Committees & Affinity Groups

Committees & Affinity Groups2018-03-14T17:52:23+00:00

So much of the work of Presbytery is done through people serving on its committees and in other capacities. They are contributing in a significant way to the witness of the Church of Jesus Christ through their direct work on behalf of the Presbytery of West Virginia. We thank them for their willingness to give of themselves in this important way to the work our Presbytery does in mission and ministry to the wider governing bodies – the Synod of The Trinity and the General Assembly.

For information concerning committee dates, places and times, click on the calendar.

Leadership Team

  • Chair: Susan Perry (perrychick112@aol.com)
  • Purpose: To provide leadership to the Presbytery of WV by discerning a vision from core values, actualizing that vision through committees and staff, and revising the vision regularly in light of change

Administration Committee

  • Chair: George Lilley (mgranlil@frontier.com)
  • Purpose: To provide staff for the Presbytery in accordance with the mission of the Presbytery and to ensure they have adequate compensation, supplies, and support to carry out their work
  • Membership: 9 members – three (3) classes of three (3) members each, including both Ministers of Word & Sacrament and Ruling Elders

Bluestone Committee

  • Chair: Denny Dodson (ddodson5@suddenlink.net)
  • Purpose: To provide for promotion, programming, and facilities that support the life, mission, and ministry of the Bluestone Conference Center as a vibrant center for Christian discipleship
  • Membership: 9 members – three (3) classes of three (3) members each, including Ministers of Word & Sacrament, Ruling Elders and laity

Ministry Committee

  • Chair: John Koerner (revjfk@clarksburgfpc.org)
  • Purpose: To provide that the Word of God may be truly preached and heard; to provide that the Sacraments may be rightly administered and received; to nurture the covenant community of Disciples of Christ (G-3.0301)
  • Membership: 27 members – 3-4 members per cluster
  • Click here for the Ministry Committee webpage

Mission Committee

  • Chair: Bob McCutcheon (mccutchr@msn.com)
  • Purpose: To enact the Word of God and promote social righteousness through the promotion, creation, interpretation, funding, and evaluation of mission activities by the Presbytery and its congregations
  • Membership: 12 members – three (3) classes of four (4) members each, including Ministers of Word & Sacrament, Ruling Elders and laity
  • Click here for the Mission Committee webpage

Nominating Committee

  • Chair: Terry Cunningham (tcfleur1@gmail.com)
  • Purpose: To nominate persons (1) to fill vacancies on the Leadership Team, continuing committees (execept the nominating committee), boards and other bodies that require election by the Presbytery, and (2) to serve as commissioners to higher councils of the church in confomirty with the church’s committment to unity in diversity
  • Membership: 9 members – three (3) classes of three (3), including Ministers of Word & Sacrament, Ruling Elders and laity.
  • Click here for the Nominating Committee webpage

Nurture Committee

  • Chair: Kari Preslar (kari61@suddenlink.net)
  • Purpose: To provide encouragement, guidance, and resources to congregations in the areas of: spiritual formation, discipleship, and leadership development
  • Membership: 12 members – three (3) classes of four (4) members each, including Ministers of Word & Sacrament, Ruling Elders and laity
  • Click here for the Nurture Committee webpage

Permanent Judicial Commission

  • Chair: Pending
  • Purpose: In judicial matters and process, the Presbytery has original jurisdiction in judicial matters concerning Ministers of Word & Sacrament and Commissioned Lay Pastor-Ruling Elders serving the congregations of the Presbytery. The PJC is to carry out these responsibilities for the PWV.
  • Membership: 9 members – the Presbytery shall elect a permanent judicial commission with as equal representation of Ministers of Word & Sacrament and Ruling Elders as possible, with no more than one member from any one church. The term of office will be six (6) years, consisting of three (3) staggered classes of three (3) people each.

Relations Committee

  • Chair: Elizabeth Campbell-Maleke (damaigrace@hotmail.com)
  • Purpose: To foster good communication and ever-deepening relationships throughout the Presbytery
  • Membership: 9 members – three (3) classes of three (3), including Ministers of Word & Sacrament, Ruling Elders and laity.

Representation Committee

  • Chair: Gary McGrew (fpcscgm4@gmail.com)
  • Purpose: To advise the Presbytery regarding the implementation of principles of unity and diversity; to advocate for diversity in leadership and to consult with the Presbytery on the employment of personnel in accordance with principles of unity and diversity (F-1.0403)
  • Membership: 3 members – three (3) from around the Presbytery, representing different categories as stated above

Stewardship Committee

  • Chair: Karen Kinney (kkinney579@gmail.com)
  • Purpose: To model, teach, and encourage good stewardship throughout the Presbytery so the mission and ministry of God may thrive in our hands
  • Membership: 12 members – three (3) classes of four (4) members each, including Ministers of Word & Sacrament, Ruling Elders and laity

Trustees

  • Chair: Jim Rowe (james.rowe@courtswv.gov)
  • Purpose: To manage the property of the Presbytery on its behalf in order to further the mission and ministry God has entrusted into our hands
  • Membership: 6 members – membership shall rotate between each of the clusters over time. Ordinarily at least one (1) member shall be a practicing attorney, and one (1) member a licensed real estate agent or broker.

Vocation Committee

  • Chair: Jim Musgrave (jandcmusgrave@frontier.com)
  • Purpose: To enter into a covenant relationship with those exploring a call to church vocation and to provide oversight to Authorized Lay Preacher (ALP)/Commissioned Lay Pastor (CLP) Ruling Elder programs in the Presbytery of WV
  • Membership: 8 members – two (2) members currently serving on and designated by the Ministry Committee, six (6) at large members from across the Presbytery, plus the Associate for Education
  • Click here for the Vocations Committee webpage

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