The Commission on Ministry’s purpose is to serve as pastor and counselor to ministers and Certified Christian Educators; to facilitate relations between congregations, ministers, Certified Christian Educators and the presbytery; and to settle difficulties on behalf of the presbytery when possible and expedient.
 
 
 
Want to get on the docket? Speak to your Regional Liaison at least two weeks before the meeting date at which you hope to speak.
 
 
Upcoming Meeting Dates
No upcoming events.
 

Regional Liaisons

 
Regional Liaisons are the volunteers who walk with your congregation and are always your first call when you have a question. We strive for parity in all teams, which means we aim to have a Minister of Word & Sacrament as well as a Ruling Elder serving your region.
Unsure which region your church is in? You can find out HERE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REGION 1

Rev. Dianne Shields
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REGION 2

Ms. Anne Warnke
 
Rev. Julie Peterson
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REGION 3

Ms. Laurie Kaeser
 
Rev. Jane Tuma
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REGION 4

Rev. José Muñiz-Agrón
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REGION 5

Ms. Barb Coop
 
Rev. Susan Duff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REGION 6

Mr. Jim Davidovich
 
Rev. Cindy Karis
             
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REGION 7

Ms. Argie Johnson
 
Rev. Julio Peña
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

REGION 8

Mr. Lorenzo Jackson
 
Rev. Adam Malak
 
        

COM Moderator

Rev. Barbara Gorsky
 
 
 

 

Special Teams

 
To aid the Regional Liaisons in the work required by the book of order, we have Special Teams
to help meet the myriad of needs of our pastors and congregations. The moderators from these teams serve on COM.
 
 

Transition Team

A Transitional Liaison, along with your Regional Liaison,
will walk with your (A)PNC – (Associate) Pastor Nominating Committee as they search for your next pastor. 
 
Co-Moderators
Mr. Brian Tischendorf
 
Rev. Beth Wagner

Specialized Ministers Team

The volunteers serving on theSpecialized Ministry Team
work with Ministers of Word and Sacrament who are serving outside of the congregational setting. 
 
Moderator
Rev. Scott Matheney
 

Consultation Team

When your congregation finds itself in a stress point,
a member of the Consultation Team will be called by your
Regional Liaison to help your community process
what has happened, and find the next steps forward.
 
Moderator
Rev. Vicky Curtiss
 

True North

True North is a program dedicated to helping congregations and pastors set their sights on healthy pastor-parishioner relationships, establish safe boundaries and find their way to trust, truth, honesty and love as Christ’s church.
 
 
 

Forms and Templates

Please send completed forms to ministry@chicagopresbytery.org.
 
 

Pastoral Compensation Guidelines & Forms

  • 2018 Salary Guidelines and Cover Letter PDF
  • 2018 Change in Terms of Call report form PDF
  • Guidelines for a Sabbatical Leave .doc
 

Pastoral Covenants

  • Terms of Pastoral Call .doc
  • Covenant Contract with a Temporary Pastor .doc
  • Covenant of Expectations (Closure) .doc 
 

Installations and Ordinations

  • Guidelines for Installation and Ordination. .doc Includes:
    • Sample Ordination Invitation
    • Outline of the Service for Ordination and Installation
  • COM Guidelines for Statement of Faith (7.07) PDF