Pastoral staff

Our Senior Pastor  - Rev. Dr. Barry Dawson

We are excited to welcome Rev. Dr. Barry Dawson to the team as our new senior pastor. From Tokyo to The Hague, from Oman to South Dakota Barry brings years of experience in the international ministry context. Until their recent relocation, Barry and his wife Shelly have been based in Bangkok, Thailand, for nearly the past 5 years. They are both mission co-workers (missionaries) who serve together as the Presbyterian Church’s Regional Liaisons for Southeast Asia. The Dawsons have lived in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East where Barry has served as the Senior Pastor in many international, interdenominational, English language churches. "I am passionate about multi-cultural ministry in international churches. In fact, the multi-cultural nature of ministry in international congregations continues to be one of the great joys of my life. All the culturally diverse international churches where I have served have included membersfrom 30-50 nations", says Barry.

He is ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament (Pastor / Teaching Elder) by the Presbyterian Church (USA). His dissertation to become Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) concentrated on church revitalization. The Dawsons have three adult children.

Our Associate Pastor - Rev. Amy McPherson

Amy was born in Wisconsin. Before heeding God's call, she worked at IBM and various other companies for more than 10 years. Amy got her Masters of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree both in Business Management and Computer Information Systems. She was ordained by Falls Baptist Church in North Carolina in 2014.

Pastor Amy says “As the Associate Pastor of APC, I have the honor and privilege of serving the congregation. I also have the distinct honor of serving the children in our Children’s Ministries, the youth in our two Youth Groups, and the adults in our Young Adult Ministries.

It is my prayer that you will always feel welcome, accepted, and loved as you not only enter the walls of this church, but also as you go out into the world through our Servants' Entrance. Know that you are not alone. The Lord is with you, a great multitude of the heavenly hosts are continually lifting you up to the Lord in prayer, and we are here to travel this journey with you. You will always have a home here at the APC.”