Muskingum Valley Presbytery, PO Box 946, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Who to Contact

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Connecting with the Right Person can be a Challenge.

Here are some of our key leaders and what they do.


Rev. Matthew J. Skolnik, our General Presbyter, is charged by the Council to implement the vision and mission of MVP.

He frequently leads worship in our churches, provides training, supports PNCs, develops sessions, resources MVP committees, and keeps us moving forward.

Matt values mission engagement, healthy relationships and systems within congregations, and enjoys working with churches who are interested in taking their next steps in faith.

855-603-0604 ext. 1


Tim Pollock (CRE) , our Stated Clerk, oversees the official business and processes of the presbytery, interprets the Book of Order, and answers questions regarding polity.

Tim is also the Commissioned Ruling Elder at Bloomfield Presbyterian Church in New Concord, OH.

855-603-0604 ext. 3
or 740-624-2351


Bev Potts, as our Administrative Assistant, keeps us running on a day to day basis. She schedules events, records financial data, sets-up meetings, records minutes, and keeps us organized. She works closely with our General Presbyter, Stated Clerk, Treasurer and Committee Chairs.

855-603-0604 ext. 0

Mailing address:
PO Box 946
New Philadelphia, OH. 44663


The Muskingum Valley Presbytery office is nested inside the Uhrichsville First Presbyterian Church at 633 N. Main St., Uhrichsville, OH. 444683

Office hours are M – TH  8:00am – 4:00pm (Friday’s hours vary). There may be moments when the office is closed, for routine trips to the bank, post office, or PTO days, etc. Since March 2020, Bev has been working from home due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines. If you need to meet at the Uhrichsville office, please call first to schedule an appointment.


MVP Council and Administration Committees are Spiritual Leaders who work together to oversee the vision, ministries and mission of MVP. 

Council & Administration

MVP Parish Elders oversee relationships between churches and their pastors.

If you are working to call a pastor, need help encouraging your pastor or need an intervention our Parish Elders are your go-to people.

Parish Elders

The MVP Calling Commission helps individuals who feel a call to pastoral ministry.

The two main pathways to serve in pastoral ministry are seminary trained individuals who go through the inquiry and candidacy processes, and elders who are trained to be Commissioned Ruling Elders (CREs).

Calling Commission

The MVP Retreat Ministry Mission Group oversees two retreats per year, one in spring and one in fall.

Chair – Donna Robertson