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With Malice Toward None

More than 250 Religious Leaders Plead with Politicians Asking Them to Reject Violent Rhetoric in an Open Letter

The following is a statement from The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston, one of the coordinators of the open letter.

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston, senior pastor of NYC’s Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, is one of the coordinators of the open letter. He says he and other writers have felt growing concern over veiled threats of violence related to the upcoming election. “As people of faith, across many traditions, we feel compelled to ask America’s politicians to replace language of hate and violence with an appeal to our better angels. Instead of hinting darkly at what might come to pass, challenge the diverse people of this country to acts of cooperation and bridge building. We believe a broad-based shift in our political rhetoric would be a gamechanger in this tense season.’

We are American clergy.


Election years have a way of calling forth deep passion and conviction in our country. Whenever we cast votes for those seeking public office, important matters are at stake. Every four years, when we elect a president, our rhetoric grows both urgent and excited.

This is normal and healthy in a democracy.

This year, however, individuals with important platforms in politics, journalism, and on social media have suggested that violence might be a justifiable response to an election that does not turn out as they hope.

This rhetoric is politically irresponsible and morally reprehensible.

Threats of violence are meant to intimidate. They tear the social fabric. It is wrong to hint that violent acts against neighbors and against property might be an appropriate reaction to an election outcome that is disappointing or disputed. Such threats recall sobering statistics published by the FBI. Over the past five years, as our public rhetoric has grown more enflamed and violent, the agency has reported a steady and disconcerting rise in hate crimes.

As clergy, we know that political disagreements are inevitable in our congregations and in the wider society. We also believe God calls us to look together, as a country, beyond such disputes. Our traditions all teach an ethic centered on love for our neighbors—including the neighbor who will cast a different vote.

We have so much to do as a country. There are so many issues of enormous import that need our combined intelligence, imagination and energy in coming months and years.

In that spirit, we plead with politicians both on the right and on the left. Please reject—firmly and without equivocating—all rhetoric suggesting violence as an appropriate or understandable response to a disappointing election. Please appeal to our better angels. Call us all to something higher, something better, something holier.

This, we believe, is your sacred responsibility.
With prayers for peace and shalom,

