Donahoe Announces Members of Study Committee on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

The committee will consist of four teaching elders, three ruling elders, and four advisory members.

“The Dallas GA has given this study committee a monumental task. This team will serve us well,” Donahoe said. “And the role and importance of the advisors cannot be overemphasized. We’re grateful for their willingness to participate, and for the wisdom, insight and experience they will bring.”

 

Howie Donahoe, moderator of the 47th General Assembly, has announced the members of the Study Committee on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault. The committee will consist of four teaching elders, three ruling elders, and four advisory members.

The committee members are Cal Boroughs, Tim LeCroy, Lloyd Pierson, Shane Waldron, Kelly Dehnert, Bob Goudzwaard, and David Haburchak. The advisory committee members are Diane Langberg, Barbara Shaffer, Darby Strickland, and Anne Marie Goudzwaard.

“The Dallas GA has given this study committee a monumental task. This team will serve us well,” Donahoe said. “And the role and importance of the advisors cannot be overemphasized. We’re grateful for their willingness to participate, and for the wisdom, insight and experience they will bring.”

Boroughs is a teaching elder at St. Elmo Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, part of Tennessee Valley Presbytery. He has served as moderator for his presbytery and chaired the Pastoral Care Committee. He was also part of the working group that brought to the Assembly the overture for a study committee on domestic abuse and sexual assault.

LeCroy is a teaching elder in Missouri Presbytery and pastor at Grace and Peace Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. He is a visiting instructor of historical theology at Covenant Theological Seminary and has served on the General Assembly as a member of the PCA Administrative Committee, Review of Presbytery Records Committee, and Overtures Committee.

Pierson and Waldron both work with abuse survivors and perpetrators through Refuge Ministries, a domestic abuse ministry that Waldron founded in Kalispell, Montana. Refuge Ministries includes The Refuge, a support program for abuse survivors; Turning Point, a batterers intervention program; and Refuge Kids, a ministry to children in abusive homes. Waldron is now the pastor of Rocky Mountain Presbyterian Church in Westminster, Colorado. He developed the curriculums for Refuge Ministries, which now has branches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. Pierson serves as director of Refuge Ministries in Kalispell and pastor of Faith Covenant Church. Both pastors serve in Rocky Mountain Presbytery.

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