The Nominations Council wants to know whom you think should be considered for nomination as Elders or Trustees for the Class of 2023. Active members of Decatur Presbyterian Church are eligible to serve as an Elder.
The Book of Order states that Elders are chosen by the people. Together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, they exercise leadership, government, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a particular church as well as the church-at-large, including ecumenical relationships. They serve faithfully as members of the Session.
Likewise, the Board of Trustees is elected from the congregation. The trustees shall have the following powers: to receive, hold, encumber, manage, and transfer property, real or personal, for the congregation.
Both Elders and Trustees should be persons of faith, dedication, and good judgment. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel, both within the church and in the world.
Service requires a commitment of time and resources, attendance at worship services, full participation in Session or Trustee meetings and council assignments; visiting congregation members with special needs (illness, bereavement, home-bound communion, etc.); support and leadership of the church’s programs and support of the church financially through a regular pledge.
Please use the form below to submit nominees for the Class of 2023. The deadline for submission is November 22, 2020.
IMPORTANT: It is not necessary to obtain the member’s permission to recommend them for initial consideration, but if you have asked them before nominating them, please indicate that on your form. Church members may also nominate themselves. The Nominations Council will review candidates, contact potential elder nominees, and acquire their agreement to serve prior to placing their name on the election slate. Of course, nominations from the floor may be made at the Congregational Meeting to be scheduled in September.
Please click here to see a list of those currently serving as Elders, Trustees, and Youth Elder.