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May 9, 2017 Presbytery Stated Meeting

Lakeside Presbyterian Church

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Prior to the meeting, attendees participated in their choice of opportunities:

• mass choir rehearsal,

• theology in the Directory for Worship

• Bible study methods, or

• mission in the South Sudan.


WORSHIP occurred throughout the meeting. Chris Torrey (pastor, Lakeside) preached a sermon based on Numbers 22:27-35 and Luke 19:29-40; he and Lisa Stenner (pastor, Union) presided at the Lord’s Supper. The Pentecost Offering was collected.


The presbytery took these ACTIONS.


Approved the sale of a portion of property by Loveland Church.


Examined and enrolled David Annett (Knox) as a candidate for the ordered ministry of teaching elder.


Elected Joanne Widmer (Christ) to the Committee on Ministry.


Elected officers to be installed in September:

  • Moderator Bob Young (Blue Ash)
  • Vice Moderator Adam Fronczek (pastor, Knox)


Elected a Stated Clerk Search Committee:

  • Sharon Carter (pastor, Community of Faith)
  • Erin Focke (Bond Hill)
  • Robert Sullivan (West Cincinnati)
  • Sharon Wilcox (Richwood)
  • David Zuidema (HR)


Elected people to carry out stated clerk tasks until the next stated clerk is elected and installed.

  • Interim Stated Clerk Erwin Goedicke (pastor, North)
  • Interim Associate Stated Clerk Nancy Kahaian (general presbyter)
  • Parliamentarian Becky Lindsay (Community of Faith)

Approved amendments to the PCUSA Constitution: one concerning guests at the Lord’s Supper and one replacing the Directory for Worship.


Approved and acknowledged changes in calls:

  • Bob Anderson, to interim pastor, Reading-Lockland
  • Rich Jones from pastor, Immanuel, to member at-large
  • Cindy Mason and Marsha Webster to stated supplies, Springdale
  • Stacey Midge to pastor, Mt. Auburn
  • Tom York, to temporary supply, Mt. Washington


Dismissed teaching elders to other presbyteries:

  • Gary Brose to Scioto Valley
  • Allan Lane to the Western Reserve
  • Bill Westmoreland to East Tennessee


Installed Tim McQuade as associate pastor, Sycamore.


Celebrated the ministries of those who are retiring:

  • Chris Torrey (pastor, Lakeside)
  • Dawne Sarchet (pastor, Reading-Lockland)
  • Janis Adams (stated clerk, Presbytery of Cincinnati)



The Permanent Judicial commission has elected its officers: Moderator Erwin Goedicke (pastor, North) and Clerk Peter Burr (Mt. Washington).


At her request, Kimberly McCoy has been released from the exercise of the ordered ministry of teaching elder.


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