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					                       PRESBYTERY OF THE TWIN CITIES AREA
                       MINUTES OF REGULAR STATED MEETING
                                   JULY 17, 2012
                     FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HUDSON, MN

          Our Vision: “We fearlessly follow the Holy Spirit into a Changing World.”

The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area met in stated meeting on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in the
sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, Hudson, Wisconsin, with the theme The Joy of
Developing and Welcoming New Leaders: “The Presbytery has responsibility and power to . . .
provide encouragement, guidance, and resources to congregations in the area of … leadership
development … to the end that the church’s witness to the love and grace of God may be heard
in the world. “ (G-3.0301a)

The meeting was preceded at 3:00 p.m. by an orientation session for Ruling and Teaching Elders
attending for the first time, led by Stated Clerk William Davnie. Registration and fellowship
began at 3:30 p.m.

At 4:00 p.m., Ruling Elder Barbara Lutter, Moderator, called the meeting to order with prayer.
The roll was formed by the stated clerk from the registration forms. The Moderator declared a
quorum, there being three teaching elders, and three ruling elders from three different churches
present.

                                      PRESBYTERY ROLL
TEACHING ELDERS
     John W. Ackerman (HR)                                Carl A. Christensen (HR)
     Larry Alderink (HR)                                  Julia O. Christensen
     Brenda K. Alexander                                  Walter Chuquimia
     Todd R. Allen                                        Brent B. Coffin
     Roger R. Anderson (HR)                               David D Colby
 X   Stephanie Anthony                                X   Katherine Estes Collins
 X   Bebe L. Baldwin (HR)                                 James Cook (HR)
     James S. Barge (HR)                                  Calvin L. Cooper (HR)
     Frederick J. Beebe (HR)                              Neil Craigan
     Joan B. Beebe (HR)                                   Donald E. Crannell (HR)
     Louise L. Bender                                     Karin Craven
     Lindsay Louise Biddle                                John F. Crosby
     James B. Brasel (HR)                                 Anita M. Cummings (HR)
     John N. Bratt (HR)                                   John H. G. Curtiss
     Robert Brightman (HR)                                Robert T. Cuthill (HR)
 X   Bruce Brooks                                         Jean Daugherty (HR)
     David R. Bruneau (HR)                                Richard A. Davis
 X   Richard D. Buller                                X   William Davnie
     John W. Butt (HR)                                    William Day
     John R. Buzza (HR)                               X   Deborah S. DeMeester
     Kenneth B. Byerly (HR)                               Robert W. Dickson (HR)
 X   April M. Davis Campbell                              Calvin W. Didier (HR)
     Paul E. Capetz                                       Kristen C. DiNardo
 X   Julia A. Carlson                                     Mary Carolyn Dorfman (HR)
     J. Scott Cartwright                                  Richard G. Douse (HR)
 X   William R. Chadwick                              X   Denise Dunbar-Perkins
     Dwight Chamberlain (HR)                              Gary L. Elg
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      James G. Ellison (HR)           Barbara Anne Keely
      Leah D. Elrod               X   Karen Kennerly (HR)
      Bruce D. Ervin                  Deborah E. Kielsmeier
      Thomas Ewald                X   Jin S. Kim
      Roger D. Ezell (HR)             Joo Kim
      C. Ray Fenton (HR)              Judith A. Kim (HR)
 X    Rebecca Fletcher                Stanley S. Kim
      Lucy A. Forster-Smith           Douglas W. King (HR)
      Thomas W. Forster-Smith         Kim Smith King
      Herbert Frey (HR)               Kenneth L. Kleidon (HR)
      Meghan K. Gage-Finn         X   C. Richard Knowles (HR)
      Alika P. Galloway           X   Stephen B. Knudson
      Jon W. Galloway                 Robert A. Koenig (HR)
      Ralph E. Galloway           X   Amy E. Kosari
      Julie GebbenGreen           X   Newell D. Krogmann (HR)
