The Presbytery of the East met February 3-4 at Ashland EPC, Voorhees, New Jersey. The host church’s pastor is Jamie Cupschalk. Highlights of the meeting included:
- The Presbytery received Covenant Presbyterian Church, Simsbury, Connecticut (pastor Sean Martin) from the New Wineskins/EPC Transitional Presbytery, then Kennett Square Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (pastor Andrew Smith) were received pending their dismissal from the PCUSA Donegal Presbytery.
- Ruling Elder Phil Fanara was installed as Moderator for 2012.
- Goodwill EPC, Montgomery, New York is celebrating its 25th anniversary as an EPC church on February 7.
- Rev. Dr. Todd Smedley, an associate pastor at Fourth-Bethesda, Maryland was recognized for successfully defending his PhD dissertation in late 2011.