Reverend Ben Acton • First Presbyterian Church • Garner, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. Ann Clay Adams • Columbia Theological Seminary • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Carla Aday • Country Club Christian Church • Kansas City, Missouri
Bishop Claude Alexander • The Park Church • Charlotte, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. Emily J. Anderson • New Providence Presbyterian Church • Maryville, Tennessee
Reverend Dr. George Anderson • Second Presbyterian Church • Roanoke, Virginia
Dr. Greg Anderson • Wheaton College • Wheaton, IL
Reverend Dr. Jerry Andrews • First Presbyterian Church • San Diego, California
Reverend Anne HK Apple • Idlewild Presbyterian Church • Memphis, Tennessee
Reverend Tom Are, Jr. • Village Presbyterian Church • Prairie Village, Kansas
Reverend Dr. William V. Arnold • Presbytery of the James • Richmond, Virginia
Reverend Dr. Wesley Avram • Pinnacle Presbyterian Church • Scottsdale, Arizona
Reverend Katherine Lee Baker • Reformed Church in America • Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reverend Dr. Diane Bales • Disciples on Campus • Athens, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Ryan J. Baer • First Presbyterian Church • Athens, Georgia
Reverend Holly G. Bandel • First United Methodist Church, Dallas • Dallas, Texas
Reverend La Ronda D. Barnes • Affirmation Church • Atlanta, Georgia
Reverend Cameron S. Barr • United Church of Chapel Hill • Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reverend Sid Batts • Presbyterian Church (USA) • Southport, North Carolina
Reverend Melanie Marsh Baum • Community Presbyterian Church • Atlantic Beach, Florida
Reverend Glen Bell • Presbyterian Church (USA) minister • Louisville, Kentucky
Reverend Paul Belz-Templeman • Presbytery of the Cascades • Portland, Oregon
Reverend Claire Berry • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church • Austin, Texas
Reverend Linda Birchall • North Georgia Conference United Methodist Church • Augusta, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Leon Bloder • Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church • Austin, Texas
Reverend Dr. Brian K. Blount • Union Presbyterian Seminary • Richmond, Virginia
Reverend Laura Bogle • Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship • Maryville, Tennessee
Reverend Dr. Bill Bowers • Honorably Retired • Omaha, Nebraska
Rabbi Erin Boxt • Temple Beth El • Knoxville, Tennessee
Reverend Dr. Tara Brach • Insight Meditation Community of Washington • Washington, D.C.
Reverend Adam J. Bradley • Cherry Log Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Cherry Log, Georgia
Reverend Sam Brannon • St Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church • Elgin, Texas
Dr. Brennan Breed • Columbia Theological Seminary • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Dr. James L. Brewer-Calvert • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Jonathan Britt • St. Thomas Presbyterian Church • Houston, Texas
Reverend. R. Brian Brock • Central Presbyterian Church (USA) • Russellville, Arkansas
Reverend Corey L. Brown • BRIDGE Interfaith Alliance • Moultrie, Georgia
Reverend Dr. William P. Brown • Columbia Theological Seminary • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Tim Bruster • First United Methodist Church • Fort Worth, Texas
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl • Central Synagogue • New York, New York
Reverend Dr. Garrett Bugg • Wycliffe Presbyterian Church • Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reverend Albert G. Butzer, III • Presbyterian Church (USA) • Norfolk, Virginia
Reverend Dr. Peter Bynum • Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Reverend Dr. Stephen Cady • Asbury First United Methodist Church • Rochester, New York
Reverend Andy Call • Church of the Saviour United Methodist • Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Reverend Leigh Campbell-Taylor • Presbyterian Church, USA • Atlanta, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Jerry L. Cannon • CN Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church • Charlotte, North Carolina
Reverend Veronica Cannon • First Presbyterian Church Waxhaw • Waxhaw, North Carolina
Reverend Lydia Casey • Edgewood Presbyterian Church • Birmingham, Alabama
Reverend Jennifer Byler Clark • Westminster Presbyterian Church • West Chester, Pennsylvania
Dr. Erskine Clarke • Columbia Theological Seminary • Montreat, North Carolina
Reverend Kimberly L. Clayton • Trinity Presbyterian Church • Atlanta, Georgia
Reverend Emanuel Cleaver III, D. Min. • St. James United Methodist Church • Kansas City, Missouri
Reverend Joseph J. Clifford • Myers Park Presbyterian Church • Charlotte, North Carolina
Reverend J. Alan Cloar • Peachtree Corners Christian Church (DOC) • Norcross, Gerogia
Reverend Andries J. Coetzee • University Presbyterian Church • San Antonio, Texas
Reverend Thomas Coye • Presbyterian Church USA • Kilmarnock, VA
