Commission On Ministry (COM)

Meets First Tuesday of the Month, 6PM by Zoom


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.




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)


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)