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Stated Clerk Nomination Committee

Stated Clerk Nomination Committee

The Stated Clerk Nomination Committee (SCNC) is elected by the General Assembly that meets prior to the end of the Stated Clerk’s term of office. The current SCNC was elected by the 225th General Assembly (2022) and is responsible to:

  • Receive applications for the position of Stated Clerk of the General Assembly up to 180 days before the opening of the 226th General Assembly (2024), which is June 25–July 4, 2024, in Salt Lake City, UT;
  • Review the applicants and their qualifications;
  • Declare its nominee no later than 60 days before the opening of the 226th General Assembly (2024).

The Stated Clerk Nominating Committee is proud to begin the prayerful and Spirit led process of listening and discernment as we search for the person God is preparing to serve as the Stated Clerk for the next four years. Per the Standing Rules of the General Assembly, the Stated Clerk is elected to a four year term. 

Learn more about the role of the Stated Clerk at:
Organization for Mission (2022-24), Chapter III.B.

The Stated Clerk Nominating Committee of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is seeking applicants for the position of Stated Clerk. The Stated Clerk is a Minister of the Word and Sacrament or a Ruling Elder of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), who trusts in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and abides by the unique authority of Scripture and the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  

A complete job description can be found here: 

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To begin the application process, submit a cover letter, statement of faith, and resume with references to Applications will be received until December 28, 2023.

Our faith in God inspires our commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and is grounded in scripture, the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and actions of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is committed to being not only an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the U.S. government, but with the inclusion of gender identity and sexual orientation as well.

Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.



September 26, 2023 Stated Clerk Application Period Opens
December 28, 2023 Stated Clerk Application Period Closes
Completed Applications (electronically) due by Midnight EST
April 26, 2024 SCNC Presents Nominee for Stated Clerk
TBD Deadline for challenges to SCNC Nominee
June 24-July 4, 2024 226th General Assembly (2022)
Salt Lake City, UT

Standing Rule H.2.b.(3)(a): The slate of nominees for the Stated Clerk Nomination Committee shall consist of the following: three members of the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (nominated by the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly, one of whom shall serve as moderator of the committee), one member of the General Assembly Mission Council (nominated by the General Assembly Mission Council), and five at-large members nominated by the General Assembly Nominating Committee in the following categories: one council stated clerk and four persons (two ruling elders and two clergy) from among commissioners who have attended an assembly in the past six years. The General Assembly Nominating Committee shall present to the assembly for election the slate of nominees for the Stated Clerk Nomination Committee. The slate presented shall reflect the denomination’s commitment to inclusiveness.