Reverend Chris Currie • First Presbyterian Church • Shreveport, Louisiana
Reverend James Currie • PC(USA) • Austin, Texas
Reverend Dr. Thomas Daniel • Covenant Presbyterian Church • Austin, Texas
Reverend Cress Darwin • Second Presbyterian Church • Charleston, South Carolina
Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson • Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York • New York, New York
Reverend Kathleen Kendall Davies • A Community of the Servant-Savior Presbyterian Church • Houston, Texas
Reverend Dr. Barbara E. Davis • The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York • New York, New York
Reverend David A. Davis • Nassau Presbyterian Church • Princeton, New Jersey
Rabbi Reni Dickman • Chicago Board of Rabbis • Chicago, Illinois
Reverend Anna R. Dickson • First Presbyterian Church • Charlotte, North Carolina
Reverend Amos Jerman Disasa • First Presbyterian Church • Dallas, Texas
Reverend Dr. Jeffrey Doane • Fourth Presbyterian Church • Chicago, Illinois
Reverend Dr. Mark Douglas • Columbia Theological Seminary • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Pamela Driesell • Presbyterian Church (USA) • Atlanta, Georgia
Reverend Jill Duffield • The Presbyterian Outlook • Richmond, Virginia
Reverend Kate Dunn • Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church • New York, New York
Reverend Alan Dyer • St. Simons Presbyterian Church • St. Simons Island, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Christopher H. Edmonston • White Memorial Presbyterian Church • Raleigh, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. Sarah F. Erickson • Columbia Theological Seminary • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Kathryn J. Escandell • First Presbyterian Church • McAllen, Texas
Reverend Dr. Willa Estell • St. Paul AME Zion Church • Maryville, Tennessee
Reverend Dr. Alexander W. Evans • Second Presbyterian Church • Richmond, Virginia
Reverend Jim Ewing • Avondale Presbyterian Church • Charlotte, NC
Reverend Dr. Fairfax Fair • Presbyterian Church (USA) • Houston, Texas
Reverend Kristy R. Farber • Mercer Island Presbyterian Church • Mercer Island, Washington
Reverend Dr. Jon Ferguson • Stillwater United Methodist Church • Dayton, Ohio
Reverend Andrew Fiser • The North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church • Plano, Texas
Reverend Dr. Anna Carter Florence • Columbia Theological Seminary • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend David Carter Florence • Black Mountain Presbyterian Church • Black Mountain, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. Margaret Anne Fohl • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church • Kilmarnock, Virginia
Reverend Dr. Lucy Forster-Smith • Fourth Presbyterian Church • Chicago, Illinois
Reverend Phil E. Foster • North Decatur Psychotherapy Center • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Edmund T. Freeborn • Lehigh Presbytery • East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Reverend Dr. Jim Freeman • Broadmoor Presbyterian Church • Shreveport, Louisiana
Reverend David Cortes Fuentes • Presbytery of San Gabriel • Temple City, California
Reverend Robert E. Fuquay, Jr. • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church • Indianapolis, Indiana
Reverend Anne Galliher • White Memorial Presbyterian Church • Raleigh, North Carolina
Reverend Lewis Galloway • PC(USA) • Black Mountain, North Carolina
Reverend Robert L. Galloway • First Presbyterian Church • Charlotte, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. Philip R. Gehman • Presbyterian Church, USA • Greer, South Carolina
Reverend Joe Genau • Edgewood Presbyterian Church • Homewood, Alabama
Reverend Dr. Jerry Gladson • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Marietta, Georgia
Reverend Franklin Golden • Durham Church • Durham, North Carolina
Reverend Joshua Musser Gritter • First Presbyterian Church • Salisbury, North Carolina
Reverend Lara Musser Gritter • First Presbyterian Church • Salisbury, North Carolina
Reverend Tom Hagood • Columbia Presbyterian Church • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Cynthia L. Hale • Ray of Hope Christian Church (DOC) • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Adam Hamilton • The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection • Leawood, Kansas
Reverend Samuel Hamilton-Poore • Montevallo Presbyterian Church • Montevallo, Alabama
Reverend Terry Hamilton-Poore • First Presbyterian Church • Birmingham, Alabama
Reverend David Hargrave • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Fort Worth, Texas
Reverend Dr. Joseph S. Harvard • The Presbytery of New Hope • Durham, North Carolina
Reverend Ann Hatfield • Westminster Presbyterian Church • West Chester, Pennsylvania
Reverend Dr. Sally Haynes • Central UMC • Kansas City, Missouri
Rabbi Sidney Helbraun • Chicago Board of Rabbis • Chicago, Illinois
