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“Localization” Ceremony—April 29, 2017

[Photo of Localization ceremony on April 29, 2017]

During the 23rd Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of the Alleghenies of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, held at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village, Ohio, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Church Development Committee presented Redeemer Presbyterian Church (EPC) for acceptance as a Local Church, with all of the rights and privileges thereto. This changed the status of Redeemer from a “Mission Church” to a “Local Church.”

Participating in the recognition ceremony was (L to R):

  • Rev. Dr. Douglas Runyan, Pastor of the New Bedford Presbyterian Church in Pulaski, PA, chair of the Church Development Committee, and member of the Presbytery Commission that served to oversee Redeemer;

  • Rev. William Woodman, Pastor of the Center Presbyterian Church in Grove City, PA, and member of the Presbytery Commission that served to oversee Redeemer;

  • Jennifer Pontzer, Ruling Elder-elect of Redeemer;

  • Robert LeSuer, Ruling Elder-elect of Redeemer;

  • Laurel LeSuer, Clerk of Session of Redeemer;

  • James Stahl, Chair of the Missions Committee of Redeemer;

  • Marykay Stahl, Treasurer of Redeemer; and

  • Shirley Wilson, Music Associate/Organist and Children and Chair of the Women’s Ministry Committee of Redeemer.

  • Also present, but on the far right and out of the frame of this photo, Dean Wilson, Ruling Elder-elect of Redeemer.



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