Nominating Committee (NC)
Description (according to the Book of Order and Standing Rules)
The Nominating Committee shall be composed of three Ministers and six Elders (one Minister, one
layman, and one lay woman in each of three classes of three years each). It shall have the duties and
responsibilities described in Book of Order G-9.0801, and members of the Nominating Committee shall be
nominated by Council, and elected by the Presbytery at its Meeting in January.
Council shall nominate and Presbytery shall elect annually, one member of the Nominating Committee
to be its chair.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties and responsibilities of the Nominating Committee shall be:
1. To nominate all Presbytery officers, all chairs and members of the Committees of the
Presbytery, the members and initial conveners of the Roundtables, and the members of the
Permanent Judicial Commission.
2. To nominate the twelve members-at-large who constitute the majority of the members of the
Council, and up to three (3) otherwise qualified, non-ordained persons who are members of the
Churches of the Presbytery, to the Council (the latter of whom may participate in the Council’s
proceedings with voice but not vote).
3. To nominate commissioners and Young Adult Advisory Delegates to General Assembly and
Synod. No one shall be elected principal and/or alternate to both governing bodies in the same
10 year, and no one shall be elected to the General Assembly more than once every five years,
unless he or she is the Moderator or Vice Moderator.
4. To be sensitive to representation of racial ethnic minorities, and women, in nominations to
offices, Committees, Permanent Judicial Commission, and Roundtables of the Presbytery.
Chairs of Committees shall be elected from among the members of the committees. They shall be elected
for a one year term, and shall be eligible to succeed themselves twice. Members of Roundtables and Committees
shall normally serve three year terms, and be eligible to succeed themselves once. The Nominating Committee
shall not make nominations to Presbytery without first ascertaining the willingness of the persons to serve
Two un-excused absences by persons elected to Committees, Commissions, or Roundtables shall be
considered as a resignation from that Committee, Commission, or Roundtable.
MEETINGS: Most of the work of the Nominating Committee is done by e-mail and the phone. There are about four to six meetings during the year, lasting one and a half to two hours, with occasionally two or more meetings occurring close together when commissioners to higher governing bodies are being sought.
Rev. Janet MacGregor-Williams
Elders: Margaret Meyer (Chair), Guillermo Lopez-Acosta
Rev. John You Tae Kim
Elders: Paul Talarico, Dorothy VanderWerf
Rev. Steve McClelland
Elders: Johnnie Lovejoy, Linsy Farris