Reverend Matt Helms • Fourth Presbyterian Church • Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Robert W. Henderson • Covenant Presbyterian Church • Charlotte, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. Suzanne Watts Henderson • Queens University • Charlotte, North Carolina
Reverend Sandy Heslop • Grovetown United Methodist Church • Grovetown, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Roberta Hestenes • San Francisco Presbytery • San Francisco, California
Reverend Karen G. Hill • First Presbyterian Church • Cottage Grove, Oregon
Reverend Dr. J. Lee Hill, Jr. • Christian Fellowship Congregational Church (UCC) • San Diego, California
Reverend Marcia L. Hoffman • Retired, United Church of Christ, Christian Church Disciples of Christ • Altadena, California
Reverend Cathy C. Hoop • Grace Presbyterian Church, PC(USA) • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Reverend Felicia P Hopkins • UMC • Amarillo, Texas
Father Mark Horak, SJ. • St. Thomas More Catholic Church • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Mark Hostetter • First Presbyterian Church • New York, New York
Reverend Dr. James C. Howell • Myers Park United Methodist Church • Charlotte, North Carolina
Reverend John Huffman • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church • Newport Beach, California
Reverend Dr. Janice Johnson Hume • the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Atlanta, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Edwin G. Hurley • South Highland Presbyterian Church • Birmingham, Alabama
Reverend Caroline A. Jinkins • The Presbytery of Elizabeth • Westfield, New Jersey
Reverend Jeremy Jinkins • The Presbyterian Church in Westfield • Westfield, New Jersey
Reverend Justin Jeter • First Christian Church • Granbury, Texas
Reverend Michael Jinkins • Saint Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church • New Orleans, Louisiana
Reverend Douglas Johns • Hyde Park Community United Methodist • Cincinnati, Ohio
Reverend Dr. Cathy Johns • Hyde Park Community United Methodist • Cincinnati, Ohio
Reverend Charles Foster Johnson • Bread Fellowship • Fort Worth, Texas
Reverend Dr. Patrick Johnson • First Presbyterian Church • Asheville, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. William Stacy Johnson • Princeton Theological Seminary • Princeton, New Jersey
Reverend Dr. Scott Black Johnston • Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church • New York, New York
Reverend Evan Jones • First United Methodist Church of Dallas • Dallas, Texas
Reverend Greg Jones • St. Michael’s Episcopal Church • Raleigh, North Carolina
Chaplain Frans Kasteel • US Army Retired • Lancaster, Virginia
Reverend David Kenley • Brookhaven Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Atlanta, Georgia
Wilson Kennedy, M.Div. • First Presbyterian Church • Richmond, Virginia
Reverend Rr. R. Woods Kent • Disciples of Christ • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Shannon Johnson Kershner • Fourth Presbyterian Church • Chicago, Illinois
Reverend Ilsun “PK” Kim • Korean Church of Knoxville • Knoxville, Tennessee
Reverend Douglas T. King • The Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York • New York, New York
Reverend Keatan King • St. Philip Presbyterian Church • Houston, Texas
Reverend Dr. Leslie Ann King • First Presbyterian Church • Waco, Texas
Reverend Dr. Patricia MB Kitchen • Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church • New York, New York
Rabbi Asher Knight • Temple Beth El • Charlotte, North Carolina
Dr. Jack Kornfield • Spirit Rock Center • Woodacre, California
Reverend Dr. Andrew Kukla • First Presbyterian Church • Boise, Idaho
Reverend Dr. Cleophus J. LaRue • Princeton Theological Seminary • Princeton, New Jersey
Reverend Virzola Law • Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Dallas, Texas
Reverend Ally Lee • Knox Presbyterian Church • Pasadena, California
Rabbi Dr. Mark H. Levin • Congregation Beth Torah • Overland Park, Kansas
Reverend Daniel F. Lewis • First Presbyterian Church • Wilmington, North Carolina
Rabbi Seth M. Limmer • Chicago Sinai Congregation • Chicago, Illinois
Reverend Don Lincoln • Westminster Presbyterian Church • West Chester, Pennsylvania
Reverend JoNell Lindh • First United Methodist Church • Dallas, Texas
Reverend Alston Lippert • Washington Street United Methodist Church • Columbia, South Carolina
Reverend James S. Lowry • Presbyterian Church (USA) • Hendersonville, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. Robert Wm Lowry • Fondren Presbyterian Church (USA) • Jackson, Mississippi
Reverend Dr. Steven M. Marsh • Geneva Presbyterian Church • Laguna Woods, California
Reverend Charles Marshall • Fountain of Hope Christian Church • Atlanta, Georgia
Reverend Rachel G. May • Franktown UMC • Franktown, Virginia
Reverend Eliana Maxim • Seattle Presbytery • Seattle, Washington
Reverend Luke H. Maybry • Matthews Presbyterian Church • Matthews, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. Robert McClellan • Westminster Presbyterian Church • Tiburon, California
