Committee on Ministry

Committee on Ministry

Chair

Michael Williams

Members

Barry Billingsley
Rev. Dr. Jan Farley
Rev. Dr. Gregory Horn
Peggy Johnston
Rev. Dr. Chris Lenocker
Francis Lin
Rev. Dr. Steve Locke
Delores McNeely
Laura Metzger
Rev. Scott Mitchell
Cathy Moore
Rev. Jim Rauch
Rev. Michael Sedgwick
Rev. Karla Shaw
Charlie Walker
Rev. Dr. Mike Wallman
Dr. Tom Wickstrom
This committee:
  • Assists the Presbytery to build and maintain relationships with teaching elders, commissioned ruling elders and congregations as required by the Book of Order
  • Assists congregations with the process of calling new teaching elders, approves and presents calls, approves examination of ministers transferring from other presbyteries, oversees pastoral ordinations and/or installation
  • Dissolves pastoral relationships in certain situations, grants permission to labor within or outside the bounds of presbytery, and dismisses ministers to other presbyteries
  • Counsels with churches regarding other pastoral relationships that might be necessary or appropriate (such as interim, stated supply, Commissioned Ruling Elder, or designated pastor)
  • Maintains a process to validate ministries and mission studies
  • Counsels with sessions regarding difficulties in congregations.