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Welcome to the blog of Kathleen Sheets, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Jesup, IA.

At my Ordination

At my Ordination as Minister of Word & Sacrament October 2012

In eighth grade God called me to ministry and life hasn’t been quite the same since. This call has led me to study telecommunications at Ball State University and receive a Masters of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary. In September 2012 I became pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Jesup, IA.

I am excited by the way our creator God, created us in God’s own image, and we are able to respond to this amazing gift through creativity. I enjoy finding ways to knit any/everything, making elaborate excel spreadsheets, and telling stories through film.

Here’s the story of the title of my blog:

“What does it mean to be a Presbyterian?” This is a question I’ve heard many times. I’ve seen the denomination misspelled and heard it mispronounced.There’s even a book called “How to Spell Presbyterian.” The Presbyterian Book of Confessions provides 11 different confessions which give historical statements of faith and belief which the PC(USA) affirms. When it comes down to it, what it means to be a Presbyterian depends on the Presbyterian that you are asking. And so, to answer that question, I’m offering up this blog as a reformed and always being reformed living reflection of my experience as a Presbyterian.

My favorite mispronunciation of the denomination was in hearing someone refer to it as “Presbydestrian.” This name stuck with me and seems to be a fitting way of describing the day to day ground-work of being an occupational Presbyterian. As a 2011 graduate from Union Presbyterian Seminary. I am learning more and more what it looks like to live into the call that God has placed on my life to be a minister in the PC(USA). And so, this blog will serve as a platform for thoughts on living life as a “Presbydestrian.” http://presbydestrian.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/presbydestrian/

With my family on Christmas 2011 at FPC Maumee

Thoughts expressed on this page are my own, except when attributed elsewhere, and do not claim to reflect the views or opinions of anyone not attributed.

2 thoughts on “Home

  1. At fifteen while on a bus trip from Arkansas to the Seattle World’s Fair, we stopped at Salt Lake City. I had the same thing happen….a brief slip of the brain….and wondered why the Mormons thought we Presbyterians needed special signs.

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