Ecclesiastical

Ecclesiastical

Chair

Rev. Tom Straeter

Members

Carole Ostrander
Joan Stroh
Owen Wickstrand
This committee
  • Assists the Presbytery in fulfilling its ecclesiastical functions
  • Provides training and support for the clerks of session of the churches of Presbytery in cooperation with the Stated Clerk
  • Conducts an annual review of session minutes and registers of all churches in the Presbytery and recommends appropriate action to Presbytery
  • Maintains a file of the Bylaws, manuals of administrative operations, and Articles of Incorporation of all churches in the Presbytery
  • Reviews and recommends to the Presbytery any action on overtures received from churches within this Presbytery or from standing committees of this Presbytery or from other presbyteries
  • Reviews all overtures sent from General Assembly and recommend approval or disapproval to Presbytery
  • Serves as the committee on review and revision of the Presbytery's Manual of Operations
  • Conducts as deemed necessary an annual review of minutes of the committees of Presbytery
  • Develops changes as necessary, reviews changes recommended by other committees or sessions, and recommends action to maintain the Presbytery's Manual of Operations as a current and accurate description of Presbytery processes.