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.

 

Regional Commission on Ministry Liaison



Members:

Staff Resource – Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter

Class of 2025

  • David Annett, TE – Knox (1)
  • Mike Brazelle, TE – Mowrystown (2)
  • Jeff Colarossi, TE – Westwood (1)
  • Jack Kleier, RE – Community of Faith (2)
  • Ross Reddick, TE – Sycamore (1)
  • Brad Sheppard, TE – Immanuel (2), Chair
  • Margaret Zedan, TE – HR (2)
  • Kris Moore, TE – Calvin (1)

Class of 2023

  • Jim Brazell, TE – Honorably Retired (1)
  • Erin Focke, RE – Union (1)
  • Trent Holden, TE – Validated Ministry (2)
  • Jean Holmes, TE – HR (1)
  • Beth Kochheiser, RE – Westwood First (1)
  • Tim Sakelos, CRE – Calvary (1)
  • Debbie Whaley, TE – Mt. Washington (1)
  • Valerie Hershberger, RE – Sycamore (1)

Class of 2024

  • Steven Bruening, RE – Mt. Washington (1)
  • Sharon Carter, TE – Community of Faith (2)
  • Kathy Martin, RE – Union (2)
  • Tim McQuade, TE – SJWUC (2)
  • Stacey Midge, TE – Mt. Auburn (2)
  • John Robson, CRE – Dayton First (2)
  • Ben Shaw, TE – Montgomery (1)
  • Vacancy, RE


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)