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Stated Clerk

Community Engagement


Walk with Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II, in these videos as he engages with people and in communities across the nation and the world.



Charlotte, North Carolina

Front-line justice and advocacy work like that being done at First United Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, is at the heart of many Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations. Last week Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II, and Nora Leccese with the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness spent time on the ground in Charlotte, supporting and encouraging the ministry and mission of First United, a 150-year-old church founded by former slaves.

Al Jazeera also covered the event and the visit by the Stated Clerk.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson II joined other Presbyterians in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last week to be the hands and feet of Christ in the midst of God’s people.


Stated Clerk supports peace and reconciliation in El Salvador

The Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), co-officiated the installation of the International Peace and Reconciliation Commission in El Salvador. It is an ecumenical body that includes the PC(USA)'s partner church, the Iglesia Reformada Calvinista de El Salvador. Despite peace accords in 1992, the country has been devastated by gang violence, economic instability, and mass migration northward.

Bogotá, Colombia

Presbyterians and other faith leaders believe peace and reconciliation are possible in Colombia, despite three generations of war and trauma.


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