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…

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…

Transitional General Presbyter

The Reverend Dr. Floretta L. Barbee-Watkins was born to the late Mr.  and Mrs. Lawrence Flossie E. Watkins in Atlanta, GA. She graduated from Walker High School and then matriculated to Mercer University in Macon GA where she earned a BA degree in Communications.  In 1993, she graduated from Johnson C. Smith Seminary of the…

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…