THE PREACHERS

CeCe Armstrong

The Rev. Cecelia D. Armstrong is called “CeCe” by friends and family members.  She has never met a stranger and continues to collect friends and family members throughout her Christian journey through life and real-world experiences.  Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she was baptized at Calvary Presbyterian Church (USA) and remained a very active member there until her decision to make Georgia her home. Pastor CeCe is a graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center, where she attended Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary and earned her Masters of Divinity.  After seminary, she served Grady Memorial Hospital as a chaplain and Beth Salem Presbyterian Church (USA) as supply pastor.  As an ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Rev. Armstrong served her first call as Solo Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (USA) in Lantana, Florida.  Now, Pastor CeCe is the very proud Associate Pastor of St. James Presbyterian Church (USA) on James Island in Charleston, SC.

Peggy Jean Craig

The Rev. Peggy Jean “PJ” Craig serves as Senior Pastor at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Germantown (CPCG) in Germantown, TN.  Before coming to CPCG, Peggy Jean was the Assistant Director for K12 Partnerships at Rutgers University-Camden, New Jersey.  She oversaw the university’s civic engagement strategic priority, while also leading Rutgers-Ignite, a STEM-based afterschool program; Rutgers Future Scholars, a pre-college scholarship program for first generation college students, the Hill Center for College Access, and the Camden College Access Network serving over 1,000 youth a year. Before Rutgers, Peggy Jean served as the Executive Director of the Advocate Center for Culture and Education at the historic Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The Center provided programming deeply rooted in social justice, rigorous study, and community empowerment.  Peggy Jean also worked at the international relief and development agency, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and served as a missionary and youth director in Laos, Alabama, and Atlanta. In Washington, she worked for the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church in advocacy and awareness raising around the continuing effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam. She is a PhD candidate in Community Development-Public Affairs at Rutgers-Camden. Peggy Jean received her M.S. from Rutgers-Camden in Public Affairs, her M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and her B.A. from Fordham University in communications. Peggy Jean currently serves on the boards of Volunteer Odyssey, Memphis’s one-stop shop for meaningful volunteer experiences, and Metropolitan Inter-faith Association (MIFA), an organization supporting independence of vulnerable seniors and families. She is an ordained minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Peggy Jean is passionate about justice, diversity and equity, and all things food-related. She lives in Memphis with her husband, Matt.

Bruce Reyes Chow

Bruce is an author, speaker, parent, consultant, coach, podcaster, and pastor. He speaks and writes on issues of faith, technology, race, parenting, and church culture. 

He was the Moderator of the 218th General Assembly and is currently the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto. He is also a Senior Consultant and Coach with The Convergence Network, and a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.  

Bruce hosts the podcast, BRC & Friends and is the author of four books. His latest is “In Defense of Kindness: Why It Matters, How It Changes Our Lives, and How It Can Save the World” was published by Chalice Press in 2021.Additionally, photography feeds his soul, afternoon naps are non-negotiable, and he thinks food is good. He has an active online presence and can be found on most social networks via @breyeschow.

Jerry Cannon

The Rev. Jerry Cannon is pastor of C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina and has served this congregation for the past 28 years where more than 20 young people have since answered the call to full time ministry. He has also served congregations in SC, GA, CO, NY, NM and CA. He is active in the National Black Presbyterian Caucus and served with the National Presbyterians Chaplains Retreat. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Board of Pensions of the PC(USA). Dr. Cannon’s involvement with the church is long-standing, and he is especially committed to evangelism and community service. Reverend Dr. Cannon is married to Rev. Veronica E. Cannon and they have four adult children—Rudolph, Raymond, Rosalyn, and Richard.

THE BAND

Aisha Brooks-Lytle

Call me “Pastor Eesh!” I’m a native of Philadelphia and hold a Bachelor of Science in Music from Temple University. After serving as youth director at Wayne Presbyterian church, I attended Princeton Theological Seminary and have since served various churches in the tri-state area through my music ministry and ministry of preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. I’m happily married to her husband, Carl Brooks-Lytle and am the proud Mom of our son, Ellington Scott.

