A fresh, new spirit calls First Presbyterian home
• Rev. Sarah Chivington-Buck expresses excitement and spiritual passion for her new role
July 21, 2017
After a year-long search for a new pastor, following Rev. Dr. Judye Pistole's retirement, First Presbyterian Church of Alva is welcoming its new spiritual leader – and she's new in more ways than one.
Rev. Sarah Chivington-Buck, 35, graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary on May 20 and was ordained on June 18.
Despite a year-long internship at a California church, First Presbyterian will be her first time at the helm – although she's quick to make clear that Presbyterian churches are governed by a board of elders (called the Session) in collaboration with the pastor, and that...