Starting Monday, June 17, we’ll be seeing a new face around LPC. Rev. Emily Proctor begins her LPC ministry as Interim Associate Pastor, replacing Rev. Katie Robb Davis. Although Emily Rose Proctor was born in Maine (her dad was a naval pilot), she grew up a Southerner just a few hours from here in Dothan, AL. She first felt called to ministry as a college student, after a surprising “Christ encounter” at the General Assembly of the PCUSA of all places. Emily is a graduate of Williams College (in Massachusetts) and Columbia Theological Seminary (Atlanta). She spent the last four years serving as an associate pastor at Brown Memorial Park Ave Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD, where she especially enjoyed teaching confirmation classes, traveling with the high schoolers to El Salvador, and working with the youth to reach out to kids in the lower-income neighborhood near the church. Before seminary, Emily spent a year in South Africa studying the Church’s response to AIDS, and has served on the leadership team of the Presbyterian AIDS Network since 2005. She also has enjoyed working with urban mission camp programs in Mobile, Atlanta, and Baltimore. Emily and her husband Richard Gillespie Proctor will celebrate their 3rd wedding anniversary in July; Richard is from Tallahassee, FL, and has been called to be associate rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Ortega. Fun fact: both Emily and Richard have siblings who were born in Jacksonville!
The LPC family looks forward to serving God with the guidance of Emily’s ministry. Please join us on Sunday, June 23 as she leads worship at both the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services.