Henry Brinton, Teaching Elder
Pastor, Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, VA
Theological Spectrum: Moderate
In the past 2 years, how often have you attended Presbytery meetings: Three times per year
Local church responsibilities: Pastor; leader of interfaith organization
Presbytery responsibilities (past and present): Chair, Committee on Preparation for Ministry; Chair, Meadowkirk sale task force
Other governing body responsibilities (past and present): None
Special skills, knowledge, expertise in relevant areas and compute competency include language(s) other than English: Experience op-ed writer; novelist
Community involvement: (Name nor more than three):Gathering of Friends program, in which Christians and Muslims talk; Rumi Forum programs
What do you believe are the key theological/social issues currently facing the church and society, and how they shape your experience in the church?
The challenge of overcoming political polarization through Christian hospitality.
Why do you want to represent National Capital Presbytery at the General Assembly: Although I have been ordained 33 years, I have not served at the GA level. I would welcome the opportunity.