Open Space
The following groups met. See List.

New Teaching Elders
Rev. Paul Reeves, Interim, Placentia
Rev. David Rohde, Associate Pastor, St. Peter’s by the Sea

Dan Vigilante from St. Mark Presbyterian Church led worship on the piano.

The focus of the service was on mission and three pastors who serve outside the US spoke, including:  Tim Fearer, an Old Testament Professor from Turkey,  Ron Oglesbee from Thailand (via Skype) and Erin Dunigan from La Mision.

Rev. David Throop was honored with great affection by the entire Presbytery and with tender words by longtime friend, Jim Wilson. Keith Geckeler, our Stated Clerk and APP, presented David with a “Retirement Chalice.”

David has been added to our Honorably Retired list and may be available for Pulpit Supply beginning January 1, 2012.

Business Meeting

Nominating Commitee
Rev. Marge McIntosh, 2013, Preparation for Ministry
Rev. Mike Conan, 2013, Strategic Coordinating Team
Rev. Rick Headly, 2014, Nominations
Rev. John Mambu, 2014, Nominations
Rev. Lucy Stafford-Lewis, 2014, SMRT


Bonnie Sharp, 2011, Strategic Coordinating Team
Trevecca Okholm, 2012, Strategic Coordinating Team
Marionette Oliver, 2012, Ministry
Debra Schottelkorb, 2012, Preparation for Ministry
Sandra Dobras, 2011, SMRT
Rv. Randy Steele, 2011, SMRT


Council Report
A video was shown about our Presbytery called, “Four Stories of Hope.” This video helps interpret the work of the Presbytery for our local congregations. Contact Tom Dykhuizen for a free DVD copy.







Proposed Response to 10-A Voting Results






Amendment to Main Motion
Yes 29
No 148

Main Motion
Yes 125
No 51 (Those who registered their “No” vote: 24)

Alternative Motion
An alternative motion on the response to 10-A by Michael Haggin was tabled until the November meeting so that people can review it.
Michael Haggin’s Motion

Two resources referenced in Michael Haggin’s motion:
Church and Homosexuality (Google “Church and Homosexuality PCUSA”)
1978 Policy Statement and Recommendations on Homosexuality






Committee on Ministry
The Policy/Guidelines for Temporary Pastoral Relations was referred back to COM for further review.



Per Capita
$16 for 2012 was approved.
Los Ranchos Presbytery Per Capita History