The Rev. Dr. Ed White

The Rev. Dr. Ed White is a Parish Associate at CCPC. In his long and distinguished career, Ed has served as general presbyter for the National Capital Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and was, at various times, Chair of the Alban’s board of trustees, President of the Council of Churches of Greater Washington, President of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, and President of the Society for Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry (SACEM). In the 1960s, Ed was active in the civil rights movement as a Freedom Rider and a coordinator for the Poor People’s Campaign.

These experiences influenced Ed’s outlook and commitment to congregations, as did his early years in parish ministry for a Manhattan congregation that found renewal by embracing the wider community. Ed’s consulting and teaching experience include leading the Alban Institute’s Bishop and Church Executive Leadership Institute, training new presbytery and synod executives in the PCUSA and other denominations, and training and coaching clergy entering their first parish or moving to a new call.

Ed has led interfaith team-building workshops and retreats for clergy, laity, and judicatory and congregational staff. He has also taught special courses at Union (Virginia), Princeton, Pittsburgh, and Sewanee Theological Seminaries.