Committee on Ministry

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.

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Mission

Membership: 24

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.

Members

2017

Rev. Louise Armstrong
(Honorably Retired)

Rev. Ray Bagnuolo **
(Validated Ministry)

Gladstone Crosdale
(Gates)

Rev. Carin Farmer **
(Avon Central)

Bill Mackey
(Downtown)

Rev. Dr. David Seaburn
(Honorably Retired)

Linc Spaulding
(Third)

Rev. Ann Waasdorp **
(Honorably Retired)

Betty Wells
(Pittsford)

2018

Rev. Viktoria Berlik
(At-Large)

Mary Cowden
(Third)

Rev. Melissa DeRosia **
(Gates)

Betty Iwan
(Third)

David Holliday
(Penfield)

Tom Upson
(Twelve Corners)

Rev. Gordon Webster
(Honorably Retired)

2019

Mary Haverfield
(Summerville)

Martha Mitchell
(Albion)

Karen Pryor
(Third)

Brad Smith **
(Attica)

Rev. Marcia Reiff
(Dansville)

Rev. Kavin Rossman
(Perry Brick)

Rev. Carol Anne Strawbridge
(HR)

**Leadership Team

Ex-Officio Members

Presbytery Leader
Rev. Amy Williams Fowler **

Stated Clerk

Documents

COM Transitional Manual

Frequently Used COM Documents