Reverend Sarah McClelland-Brown • First Presbyterian Church (USA) • Warner Robins, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Myron F. McCoy • First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple • Chicago, Illinois
Reverend Jenny McDevitt • Shandon Presbyterian Church • Columbia, South Carolina
Reverend Kathryn M. McDowell • Brookhaven Christian Church • Brookhaven, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Anne D. McKee • Maryville College • Maryville, Tennessee
Bishop Michael McKee • North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church • Plano, Texas
Reverends Jarrett and Meg Peery McLaughlin • University Presbyterian Church • Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. James D. McLeod, Jr. • Cahaba Springs Presbyterian Church • Trussville, Alabama
Reverend Doctor Douglas J. Meister • Jeffersontown Christian Church • Louisville, Kentucky
Reverend Gloria Mencer • New Providence Presbyterian Church • Maryville, Tennessee
Reverend Laura Mendenhall • Columbia Theological Seminary • Austin, Texas
Reverend Amy Meyer • First Presbyterian Church • Elgin, Texas
Reverend Sam R. Miglarese • Presbytery of New Hope • Raleigh, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. R. Glen Miles • First Community Church • Columbus, Ohio
Reverend Carol E. Montgomery • North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church • Dallas, Texas
Reverend Dr. Martha Moore-Keish • Columbia Theological Seminary • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Otis Moss, III • Trinity United Church of Christ • Chicago, Illinois
Reverend James Hoover Mossman • Western Iowa, ELCA • Storm Lake, Iowa
Deacon, Dennis Mudd • St. Joseph Catholic Church • Libertyville, Illinois
Reverend Karen Muntzing • Christ UMC • Marietta, Ohio
Reverend Dr. Jacob D. Myers • Columbia Theological Seminary • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Joyce Myers-Brown • Central Congregational United Church of Christ • Atlanta, Georgia
Reverend Ann Henley Nicholson • Princeton Theological Seminary • Princeton, New Jersey
Reverend Dr. Agnes Norfleet • Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church • Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Reverend Dr. Nancy Graham Ogne • Hope Presbyterian Church at Lake Nona • Orlando, Florida
Reverend Freddie Orr • Northgate United Methodist Church • Irving, Texas
Reverend Dan Owen • Member: South Hills Christian Church • Austin, Texas
Reverend Laurie Palmer • St. Andrew Presbyterian Church • Tampa, Florida
Reverend Mark Rayburn Patterson • Community Presbyterian Church • Ventura, California
Reverend Dr. Russ Peterman • University Christian Church • Fort Worth, Texas
Reverend Dr. Jessica R. Patchett • Central Presbyterian Church • Atlanta, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Brian R. Paulson • First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville • Libertyville, Illinois
Reverend Pendleton B. Peery • First Presbyterian Church • Charlotte, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. Nancy E. Petty • Pullen Memorial Baptist Church • Raleigh, North Carolina
Reverend Michael Plank • First Presbyterian Church • Hudson Falls, New York
Reverend Thomas J. Plumbley • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Fort Worth, Texas
Reverend William C. Poe • Mission Presbytery • San Antonio, Texas
Reverend Chip Pope • White Memorial Presbyterian Church • Raleigh, North Carolina
Reverend Dr. Charlene Han Powell • First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley • Berkeley, California
Reverend Lori Archer Raible • Selwyn Presbyterian Church • Charlotte, North Carolina
Reverend Werner Ramirez • Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church • New York, New York
Reverend Mark Ramsey • The Ministry Collaborative • Charlottesville, Virginia
Reverend Amy Starr Redwine • First Presbyterian Church • Richmond, Virginia
Reverend Leanne Pearce Reed • Shades Valley Presbyterian Church • Birmingham, Alabama
Reverend David A. Renwick • National Presbyterian Church • Washington, D.C.
Reverend Rachel A. Rhodes • Morrisville Presbyterian Church • Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Reverend Dr. Cynthia L. Rigby • Austin Theological Seminary • Austin, Texas
Reverend Craig E. Robertson • Capitol Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Des Moines, Iowa
Reverend Mary Katherine Robinson • Black Mountain Presbyterian Church • Black Mountain, North Carolina
Reverend Alex Rodgers • Decatur Presbyterian Church • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Errol G Rohr • PCUSA minister Presbytery of the James • Richmond, Virginia
Reverend Dr. Bart Roush • Madison Square Presbyterian Church • San Antonio, Texas
Reverend Matthew Ruffner • Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church • Dallas, Texas
Reverend Ed Sackett • Mission Presbytery • San Antonio, Texas