 X    Philip GebbenGreen              Raymond C. Kruger (HR)
      Don Genereux                    Theresa Latini
 X    John W. Goertz                  Grace Lee
      Jonathan B. Good            X   Joann Lee
      Peggy B. Good                   John Lee
      Kimberly A. Goodman             Mark Lee
      Conrad B. Goodwin (HR)          Mary J. Leisman (HR)
      Daniel Graham (HR)          X   David P. Lenz
      Sandra S. Gray (HR)             Harry J. Lichy, Jr. (HR)
      Jean E. Greenwood           X   David M. Liddle (HR)
      O. Carl Grosse                  JoonHyuk Lim
      Sheila C. Gustafson (HR)        John T. Lindquist (HR)
      Robert W. Hamilton              Deborah D. Lind-Schmitz
 X    Donald A. Hanna                 Ethel Kay Livingston (HR)
      Gary L. Hanson                  William A. Livingston (HR)
      F. Nile Harper (HR)             Eun-hyey Park Lok
      Robert F. Hart (HR)             Robert G. Long (HR)
      Elizabeth Hart-Andersen         Linda Loving (HR)
      Timothy D. Hart-Andersen        Robert E. Lucas (HR)
      LeRoy Haynes (HR)               Richard A. Lundy (HR)
      Richard H. Headen (HR)          Charles (Rick) MacArthur
      Marion E. Hedberg (HR)          John M. MacFarlane (HR)
      Joshua D. Heikkila          X   Kathleen D. Macosko
      Timothy W. Held (HR)            David M. Maghakian
      Elizabeth D. Heller (HR)        Harry H. Maghakian (HR)
      Leta J. Herrington              Max R. Maguire (HR)
      Wayne A. Herstad (HR)       X   Robert C. Malcolm (HR)
      Larry L. Hickle (HR)            Julie A. Mall
      Gary Hickok (HR)                Elisabeth Jane Marlow
      Bruce K. Hillyer            X   L. Edwin Martin (HR)
 X    T. Ewen Holmes                  Paul E. Martin
      Kristine M. Holmgren (HR)   X   Stanley Martin
      David H. Hopper (HR)            Susan J. Marvin
      Robert K. Hudnut (HR)           Richard P. Massaro (HR)
      Dayton D. Hultgren (HR)         Margaret M. McCray
      Suzan K. Ireland (HR)           Harry Kenneth McCullen (HR)
      R. Alan James (HR)              Joan I. McKenzie
      Vaughn R. Jefferson, Jr.        Mary B. McMillan (HR)
      Bernard E. Johnson (HR)     X   Mary McNamara (HR)
      Daniel W. Johnson (HR)          Linda M. Mell (HR)
 X    Matthew Johnson             x   Katherine S. Michael
      Paul M. Johnson             X   W. Douglas Mitchell
      Timothy M. Johnson              Beverly Modlin
 X    Michael Ngeru Kamau         X   Paul H. Moore
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      Stephen M. Muhia               Matthew Skinner
      David Mwihia                   Kathryn C. Smith
      Kook Jin Nam (HR)              M. Joy Smith
      Charles H. Nelson (HR)         Neal R. Solomonson
      Julie E. Neraas                Angella Pak Son
      Dwight D. Netzer               David J. Stark
      Margaret G. Newswanger         Melvin J. Steinbron (HR)
      Richard Newswanger             Darlene A. Stensby (HR)
      Michael E. Olmsted             Gordon C. Stewart (HR)
      Anneleise Opitz (HR)       X   H. David Stewart
      Eugene H. Orr                  Merle E. Strohbehn (HR)
      Kayton R. Palmer (HR)          Charles A. Talcott (HR)
      Ji Yong Park                   Helen Jo Taliaferro
      Sung Chul Park (HR)            H. Allan Talley (HR)
      Sung Joo Park                  Jack M. Terry (HR)
 X    Thomas J. Parlette         X   Margaret J. Thomas (HR)
      Clint Patterson                Byron T. Thompson (HR)
      Donald D. Patterson            L. Douglas Throckmorton (HR)
      JoAnn E. Phenow                George K. Tjaden (HR)
      Richard P. Phenow              Michelle Todd
      Glenn E. Polzine (HR)          Townsend-Anderson, Richard
      Douglas R. Potter (HR)         Paul C. Truran (HR)
      Risley Prakasim                Paul B.K. Tshihamba
 X    Gwin Pratt                     Umo Udo
 X    Elizabeth J. Raitt (HR)        David Van Dyke
 X    Cynthia L. Ray                 Heidi Vardeman
      Judith S. Ray (HR)             John P. Ward
      Carol L. Reed                  H. G. Wardlaw, Jr.
      Megan Smith Remtema        X   Lisa A. P. Watson
      Kenneth J. Ribe            X   Thomas K. Watson
 X    Steven Rice                    Richard D. Weis
      Tammy J. Rider                 John F. Westfall (HR)
      Roger J. Ring                  Susan E. Whiteman
