Prior to coming to Bridgeport to lead CCGB in 2013 Rev. Shaw served as General Presbyter of Albany Presbytery in upstate NY, an area which includes 70 Presbyterian churches. She has also served on a number of non-profit Boards and chaired the Social Witness Commission of the New York State Council of Churches before coming to Bridgeport.
After ordination in 1980, Rev. Shaw served as Pastor of a church in Cape May, New Jersey, as Chaplain of the Kodaikanal International School in Tamil Nadu, India, as the Associate Pastor of a church in Tenafly, NJ, and then pastored a multi-racial church in New City, NY before serving as a middle judicatory executive with Albany Presbytery.
Rev. Shaw was attracted to seek and accept this position of CEO & President of CCGB because of her commitment to ecumenism and desire to be more deeply engaged in social service, advocacy, and justice ministries.