Please remember in your prayers Jacqueline S. Spycher as she is ordained in an afternoon service of worship on Sunday, January 14, at Northbrook Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, Michigan, where she currently serves as a Pastoral Assistant.
Previously, Jackie twice served Shadyside Presbyterian Church as Director of Youth Ministry, from 2002 to 2005, and from 2010 to 2012. In addition to her ministry among us at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Jackie served in a part-time role with Young Women’s Leadership Development through the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the General Assembly. Between her terms of employment at SPC, she also worked with Sojourners in Washington, D.C., and as a teacher in Michigan. Following her departure in 2012, she pursued full-time seminary education through the Divinity School at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and completed the inquirer’s process for ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA) through her home congregation in Michigan.
We are grateful for Jackie’s ministry among us in the past – for a combined total of ten years as a volunteer, intern, and program director – and especially for her spiritual care of our youth and their families during her multiple tenures at SPC.
As a previous member of our church family and our church staff, Jackie is a ministerial daughter of Shadyside Presbyterian Church, and we rejoice with her as she celebrates the beginning of her ministry as Minister of Word and Sacrament. We thank God for the blessing Jackie has been to our congregation and for calling her into ministry. Please join us in praying for God’s continued blessings upon Jackie.