 X    Judith C. Ritchie              David L. Williamson (HR)
      Gregory H. Ritter              Robert E. Willis (HR)
 X    Gale W. Robb                   Ronald D. Wilson
      Teresa Roberts             X   Zachary O. Wilson
 X    Stephen Robertson              Aron W. Wilterding (HR)
 X    Theresa M. Roos                Peter T. Wyckoff (HR)
 X    Kara Root                  X   William C. Yeager (HR)
      Daniel Rotach                  Byung Chun Yoo (HR)
      Jay P. Rowland                 James York
      H. Lyle Rozeboom (HR)          J. William Young
 X    Chaz Ruark                     Medhat Yoakiem
 X    Janet Ruark                    COMM. LAY PASTORS
      Jay C. Rusthoven (HR)          Lowell Busman
      James F. Sanders               Mauro Souza
      Paula Sanders                  Simon Tot Dhol
      Jack B. Schaffer (HR)
      Lyndon L. Schendel (HR)
 X    Jamie Lynn Schultz
      Dean J. Seal
      John B. Severson (HR)
      Carol Shaffer             (The rest of this page intentionally left
      James D. Shannon (HR)
      Janet B. Shannon (HR)        blank).
      David S. Shields (HR)
      John H. Sinclair (HR)
 X    Gene R. Sipprell
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RULING ELDERS
Albert Lea, First (4)
Apple Valley, Spirit of Life (2)
Austin, Westminster (4)                Margaret Blue
Baldwin, First (2)                     Phil Park, Jerry Hauschildt
Belle Plaine, First (2)
Bloomington, Oak Grove (4)             Rod Myers, Frank Uvodich
Brooklyn Center, Korean (3)
Buffalo, Buffalo (2)                   Mike Quady, Patricia Antos
Burnsville, Church /Apostles (2)       Kathryn Breitbarth
Chaska, Shepherd of the Hill (2)
Claremont, First (2)
Columbia Hgts, Church of All Nations
(2)
Coon Rapids, Church/Master (2)         Ron Bennett
Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie (2)
Edina, Christ (13)
Ellsworth, First (2)                   David Herum, Sharon Leonard
Farmington, First (2)
Golden Valley, Valley Com (3)          Ben Kummer, Linda Wold, Roger Michael
Hager City, Laurel (2)
Hastings, First (2)                    Marcia Rash
Hayfield, First (2)
Howard Lake, First (2)
Hudson, First (2)                      Tom Aitchison, Maggie Wooley
Kasson, First (2)
LeRoy, First (2)
LeSueur, LeSueur (2)                   Mark Pinney, Dianne Pinney
Long Lake, Calvin (2)
Maple Plain, First (2)                 Carol Anderson, Pat Hasse
Minneapolis:
  Aldrich Avenue (2)
  Andrew-Riverside (2)                 Suzanne Snyder
  Bryn Mawr (2)                        Betsy Kerr
  Grace-Trinity (2)
  Knox (2)                             Jim Klas, John Kingery
  Kwanzaa Community (3)                Deborah Isabelle
  Lake Nokomis (2)                     Norm Petrik, Sue Goodspeed
  Stadium Village (2)                  Margaret Taylor
  Westminster (9)                      Kitty Martin, Mark Ludwig, Burt Nygren, Peter Soulen,
                                       Tom Soulen, Eric Adams
Minnetonka, Faith (4)
North St. Paul, North (2)              Bruce Beck
Oronoco, Oronoco (2)
Owatonna, Associated (2)               Jerry Ganfield, John Bergen
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Pine City, First (2)
Plainview, Community (2)
Plymouth, Plymouth (2)               Judy Maul, James Payne
Red Wing, First (2)
Richfield, Hope (5)                  Bette Buelow, Lois Swanson, Sharon Lawyer, Kathy
                                     Van Schooten
Rochester, Community (2)
Rochester, First (4)                 Jay Youmans
Rockford, United (2)
Roseville, North Como (2)            Manley Olson, Ann Olson
St. Croix Falls, First (2)
St. Louis Park, Peace (2)
St. Paul:
  Arlington Hills (2)                Ken Latham
  Central (2)
  Cherokee Park United (2)
  Dayton Avenue (2)                  Lois Rhoades
  Edgcumbe (3)                       Sherla Mayer
  Kenya Fellowship (2)
  Knox (2)                           Steve Tyykila
  Macalester Plymouth (3)            Nancy Colby, Frank Doumo
  Randolph Heights (2)
  The House of Hope (6)
Shakopee, First (2)
Shoreview, Church/Way (3)            Ward Sessing, Chase Davies
South St. Paul, First (4)            Mary Ann Cheyne, Lois Glewwe, Rochelle LeTourneau
Stillwater, First (4)                Rebecca Erickson, Sue Rutford, Doug Rutford, Tom
                                     Foels
Wayzata, St. Luke (4)                Karen Larson
White Bear Lake, First (3)           Alice Williamson
Woodbury, Trinity (2)                Tim Sinks


