Council

Purpose

The Council is the “steward” of the Presbytery, ensuring that our values are preserved and responsibilities carried out.

Function

The Council functions like a congregational Session.

Three Teams

Council coordinates its work through three teams:

Strategic Coordinating Team (SCT) – Directs us on how to do our mission effectively.

Generative Catalyst Team (GCT) – Views the Presbytery from the perspective of “the balcony”, bringing regular reports to the Presbytery Gatherings and raising challenges and opportunities.

Administrative – Oversees the resources and assets of the Presbytery. Committees include: Presbytery Gathering Team (PGT), Staff Relations and Trustees.

The following teams report directly to the Presbytery:

Committee on Ministry (COM)
Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM)
Permanent Judicial Committee (PJC)
Sexual Misconduct Response Team (SMRT)

Pat Niles, Moderator Email

Semi-Monthly Meeting: Fourth Tuesday, 4 PM – 8 PM

Core Values

Cultivating Healthy Congregations
Living a Reformed Faith
Fostering Innovation
Pursuing Unity with Diversity
Choosing Authenticity

Core Values Paper

Tom Cramer TE, Staff
Forrest Claassen TE, Staff
Elvira Ortez, Support Staff
Pat Niles, Moderator

Hagar Benitez
Anne Christensen
Robin Clardy, TE
Jack Clement
Sue Currie
Mark Davis, TE
Steve Ernest
Bill Ewing
Marilyn Moore
Duncon McColl, TE
Winston Presnall, TE
Tim McCalmont, TE
Steve Marsh, TE
Jerry Tankersley, TE