POAMN is very aware of the “fruits” or talents of its members and followers. We hear about them at conferences, we read about them in PNN newsletters and in the annual planning guide, and we see them on social media posts.

I’m reminded of the two famous posters from WWI and WWII. During WWI, the poster of Uncle Sam is pointing at us and saying I WANT YOU! During WWII, Rosie the Riveter is reassuring us that we are needed when she says WE CAN DO IT! Likewise, I summon all of you to step up to the plate and join our board of directors or one of our teams. We need you and we want you!

The POAMN board is a small group of volunteers who coordinate our efforts to support ministry to older adults. Our officers include a president, a vice president, a secretary, and a treasurer. Other board members include conference co-chairs, nominating committee chair, certificate coordinator, PNN editor, PC(USA) GA liaison, and members who serve at-large. Board members agree to serve for three-year terms. Their work is assisted through a part-time paid organizational administrator and support by Presbyterian Mission Agency staff.

We have several positions open on the Board of Directors for 2024-2026. Could you use your gifts and talents to benefit POAMN and the older adults and ministry leaders we serve? Please consider contacting me (Pat Baker) or Pepe Bowman to find out more about being part of this wonderful working association of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

We’re also seeking volunteers for teams to support activities of POAMN. Participation in a team is for a shorter duration than board membership and may fit better in your schedule. The teams are membership, conference planning (special events and webinars), communications (social media and website), new initiatives, and financial and grants planning. Each is led by a board member. Can I interest you in contacting me (Pat Baker) or Kelley Hope to share your gifts and talents in one of these areas? We’d love to hear from you!

With your help and support, POAMN will continue to be the great organization that was started 41 years ago to promote the development of older adult ministries and the value of such ministries.

Pat Baker
President, POAMN