ELDER MEMBERS OF PRESBYTERY
Gordon Dosher, Plymouth, Plymouth, MN
Jean Emmons, First, Stillwater, MN
Barbara Lutter, Arlington Hills, St. Paul, MN
Marian Michael, Valley, Golden Valley, MN
Walter Rockenstein, Westminster, Minneapolis, MN

ELDER OBSERVERS
Vince Gin, First, Hudson, WI
Nancy Grittman, Buffalo, Buffalo, MN
Ron Grittman, Buffalo, Buffalo, MN
Elwood Leonard, First, Elsworth, WI
Lorene Liddle, Westminster, Minneapolis, MN
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Tom Pugh, Le Sueur, Le Sueur, MN
Janet Youel, First, White Bear Lake, MN

CANDIDATES/INQUIRERS
Jeff Foels, First, Stillwater, MN
Sara Hein, Hope, Richfield, MN
Lisa Johnson, Le Sueur, Le Sueur, MN
Faith Kelly, First, Red Wing, MN
Alanna Simone Tyler, Kwanzaa, Minneapolis, MN
Daniel Vigilante, Westminster, Minneapolis, MN

CORRESPONDING MEMBERS
Jair Navaja Galindo, Presbytery in Columbia
David Grachek, Western North Carolina Presbytery
Cader Howard, Greater Atlanta Presbytery

VISITORS/OBSERVERS
Risa Anderson, Presbytery Staff
Kirsten Berry, Hope, Richfield, MN
Paul Berry, Hope, Richfield, MN
Robert Bollar, Church of All Nations, Columbia Heights, MN
Jae Cho, Church of All Nations, Columbia Heights, MN
Darlinda Coe, Dayton Avenue, St. Paul, MN
James Hein, Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Pipen, WI
Julia James, First, Stillwater, MN
Martha Rockenstein, POINT
Dennis Sanders, Presbytery Staff
Margaret Smith, Hudson United Methodist Church, Hudson, WI
Alan Wold, Valley, Golden Valley, MN

The docket was approved as printed.

Minutes of the Adjourned Meeting of June 12, 2012 were approved as posted on the Presbytery
website.

Ruling Elders attending for the first time were introduced. The Rev. Cader Howard of Greater
Atlanta Presbytery and the Rev. David Grachek of Western North Carolina Presbytery were
seated as corresponding members. Jair Navaja Galindo of the Presbyterian Church of Columbia
was introduced by the Rev. JoAnn Lee, who also told the Presbytery about the mission
connection between House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, and the Presbyterian Church
of Colombia. Elder Galindo greeted the Presbytery and described the mission and ministry of
the Church I Columbia. He was enrolled as a corresponding member.

The Rev. Stephanie Anthony, host pastor, welcomed the Presbytery.
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Worship was led by the Rev. Denise Dunbar-Perkins, the Rev. Lisa Watson, who preached on
the text Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13, and the Rev. Rebecca Fletcher. All three serve as chaplains at
hospitals in the Presbytery.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY: Lisa Watson

Inquirer: CPM Moderator Watson reported that Dan Vigilante of Westminster Church,
Minneapolis, having fulfilled the constitutional requirements of G-2.0602, has been enrolled by
CPM as an inquirer, and introduced him to the Presbytery. Moderator Lutter offered prayer. (A
copy of the Inquirer’s statement of what it means to be an inquirer is attached for informational
purposes (Attachment A).)

