The Presbytery of Carlisle – Who We Are
The Presbytery of Carlisle serves forty-four congregations located in eight counties in south central Pennsylvania. Additionally, two of our churches are located outside of our bounds; one in a neighboring county and the other in Maryland. Ours is an area graced with beautiful rivers, creeks and streams, as well as, rolling mountains and lush forests. Beautiful farmlands populate the valleys. A state university and several colleges are in our area. We have been called the sweetest presbytery in the nation, because Hershey (Chocolate-town U.S.A.) is within our bounds. Also, Gettysburg National Military Park, and our state capital Harrisburg are within our presbytery. We are known as one of the best places in the nation for fresh water fishing. Several ski resorts are found here too. Camping is a popular pastime. Our churches are located in urban, suburban and rural settings. We are home to some larger suburban churches, but many are smaller.
What We Do
Our presbytery is responsible for supporting the mission and government of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Our denomination is connectional. To that end our presbytery supports our member congregations in serving together with one another, and as a part of the broader mission of the Synod of the Trinity and General Assembly. We provide leadership and resources that help our congregations to become faithful, Christian witnesses and partners in the ministry of Jesus Christ.
We extend an invitation to you to visit us. Our office is located at 3040 Market St., Camp Hill, PA, in the same building as the Synod of the Trinity. We hope that the resources here will be beneficial in helping to familiarize you with both our presbytery’s, and the synod’s ministry and mission.
Currently, our presbytery is seeking and Interim Executive Presbyter.
Elder James Speedy is our Stated Clerk.
Elder Suzanne Souder serves as our Associate for Communication and Office Management.
The Rev. Anne Myers is our Presbytery Associate for Connection and Communication with our Sessions.
The Rev. William Beck is our Presbytery Associate for our Healthy Congregations emphasis.