The Presbyterian Association of Musicians announced today the recipients of its first PAM Internship Grants for Churches. The awardees are:

Park Lake Presbyterian Church, Orlando, FL - The Rev. Dr. Dan DeBevoise and the Rev. Dr. Helen DeBevoise, co-pastors; Rob Ross, director of music.

First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX - The Rev. Dr. Joe Clifford, pastor; Joshua Taylor, director of worship and music.

Recipient congregations have developed internship programs that will engage individuals called to the ministry of church music and worship in a broad range of experiences within the congregation and beyond. Each program is designed to capitalize on the strengths of the congregation's ministry, as well as the experience and mentorship of the congregation's pastoral and musical staff. Recipient congregations have made the financial commitment to at least match the $1,500 grant awarded by PAM.

Peter Allen Haley, chair of PAM's Membership Development Committee expressed his thanks to all of the applicants for their hard work in crafting creative and innovative applications. Haley commented, "The committee was most impressed with the potential for our awardees to set a high standard for future internship programs." 

Funding for these grants was provided through the generosity of the Ansel Reed Children's Enrichment Fund and Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Dardaganian.

About the Presbyterian Association of Musicians

The Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) educates, enriches, and engages its membership in humanity’s chief end: to glorify and enjoy God forever. PAM is a national organization of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for those involved in the areas of worship, music, and the arts. Conductors, organists, pianists, players of other instruments, Christian educators, clergy, and lay people find PAM a valuable resource for creative worship planning. Not just for Presbyterians, members of many worshiping traditions find PAM resources, conferences, and publications extremely helpful in their work for the church.