On Sunday, November 1, 2015, a commission of the Presbytery of St. Augustine met over a meal at the Mikesville Presbyterian Church and then proceeded to a service of commissioning for Ruling Elder Shirley Mergan. Shirley has received the presbytery’s training to serve as a ruling elder commissioned to particular service as a pastor of a congregation, and she previously served First Presbyterian Church of Live Oak, Florida for several years.
The Mikesville church asked Shirley to serve them for a season, and she has begun her work in that part of God’s creation. The commission was made up of teaching elders Cynthia Montgomery (Presbytery Moderator) and Gary Hardesty (First Alachua) and ruling elders Ann Cothran (Mikesville) and Steve Benz (First Lake City). We pray God’s blessing on this relationship and on the work of the Mikesville church in mission and ministry.