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 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.