Pam Byers

Pam Byers at Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA

Pam McLucas Byers, a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and member at Old First Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, served as the first executive director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians. Pam used her generous hospitality, deep intellect, faithfulness to Jesus Christ, and commitment to justice and unity to connect Presbyterians across the theological spectrum in difficult conversations around the full inclusion of LGBTQ Presbyterians and their families in the life and leadership of the PC(USA). 

Pam died on October 27, 2014. To honor her life and work, her colleagues and the Presbyterian Historical Society started the Pam Byers Memorial Collection to document fully all sides and perspectives on the forty-year movement for ordination and marriage rites in the church.

Generous financial gifts to PHS helped launch the Pam Byers Memorial Collection and donations enable our continuing work. To honor Pam Byers and support the Pam Byers Memorial Collection, make a gift here.

Remembering Pam Byers

To honor Pam's life and work, her colleagues and the Presbyterian Historical Society started the Pam Byers Memorial Collection to document fully all sides and perspectives on the forty-year movement for ordination and marriage rites in the church. PHS sat down with a few friends of Pam's to talk about her legacy.

Tricia Dykers Koenig reflects on the origins and beginnings of Pam Byers’ work with the Covenant Network of Presbyterians.

Tim Hart-Andersen reflects on Pam Byers’ service to LGBTQIA+ Presbyterians who suffered during the AIDS epidemic.

Barbara Wheeler reflects on Pam Byer's influence, both within the Covenant Network of Presbyterians and churchwide.