Committee on Ministry furthers spiritual and temporal welfare of congregations, ministers, certified Christian educators, and commissioned lay pastors of presbytery. Responsible for churches going through pastoral transitions. 1st Tuesday 9:15am @ Gates.
The presbytery shall elect a Committee on Ministry which shall function according to the provisions of the Form of Government G-11.0500. In its work the Committee on Ministry shall seek to be accessible to and to further the spiritual and temporal welfare of congregations, ministers, certified Christian educators, and commissioned lay pastors of the presbytery.
The Committee on Ministry shall have twenty-four (24) members in three classes of eight (8) persons. The Committee on Ministry shall be comprised of twelve (12) ministers and twelve (12) elders. Care shall be taken to ensure that the Committee on Ministry is representative of both the demographics and the geography of the presbytery.
In accordance with the Form of Government (G-11.0502h.) the Committee on Ministry shall have authority to act on behalf of presbytery to:
- find in order calls issued by churches,
- approve and present calls for services of ministers,
- approve the examination of ministers transferring from other presbyteries required by G-11.0402,
- dissolve the pastoral relationship in cases where the congregation and pastor concur,
- grant permission to labor within or outside the bounds of presbytery,
- dismiss ministers to other presbyteries,
with the provision that all such actions be reported to the next stated meeting of presbytery.
The Committee on Ministry shall oversee training and education regarding sexual misconduct awareness and prevention. For more information see the Presbytery’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Rev. Louise Armstrong
Rev. Carin Farmer **
Rev. Dr. David Seaburn
Rev. Ann Waasdorp **
Rev. Viktoria Berlik
Rev. Melissa DeRosia **
Rev. Gordon Webster
Brad Smith **
Rev. Marcia Reiff
Rev. Kavin Rossman
Rev. Carol Anne Strawbridge
Rev. Amy Williams Fowler **
Elder Susan Orr