Ministerial

MinisterialThe Ministerial Committee exists to serve the Teaching Elders and churches of the Presbytery of the West.  The work we do is  vital in the life of our presbytery. As a team, we get the opportunity to spend time assisting churches as they go through leadership transitions, interviewing ministers who are seeking transfer, counsel churches going through difficult times, and provide pastoral care and oversight for ministers within our boundaries.

At times, we are called into mediate conflict or help consult with churches on the significant issues and challenges they face in an ever-changing 21st century cultural context.  And in very rare cases, we are charged to investigate the conduct of ministers and churches in order to protect the life of the Body of Christ.

In all cases, the work is tremendously rewarding and the Presbytery of the West is served by an incredibly faithful group of men and women who have answered the call to serve.  These men and women come from all different churches across the presbytery and are ordained Ruling and/or Teaching Elders.  We maintain an equal balance between Ruling and Teaching Elders on the committee and each person agrees to serve a three year term with an option to serve two terms consecutively.

Ministerial Committee Members

Class of 2017

  • TE Evie Bodett
  • RE Paula Shira
  • TE Doug Resler  Chair
  • RE Dwight Gilliland

Class of 2018

  • TE Brad Kenney
  • TE Fred Lian
  • RE Greg Daniels
  • RE Diane Wonhof

Class of 2019

  • TE Jim Coleman
  • RE Richard Swedberg
  • TE Shelley Kral
  • RE Jeff Wood

If you have any questions or want further information, please contact the current chair of the committee.