Contributor: Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick lives in Evansville, Indiana where she is a regional director for Indiana’s Center for Congregations. She is a minister in the Presbyterian Church, having served 20 years in pastoral ministry before coming to the Center. She is a graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She has been an occasional columnist for the Evansville paper and a speaker at community events. Wendy is the author of several Center for Congregations resources, including Engaging Young Adultsand Designing Your Congregation’s Website.

Giving the Church a New Look with Old Eyes

“Technically, it’s called presbyopia,” said the ophthalmologist. “Starts about age 40, so you’re pretty much on target. Most people just get readers.” “Presbyopia, eh?” “Yeah. It means –” “I know … old eyes.” As a lifelong Presbyterian, this is the only other word I’ve heard with the Greek root presby, which means “old." Technically, Presbyterian refers... Read more