Stated Clerk

Marianne J. Grano was elected Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Detroit in January of 2020, and began her term of service in April 2020. She was ordained as a teaching elder November 12, 2006. She holds a BA in History, Highest Honors and Highest Distinction, from the University of Michigan, where her honors thesis…

BUSINESS MANAGER

Sarah started her career as a project engineer for an automaker. After many years of being the volunteer treasurer for her own congregation, she pursued a master’s degree in accounting and was happy to put her interest in non-profit accounting to work at the Presbytery. She has two children in high school and enjoys supporting…

VICE-MODERATOR

Kevin Smith started serving at his local congregation at age 16 when he became a Deacon. At age 18, he became an Elder and Youth Leader. Being a fourth generation Presbyterian, he brings deep roots and passion into any role he holds. Kevin is part of the worship tech team for the First Presbyterian Church…

Hunger Action Coordinator

Hello Everyone, My name is Unah Mutio Matu-Ngare and Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I worship at Calvary Presbyterian Church and St Matthew’s and St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church (SMSJ) both in Detroit. I am a member of the Thika Work Group. This group builds and fosters Christian relationships with the Presbytery of Thika…

Chair, Coordinating Cabinet

Chair, Coordinating Cabinet Past Moderator of Detroit Presbytery Ruling elder since 1973, serving at Detroit Westminster, and now Canton Geneva, including six years as Clerk of Session Chair, PoD Committee on Nominations Vice Chair, Hospitality, COLA for 221st General Assembly Commissioner to the 218th and 224th General Assemblies Chair and Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Presbyterian…

Rev. Jasmine Smart is originally from the metro area of Portland, Oregon. She attended Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI and then went to Princeton Theological Seminary where she received her Master of Divinity. Her husband Jonathan was born and raised in the Detroit area, and they settled here in late 2016. She was ordained…

Office Administrator / Executive Assistant

Tanya Rowland Kudla is the Office Manager and Executive Assistant at the Detroit Presbytery. Tanya brings over 20 years of administrative experience in office management and administrative work. Her role includes assistance in the implementation of presbytery policies and procedures, managing office operations, and facilitating various communications, such as the weekly updates. Tanya grew up…

Associate Executive Presbyter

Charon Barconey was elected Associate Executive Presbyter for the Presbytery of Detroit (November 2018) with a focus on mission, congregational development and transformation initiatives. Charon previously served the Presbytery of Detroit for ten years as the Youth Mission Coordinator, and as a Commissioned Ruling Elder, served as pastor to Hope Presbyterian Church in Detroit. During…