Alice Rose Tewell
Member of NCP Since: 2014
Pastor, Clarendon Presbyterian Church
Theological Spectrum: Moderate
In the past 2 years, how often have you attended Presbytery meetings: 90%
Local church responsibilities: (past and present) Pastor at Clarendon Presbyterian Church 2020-present; Associate Pastor New York Avenue Presbyterian Church 2014-2020
Presbytery responsibilities: (past and present) COM, Specialized Ministry (Present); Past (CDC, 2018 Racism Task force
Other governing body responsibilities (past and present): Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Vice Moderator/ Moderator
Special skills, knowledge, expertise in relevant areas and compute competency include language(s) other than English: Anti-Racism training (3 times); earning certificate in Executive Leadership Princeton Theological Seminary focusing on negotiation/ conflict resolution, financial management, and staff supervision
Community involvement: VOICE Strategy Team (community organizing), 2021
Massanetta Middle School Conference Keynoter, June, 2021
PTA at local elementary school and PreK
Please share what you believe are the key theological/social issues currently facing the church and society, and how they shape your experience in the church:
1. Divisions within the church body impacting society including causing a threat to our democracy
2.White Supremacy/ Racism ; The historical and present church is culpable for racist policies undermining the body of Christ; the church as a whole must take bolder steps (leaps) in this direction.
- Climate Change. Climate change affects refugees, immigrants, BIPOC peoples, children, elderly— the church is part of this.
- When we can address the top three in a courageous way led by our faith, the church will grow.
Please indicate why you want to represent National Capital Presbytery at the General Assembly: I will have been an ordained pastor for 12 years, and it is time that she in this responsibility by ordination vows to serve the denomination in a larger capacity. Practically with my children a bit older, I have time to be able to spent towards this. I bring skills of discernment, close reading, and collaboration that I believe would benefit the 2022 GA.