Celebrating Dr. Rev. Roger J. Gench!

Celebrating 17 Years with Dr. Rev. Roger J. Gench!

Rev. Gench will be retiring from 17 years as serving as the Head of Staff and Senior Pastor at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington DC.

We invite you to Rev. Gench’s last service leading worship with us this upcoming Sunday June 2, 2019 at 10 am.  Worship will include Communion.

Following worship, all are invited to a celebratory reception in Peter Marshall Hall.

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57th Annual Community Club Award Ceremony and Graduation Pictures

Amy Gillespie receives a special award from Community Club.
Titi wins the tutor of the year award.  Titi and her student, did the presentation.
Kasey Kelly receives a “Thank you” from Tom Karr and Shamika Bradey
Molly Smith presents and explains the Dornan Scholarships.


Paul Dornan and Molly Smith smile for a pic!


Susie Campbell and Susan Baumbach


Tutor pairs
Tutor pairs
Tutor pairs
Tutor pairs

Seeking Transitional (Interim) Pastor



The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church seeks to call a full time Transitional (Interim) Pastor.  NYAPC is an inclusive community of faith in the heart of Washington DC, furthering God’s transforming work, challenging the powerful, standing with the oppressed, lifting up the broken-hearted, and making God’s love and justice visible by welcoming and loving all.

With the retirement of a long tenured Senior Pastor, we are seeking a Transitional Pastor who will:

  • Provide frequent and consistently inspired sermons and worship-filled experiences that would seek to connect our faith to the public sphere, would seek to bring us deeper in our faith, and would inspire us to have deeper relationships with one another.
  • Lead the church in transformational practices including some of the traditional work of the Interim Pastor engaging the congregation in a time of purposeful discernment, visioning, and strategic planning.
  • Examine deeply the organizational, administrative, and financial life of the congregation so that we might be able to improve communication on all levels, to engage and redevelop our structures including committees, schedules, and staffing models, and to encourage and inspire a connection between one’s spiritual and financial life.

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To apply, please send PIF and cover letter to pastorsearch@nyapc.org.  We will be reviewing PIFs starting in June.  We hope that the Transitional Pastor will begin the call with us in August.

Summer Schedule at NYAPC!



We have a few reminders for you about the summer schedule.


This Sunday, May 26, we begin single service worship services at 10 am! We will continue this schedule through Labor Day weekend.

We will also have a congregational meeting following worship on May 26 to dissolve the call between The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and Senior Pastor Roger J. Gench, who will be retiring on June 2.

Children’s and youth Sunday school classes are concluded for the season, and will resume on September 8.

We continue to offer Adult Sunday school through July. For May 26 and June 2, we invite you to “Gathered in Prayer” led by Miriam Dewhurst in the Lincoln Chapel at 9:20 am. Check back about the Adult Education schedule.  We continue offerings before or after worship through July.