CareGiverStory.com is proud to have co-host Dr. Mary Newbern-Williams is Presbyter for Congregational Vitality for the Presbytery of Missouri River Valley, Omaha, NE. She leads congregations in Healthy Congregations, church growth, evangelism, and leadership development. She was General Presbyter for the Presbytery of John Calvin. There she served as Pastor to Pastors, in Congregational Transformation, Healthy Congregations Programs, church growth, new church development. Mary is a facilitator for “HealthyCongregations”, developed and led by Dr. Peter Steinke and the Lutheran Brotherhood. Mary was Associate General Presbyter for the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia and Associate Executive Presbyter for the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley. A mission and a passion. She led a delegation to Kinshasa DRC in 2007, and participated in mission/educational visits to Kenya, Ghana, and Mexico. Mary is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College and Princeton Theological Seminary She was ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in June 1989; she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and is a D. Min. student at McCormick Theological Seminary. Ms. Newbern-Williams has also served the PC as pastor of congregations in the Greater Los Angeles Areas, Wilcox County Alabama, and in Louisville, KY and Associate in the Higher Education Area of the National Ministries Division (1996-1999). She was Executive Producer of two educational videos, “For Just Such a Time as This” and “Looking for Diamonds” Mary has several publications, is a novelist, published her first novel, and is completing a second. The Rev. Dr. Mary Newbern-Williams has two sons and one daughter....much more.