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February 25, 2017 Presbytery Stated Meeting

Heritage Presbyterian Church

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WORSHIP occurred throughout the meeting. General Presbyter Nancy Kahaian’s sermon emphasized taking responsibility for one’s own actions. She and Kelsey Hawisher-Faul (associate pastor, Heritage) presided at the Lord’s Supper. The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering was collected.


The presbytery took these ACTIONS.

DISMISSED commissions that installed

  • Kelsey Hawisher-Faul (associate pastor, Heritage)
  • Shawn Barkley (pastor, Crestview)


AUTHORIZED the renewal of a lease between the Presbyterian Church of Wyoming and New Life Covenant Cincinnati Church


AMENDED the presbytery sexual misconduct policy to require boundaries training for teaching elders working with congregations and for ruling elders commissioned to pastoral service


APPROVED changes in call:

  • Timothy McQuade to associate pastor, Sycamore
  • Troy Bronsink to stated supply, Bond Hill
  • David Choate to interim pastor, Batavia
  • Junie Ewing to interim associate pastor, Mt. Washington
  • Barb Tesorero to member-at-large upon the completion of her service as interim pastor, Mt. Auburn


COMMISSIONED John Robson as commissioned ruling elder, Winchester


APPOINTED moderators:

  • Bobbie Bella, Hartwell
  • James Goff, Winchester
  • Kevin Murphy, Mt. Auburn


DESIGNATED teaching elders as honorably retired:

  • Mary Gene Boteler, effective March 31
  • Dawne Sarchet, effective May 15


DISMISSED Amy Duiker to the Presbytery of Baltimore


VOTED “YES” on proposed amendments to the PCUSA Constitution that, if passed by a majority of presbyteries, would change terminology from “teaching elder” to “minister of the Word and Sacrament” and from “ruling elder commissioned to pastoral service” to “commissioned pastor (or commissioned ruling elder).”


APPOINTED an “Evaluate and Imagine Team” to evaluate and assess the presbytery’s current operational ministry and mission processes. Members are

  • Lisa Allgood (ruling elder, Covenant-First),
  • Bill Bogdan (ruling elder, Mt. Auburn),
  • Bobbie Bella (pastor, Pleasant Run),
  • Jim Goff (pastor, Williamsburg),
  • Patricia Martin (ruling elder, Winton Hills),
  • Jill Moormann (Knox),
  • Tyler Pettigrew (pastor, West Chester), and
  • Bob Young (ruling elder, Blue Ash)


In addition, meeting attendees participated in their choice of WORKSHOPS. Topics were far ranging: race relations, caring for church property, Christian education, serving as clerk of the session, the Confession of Belhar, ministry of deacons, everything you wanted to know about a presbytery, local mission opportunities, mental health, moderating a meeting, elder/deacon training,




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