Commission on Ministry
Class Name Status/Church Phone Email
2023M TE David Koehler (2) Sioux City Faith 712-730-4478 Contact Email
2021 TE Erica MacCreaigh (1) Sioux City Westminster 303-503-3821 Contact Email
2021 RE Rebecca Brown (1) Carroll First 712-292-4222 Contact Email
2021 TE Michael Sydnor (1) Schaller First 712-275-4691 Contact Email
2021 RE Lesleigh Wiese (2) Lake Park First 712-320-3013 Contact Email
2022 Open      
2022 TE Rikki Sorensen (2) Carroll First 712-790-0564 Contact Email
2022 CRE Marj Feltman (1) Paullina First 712-229-3467 Contact Email
2022 RE Phil Hesnard (1) Lake City Union 712-830-1133 Contact Email
2023 CRE Lue Baker (2) Wall Lake Trinity 712-210-2861 Contact Email
2023 TE Kevin Freese (2) Battle Creek First 712-371-2244 Contact Email
2023 TE Anna Small (1) Glidden First 503-847-1938 Contact Email
  TE Ian McMullen Ex Officio 515-450-7534 Contact Email
a. The Commission on Ministry* (COM)
i. Purpose: The Commission on Ministry shall serve as a counselor to ministers of Presbytery, and to facilitate the relations between congregations, ministers and Presbytery. (G-3.0307)
ii. Responsibilities: The Commission on Ministry shall be responsible for planning the effective ordering and deployment of resources and leaders in the churches, for studying the leadership needs of churches, and the possibilities for relationships between churches in the sharing of ministry, both within and across denominational lines, and to suggest plans and procedures for establishing effective ministry and mission, and carry out the responsibilities assigned to the Presbytery in the Form of Government, G-3.0307.
iii. Membership: The Commission shall be composed of ten members in three classes with Ruling Elders and Ministers of the Word and Sacrament in approximately equal numbers (G-3.0307). The Commission shall elect a Vice-Moderator as well as a Moderator, or at the Commission’s discretion, Co-Moderators. If the Moderator resigns from the Commission or is not able to function, the Vice-Moderator shall immediately become Moderator and the Commission shall elect a new Vice-Moderator. In the absence of the Moderator, the Vice-Moderator shall have authority to sign calls and other official papers for Commission.
iv. Empowerment of the Commission on Ministry to Act on Behalf of the Presbytery
The Commission on Ministry has been given authority by the Presbytery as described in G-3.0307 to
—find in order calls issued by churches,
—approve and present calls for services of ministers,
—approve the examination of ministers transferring from other presbyteries required by G-2.0104b,
—dissolve the pastoral relationship in cases where the congregation and pastor concur,
—grant permission to labor within or outside the bounds of the Presbytery,
—dismiss ministers to other presbyteries,
—appoint Ministers of the Word and Sacrament to serve as moderators of vacant churches,
—appoint qualified Ruling Elders to serve as Commissioned Ruling Elders (CREs). The procedure for the preparation and commissioning of a CRE is found in Appendix I.
—recommend to the Moderator of the Presbytery the appointment of Administrative Commissions,
—set the Minimum Terms of Call for a Called Pastor and the remuneration rate for pulpit supplies and moderators of congregations with the provision that all such actions be reported to the next stated meeting of the Presbytery.