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Presbytery Stated Meeting

Date:  May 9, 2017

Location:  Lakeside Presbyterian Church

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Prior to the meeting, attendees participated in their choice of opportunities:

  • Mass choir rehearsal
  • Theology in the Directory for Worship
  • Bible study methods, or
  • Mission in the South Sudan.


Worship occurred throughout the meeting. Chris Torrey (pastor, Lakeside) preached a sermon based on Numbers 22:27-35 and Luke 19:29-40; he and Lisa Stenner (pastor, Union) presided at the Lord’s Supper. The Pentecost Offering was collected.


The presbytery took these  ACTIONS:

  • Approved the sale of a portion of property by Loveland Church.
  • Examined and enrolled David Annett (Knox) as a candidate for the ordered ministry of teaching elder.
  • Elected Joanne Widmer (Christ) to the Committee on Ministry.
  • Elected officers to be installed in September:
    • Moderator Bob Young (Blue Ash)
    • Vice Moderator Adam Fronczek (pastor, Knox)
  • Elected a Stated Clerk Search Committee:
    • Sharon Carter (pastor, Community of Faith)
    • Erin Focke (Bond Hill)
    • Robert Sullivan (West Cincinnati)
    • Sharon Wilcox (Richwood)
    • David Zuidema (HR)
  • Elected people to carry out stated clerk tasks until the next stated clerk is elected and installed.
    • Interim Stated Clerk Erwin Goedicke (pastor, North)
    • Interim Associate Stated Clerk Nancy Kahaian (general presbyter)
    • Parliamentarian Becky Lindsay (Community of Faith)
  • Approved amendments to the PCUSA Constitution: one concerning guests at the Lord’s Supper and one replacing the Directory for Worship.
  • Approved and acknowledged changes in calls:
    • Bob Anderson, to interim pastor, Reading-Lockland
    • Rich Jones from pastor, Immanuel, to member at-large
    • Cindy Mason and Marsha Webster to stated supplies, Springdale
    • Stacey Midge to pastor, Mt. Auburn
    • Tom York, to temporary supply, Mt. Washington
  • Dismissed teaching elders to other presbyteries:
    • Gary Brose to Scioto Valley
    • Allan Lane to the Western Reserve
    • ill Westmoreland to East Tennessee
  • Installed Tim McQuade as associate pastor, Sycamore.
  • Celebrated the ministries of those who are retiring:
    • Chris Torrey (pastor, Lakeside)
    • Dawne Sarchet (pastor, Reading-Lockland)
    • Janis Adams (stated clerk, Presbytery of Cincinnati)


The Permanent Judicial commission has elected its officers: Moderator Erwin Goedicke (pastor, North) and Clerk Peter Burr (Mt. Washington).

At her request, Kimberly McCoy has been released from the exercise of the ordered ministry of teaching elder.

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