Recommendation for Class of 2019 Elders & Deacons and Class of 2019 Nominating Committee
In March 2016, you will be asked to vote for a slate of officers to serve a three-year term in leadership, planning, and care for the church. Based on the following criteria, please submit a name of church member(s) for consideration by the Nominating Committee for Elder or Deacon.
To help you judge this person’s qualifications as a candidate for Elder or Deacon, please consider such areas as the following:
Participation In Church Life – Christian commitment; Attendance at public worship
Participation in church activities (church school, fellowship groups, etc.); Offices held; Services rendered
Christian Living in Daily Life – Within the family; At work; In the community
Personal Characteristics And Skills – Cooperativeness; Willingness to learn and listen; Ability to follow through on assignments/commitments; Openness to new ideas; Maturity of judgment
Qualifications and Responsibilities of Elders and Deacons: Members nominated for the office of Elder or Deacon should be persons of strong faith, dedication to discipleship, commitment to the church, and a love of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
According to the Book of Order
Ruling elders, together with teaching elders, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and disciple and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships. When elected by the congregation, they shall service faithfully as members of the session.
“Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.”
In the Presbyterian Church (USA), any active member in good standing is eligible to serve as an Elder or Deacon regardless of age, race or gender. The term of office for Elders, Deacons and Nominating Committee is three years.
All recommendations must be submitted no later than noon on Monday, November 2, 2015. This form may be placed in the offering plate on Sunday, emailed to Laura Perry, Chair of Nominating at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the church office: Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Attn: Officer Recommendation, 4921 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609
Current Ruling Elders, Clerk of Session and Deacons
Elders – Marsha Hendrixson, John James, Steve Parker, Dave Bentlage, Sarah Clark, Gil Graybill, Laura Perry, Susan Bradshaw, Rob Duggins, Don Haydon, Sonja Puryear. Clerk of Session – Tom Carpenito
Deacons – Judie Greenawalt, Gretchen McDuffie, Andrea Mouw, John Whisler, Charlene Fields, Shirley Hall, Alexandra Hatcher, Jeff Johnson, Dana Stull, Denise Crosson, Debbie Lamberson, Joan Lester, Matt Moorman, Teri Morris.