Commission on Leadership

 

Our vision is to come alongside pastoral leaders 
and those preparing for pastoral leadership roles
as they live out their call to ministry and mission.

 
Commission on Leadership Members
Membership: 15 (As close to an equal number of teaching elders and ruling elders as possible.)

Class of 2017
Sonya Alexander
Elaine Boyd
Jason Cunningham
Mark Ford
Ross Stone

Class of 2018
Bob Maharry
Lynn Olson
Bonnie Sue Roys
Paul Snyder
VACANT

Class of 2019
Carol Chmielewski
Beverly Crute
Karen Houtman
Kathy Knips
Scott Thompson

Co-Chairs: Lynn Olson and Mark Ford

The Commission on Leadership will:

  1. Provide support, resources, and care for our pastoral leaders
  2. Work with congregations and pastoral leaders in the all areas of their relationships, including pastoral transitions
  3. Act on grant requests from individuals seeking support for conferences, workshops, other learning opportunities
  4. Work with inquirers and candidates on behalf of the Presbytery as they move through the process of preparation for ministry as outlined in the Advisory Handbook on Preparation for Ministry from the General Assembly
  5. Provide for the training, examination, and nurture of ruling elders seeking to be commissioned to pastoral service assuring that the training meets Book of Order guidelines (G-2.1002)
  6. Work with congregations in exploring non-traditional staff models
Intentions for Living Out the Vision:
  • We will create networks to support, encourage, resource, and strengthen the ministries of our congregations and leaders.
  • We will create networks of leaders for prayer, study, and fellowship to strengthen ministries.
  • We will grow in our understanding of Presbyterian polity and history, and Reformed theology.
  • We will support, resource, and guide one another and our pastoral leaders in times of transition, including helping congregations in strategizing non-traditional staff models.
  • We will support, resource, and guide one another and our pastoral leaders in times of difficulties. 

Book of Order: G-2.05-2.06; G-2.08; G-2.10; G-3.0301; G-3.0303; G-3.0307; G-4.03
2017 Meetings
10:00 on Saturday, January 21 at the First Presbyterian Church of Willmar
9:00 on Tuesday, February 14 - Zoom
9:00 on Tuesday, March 14 - Zoom
9:00 on Tuesday, April 11 - Zoom
10am on Tuesday, May 16 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Worthington
 
9:00 on Tuesday, June 13 - Zoom
10:00 on Tuesday, August 22 at the First Presbyterian Church of Saint James
9:00 on Tuesday, September 12 - Zoom
9:00 on Tuesday, October 10 - Zoom
9:00 on Tuesday, November 14 - Zoom
9:00 on Tuesday, December 12 - Zoom