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Joan Gray ’76 Chosen as Candidate for Moderator of 217th General Assembly


Decatur, GA.— The Presbytery of Greater Atlanta has unanimously endorsed the Reverend Joan S. Gray as a candidate for the office of Moderator of the 217th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). She received the Master of Divinity degree from Columbia in 1976 and has served as president of the seminary's alumni/ae association. Ordained in 1978, Gray has served several churches in the Atlanta area as pastor and interim pastor. In addition, she has extensive and varied experience in leadership positions at the presbytery and General Assembly levels of the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is the co-author of the book Presbyterian Polity for Church Officers. Gray has taught courses at Columbia Theological Seminary, Johnson C. Smith Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. She is a trustee of the Thornwell Home and School for Children, and serves on the board of directors of the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center and of the Presbyterian Outlook Foundation. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Note: For more information about Joan Gray and her candidacy for Moderator, see her Web site, 

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