We need your help!

We, the signers below, are current members of the Tools and Training Working Group. We were the developers and administrators of the 2023 Congregational Learning Day (CLD). We hope to do the same in 2024. We have a critical need for your assistance to make CLD 2024 a reality.


And we don’t do just the annual CLD event.


  1. We oversee several training events including, but not limited to Congregational Learning Day and satellite courses .
  2. We are the sponsors of the Measuring Mission consultations developed by Revs. Rod Frohman and Jim Evinger. They have conducted mission assessment workshops in 12 different congregations in our Presbytery since 2016.
  3. We give away small scholarships [$300-$500] to individuals who wish to attend congregational training events around the United States, and even as far away as Israel/Palestine.

The working group guidelines are HERE for your consideration.


As a Working Group (not nominated or term limited), we have decreased in size and we recognize that we need the commitment of a few more people to maintain this important and satisfying ministry.


We hope that you will prayerfully consider joining our team. We do not meet monthly but as needed and 95% of the time we meet via Zoom. We think we are a pretty good working team. We all enjoy working together. The new program year begins after August 1.


If you’re interested, you may contact Mindy Shaffer at [email protected].


Cordially yours in Christ-


Janet Flynn (Caledonia), Anne Gravenstede (Honeoye Falls), Mindy Shaffer (Penfield), Nancy Simpson (Downtown), Al Santos (Penfield), Jim Hetzler (Bethany), Roula Alkouri (Batavia) and Claudia Williams (Pittsford).