Preliminary Minutes, Fall 2013, Report of Presbytery Council
REPORT OF THE PRESBYTERY COUNCIL
Your Presbytery Council met on August 23, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Texas. Present were: Shannon Martin, Board of CE; J. P. Kessie, Committee on Probationers; Rusty Rustenhaven, Committee on Judicial Concerns; Steve Turner, Board of Missions; Brian Martin, Board of Finance; Lezlie Daniel, Taskforce on Theological and Social Concerns; Marcia Ross, Taskforce on Ordained Clergy; James Cantey, Vice-Moderator; Fredy Diaz, Moderator; Paula Hayes, Stated Clerk.
The opening prayer was given by Moderator Fredy Diaz.
In preparation for the business meeting, Moderator Diaz led the members of the Council as each prayed for the individual churches in Trinity.
It was decided that a Pastor Retreat would be planned for October 3rd or 4th , 2014, to meet in Buffalo, Texas at the Webb ranch.
It was decided that Marshall CPC and the three Longview churches would have Session members meet with Rev. Jeff Gehle on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM at Elmira Chapel CPC. At which time they can discuss the needs of the churches and possible steps to take to meet those needs. At 1:00 PM on the same day, the Presbytery Council will meet with Rev. Gehle to discuss with him the position of Director of Evangelism and Outreach and the expected outcomes of such a position.
Recommendation 1: That Trinity Presbytery set aside the last Sunday of September as a day of prayer for the churches of Trinity Presbytery.
The following meeting dates, times and sites were set for 2014.
184th GENERAL ASSEMBLY: June 16-20, 2014 in Chattanooga, TN
MISSION SYNOD: April 18, 2014 in Marshall, TX
JANUARY 24, 2014 - Huntsville
AUGUST 15, 2014 - Huntsville
BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
JANUARY 25, 2014 - Huntsville
AUGUST 16, 2014 - Huntsville
FEBRUARY 21-22, 2014 Elmira Chapel CPC, Longview, TX
SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2014 Antioch CPC, Antioch, LA
The resignations of Rev. Geoff Knight from the Taskforce on Ordained Clergy and Rev. Harold Bone from the Committee on Probationers were approved.
Recommendation 2: That Trinity Presbytery elect the following to the Boards, Committees and Taskforces to which they are nominated:
COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY:
MINISTER PRINCIPALS: 1. Rev. Don Nunn
2. Rev. Sam Wayman
MINISTER ALTERNATES: 1. Rev. J. P. Kessie
2. Rev. Fredy Diaz
ELDER PRINCIPALS : 1. Ladd Daniel, Houston 1st
2. Randy Kennedy, Longview 1st
ELDER ALTERNATES: 1. Silvio Unigarro, Nueva Vida
COMMISSIONERS TO MISSION SYNOD:
MINISTER PRINCIPAL: Rev. Rusty Rustenhaven
ELDER PRINCIPAL: Tony Martin, Concord CPC
BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION:
Chad Humphries – RE-ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
Duane Dougherty – RE-ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
David Dean – ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
BOARD OF FINANCE & TRUSTEES
Sam Culpepper – ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
Ruben Albarracin – RE-ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
Rose Mary Magrill – RE-ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
BOARD OF MISSIONS/CLERGY
Daryl Johnson - RE-ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
Sam Wayman – ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
Nancy Abernathy - RE-ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL CONCERNS
Rusty Rustenhaven - RE-ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
Al Davis - RE-ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
TASKFORCE ON THEOLOGICAL & SOCIAL CONCERNS
Sharon Bowers – ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
COMMITTEE ON PROBATIONERS
Lolly Lockhart – ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
Robert Rush – RE-ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
Kevin Colvard – RE-ELECT TO A THREE YEAR TERM
John Dougherty – ELECT TO A TWO YEAR TERM TO COMPLETE TERM VACATED BY HAROLD BONE
TASKFORCE ON ORDAINED CLERGY
James Cantey – ELECT TO SERVE