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General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission

GAPJC Members and Electoral Process


The General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission (GAPJC) is composed of one member from each of its constituent synods. One’s membership on the GAPJC shall end when he or she transfers membership to a church or presbytery outside the synod from which nominated. Every two years, the General Assembly shall elect members for a term of six years to fill the vacancies then occurring. Their terms of office will begin with the dissolution of the General Assembly at which they are elected.

Any vacancy due to resignation, death, or any other cause may be filled by the electing governing body, which may elect a person to fill the unexpired term at any meeting thereof.

Members of the GAPJC

Executive Committee
Julia Henderson, Moderator
Flor N. Vélez-Diaz, Vice Moderator
Sara Thornburg, Clerk
Kevin Nollette, Assistant Clerk

Class of 2018
Terry Epling, Synod of Mid-America
Helen Heffington, Synod of South Atlantic
Julia Henderson, Synod of the Rocky Mountains
Robin Roberts, Synod of Living Waters
Sara Thornburg, Synod of Mid-Atlantic 

Class of 2020
Maurice Caskey, Synod of Southern California and Hawaii
Deborah Little Cohn, Synod of Lakes and Prairies
Ruth Goldthwaite, Synod of the Pacific
William Myers, Synod of the Covenant
Flor N. Vélez-Diaz, Sinodo Boriquen en Puerto Rico
Kevin L. Nollette, Synod of Alaska/Northwest

Class of 2022
Paul Hooker, Synod of the Sun
Jean C. Kennedy, Synod of the Trinity
Craig Lindsey, Synod of the Northeast
June L. Lorenzo, Synod of the Southwest
Susan McGhee, Synod of Lincoln Trails