Motheral Awarded Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s Scholarship


McKenzie native Victoria Motheral has been awarded the 2013-2014 Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s Scholarship to Bethel University. The announcement was made this past June at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s 183rd General Assembly in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

     The Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that was established in 1976 in recognition of the service given by Beverly St. John, who was the first director of Cumberland Presbyterian Women. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a young woman attending Bethel University who plans to go into some type of full-time Christian ministry.

     Motheral’s call to ministry came to her a couple of years ago during a youth group retreat in East Tennessee. Motheral said she felt led to follow that call because of her deep love for others, and her desire that everyone have the same special relationship with Jesus Christ that she has found. Motheral says she really enjoys working with young people, especially as a camp counselor and VBS teacher.

     In her words to the Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s group Motheral said, “Just as all of those church leaders and teachers have done for me throughout my lifetime, it is my desire to continue the legacy of faith, fellowship and friendship that is uniquely Cumberland Presbyterian!” Motheral also added, “I am truly appreciative of this scholarship recognition, and through education and leadership vow to put your financial resources to God’s service.”

     Motheral will begin her junior year at Bethel this fall. She has traveled extensively throughout the country with the Renaissance Theater and Choral group. She also serves as the President of Campus Crusade for Christ and is a member of Lamda Sigma sorority. She is the daughter of Mr. Paul and the late Mrs. Susan Motheral.