Sisters and Brothers of the Presbytery of Tropical Florida, there is work to be done in advancing the claim of Christ in South Florida. We will do that work together. We Presbyterians offer the world this blessed witness that prays deeply, lives the Word, does justice, and trusts with you in bearing such a witness. As your General Presbyter, I am asking you to follow Christ with me as we discover what it means to "Build Christ-centered communities."
I am stepping into this work with much prayer. I have spent the nigh in discernment and earnest prayer, and there is clear and strong confirmation that this is where the call of God is leading me. I am saying a "Yes" to the invitation to be your General Presbyter. I have felt your prayer, and I witnessed it in astounding expression at the conclusion of out Presbytery meeting a couple weeks ago.
In looking forward to our time together, I am joyful that we can strive side-by-side to build up the Church that our congregations might be the vibrant witnesses that we envision. I pledge myself to walk with you in that faithful endeavor.
Last month the newly formed Leadership Council held its first meeting. I met with the council, and I invite you to pray for us as this new structural piece begins to take shape.
I have concluded my ministry in Maryland and relocated to live among you. I do have a presbytery email, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and for both calls and texts my cell phone number is 443-621-8022
Rev. Dr. Daris Bultena
General Presbyter, The Presbytery of Tropical Florida