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.
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.