Perrin Tribble, a 2011 graduate of PC, has been named the College’s new director of church relations. She will begin serving in the role on November 11th.
“My family and I have been Blue Hose for a long time, and I believe this is an especially exciting time for our school,” Tribble said. “It is energizing to see the new construction, renovations and overall growth on campus.”
As director of church relations, Tribble will build and direct a comprehensive church relations program for the College.
Through her guidance, the program will include:
- outreach and visibility
- resource development
- service to congregations
- student recruitment
“We are excited about re-establishing this important position and believe that Perrin’s professional experiences will allow her much success as our director of church relations,” said PC President Bob Staton. “Presbyterian College was founded on a strong relationship with the Presbyterian Church, and we look forward to strengthening and expanding our valuable connections with church members and congregations.”
While at PC, Tribble majored in biology and worked at Thornwell Home and School for Children during the summers. Her education and work at Thornwell led to her first career after college, teaching environmental science and coastal ecology at the Barrier Island Educational Program on Seabrook Island, S.C.
Tribble interned in the youth ministry program at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte N.C., over the summers. This experience inspired Tribble to serve the church full-time.
“I saw working in the church as a way to combine my teaching experience with relational ministry,” she said.
Tribble became the director of children, youth, and Christian education at Second Presbyterian Church in Charleston, S.C., in 2013. She served Second Presbyterian Church for three years before becoming director of middle school ministries at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Tribble ultimately became director of Christian education and middle school ministries at Covenant Presbyterian Church. In this role, she directed the children’s and high school ministries. She also served children and youth at the church, from elementary school-aged children to high school seniors.
Tribble’s background at Second Presbyterian Church and Covenant Presbyterian Church have prepared her for her role as director of church relations.
“Serving in the PC(USA) has taught me the value of being a connectional church,” Tribble said. “Those experiences helped me build a strong network of friends and colleagues who share an enthusiasm for ministry and the church.
“I look forward to staying connected to my network, and expanding it, for the good of PC.”