Annual Review: Moderator Lisa Watson reported that the committee held annual consultations
with the following person, who have filed their annual written reports with the presbytery as
required by the presbytery’s manual. The committee VOTED to continue her on the rolls in the
status noted below.

NAME                        STATUS           CHURCH NAME, CITY & STATE
Faith Kelly                 Candidate        First Presbyterian Church, Red Wing, MN

Final Assessment: The committee conducted the final assessment for Kathleen Whipple, of
Church of the Master, Coon Rapids, MN who has completed all of the requirements of
candidacy, and VOTED to certify Kathleen Whipple ready for examination for ordination,
pending a call (G-2-0607).

Bossman Scholarships: The committee approved scholarships for the three individuals that
applied for the 2012 academic year.

Removal from Rolls: The Committee also reported the removal from the Presbytery’s roll of
inquirers/candidates of Russell Lewis (candidate, Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church, Apple
Valley, Minnesota), Cody Oaks (inquirer, Church of All Nations, Columbia Heights, Minnesota),
and Jiyeon Bae (candidate, Korean Presbyterian Church of Minnesota, Brooklyn Center,
Minnesota) in accord with G-2.0609.

Seeker Seminar: The Committee held its spring/summer Seeker Seminar on Saturday, June 16,
at Valley Community Presbyterian Church in Golden Valley. This seminar is required for all
persons wishing to come under care of PTCA in a process of discernment of a call to ordered
ministry. There were 8 seekers in attendance. The next seeker seminar will be in December.

Enroll as a Candidate: The Committee recommended that Alanna Simone Tyler, who is on the
roll of Inquirers of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area, having satisfactorily demonstrated
adequate promise for ministry by presenting the statements specified in the Presbytery’s policy,
and having met with the session of Kwanzaa Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis and with the
Presbytery's Committee on Preparation for Ministry, was presented to the Presbytery to be
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examined with respect to her Christian faith, forms of Christian service undertaken and motives
for seeking the ministry, and to be received as a candidate for Teaching Elder. (See Attachment
B – Statement of Motivation)

Alanna Simone Tyler read her statement of motivation to become a candidate for ordination as a
teaching elder. After questioning from the floor, Presbytery voted to enroll Ms. Tyler as a
candidate for teaching elder. Moderator Lutter asked the questions for candidacy and CPM
member Janet Youel offered a charge and prayer.

Revised CPM Manual: The CPM reports that it has adopted the PC(USA) Advisory
Handbook on Preparation for Ministry as it’s guiding document for preparing individuals for
ordered ministry. The PC(USA) Advisory Handbook is available electronically at
http://www.pcusa.org/resource/preparation-ministry-handbook/.

Moderator Watson moved adoption of the revised Manual of the Committee, including a
reduction in the size of the Committee from 24 members to 21 members. Presbytery approved
adoption of the revised manual, which becomes part of the Presbytery’s Manual of Operations.
(See appendix E).


COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY: Kathryn Breitbarth and Bill Livingston

CONSENT AGENDA (Items 1 - 8)
Committee on Ministry Co-chairs Bill Livingston and Kathryn Breitbarth presented items 1-7 of
the Committee’s consent agenda, which were approved as presented. Item 8 was removed for
later consideration.

1.        Calvin Presbyterian Church of Orono, Long Lake, MN: Renewal of Parish
          Associate Relationship with the Reverend Dwight Chamberlain
          To recommend to Presbytery that, at the invitation of the session of Calvin Presbyterian,
          Church of Orono, Long Lake, MN, the parish associate relationship between the
          Reverend Dwight Chamberlain and Calvin Presbyterian Church of Orono, Long Lake,
          MN, be continued for another year, without remuneration effective from April 10, 2012
          to April 9, 2013.

2.        The Reverend Todd Allen Requests Transfer of Ecclesiastical Membership to New
          Hope Presbytery, North Carolina.
          To report to Presbytery that The Reverend Todd Allen, member at large, has requested
          that his membership be transferred to New Nope Presbytery, at their invitation, effective
          March 14, 2012.

