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General Assembly Nominating Committee

How Can I Apply?


The GA Nominations portal will open on Monday, October 9, 2023. At that time you may access the online nomination form.
Please read the description with needs skills and time requirements for service for the board, commission, or committee to which you wish to apply here: Entity List and Descriptions

Deadline for online applications is
Monday, January 8, 2024
References are due by Monday, January 22, 2024

The General Assembly nominations process is an application-based process.  Persons wishing to be considered for membership on the ongoing entities of the General Assembly (boards, committees, councils, and commission) as well as special committees, commissions, or task forces approved by a General Assembly must complete an online application in order to be considered in the pool of applicants.

Most positions for service must be filled by active members and ministers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  There are some positions that can only be filled by teaching elders or ruling elders.  The description for each entity should clarify whether or not ordination to one of the ordered ministries is required for membership.

If you wish to be considered for nomination, you will need to complete an application form and provide the name of three personal references.  The manager for GA Nominations will contact your council of membership – presbytery for teaching elders, session for ruling elders, deacons, and church members – for an additional reference.

 Getting Ready to Apply

  • Read about the GA Nominations Process.
  • Read the description of the various entities noting the specified qualifications for each entity as well as time commitments.
  • Prayerfully decide for which entity you will apply.
  • Know your presbytery and synod name.
  • Know whom you will ask to serve as your references (you will need 3 personal references) and have their contact information on hand.

 If you have questions or comments, please contact valerie izumi, Assistant Stated Clerk and Manager for GA Nominations.

Thank you again for your willingness to serve the larger church. Grace to you and peace.