Pastoral Transition at First Presbyterian

Introducing the Rev. David Prentice-Hyers, Lead Pastor

Dave was born in North Carolina and grew up in east Tennessee.  He received his BA from Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina in 1994, and his M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2001.  Dave was ordained in 2003 and also holds a certification in Clinical Pastoral Education.    

Rev. Prentice-Hyers served as a probationary minister at the First Presbyterian Church of Asheville, North Carolina in 1997; as a probationary minister at Troon Old Parish in Troon, Scotland from 1999-2000; as an Associate Pastor at first Presbyterian Church of Waco, Texas from 2003-2011; and as Director of Campus Ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor from 2001-2013.  Most recently he served as Senior Pastor at Troon Old Parish where he has been since 2013.

Dave was the Campus Minister here when his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Mel) was in the Resident Ministry program in the same cohort as Evans McGowan and Brennan Person Blue.  Dave and Mel have two sons; eight-year old Finlay and five-year old Angus.  As much as they enjoyed the challenge of ministry in Scotland, they are excited to return and continue their journey in ministry in the USA.

Their return to First Pres feels like a real homecoming to many, as it does to Dave and Mary Elizabeth.  The PNC is grateful for the opportunity to welcome Rev. Prentice-Hyers back "home."  Please help us to make his journey to our church the best it can be, fulfilling our mission here and in the wider community, making God's love visible.

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