Committee on Ministry

Committee on Ministry

Chair

Rev. Michael Sedgwick

Members

Peggy Johnston
Rev. Dr. Chris Lenocker
Francis Lin
Delores McNeely
Rev. Scott Mitchell
Cathy Moore
Rev. Dr. Jan Farley
Nancy Harber
Rev. Dr. Steve Locke
Mary Elva Smith
Charlie Walker
Barry Billingsley
Rev. Jeff McCrory
Laura Metzger
Steve Ritz
Rev. Dr. Mike Wallman
Dr. Jim Wilson
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.