Presbyterian Church (USA)


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The Presbytery of the Western Reserve, a regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), serves forty-five congregations, one new church development and about 9,200 members in Northeastern Ohio. Bordered by Lake Erie on the north coast, the Presbytery includes the Greater Cleveland metropolitan area, Lorain, Ashtabula, small towns and rural communities.

Assumptions Guiding Our Ministry Together:
  • God has placed us here in Northeast Ohio.

  • God has not abandoned the world.

  • God has given each congregation particular gifts.

  • Together we are called to be the body of Christ to equip one another for ministry, to be Christ in and for the world.

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Transitional General Presbyter

We are looking for someone with daring honesty, audacious hope, and courageous faith to guide the Presbytery through a time of transition, in which we work collaboratively to rediscover God’s call and mission; to review resources and explore organizational models; and to discern our vision for the future.
Complete job description is available here.
Forward inquiries to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

Position is also listed on the Church Leadership Connection on the PC(USA) website.  



The Leadership Development Ministry (LDM) of the
Presbytery of the Western Reserve

2014 Ethics Training Event


Facilitator: The Rev. Jody LeFort

Leadership Development Ministry is charged with the responsibility of providing Ethics Training for PWR Church Leaders on an annual basis. All Clergy are mandated to receive 6 hours of training over the course of a 2 year period. This year we are providing a training event that will certainly enhance your pastoral counseling skills, improve the safety of your church site and programmatic offerings, and begin a larger discussion within the PWR surrounding the issue of child safety.
We have scheduled 4 locations and dates for the Ethics Training to facilitate your attendance.

Click here to print a copy of the
registration form, dates and locations.   Click here to view/print a copy of the informational flyer