Rev. Patrick and Jessica Wilkerson have announced their resignation as missionaries to Colombia effective December 1, 2021. The Wilkersons moved to Medellin in July 2017 to assist the newly formed Emmaus Presbytery. They have been a great source of encouragement for the leaders and instrumental in helping the presbytery organize its financial and legal structure. Jessica started a ministry to help single mothers with support from the CP Women’s Ministry. They also hosted short-term mission teams. After a year in Medellin, they moved to Rionegro (45 minutes outside of Medellin) and started a worshiping community in their home. We are grateful for their four-plus years of service and their contribution to the mission work in Colombia. Pray for Patrick and Jessica and their two daughters, Bella, and Jacqueline as they make their transition back to the US.
About Matthew Gore
Matthew H. Gore is a British journalist, historian, popular culturist, archivist, and educator residing in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the immediate past-president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists and is best known for his book The History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Kentucky to 1988 (2000). He has also published on a variety of topics as diverse as The Origin of Marvelman (a British superhero of the 1950s and 1960s), the relative scarcity of East German philatelics, and the biography of British pulp artist, Denis McLoughlin. He is employed by the Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the Cumberland Presbyterian Center in Memphis, Tennessee, as editor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Magazine and as publications manager. He has been associated with both Western Kentucky University, which honored him with their James H. Poteet Award, and the University of Kentucky. He also serves as editor for all Boardman Books (Memphis, Tennessee) publications.