Chair, Jarvie Commonweal Service Committee
Doug McArthur currently serves as Chair of the Jarvie Commonweal Service Committee. He has been actively involved in local and national community activities including the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Presbyterian Foundation and Chair of the Colorado Leadership Alliance. He has consulted extensively with not-for-profit and corporate organizations worldwide and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver. Doug is a former resident of New York City. Her holds degrees from the University of Colorado and Columbia University.
Rev. Dr. David A. Davis is the senior pastor of Nassau Presbyterian Church in New Jersey. He has served the congregation since 2000. David earned his Ph.D. in Homiletics from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he continues to teach as a visiting lecturer. His academic work has focused on preaching as a corporate act and the active role of the listener in the preaching event. Before arriving in Princeton, he served for fourteen years as the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, in Blackwood, New Jersey. He has published two sermon collections, A Kingdom You Can Taste and Lord, Teach Us to Pray, and served on the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Foundation and the local Princeton YMCA. In addition to preaching in Presbyterian congregations around the country, David has preached to congregations in South Africa, Scotland, the Samuel Proctor Child Advocacy Conference of the Children’s Defense Fund, the Calvin Symposium for Worship, and on the campuses of Harvard and Duke University. David grew up in Pittsburgh and did his undergraduate work at Harvard University where he was a member of the University Choir, singing weekly in Memorial Church and listening to the preaching of Professor Peter Gomes. David is married to Cathy Cook, a Presbyterian Minister who is Associate Dean of Students and Director of Senior Placement at Princeton Seminary. They have two children, Hannah and Ben.
Elinor K. Hite is an experienced human resources executive with a background in strategic human resources, organizational development, corporate leadership training, recruitment, and talent management. She continues to serve as a consultant. Elinor most recently served as Associate Vice President of Human Resources at the Adler Graduate School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Prior to that, Elinor was Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Organizational Development at the YMCA of the USA. She has considerable experience in Human Resources consulting and has been an adjunct Professor in Organizational Psychology. In addition to serving as a Jarvie committee member, Elinor serves on the Presbyterian Homes of Illinois board and on the Governance committee. She is also on the Chicago Lights board, which is the social services arm of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, where she serves on the Executive Committee. She previously served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Foundation, including service as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Audit and Valuations committees. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from Denison University in Ohio, a Master of Arts in Counseling from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Clinical Training Certificate from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Rev. Shannon White has been ordained in the PC(USA) since January 1991 and has served as Associate Pastor at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, NY; Pastor of North Greenwich Congregational Church; Associate Pastor of Round Hill Community Church in Greenwich, CT; and currently as Pastor of Wilton Presbyterian Church in Wilton, CT for the past seven years. (All four churches are in Jarvie’s catchment area.) Shannon is the author of The Invisible Conversations with Your Aging Parents and has spoken nationally on the topic of keeping conversations open and honest between seniors and their adult children. She is also a former Emmy-nominated television reporter for News 12 Westchester in New York.