Some Days Are Diamonds

A frank and fun conversation about pastoral ministry for, with and by Cumberland Presbyterians.


Wed., Oct. 17th
10:00 am – 3:30 pm


10:00 am     Presentations-clergy panel

12:00 pm  * Luncheon and program

*We will join other Scholar’s Week participants for a luncheon and program. Lunch is free for students. A $10 fee for outside participants’ meals will help us be good stewards of resources.

2:00 pm     Continued Conversations

3:30 pm     A Flowing Fountain
                                     Because chocolate makes everything better!

Meet the Presenters:

Rev. Micaiah Tanck was born in Colombia, South America, as a missionary kid of CP missionaries, Lynn and Nona Thomas. She grew up in ministry, and felt called toward it from a very young age. At the University of Alabama, she was called upon to serve a church in Hueytown, AL, and fell in love with pastoral ministry. She went to Princeton Theological Seminary where she met and married Brian. She received an MA in Spiritual Formation and, in 2015, graduated with an MDiv. Both spouses are now ordained ministers and, together, co-pastor Scottsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Email: micaiah.thomas@gmail.com
Church Phone: 256.574.2595

Rev. Endia J. Scruggs was born in Madison County, AL. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Religion from the Heritage Bible College in Huntsville, Alabama. Ordained in the CPCA denomination she was the first woman to be called to an established congregation, the first woman to serve as moderator of the General Assembly and, then, the first moderator to serve two consecutive terms. She serves as pastor of the largest congregation in the CPCA, Madkins Chapel, in Huntsville, AL. She and husband, Elder Eddie L. Scruggs, are the parents of five adult children: Ronald, Tony, Stephanie, Sean, and Sabrina; and grandparents of two: Jerren Christopher and Jeremiah Canaan.

Email: madkinschapel@knology.net
Church Phone: 256.534.1192

Rev. Kip J. Rush was raised in Austin, Texas. A life-long Cumberland Presbyterian, he was nurtured in the St. Paul CP Church. Answering a call to the ministry Kip graduated from Bethel College and, in 1990, Memphis Theological Seminary. Ordained by Trinity Presbytery he has served churches in Texas, Georgia and Mississippi before coming to his present position as pastor of Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Brentwood, TN. Rev. Rush serves on the Board of Christian Education in Nashville Presbytery, the Board of Trustees for MTS, and a Nashville area college ministry called UKirk. He is married to Jodi and they have two adult daughters: Madison, a sixth grade teacher and Devin, who works for a healthcare non-profit.

Email: pastor@brenthaven.org
Church Phone: 615.373.4826


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