Office of the Stated Clerk

Welcome to the Office of the Stated Clerk!

Please click the blue links below to open documents of interest. Can’t find what you need? Email the Stated Clerk.

Looking for minutes?  Click the minutes Meetings and Minutes Page 

Annual Statistical Report Information

Statistical report season is here! For information regarding completing your statistical report, please click the icon,

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G.A. Constituional Amendments

Following the meeting of the General Assembly every two years, the actions of the General Assembly requiring affirmation by all of the 170 presbyteries are sent in the Book of Proposed Amendments to the PCUSA Constitution. Each presbytery will study these actions for affirmative vote at the first stated meeting of 2019. Please click on the yellow box to find the Book of Proposed Amendments to share with your session and congregation.

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Stated Clerk Reflection November 2018

Stated Clerk Reflection November 2018

Read the Stated Clerk Reflection for November by clicking on the picture above.

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Learn more about the Office of the Stated Clerk

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.