Commissioned Ruling Elders

When the presbytery, in consultation with the session or other responsible committee, determines that its strategy for mission requires it, the presbytery may authorize a ruling elder to be commissioned to limited pastoral service as assigned by the presbytery.  A ruling elder, so designated, may be commissioned to serve in a validated ministry of the presbytery. Presbytery, in its commission, may authorize the ruling elder to moderate the session of the congregation to which he or she is commissioned, to administer the Sacraments, and to officiate at marriages where permitted by state law. This commission shall also specify the term of service, which shall not exceed three years but shall be renewable. The presbytery shall review the commission at least annually.

For definitions see (Book of Order – G-2.1001)




E. Norine Behm Cherry Fork
Robert Obermeyer Eastminster
Barbara Jean Havens Eastern Area Council
Robert Northcutt Beecher
David Eversole Wilson Memorial
John Robson Winchester


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Cincinnati, OH 45242

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