Leadership of the Body of Christ
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.  Acts 20:28
Rev Julie Walkup Bird Transitional Pastor-sized-a
Rev. Julie Walkup Bird
Transitional Pastor
Julie Walkup Bird is excited to live into her call to serve Sharon Presbyterian Church as Transitional
Pastor/ Head of Staff. She has served churches in Texas, Scotland and South Carolina and represented PC(USA) as a Mission Partner in Residence in the Church of South India. Serving Christ’s church in various cultures and settings, Julie has witnessed God’s transforming power within ministries of peace, justice, and reconciliation. As a life-long Presbyterian, Julie’s faith has also been deeply enriched by collaborating within ecumenical and inter-faith partnerships.
 
Beyond the local church, Julie has served as a PC(USA) delegate to the World Communion of Reformed  Churches and the National Council of Churches in Christ. Julie is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in Clearwater, Florida, she feels most at home with sand between her toes. She enjoys walking, reading and all things chocolate. Julie’s husband Adrian, originally from England, teaches at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte. They have two teenage children, Nathan and Lydia who bring abundant laughter into each day.
Last Published: May 13, 2022 12:17 PM