The Board of Trustees is responsible for property and investments of presbytery and those held in trust by congregations Meets 2nd Thursday 3 p.m.


Membership: 9

The Trustees shall:

  • Record and maintain all capital assets of the Presbytery except for operating and budget accounts.
  • Receive requests for loans, grants, or other uses of capital assets of Presbytery for comment or recommendation prior to being submitted to Presbytery for action.
  • Consult with churches or agencies of the Presbytery on property, legal, and financial matters as requested by particular churches or as directed by Presbytery.
  • Recommend action to the Presbytery, or the Big Picture Team (in months the Presbytery does not meet,) on requests from churches planning to make any contract for the purchase of property with or without encumbrances or conditions, or the enlargement, improvement, or extension of their properties in excess of 25% of the last year’s current receipts.
  • Approve Capital Fund Drives and capital improvements greater than 25% of the yearly budget (not receipts as stated).
  • Recommend action to the Presbytery, or the Big Picture Team (in months the Presbytery does not meet,) on requests from churches planning to sell, mortgage, or lease their properties for a period longer than five years. The dissolution of churches and the sale of buildings that include a sanctuary must be approved by the Presbytery. The Big Picture Team may approve the terms of the sale following Presbytery approval.
  • Oversee the custody, control, administration, investment, and management of all restricted and unrestricted funds, including donor specific use funds, Presbytery designated funds, and undesignated equity, in accordance with New York Religious Corporation Law. Make recommendations to the Presbytery for loans or any use from the Revolving Loan Fund and shall supervise repayments to the Fund.
  • Maintain the lease agreements and building maintenance concerns related to lease agreements for the Presbytery office.
  • Oversee the Master Insurance Program of the Presbytery of Genesee Valley.
  • Appoint a member liaison with each church as an active consultant on building projects and capital campaigns as a resource on property financial issues and as a member of a Neighborhood consultation team.
  • Wherever possible, Trustees will partner as a team with representatives of the Healthier Congregations Team to work directly with congregation(s) or Neighborhood(s).
  • Maintain oversight of the work of the Presbytery Attorney, including recommending to the Big Picture Team any change in retainer agreement or fees. . The Presbytery Leader, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, will supervise the on-going work of the Presbytery Attorney.

Approved 11/28/06
Amended 01/29/19



Jane Pedersen

Bob Spratt

Class of 2022

George Gotcsik

Rev. Dr. Ernest Krug III

Bob Ossont
(Mt. Morris)

Class of 2023

Barbara James

Tedd Pullano

Dale Whittington


Ex-Officio Members

Acting Presbytery Leader
Susan Orr (Laurelton)

Presbytery Attorney
Barbara James

Bob Mecredy

Financial Administrator
Cheryl Battaglia


Document List

2020 Investment Policy