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General Assembly Nominating Committee

General Assembly Nominating Committee

The Manual of the General Assembly, K.1.a., states that “The General Assembly may establish special committees and commissions to carry out decisions of the assembly or make recommendations to the assembly on matters that cannot be undertaken or accomplished by an existing entity. (Book of Order, G-3.0109)

The 222nd General Assembly (2016) approved the creation of several special commissions, committees, and task forces for appointment by the Co-Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) and, in the case of the Way Forward Commission, the Co-Moderators with the Moderator and Vice-Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014). 

 The application forms for the Way Forward Commission created “to study and identify a vision for the structure and function of the General Assembly agencies of the PC(USA),” and the 2020 Vision Team charged “to develop a guiding statement for the denomination and make a plan for its implementation” can be found at .  The deadline for submission for the Way Forward Commission and the 2020 Vision Team has been extended to August 24, 2016.

Persons who wish to be considered for appointment must complete an application form and provide three references.

To begin the application process you will need to create an account in the GA nominations portal

For descriptions for the Way Forward Commission and the 2020 Vision Team please use the link in the sidebar at the left of this page.

Application Forms for the following special entities will be available at the GA nominations portal on August 25, 2016:

   Racism Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

   Rules of Discipline Task Force

   Special Committee to Study the Reformed Perspective of Christian Education in the 21st Century

Thank you for your interest in serving the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in this important way.

For questions or information about the General Assembly nominations process please contact:

Valerie Kiriishi Small - (888) 728-7228, x5406
Manager for General Assembly Nominations
Assistant Stated Clerk

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is committed to the ministry of the whole people of God. Through the General Assembly nominations process, the church has the benefit of selecting, from the varied gifts and services of Presbyterians, the most qualified persons to serve on General Assembly level entities.