We are so very excited to let you know about Tricia Dykers-Koenig, VPC's summer Pastor-in-Residence. Tricia will be with VPC From July 2 through August 13 and will be responsible for worship planning, staff support, Sunday preaching, and some pastoral care. Below is a little bit about Tricia, let’s give her a warm VPC welcome.
Tricia Dykers Koenig served for 16+ years as National Organizer for the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, one phase of a spiritual call beginning in 1991 to help the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) become more welcoming to LGBTQ persons. Prior to joining the Covenant Network staff, for 20 years she was co-pastor of congregations in Iowa and Ohio with her husband, Mark Koenig.
Mark and Tricia are the parents of two sons; Sean works with electronic medical records in New York City, and Eric will shortly begin his first ordained call, in Ann Arbor, MI.
Born in Hawaii, Tricia spent her childhood in Tennessee and her adolescence in Virginia before graduating from Duke University and McCormick Theological Seminary.
She enjoys walking, listening to history and biography audiobooks, visiting zoos and aquariums, and (most of the time) church meetings.
Summer Bible Studies & Adult Education
Rise & Shine Bible Study will continue to meet during the summer on Tuesdays, at 7:15am in the Fireside Room.
The Sequoia's Bible Study will end for the summer on Tuesday, June 27.
The Women's Horizon Bible Study will re-start on Wednesday, Sept 20.
Sundays, June 4 - August 27, 9:15 - 10:15am
Summer DVD Series "Eclipsing Empire: Paul, Rome, and the Kingdom of God"
Eclipsing Empire: Paul, Rome, and the Kingdom of God. (June - August) For this summer, Adult Ed will "travel" (via DVD-series) with biblical scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan as they trace the Apostle Paul's footsteps throughout the Roman Empire. This study explores fresh insights into Paul's message on the Kingdom of God, its challenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostle's radical relevance for today. Come join us as we "travel" through time to Paul's first century world.