3.        The Reverend Linda Loving: Transfer of Ecclesiastical Membership to the
          Presbytery of Milwaukee
          To recommend to Presbytery that, based upon the request of the Presbytery of
          Milwaukee, the Reverend Linda Loving, honorably retired member of the Presbytery of
          the Twin Cities Area, be dismissed to the Presbytery of Milwaukee.
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4.        United Presbyterian Church, Rockford, MN: Renewal of Stated Supply Pastor, the
          Reverend Richard Newswanger
          To recommend to Presbytery that, with the concurrence of the session of the United
          Presbyterian Church, Rockford, MN, on September 19, 2011, the Reverend Richard
          Newswanger be reappointed to a one-year term as 3/4-time stated supply pastor, from
          January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012, with the following terms:

                     Cash Salary                      $ 29,304
                     Medical/Dental Suppl.            $ 3,200
                     Automobile Allowance             IRS rate, vouchered up to $ 1,000
                     Cont. Ed. Allowance              $ 1,200 per year
                     Other Prof. Expenses             $ 1,200, vouchered
                     Cont. Ed. Leave                  Two weeks per year
                     Vacation                         One month
                     Pension                          Full Lutheran pension

5.        Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN: Renewal of Stated
          Supply Pastor, the Reverend Harry Maghakian
          To recommend to Presbytery that, with the concurrence of the session of the Andrew
          Riverside Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN, on January 17, 2012, the Reverend
          Harry Maghakian be reappointed to a one-year term as half-time stated supply pastor,
          from February 29, 2012, to February 28, 2013, with the following terms:

                     Cash Salary                      $ 20,000
                     Automobile Allowance             $ 4,000
                     Cont. Ed. Allowance              $ 2,000 per year
                     Cont. Ed. Leave                  Two weeks per year
                     Vacation                         One month
                     Pension                          Full

6.        Moderator Appointment: Grace Trinity Community Church, Minneapolis, MN
          To recommend that the Presbytery concur with the appointment of the Reverend Tim
          Hart-Andersen as moderator of the session of Grace Trinity Community Church,
          Minneapolis, MN, effective June 1, 2012.

7.        Moderator Appointment: First Presbyterian Church, Hayfield, MN
          To recommend that the Presbytery concur with the appointment of the Reverend Megan
          Remtema as moderator of the session of First Presbyterian Church, Hayfield, MN,
          effective July 1, 2012.

REGULAR AGENDA

The Presbyterian Church of Le Sueur, Le Sueur, MN: Terms of Call: Sara Berry Hein ¾
time Pastor
COM Co-moderator Livingston then invited CPM Moderator Watson to introduce Candidate
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Sara Hein to read her statement of faith. After examination from the floor, Presbytery voted to
sustain her examination and approve her for ordination, to respond to a call to serve the
Presbyterian Church of Le Sueur as pastor. Presbytery voted to approve the following report and
terms of call:

          a. To concur with the judgment of the Pastor Nominating Committee of the
             Presbyterian Church of Le Sueur, Le Sueur, MN, that Sara Berry is suitable for the
             position of 3/4-time pastor of the Presbyterian Church Le Sueur, Le Sueur, MN. The
             PNC was represented by Ruling Elders Dianne Haaf and Elaine Tohal.

          b. To note that the position was widely advertised:
             _56__ PIF forms were received (_31__ from women);
             _14__ persons were heard to preach on DVDs;
             __5_ persons were interviewed (_4__ women);
             and that _1__ person was offered the position; _1__ accepted.

          c. To report to Presbytery that the Pastor Nominating Committee of the Presbyterian
             Church of Le Sueur, Le Sueur, MN, has implemented its search process in
             conformance with the provisions of Equal Employment Opportunity for ministers and
             has considered candidates without regard to race, ethnic origin, gender, age,
             disability, or marital status.

          d. To recommend to Presbytery that, pending the action of the congregation to be taken
             on June 24, 2012, the call of the Presbyterian Church of Le Sueur, Le Sueur, MN, to
             Sara Berry Hein as 3/4-time pastor be approved effective September 1, 2012,
             according to the following terms:

                            Salary & Housing         $ 30,085
                            Soc. Sec. Offset         $ 1,000
                            Automobile Allowance     IRS rate, vouchered up to $ 1,100
                            Cont. Ed. Allowance      $ 1,000 per year, cumulative over three
                                                     years to $3,000
                            Other Prof. Expenses     $    750, vouchered
                            Cont. Ed. Leave          Two weeks per year, cumulative over three
                                                     years to six weeks
                            Vacation                 One month
                            Pension                  Full
                            Moving Expense           Up to $_______, vouchered

          e. To recommend to Presbytery that, upon ordination, Sara Berry be enrolled as an
             active member of Presbytery,
                                               AND
             that Sara Berry Hein be appointed moderator of the session of the Presbyterian
             Church of Le Sueur, Le Sueur, MN, effective September 1, 2012.

