Members & Church Liaisons

Commission on Ministry

Works with churches in pastoral transitions, approves pastoral calls, and provides general oversight of all Teaching Elders, including those in Validated Ministries.

Membership: The COM is composed of twenty-seven (27) Teaching and Ruling Elders in approximately equal numbers.

Current Members of the Commission on Ministry:

Class of 2020:

Elder June Higgins (Oxford)
Rev. Samantha Hudson (Glading)
Rev. Marianne Morgan (Northminster)
Elder Diana Taylor (Germantown Community)
Rev. Francois Lacroix (Wallingford)
Elder Deb Walters (Deep Run)
Elder Vijay Aggarwal (Wayne)
Elder Julie Stephenson (Holy Trinity-Bethlehem)
Elder Michael Smith (Philadelphia, First)
Rev. Brian Russo (Chestnut Hill)

Class of 2021:

Elder Joan Clerk (Oak Lane)
Elder George Henisee (Bryn Mawr)
Elder Randy Rosensteel (Germantown, First)
Rev. Pam McShane (Tree of Life)
Rev. Kari Olson (East Falls)
Rev. Anna Grant-Borden (Mt. Airy)
Elder Dave Sager (Doylestown)
Elder Yvonne Rudolph (Berean)
Rev. Mindy Campbell (Warminster, First)

Class of 2022:

Rev. Ted Mingle (Lower Providence)
Elder Julia Hill (Yeadon)
Rev. Raymond Bonwell (Board of Pensions)
Rev. Sandy Hull (Grace, Jenkintown)
Elder Jim Ballangee (Arch Street) – Commission Moderator
Rev. Jose Irizarry (Board of Pensions)
Rev. Jiuen Lee (Validated Ministry)
Elder Suzy Christenson (Philadelphia, First)
Elder Eck Gerner (Swarthmore)

Presbytery Staff:

Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace (Executive Presbyter)
Rev. Kevin Porter (Stated Clerk)