Tuesday, May 02, 2006

GAC releases names of those laid off

Let us keep these people and their family in our prayer.

GAC releases names of those laid off
departed May 1; others set for October 1
by Jerry L. Van Marter

LOUISVILLE — General Assembly Council Executive Director John Detterick today (May 2) formally released the names of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) national staff employees who have lost their jobs in the “reduction in force” needed to reduce the 2007-2008 General Assembly mission budget by $9.15 million.
Seventy-five employees lost their jobs May 1, the largest single layoff at the Presbyterian Center since 1993, when 140 jobs were eliminated.
Fifty-nine staff members concluded their service immediately. Sixteen others received notice that their jobs will end October 1, when the transition to a radically new organizational structure in Louisville will be complete.
Prior to the layoffs there were 532 persons on the national staff and 27 vacant positions. In addition to the 75 layoffs, nine vacant positions were also eliminated, reducing the staff to 430 with 18 vacant positions. Fifteen new jobs will added during the transition, bringing the total staff to between 463 and 468.
Detterick announced the positions that were eliminated Monday, but delayed releasing the names of persons in those positions “in order to give them time to tell their families and friends before they read about it in the press.”

Persons whose positions were eliminated effective May 1:

  • Marvin J. Smith, Programming Team Manager, Office of Information Services, MSS
  • Carolyn Blakely, Program Assistant – Conference Ministries, Theology and Worship, CMD
  • Tonda Bonman, Senior Accounting Clerk, Finance and Accounting Services, MSS
  • Steven Boots, Associate for Congregational Transformation, Evangelism, NMD
  • Ivy C. Brito, Associate for Marketing, Congregational Ministries Publishing, CMD
  • Vernon S. Broyles III, Associate Director for Social Justice/Corporate Witness, Justice and Compassion, NMD
  • Cathy Bruner, Senior Administrative Assistant, Human Resources
  • Carolyn Campbell, Real Estate Manager, Finance and Accounting Services, MSS
  • Jon Chapman, Coordinator for Southern and East Africa, WMD
  • Kim Childress, Marketing Associate, Congregational Ministries Publishing, CMD
  • Marva Clayton-Miles, Church Leadership Connection Consultant, Leadership & Vocation, NMD
  • Greg Cohen, Older Adult Ministry office, Congregational Ministries Publishing, CMD
  • Vennie Constant, Program Assistant for Mission Partnerships, Ecumenical Partnerships, WMD
  • Kim Deaton, Human Resources Information Systems Administrator, Human Resources
  • Stanley DeVoogd, Associate Relating to Latin America and the Caribbean, Ecumenical Partnerships, WMD
  • Scott Dowd, Coordinator of Marketing, Congregational Ministries Publishing, CMD
  • Wendy Doyon, Intermediate Administrative Assistant, People in Mutual Mission, WMD
  • John Filiatreau, Copy Editor/Formatter, Presbyterian News Service, Office of Communication
  • Wanda Fuller, Associate for Administration, Executive Director’s Office
  • Bill Gee, Associate Producer, Media Services, Office of Communication
  • Daniel Gilliam, Senior Administrative Assistant, Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy
  • Terri Gilmore, Senior Administrative Assistant, Justice and Compassion, NMD
  • Cathy Hagman, Intermediate Administrative Assistant, Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, CMD
  • Bobbi Wells Hargleroad, Editor, Church and Society magazine, Justice and Compassion, NMD
  • Gil Herbig, Senior Computer Operator, Office of Information Services, MSS
  • Richard Houston, Associate for Publications, Presbyterian Washington Office, NMD
  • Patrick Hugg, Graphic Designer, Congregational Ministries Publishing, CMD
  • Timi Jackson, Customer Service Representative, Presbyterian Distribution Service, MSS
  • Arnold J. Johnston, Associate Producer, Media Services, Office of Communication
  • Robert Klouw, Term Employee, Justice and Compassion, NMD (Dec. 31)
  • Shannon Langley, Coordinator for Global Education and International Leadership Development, WMD
  • Angela Madden, Associate Relating to the Middle East and Europe, Ecumenical Partnerships, WMD
  • Alice Martin, Senior Accounting Clerk, Finance and Accounting Services, MSS
  • Suzanne Mauck, Intermediate Administrative Assistant, Ecumenical Partnerships, WMD
  • Jaclyn Milburn, Term Employee, Human Resources
  • Martha H. Miller, Associate for Family and Single Adult Ministries, Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, CMD
  • Marva Morton, Intermediate Administrative Assistant, Ecumenical Partnerships, WMD
    Virginia L. Nyhuis, Intermediate Administrative Assistant, Congregational Ministries Publishing, CMD
  • William F. Owens, Coordinator for Curriculum Development, Congregational Ministries Publishing, CMD
  • Paris Ramseur-Brown, Intermediate Administrative Assistant, Global Service and Witness, WMD
  • Katharine Reeves, Associate for Ecumenical Coordination and Facilitation, Ecumenical Partnerships, WMD
  • Jeanne Romer, Intermediate Administrative Assistant, Ecumenical Partnerships, WMD
  • Tim Ruff, Senior Administrative Assistant, Congregational Ministries Publishing, CMD
  • Debbie Sachs, Internal Auditor, Internal Audit Office, MSS
  • Les Sauer, Coordinator for Ecumenical and Mission Partnerships, Ecumenical Partnerships, WMD
  • Bok Soon Slayton, Intermediate Administrative Assistant, Theology and Worship, CMD
  • Alexa Smith, Associate for News Services, Presbyterian News Service, Office of Communication
  • Laura Smith, Senior Accounting Clerk, Finance and Accounting Services, MSS
  • Champaka Srinivasan, Intermediate Administrative Assistant, Ecumenical Partnerships, WMD
  • Diana Stephen, Associate for Network Support, Small and Rural Churches, Evangelism, NMD
  • Anita Thurman, Switchboard Operator, Building Services, MSS
  • Mienda Uriarte, Associate for Christian Education and Young Adult Ministry, CMD
  • Michelle, Vissing, Desktop Publisher/Web Designer, Congregational Ministries Publishing, CMD
  • Regina Wampler, Intermediate Administrative Assistant, Ecumenical Partnerships, WMD
  • Thurman Watson, Senior Accounting Clerk, Finance and Accounting Services, MSS
  • Brunhilda Williams-Curington, Associate for Missionary Compensation and Benefits, People in Mutual Mission, WMD
  • Doug Wilson, Coordinator for Presbyterian Evangelism/NMD Mission Initiative, Evangelism, NMD
  • Rafaat Zaki, Coordinator for Central, South and Southeast Asia, Ecumenical Partnerships, WMD
  • Persons whose positions are being eliminated effective October 1:
  • Gail Alexander, Intermediate Administrative Assistant, Director’s Office, NMD
  • Joey Bailey, Chief Financial Officer/Director, MSS
  • Donald G. Campbell, Director, CMD
  • Suzanne Cantrell, Senior Administrative Assistant, Director’s Office, WMD
  • Sylvia Carter, Executive Assistant to the Director, MSS
  • Teresa Chrappa, Executive Assistant to the Director, WMD
  • Arthur DeYoung, Coordinator, CMD
  • Lacey Gilliam, Intermediate Administrative Assistant, Director’s Office, WMD
  • Angela Gowdy, Associate for Personnel and Administration, WMD
  • Pamela Green, Executive Assistant to the Director, NMD
  • Jeanette Hardy, Executive Assistant to the Director, CMD
  • Curtis Kearns Jr., Director, NMD
  • Jennie Lamb, Coordinator for Resources Administration, NMD
  • Helen Locklear, Deputy Executive Director, Executive Director’s Office
  • Marian McClure, Director, WMD
  • Bill Simmons, Coordinator of Finance and Administration, WMD

