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Session Introduces Interim Pastor,
The Reverend Barb Tesorero

The Reverend Barb Tesorero will serve as MAPC’s Interim Pastor for the term of one year, beginning April 9th, 2015.  Barb’s first Sunday with us will be April 12.

Barb received her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (with concentrations in Family Sciences and Communications) from Michigan State University.  She entered Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a desire to prepare for hospital chaplaincy.  God’s call provided her with opportunities to minister as a chaplain in multiple settings, as an administrator at Louisville Seminary, and with various churches in Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio (ranging from 120 to 6000 members).

Barb writes, “I enjoy working in partnership with congregations that wish to expand their horizons and desire to consider new and creative ways of engaging in ministry.  I have had the pleasure of working within a variety of congregational cultures as members have labored to engage in the dynamic and powerful process of seeking to answer God’s call to minister in their community and the world. I am excited to begin this journey with Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church and look forward to what we might discover together.”

Barb grew up as a young child in Roanoke, VA.  Her family moved to Grand Rapids, MI when she was a teen and she remarks that “her heart will always hold a place for summers on the shores of Lake Michigan.”   She celebrates 34 years of marriage with her husband, Fran, and is enjoying the “empty nest” years.  They have two adult daughters.  Their oldest daughter, Christina, is married and lives in Milford.  Their youngest daughter, Jackie, lives in Milwaukee, WI.