As we move into our New Way Forward as the Synod of the Northeast we celebrate the many ways we are able to resource and support one another in mission and innovation. In this first edition of our Mission and Innovation Newsletter we are delighted to share with you some of the ways we are encouraging new expressions of mission and cultivating new areas of innovation in partnership with our presbyteries and congregations. We share these in order to stir your passion for mission in your place, and to inspire new work as you reflect on these endeavors. As you engage in this reflection you are invited to contact our staff to find ways your Synod Community might come along side you in your dreams for new ministry. Click here for the Newsletter
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The Synod Council is pleased to announce the addition of Amaury Tañón-Santos to the Synod's staff as Synod Networker. A teaching elder member of Elizabeth Presbytery, and parish associate of Nuevas Fronteras Presbyterian Church in Plainfield, NJ, Amaury joins the synod staff from Princeton Theological Seminary where he served as Director of Programs of Continuing Education. As the networker of the Synod of the Northeast, Amaury will work with Harold Delhagen - the Synod's Transitional Leader, the synod staff, and the Synod Council's Networks Working Group, in the continued development of a key component of the New Way Forward - the formation of Synod-wide networks of passion in ministry and mission.