5 comments:

callieischatty said...

But be certain all that money cranks into the Sabeel Center. And what do they do with the money besides export war and intolerance?

Sad that charity can't begin at home..these good people should get their jobs back and someone should look at the upper management if they want lay offs.

Teri said...

callie, in case you didn't notice, the upper management lost their jobs. The directors of every division (ie most of the GAC) suggested that their own jobs be eliminated.

I don't want to be snotty, but as a PCUSA missionary in the middle east I want to ask you if you know anything about Sabeel and the work it's doing? Do you know what the word "sabeel" means? look into it.

These people were informed they were laid off BY AN ENVELOPE ON THEIR CHAIR when they came in on Monday morning. Maybe some compassion is in order. And don't forget the part where the lack of unrestricted giving also means that 50 missionaries around the world are not being renewed at the end of their terms this year.

There is incredible sadness and loss, and a huge amount of wondering where the resources, both human and monetary, are going to come from to continue the mission of Christ both at home and in the world. What are you doing to help?

astrocero said...

All of this amid the ordination fevor...there are far more important services that we could support if we did not in fight the way we do. To lose the WMD is tragic! I echo, What will we do? How shall we serve? How do we pick up where our brothers and sisters left off? What are we willing to sacrifice? Do we serve the church as good stewards? I am convicted in these statements as I am not...I pray I will be part of the solution and not the problem.

Pappy McVulgar said...

The above comment is mine. Not my brothers...sorry

Andrew W. Yeager-Buckley said...

I appreciate these thoughtful comments on the cuts that occurred. My wife and I had many friends lose their jobs. It's just a sucky situation for all that are involved.
Peace, Andrew