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


The Council functions like a congregational Session.

Three Teams

Council coordinates its work through three teams:

  1. Strategic Coordinating Team (SCT) – Directs us on how to do our mission effectively.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Commission (PJC)
Sexual Misconduct Response Team (SMRT)

Point of Contact: Bob Parker, RE, Moderator


Core Values

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

Core Values Paper

Bob Parker, TE, Moderator
Tom Cramer, TE Executive Presbyter, Staff
Sandra Kim, TE, Staff
Carol Bridgeman, RE, Staff
GCT Moderator, Rob Langworthy, TE
SCT Moderator, Jonas Hayes, TE
SRC Moderator, Leanne Strommen, TE
Trustees Moderator, Mike Regele, TE
COM Moderator, Lance Allen, TE
PLR Moderator, Gail Stearns, TE
PLR Vice-Moderator, David Beary, TE

R. Winston Presnall, TE
Lissa Smith, TE
Lucy Stafford-Lewis, TE