Each of our Synod’s four Designated Committees is comprised of seven members; therefore, all twenty-eight commissioners are asked to serve on one of the committees. The purpose and general responsibilities of each committee are as follows:
Finance Committee: Purpose – to administer and review the receipt and expenditure of monies of the Synod, and provide for an annual independent audit. Responsibilities – to develop and recommend a comprehensive, balanced two-part budget (Governance and Presbytery Initiatives); to recommend the per capita apportionment to support the Synod’s ecclesiastical, judicial and legislative functions.
Grants/Awards: Purpose – to provide oversight of the administration, distribution and monitoring of awards to applicants for those funds which the Synod administers. Responsibilities – to establish criteria for reviewing applications, and for refining the application procedure.
Presbytery Initiatives: Purpose – to respond to mission or program initiatives by two or more presbyteries when such initiatives will enable a more efficient and effective accomplishment of the need. Responsibilities – to determine the funding available from its budget, to determine the timing of the resource utilization, and to review and report annually on the presbyteries’ initiatives.
Administration: Purpose – to provide for the smooth operation of the Synod Assembly and its committees and staff in concert with the constitution of the PC(USA). Responsibilities – tasks include developing personnel policies and practices, assessing staffing needs and performance, reviewing presbytery minutes, and keeping current the Synod’s Standing Rules and Practices.
Bill Parish, Moderator
Lynn Burris, Chair
|Permanent Judicial Commission |
James Aydelotte, Moderator
Carolyn Sprinkle, Chair
|Committee on Representation |
Addie Peterson, Moderator
|Grants and Awards Committee
Nancy Rowland, Chair
Bob Osborne, Chair
|Presbytery Initiatives Committee
Eddie Deas, III, Chair