multi-faith organization committed to “bringing faith to life” by promoting the common good (www.FaithCommons.org). As part of his work with Faith Commons, he hosts an audio and video podcast, Good God, conversations that matter about faith and public life (www.GoodGodProject.com).
5. Stacy Nowell is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Huntersville, NC. She is a graduate of Baylor University with a B.A. in religion and a minor in family studies, and she received her Masters of Divinity from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. She currently serves on the Board of Visitors for McAfee School of Theology and the Coordinating Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina.