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Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM)

The Committee on Preparation for Ministry is responsible to guide the process for full preparation of individuals who are to be ordained as ministers of the Word and Sacrament. The committee does this by:

1. Providing orientation for individuals and sessions considering church vocations.

2. Prayerfully discerning the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives and ministries of Inquirers and Candidates under care of the Presbytery.

3. Building faithful relationships with sessions and seminaries that support and train Inquirers and Candidates.

4. Providing direction and information to equip Inquirers and Candidates educationally and vocationally.

5. Challenging those in the preparation for ministry process to a mature obedience to the Holy Spirit in their life and vocation.

Resources

Contact

Point of Contact:Jackson Clelland
Monthly Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 9 AM-12 Noon

Members

Moderator, Jackson Clelland, TE
Pat Niles, RE, Staff

Vanessa Bates, CRE
Carol Bridgeman, TE, Staff
Betty Christiansen, RE
Robin Clardy, TE, Staff
Nelson Grande, TE
Josh Matthews, TE
Anette Rihovsky, TE
Randy Steele, TE

 

Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC)

Responsible for carrying out the Church’s judicial process as defined by the Rules of Discipline.

Resources:

Contact

Point of Contact: Pat Niles, Acting Stated Clerk
Meeting: As Needed

Members

Moderator: TBD for 2022

Candie Blankman, TE
Daryll Ellis, TE
Steve Ernest, RE
John Gabbard, RE
Paul Kim, RE
Lori Ruff-Schmalenberger, RE
Jeff Van Hoosear, RE
Kirk Winslow, TE

 

Presbytery Gathering Team (PGT)

Purpose – To build enthusiasm and energy for the Presbytery Gathering, by coordinating activities that flow together in a natural rhythm for missional effectiveness.

Function – With input from teams and committees, to plan entire Presbytery Gathering, including all elements of the gathering. The team will consolidate the duties of the Docket Committee, Open Space, worship and logistics. The team will also seek regular feedback on Gatherings.

Contact

Point of Contact: Bob Parker
Meeting: Second Wednesday of the month, 12:00PM on Zoom

Members

RE Bob Parker, Moderator
RE Gail Stearns, Vice-Moderator
RE Pat Niles, Acting Stated Clerk
TE Tom Cramer, Ce-Executive for Vision & Mission
SCT Representative: Chad Blake
GCT Representative: NA
Council Representative : TE Lynn Stone
At Large: TE Mark Davis
At Large: RE Chris Lee
RE Carol Bridgeman, Staff
RE Debbie Haley, Staff

Sexual Misconduct Response Team (SMRT)

SMRT, in consultation with the Committee on Ministry, may arrange for the pastoral care of affected persons (victim and immediate family, accuser and immediate family, and congregation and staff, of the accused). SMRT and the Committee on Ministry will also work with churches to prevent sexual misconduct and to support the creation of individual church sexual misconduct policies.

Contact

Moderator and Point of Contact: RE Jane Cashell 

Members

Pat Niles, RE, Staff

Robin Clardy, TE, Staff
Jeff Bridgeman, TE
Jason Griffice, TE
Adele Langworthy, TE
Ryan Romberg, TE
Jason Griffice, TE
Suzanne Elkins

Staff Relations (SR)

The Committee on Staff Relation is responsible for:

  1. Updating PLR’s Staff Rationale and Position Descriptions
  2. Obtaining approval for the Staff Relations Budget in collaboration with the Budget Subcommittee of the Trustees
  3. Reviewing adequacy of compensation
  4. Establishing processes and appointing authorized people to hire, train, evaluate, and terminate employees
  5. Ensuring compliance with government regulations
  6. Maintaining the Employee Handbook

 

Contact

Point of Contact: Gus Altuzarra, TE, Moderator
Monthly Meeting: 3rd Thursday, 9:30-11:00 AM

Members

Gus Altuzarra, TE, Moderator
Tom Cramer, TE, Staff
Kathy Long, Staff
Bill Ewing, RE
Mary Hornbuckle, RE
Renette Laase, RE
Lynn Levoy, RE
Jack Loo, TE
Steve Ranney, TE
Leanne Strommen, TE