Presbytery of Cincinnati

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in southeastern Indiana, northern Kentucky, and southwestern Ohio

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Mary Ann Jacobs (vice moderator, Presbytery of Cincinnati)
Janis Alling Adams (stated clerk, Presbytery of Cincinnati)


The Rev. Lisa Stenner

pastor, Union

Moderator (one-year term, elected by the presbytery)

  • helps plan the docket for presbytery meetings and presides at those meetings
  • approves the dates and appoints commissions for ordinations and installations, as well as other commissions established by the presbytery
  • serves and works with Presbytery Council
  • works closely with the other elected officers and staff to further the vision and mission of the presbytery


Elder Robert "Bob" Young

ruling elder, Blue Ash

Vice Moderator (one-year term, elected by the presbytery)

  • presides at presbytery meetings at the moderator's request
  • serves and works with Presbytery Council
  • convenes team that plans worship at presbytery meetings


Elder Mary Ann Jacobs

ruling elder, St. John's Westminster

Council Chairperson (one-year term, immediate past moderator)

  • moderates monthly Council meetings

Council responsibilities include

  • implementing initiatives (including Transformation 2.0)
  • endorsing and funding local mission
  • preparing the Presbytery budget
  • nominating members of the Nominating Committee


Elder Janis Alling Adams - contact at presbytery office, 513-221-4850 ext 106

member, Mt Auburn

Stated Clerk (three-year term, eligible for re-election by the presbytery)

  • assists individuals and groups interpret the PC(USA) Constitution
  • manages and maintains presbytery records and website
  • serves as parliamentarian at presbytery meetings and as secretary of Presbytery Council
  • staffs Permanent Judicial Commission, Committee on Church Order, Committee on Ministry, Committee on Preparation for Ministry, Committee on Representation


Elder Couper Gardiner

member, Knox

Treasurer (three-year term, eligible for re-election)

  • serves as treasurer of the presbytery and its corporation
  • works with presbytery business manager on financial matters
  • member of the Board of Trustees and Presbytery Council



Presbytery of Cincinnati, 1323 Myrtle Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

phone: 513-221-4850   fax: 513-221-6601

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