Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Supporting Thriving Faith Communities in Northern Illinois
Commission on Ministry
Responsibilities: COM serves as pastor and counselor to the ministers of the presbytery, facilitates relations between congregations, ministers, and the presbytery, assists congregations during pastoral transitions, and settles difficulties on behalf of the presbytery when possible and expedient. Each commission member is assigned specific churches for which he/she is liaison.
Composition: Thirty-six members composed of eighteen ministers and eighteen elders.
Rev. Jim McMcrea, Commission moderator
First Presbyterian Church, Galena
Rev. Judith March Hardie, Area 1 moderator
Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Caledonia
Elder Dottie Morizzo, Area 2 moderator
Schapville Zion Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth
Elder Adelaide Kern, Area 3 moderator
First United Presbyterian Church, Henry
Rev. Roy Backus, Area 4 moderator
First Presbyterian Church, Morris
Blackhawk Presbytery Resources:
* ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSIONS FOR ORDINATION OR INSTALLATION:
Presbytery requirements state the AC must have at least six members, evenly divided between teaching elders and ruling elders, each from a different church and at least one ecumenical member. After the minimum is met, additional people may be asked to participate.
* Triennial Visit resources:
* Advisory Handbook for Ministry Committees/Commissions (2011/2013)
* Understanding Effective Salary (Board of Pensions)
* Church Leadership Connection (link to website)
* On Calling a Pastor (Church Leadership Connection - PCUSA)
Link to Website where Videos and other documents may be found