Reverend Nanette Sawyer • Fourth Presbyterian Church • Chicago, Illinois
Reverend Dr. Jill Schaeffer • Presbytery of New York City • New York, New York
Reverend Lou Ann Sellers • First Presbyterian Church • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Reverend Jennifer Fouse Sheorn • Triune Mercy Center • Greenville, South Carolina
Reverend Dr. Joseph D Small • Anchorage Presbyterian Church • Louisville, Kentucky
Reverend Dr. Brad Smith • Eastminster Presbyterian Church • Columbia, South Carolina
Reverend Dr. R. Patrick Smith • Knox Presbyterian Church • Naperville, Illinois
Reverend Traci Smith • Elmhurst Presbyterian Church • Elmhurst, Illinois
Reverend Dr. Todd Speed • Decatur Presbyterian Church • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Dave Spence • United Church of Christ • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Gregory E. Sterling • Yale Divinity School • New Haven, Connecticut
Reverend David R. Stipp-Bethune • First Presbyterian Church • El Dorado, Arkansas
Reverend Joe Stobaugh • University Park United Methodist Church • Dallas, Texas
Reverend Dr. Andy Stoker • First United Methodist Church • Dallas, Texas
Reverend Dr. Greg Stovell • The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York • New York, New York
Reverend Nibs Stroupe • Presbytery of Greater Atlanta • Atlanta, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Tony Sundermeier • First Presbyterian Church • Atlanta, Georgia
Reverend Rocky Supinger • Fourth Presbyterian Church • Chicago, Illinois
Reverend Wendy S. Tajima • Presbyterian Church (USA) • Pasadena, California
Reverend Dr. Chris Taylor • Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reverend David J. Teig • Rush River Lutheran Church • River Falls, Wisconsin
Reverend Judith E. Thomson • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) • White Stone, Virginia
Reverend Paul M. Turner • Gentle Spirit Christian Church • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Chris Tuttle • Westminster Presbyterian Church • Durham, North Carolina
Reverend Jacqueline Decker Vanderpol • St. Andrew Presbyterian Church • Boulder, Colorado
Reverend Darrell Vandervort • First Christian Church • Macon, Georgia
Reverend Leanne Van Dyk • Columbia Theological Seminary • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Dr. Beth A. Vieira • Ardsley United Methodist Church • Ardsley, New York
Reverend Dr. Brenda Walker • Presbyterian Church (USA) • Richmond, Virginia
Reverend Peter M. Wallace • Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta • Atlanta, Georgia
Reverend Ryan Wallace • First Presbyterian Church • Libertyville, Illinois
Reverend Katy Walters • New Braunfels Presbyterian Church • New Braunfels, Texas
Reverend Theodore J. Wardlaw • Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary • Austin, Texas
Reverend Jonathon L. Wasson • Covenant Presbyterian Church • Austin, Texas
Reverend Dr. Paul G. Watermulder • Presbyterian Minister • Burlingame, California
Reverend Dr. Sallie M. Watson • Mission Presbytery, Presbyterian Church (USA) • San Antonio, Texas
Reverend Shane K. Webb • Woodhaven Presbyterian Church • Irving, Texas
Reverend Randolph Weber • Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church • New York, New York
Reverend Will Wellman • Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church • Tampa, Florida
Reverend Byron H. Wells • Chestnut Ridge Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Marietta, Georgia
Reverend Beth Wendl • Brookhaven Christian Church • Brookhaven, Georgia
Reverend Louise Westfall • Central Presbyterian Church • Denver, Colorado
Reverend Answai T. White • Disciples of Christ Christian Church of Georgia • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Corey Widmer • Third Church • Richmond, Virginia
Reverend Dr. Stephen Wilde • First Presbyterian Church of Livermore • Livermore, California
Reverend Dr. John Williams • Austin College • Sherman, Texas
Reverend John M. Willingham • Doylestown Presbyterian Church • Doylestown, PA
Reverend John Park Winkler, Jr. • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Retired • Watauga, Texas
Reverend Ruth Winkler • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Fort Worth, Texas
Reverend Jeff Winter • First Presbyterian Church (ECO) • Haines City, Florida
Reverend Dr. Coll T. Wise • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) • Marietta, Georgia
Reverend David J. Wood • Glencoe Union Church • Glencoe, Illinois
Reverend Dr. H. Stanley Wood • Sower’s Field • Goleta, California
Reverend Dr. George Wortham • The Presbytery of the Pines, PCUSA • Ruston, Louisiana
Reverend Emily Wright • Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church • Austin, TX
Reverend Dr. John Wurster • St. Philip Presbyterian Church • Houston, Texas
Reverend Dr. Christine Roy Yoder • Columbia Theological Seminary • Decatur, Georgia
Reverend Louden Young • New Providence Presbyterian Church • Maryville, Tennessee

October 8, 2020