Join us in worship for a unique sermon series as we explore the Book of Esther as told through the lens of six different characters from the story. Each week, a woman from the North Avenue Presbyterian Church community will lend her own insight and experience while focusing on one character to help us dig deeper into this story. The Book of Esther shows us God's incredible faithfulness, even in what appear to be hopeless and dire circumstances, and how God uses those who seem to be the most unlikely people to bring about justice and redemption in the world.
Meet Our Speakers
July 8 // 9 AM / 11 AM / 5:45 PM
Marilyn Borst, an elder at NAPC, is Associate Director for Partnership Development of The Outreach Foundation, a Presbyterian global agency and mission partner of North Avenue. She travels frequently to the Middle East to introduce congregations to the Global Church. In 2007 she went to Iran and actually visited Susa which is where the story of Esther takes place!
Rev. Dr. Jane Kagia
July 15 // 9 AM / 11 AM
Rev. Dr. Jane Kagia was born, and raised in Kenya. Jane is the second immigrant African women to be ordained in the PC(USA). She is serving as a Chaplain at Emory St. Joseph Hospital. She is a wife, a mother, and a grandmother.
Rev. Julie Ferguson
July 15 // 5:45 PM
Rev. Julie Ferguson is a chaplain with Emory Hospital in Atlanta. She has been a hospice chaplain and has also served in parish ministry since her ordination in 2009. She loves living in downtown Atlanta and enjoys meeting people and hearing their life stories. She is a wife and mother of a wonderful daughter.
Hon. Cassandra Kirk
July 22 // 9 AM / 11 AM / 5:45 PM
Cassandra is a member of NAPC, where she has served as a Deacon and currently serves as an Elder. In her professional life, Cassandra serves as Chief Magistrate Judge of Fulton County, where she has worked to increase accessibility for court users. After 15 years in public service as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and Director of Legal Services, Cassandra spearheaded Choices, Fulton County’s first juvenile drug court program as an Associate Juvenile Court Judge.
Rev. Irene Wong
July 29 // 9 AM / 11 AM / 5:45 PM
Irene is a 3rd generation Chinese-American who grew up in New York City and has lived in the Atlanta area for 16 years. She has been a member of North Ave for 9 years, served as an elder, and chairs the Reconciliation Task Force. Irene was recently ordained as the Executive Director of the Atlanta Ministry with International Students (AMIS). She is a wife and mother to three daughters ages 12, 10 and 7.
Rev. Megan Johnson
August 12 // 9 AM / 11 AM / 5:45 PM
Megan has served as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) since 2007. She has been a pastor at NAPC since 2013, serving first as the Associate Pastor for Women's Ministry, and now serving as the Associate Pastor for Discipleship. She is a wife and a mother to three awesome sons.
August 5 // 9 AM / 11 AM / 5:45 PM
Katie Delp has committed her career to developing under-resourced communities into thriving socially, economically and racially diverse neighborhoods. As Executive Director of Focused Community Strategies (FCS) Katie leads multiple initiatives providing mixed-income housing, economic development, job creation, youth development and food security in neighborhoods on Atlanta’s south side.