John Newton


Hello Everyone,
As you all know by now, my last day at First Presbyterian Church Durango will be this Sunday, May 19th. The main reason for this is that my application to enroll in the MDiv program at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta for the upcoming fall has been accepted! My grandfather and mother went to Columbia so, with God’s help, I am following in their footsteps. Regarding the summer, I will be working at PCUSA’s Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina. It’s one of my favorite places on the planet, so I’m very excited to return for another summer.
Ultimately, I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me and being such a great church. Working at First Pres has deepened my faith immensely, and this church is a very big reason for the path I hope to follow. The people here are so amazing, and the youth here are the best group of young people I have ever worked with. God is truly present in First Pres Durango. I know there is a lot of change coming soon, but I know you all will thrive due to the great people here. Thank you for an amazing year and a half, and thank you for showing me God’s love. God bless each and everyone of you.
John Newton