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Presbyterian Men’s Conference – Synod of the Mid-Atlantic
Massanetta Springs – Harrisonburg, VA
 
July 18 – 20, 2014
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Conference Theme - "Following Jesus"

All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me; so go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them; and look, am with you always, even to the close of the age. - Matthew 28: 18-20

 

Keynote Speakers

Neal Presa  The Rev. Dr. Neal Presa, Moderator of the 220th General Assembly, has served as pastor of Middlesex Presbyterian Church (Middlesex, NJ) since 2003. In addition to being a pastor, he is an affiliate assistant professor of preaching and worship at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, after having served on the adjunct faculties of New Brunswick Theological Seminary (www.nbts.edu) and Somerset Christian College. Neal is a committed ecumenist, lending leadership through the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and its predecessor, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC), serving on both executive committees, and serving as convener of the Caribbean and North American Area Council since 2006. Neal has served as a trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary, chair of the General Assembly Special Committee on the Heidelberg Catechism, and formerly as vice chair of the General Assembly Mission Council; regionally as vice moderator and moderator of the Presbytery of Elizabeth. Neal and his wife have two sons; the Presas live in New Jersey. Neal enjoys hanging out with his family and friends, traveling, fine wine and great food, working out, reading, and politics. 
 Donald McKim The Rev. Dr. Donald K. McKim is a is a Reformed theologian and has served as Executive Editor for Theology and Reference for Westminster John Knox Press. He was the Academic Dean and Professor of Theology at Memphis Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. Dr. McKim studied at Westminster College (PA) and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.
Gil McGregor Gil McGregor broadcasted with the Hornets for 24 years. He also did telecasts for Cox Sports Television. He has worked as an analyst for Jefferson Pilot/Raycom Sports, ESPN and ESPN2. A nationally known keynote/motivational speaker, McGregor was an ambassador for the Hornet’s “Stay in School” program. He promoted their education and staying away from drugs and violence programs. He has addressed educators in Louisiana and North Carolina on issues of moral and professional development. McGregor graduated from Wake Forest University. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals (now the Sacramento Kings) in 1971 and played in 42 games. He finished his professional career in Europe; playing in Belgium, France and Italy. After returning from Europe, McGregor worked with the March of Dimes. He also worked with the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce recruiting events to the Benton Convention Center. Before getting back to the NBA, he worked at his alma mater as the athletic academic advisor. McGregor has adult daughters. He and his wife, Frieda have a son, Gilbert Odell.
Bobbi White The Rev. Bobbi White is the General Presbyter of the Presbytery of Western North Carolina. She was raised in Black Mountain, NC, near Montreat, where she was blessed with a broad vision of the church from the many retired missionaries. As a second career pastor, she brings skills from having worked in the corporate world in management/leadership and consulting capacities and also in a small family business. She finds lots of joy in working with pastors and churches. She has a passion for serving Jesus Christ and a heart for both small and large churches, church transformation, and mission. When not working, Bobbi loves to travel, hike, and be with people. Bobbi earned a BA from Queens University in Charlotte, NC.; a Masters in Business from Columbia University in NYC; an M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary; and attended the World Council of Churches Graduate School in Bossey, Switzerland.
Kevin Long The Rev. Kevin Long was raised in Southern California and in Murrysville, PA, just east of Pittsburgh. He graduated from Wake Forest University, double majoring in biology and psychology. After pursuing a master’s degree in psychology at Old Dominion University, Kevin moved to New York City where he worked for a number of years as a private tutor. While attending the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Kevin met his wife-to-be, Rebecca, who had moved to the city to train with the Joffrey Ballet. Kevin then responded to the call to ministry and received his M.Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. After graduating, he served as an Associate Pastor at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis before becoming the Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Sewickley in September of 2011. Kevin and Rebecca have three beautiful children: James, Jessica and Katelyn. When he finds time between being with his family and ministering to the congregation, Kevin enjoys basketball, good food and wine, Steelers football and reading.
Jocelyn Thompson Jocelyn P. Thompson is the Performing Arts Chairperson at Garinger High School in Charlotte. Jocelyn received the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Master of Education, all from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, specializing in piano, accompanying, and a secondary emphasis upon mallet percussion instruments.  In 1996 she became the Director of Music/Organist at Memorial. An active clinician in the region and state, Jocelyn conducts and accompanies All-County Choruses and directs mass church choirs each year. She is married to Minister Sherman B. Thompson and resides in Gastonia, North Carolina.

 

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