Monthly Archives: November 2017

Leadership Council appoints Interim Councilor-at-Large

Friends,

The Leadership Council is pleased to announce that Kim Shinabery has accepted the appointment of Interim Councilor-at-Large for the remainder of the 2016-2018 term that was vacated when Rev. Gina Pond became Leadership Chair.

We are very excited to have her on the team, and she will begin serving immediately!

Many Blessings,

Rev. Gina Pond

Leadership Chair

Leadership Council Page, Meeting Minutes, and Regular LC Meeting Time

Hello Friends!

We have now created a page that lists the Leadership Council and relative contact information. This page will also list the year’s Council Meeting Minutes. All meeting minutes will be posted there as well as being posted on this blog as they become approved.

Click here to go to the new Leadership Council Page and see past Leadership Council minutes.

Also, at our meeting last night we set up a regular stated Leadership Council meeting time. Our regularly stated meetings will be the 1st Sundays of the month at 5 PM Central time. If you would like to submit anything to the Leadership Council for consideration, please send your submission to the Council Chair one week prior to the stated meeting.

Here are October’s approved meeting minutes: PCA Leadership Council Minutes for October 21, 2017

We hope you all have had a good Fall season, and wish you many blessings as we enter the Advent and Christmas season!

Repost: Call for Volunteers for New Committees!

Over the last year or so, we’ve had several people ask about volunteering for the PCA in some sort of capacity. We are now at a point in our process where we feel we can start asking for volunteers for committees that will not only help with the administrative side of the organization, but also provide ministerial outreach. What follows is a list of committees we’d like to see actually start or continue to grow. If you are interested in any of these committees, or would like to see a committee be formed that isn’t listed here, please email us at progcainfo@gmail.com.

  • Ordination Mentoring Committee (Continuing)
    • This committee is made of of mentors to help those who wish to affiliate or be ordained through their respective processes.
    • Committee is active and chaired by Rev. Lyle Devine, who also works through the LC Co-chair. Please contact him at rev.ldevine@gmail.com for more information about the committee’s current needs.
    • Members must be ordained PCA clergy who feel called to mentor others through the ordination process.
  • Convocation Committee (New)
    • This committee will plan and run either an annual or bi-annual in-person convocation for PCA members and clergy.
    • This committee is open to all clergy and lay members.
  • Fundraising and Scholarship Committee (New)
    • This committee will work with the LC Treasurer to create fundraising drives and set up scholarships for those who need help with ordination and membership dues.
    • This committee is open to all clergy and lay members.
  • Ministerial Support (New)
    • This committee will provide support for clergy who are trying to set up ministries, house churches, or other types of congregations with either helping to find resources, or working with the fundraising committee to provide fundraising support.
    • This committee is open to all clergy and lay members.
  • Transgender/NB Outreach Committee (New)
    • This committee will provide support, mentorship, and resources for Transgender/Non-Binary clergy and laity.
    • Leadership of this committee is open to any Transgender/NB clergy or laity who wish to serve in this position. Additional members can be Transgender/NB clergy or laity, and cisgendered clergy and laity allies.
  • People of Color/Indigenous Outreach Committee (New)
    • This committee will provide support, mentorship, and resources for People of Color and Indigenous clergy and laity.
    • Leadership of this committee is open to any PoC/Indigenous clergy or laity. Additional members can be PoC/Indigenous clergy or laity, or allies.

Again, if you are interested in forming or being on any of these committees, please send an email to progcainfo@gmail.com or send an email through our contact page.

The Leadership Council looks forward to working with you!

Blessings,

Rev. Gina Pond

Leadership Council Chair

Election Results

Hi Friends!

Here are the results for the elections of Leadership Chair and Treasurer. Screenshots are taken directly from SurveyMonkey.

Leadership Chair

Total  Votes: 31

Rev. Gina Pond: 22

Rev. Jerry Joyce: 9

Votes Skipped: 0

Treasurer

Total Votes: 27

Matthew Self: 27

Votes Skipped: 4

 

Congratulations to Rev. Gina Pond and Matthew Self!