Commission On Ministry (COM)

Meets First Tuesday of the Month, 6PM by Zoom

Purpose:

To serve as pastor and counselor to teaching elders, commissioned ruling elders, and certified Christian educators of the Presbytery;

to facilitate the relations between the Presbytery and its congregations, teaching elders, commissioned ruling elders, and certified Christian educators;

and to settle differences on behalf of the Presbytery when possible and expedient.

 

 



Members:

Staff Resource – Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter

Class of 2026

  • Owen Derrick, TE – Venice
  • Kerry Duke, RE – Knox
  • Ed Goode, TE – Validated
  • Jan Hunter, RE – Oak Hills
  • Patricia Martin, RE Winton Hills
  • Sara Jane Martin, TE – Crestview
  • Timothy Sakelos, CP – Calvary
  • Maggie Shreve, TE – HR
  • Robert Young, RE – Sycamore

Class of 2024

  • Jim Brazell, TE – Honorably Retired (2)
  • Sharon Carter, TE – Stated Clerk & Vice Moderator
  • Trent Holden, TE – Validated Ministry (2)
  • Jack Kleier, RE, Community of Faith
  • Nate Manzo, TE, Williamsburg
  • Kathy Martin, RE – Union
  • John Robson, RE – Dayton First
  • Ben Shaw, RE – Evergreen
  • Brad Sheppard (Moderator), TE, Immanuel

Class of 2025

  • David Annett, TE -Cranston Memorial (1)
  • Rachel Boden, TESycamore
  • Mike Brazelle, TE – Morristown
  • Steven Bruening, RE – Mt. Washington (2)
  • Jackie Pinkowski, TE – HR
  • Greg Roberts, RE – Cranston Memorial (1)
  • Margaret Zedan, TE – HR
  • Vacant (1)


Responsibilities:

Commission on Ministry shall have the authority

  • to appoint commissions for installations and ordinations approved by the presbytery, validate ministry, (G-3.0306)
  • for reception and oversight of minister of the Word and Sacrament members, approval of calls for pastoral services and invitations for temporary pastoral services,
  • oversight of congregations without pastors, dissolution of relationships, dismissal of members, and its close relationship with both member congregations and ministers of the Word and Sacrament.
  • All actions carried out as a result of delegated authority must be reported to the presbytery at its next regular meeting. (G-3.0307)