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.

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.


Rev. Dianne Shields


Mr. Tom Barto
Rev. Julie Peterson


Ms. Laurie Kaeser
Rev. Jane Tuma


Mr. Brad DeZur
Rev. Dale Jackson


Ms. Barb Coop
Rev. Susan Duff Peterson


Mr. Jim Davidovich
Rev. Cindy Karis


Ms. Argie Johnson


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.

Life Together

Life Together 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.


Specialized Ministers Team

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

Forms and Templates

Please send completed forms to

Pastoral Compensation Guidelines & Forms

  • 2019 Salary Guidelines and Cover Letter PDF
  • 2019 Change in Terms of Call report form PDF
  • Guidelines for a Sabbatical Leave .doc

Pastoral Covenants

  • Terms of Pastoral Call (Instructions and Forms) .doc
  • Covenant Contract with a Temporary Pastor (Interim Pastor or Temporary Supply) .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