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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.



Josh Matthews, Moderator, TE Email

Monthly Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 9 AM-12 Noon


See Committee On Preparation for Ministry section of General Resources Page

PC(USA) Resources



Josh Matthews, TE, Moderator Forrest Claassen, TE, Staff

Betty Christiansen
Bruce Boyer
Ron Kernaghan, TE
Josh Matthews, TE
Marge McIntosh, TE
John Skelly, TE
Bob Van Over
Gary Waller, TE

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible to seek, discover, and develop the most effective personnel possible for presbytery committees; to present to presbytery nominations for all elected positions:

1. Presbytery vice-moderator, and when needed, presbytery moderator

2. All permanent presbytery committee members

3. Synod commissioners

4. Presbytery “representatives” or special requests for General Assembly Committees


Rick Hume, Moderator, Email

Meeting: Approximately quarterly, 4-6 PM, PLR office



Rick Hume, Moderator
Forrest Claassen, TE, Staff

Mark Hong TE
Margaret Hullett
Jane Parker
Anne Sivley
Leanne Strommen TE
Pat Thompson TE
Sharon Wakamoto

Permanent Judicial Committee (PJC)

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


Guide for Judicial Process

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.



Jack Clement Email

Meeting as needed: 1:30-4:00 PM, PLR office


Jack Clement, Moderator
Forrest Claassen, TE, Staff Tom Cramer, TE, Staff

Robin Clardy, TE
Chineta Goodjoin, TE
Lynn Stone, TE
Susan Johnson
Betty Thompson

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.


 TE Email

Monthly Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 9 AM-12 Noon


Sexual Misconduct and Prevention Policy



Forrest Claassen, TE, Staff

Staff Relations (SR)

Staff Relations reviews and evaluates the work and job descriptions of presbytery staff and employees, recommending changes for staff to the presbytery, and changes for employees to the Trustees.

1. It conducts an annual performance review, on behalf of Presbytery Council, that is developed from input solicited from those to whom the Presbytery Co-Executives are accountable. A more comprehensive performance review is completed by the Staff Relations Committee prior to re-election.

2. It reviews the adequacy of compensation on an annual basis.

3. It oversees the hiring of support staff.

4. It counsels with the staff, negotiates difficulties related to jobs and personnel and other work related to its area of responsibility.

5. It is responsible for the Employee Handbook of the presbytery. 


R. Winston Presnall, Moderator, TE Email

Monthly Meeting: 3rd Thursday, 9:30-11:00 AM


R. Winston Presnall, TE, Moderator Tom Cramer, TE, Staff

Jackson Clelland, TE
Penny Prol
Steve Ranney, TE
Julie Sager
Kathy Smith
Cheryl White