Office of the Stated Clerk

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The Stated Clerk is the presbytery’s chief ecclesiastical administrator, s/he

  • relates to other governing bodies,
  • interprets presbytery actions,
  • represents the presbytery on various boards,
  • serves as a trustee and officer of the Corporation,
  • staffs the two constitutional committees (the Permanent Judicial Commission and Committee on Representation),
  • is the presbytery’s secretary and parliamentarian,
  • and secretary of the Presbytery Coordinating Commission.

The duties of the Stated Clerk include:

  • supporting and interpreting the church’s Constitution and the Manual of Operations and policies of presbytery;
  • organizing and managing meetings of the presbytery;
  • publishing the minutes and policies of presbytery;
  • collecting annual membership statistics;
  • reviewing the minutes of sessions annually;
  • assisting the Moderator and Vice-Moderator of presbytery;
  • communicating through various media with our constituents;
  • supporting the administrative commissions of presbytery;
  • coordinating the ecclesiastical work of the presbytery between meetings;
  • preserving the archives of minutes and records;
  • providing support and training to clerks and moderators of sessions;
  • and ensuring fair and effective representation on presbytery committees and agencies.

The Stated Clerk conducts annual reviews of session minutes and is a polity resource to Clerks and Moderators of Sessions along with Presbytery commissions, committees, task forces, and teams.  The Stated Clerk also provides training and education opportunities for these groups and for the Presbytery at large.