My instrument is my voice, and I love lifting it to God in praise!

Jerry Chapman

I’ve been a professional musician for the entirety of my adult life. I’ve played shows in 46 states & 3 countries. I’ve written hundreds of songs (at least 20% of them are good) and have released 14 albums, both solo and with various bands. I’m equally comfortable playing music by the Beatles, Chris Tomlin, KISS, Hillsong & Tom Petty.  I’m currently worship leader for two Methodist churches in Winston-Salem, NC.  Married with two kids, too.

I play acoustic & electric guitars, bass guitar, harmonica, percussion, mandolin, ukulele, and bad piano.  And I sing too.

Carla Dos Santos-Webb

Hey! I graduated from college at Columbia International University with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in music and earning my bible certificate.  After college, I was the contemporary worship leader at a local church in Charlotte, North Carolina.  After my time with that church, I redirected my focus to youth: mentoring some of the girls and working closely within the youth’s music ministry.  Aside from music and song-writing, I’m pretty competitive.  I enjoy playing sports and various random games.  Although I enjoy getting out and doing, I still love having time to read or Netflix binge.

I play bass guitar, acoustic guitar and sing.

Steve Lindsley

I’m a Presbyterian pastor currently serving a great congregation in Charlotte, NC.  I’m also a musician/songwriter and have served as a songleader for various retreats and conferences for the past twenty years.  I am thoroughly ensconced in Presbyterian-ness with degrees from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (M.A.C.E.), Columbia Theological Seminary (M.Div), and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (D.Min).  I’m husband to Lorie and chauffeur to our two boys, Connor (15) and Hunter (12).

I play piano, guitar and bass primarily, and I sing.  I can fake a few other instruments as needed. 

Rich Richards

Kentucky-born, Rich Richards is a multi-instrumentalist, song writer, and visual painter who has worked within the PC(USA) for over 25 years. Rich is founder of “WorshipWorx L. L C., a worship and music consulting agency that aids churches in 21st century expressions of worship.

THE REC LEADERS

Christian Antwi

Hello there, I am Christian Antwi and I am so pumped to help you explore the mysterious nature of God through recreation. I currently serve as the Director of Ministries for Children, Youth and their Families at Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Atlanta and I am a student at Columbia Theological Seminary. Play and recreation has been a part of my soul and being for many years now and at Triennium I hope that you experience God and others in a new way and learn more about yourself. Looking forward to playing and growing with you.

Omayra L. Gonzalez Mendez

Omayra L. Gonzalez Mendez is a media producer, from news to tv shows. Creating, organizing and managing people is her thing. Super passionate about the Church! She takes every free minute to work in different organizations of the Presbyterian Church, both locally and internationally. As an elder in the Presbyterian Church in Hato Rey, she serves as secretary of the session and leads different committees. Understand that all parts of the church are equally important. So, she can take a summer to sit and follow the committees of the General Assembly of the PCUSA and fly the next day to lead recreation in a youth event. All matters of the church, processes and creation, fascinated her.

Joanna Wilkinson

Joanna Wilkinson grew up in southwest Missouri and received her bachelor’s in Commercial Arts Graphic Design. She went on to grad school at Memphis Theological Seminary to earn a Master’s in Youth Ministry. She lived in Tennessee for eight years after college serving in ministry. Working as a Youth Minister by day in the Nashville area and graphic designer in every spare moment. Joanna is a certified Youth Minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and has served in youth ministry in a variety of roles in churches, presbyteries, camps, and conferences. An opportunity to move back to her home state of Missouri when her husband Neal received a call to White Oak Pond Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 2018. She started her own Media and marketing business, HoneyCreek Media along with her sister. She led recreation on stage at Faith in 3D in 2012 & 2017. Joanna has served at PYT in a variety of capacities over the years and is excited about this new adventure as PYT takes a leap into unchartered waters in Louisville, Ky.