The ministry of deacon, as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress (Book of Order G-2.0201). The deacon’s role is varied and calls upon the person to be a servant to all, working with people’s needs, whatever they may be. New Hanover Presbyterian strives to be a welcoming congregation, not only to its members but to the community as well – and our deacons work at the heart of this key ministry!

Our Current List of Deacons:

  • Mary Gayle Brittingham

  • Karen Chandler

  • Summer Foley

  • Marlene Jolliffe

  • Ann Saunders


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