          f. To report to Presbytery that the Reverend Beverly Modlin will complete her service
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               as moderator of the session of the Presbyterian Church of Le Sueur, Le Sueur, MN,
               effective August 31, 2012.
                                                  AND
               To thank the moderator for her service to the Presbytery


Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, Interim Associate Pastor:
COM Co-moderator Livingston then invited CPM Moderator Watson to introduce Candidate
Karen Larson to read her statement of faith. After examination from the floor, Presbytery voted
to sustain her examination and approve her for ordination, to respond to an invitation to serve the
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, as Interim Associate Pastor. Presbytery voted to
approve the following report and terms of employment:

          a.    full-time interim associate pastor for families and fellowship, effective July 22, 2012,
               to July 21, 2013, according to the following terms

                            Salary & Housing             $55,000
                            Auto Allowance               IRS rate, vouchered
                            Cont. Ed. Allowance          $ 1,500 per year
                            Other Prof. Expenses         $ 1,200, vouchered
                            Cont. Ed. Leave              Two weeks per year
                            Vacation                     One month
                            Pension                      Full

          b. a background check has been completed.

          c upon ordination, Karen Larson shall be enrolled as an active member of Presbytery.

Following dinner instructions from host pastor the Rev. Stephanie Anthony, the Presbytery was
led in prayer by the Rev. Rebecca Fletcher, Chaplain, St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Paul.

The Presbytery reconvened at 6:45 p.m. with an affirmation of faith.

The Committee on Ministry continued its report by recognizing and honoring the Rev. Theresa
M. Roos. Presbytery voted to approve her request for Honorably Retired status as of August 31,
2012.

The Committee reported to Presbytery that the Reverend Theresa M. Roos has been approved for
the 2012 Pulpit Supply List.


First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, MN: Terms of Call for Full-time Pastor, the
Reverend Cader Howard
       (See Appendix 3,page 12)
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The Committee moved and Presbytery voted to concur with the following report and terms of
call of the First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater, MN to the Rev. Cader Howard, and to enroll
him as a member of Presbytery upon receipt of his credentials from Greater Atlanta Presbytery.

Committee report: Subject to the successful completion of the background check, the CoM

          a. recommends to Presbytery that it concur with the judgment of the Pastor Nominating
             Committee of First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, MN, that the Reverend Cader
             Howard is suitable for the position of pastor.

          b. recommends to Presbytery that it concur with the Committee on Ministry's
             examination (G-3.0306) of the Reverend Cader Howard "on his Christian faith and
             views in theology, the sacraments, and the government of this church."

          c. reports that the position was widely advertised:

                     _160__ PIF forms were received (_40__ from women (if known), _3__ from
                     racial/ethnic persons (if known), _?__ from persons with disabilities (if known));
                     _38__ persons were heard to preach on DVD (_12__ women), __1__ person was
                     heard to preach in person;
                     _3__ persons were interviewed, (__2_ women);
                     and that _1__ person was offered the position; _1__ accepted.

          d. reports to Presbytery that the Pastor Nominating Committee of First Presbyterian
             Church, Stillwater, MN, has implemented its search process in conformance with the
             provisions of Equal Employment Opportunity for ministers and has considered
             candidates without regard to race, ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or marital
             status.

          e. recommends to Presbytery that, pending the concurrence of the congregation action
             on July 15, 2012, the call of First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, MN, to the
             Reverend Cader Howard as full-time pastor be approved effective September 1, 2012,
             according to the following terms:

                     Cash Salary                                  $40,000
                     Housing/Utility Allow.                       $35,000
                     Soc. Sec. Offset                             Yes
                     Automobile Allowance                         IRS rate, vouchered up to $1,500
                     Cont. Ed. Allowance                          $ 1,500 per year, cumulative over
                                                                  three years to $4,500
                     Other Prof. Expenses                         $ 1,500, vouchered
                     Cont. Ed. Leave                              Two weeks per year, cumulative
                                                                  over three years to six weeks
                     Vacation                                     One month including 4 Sundays,
                                                                  plus an additional Sunday off per
                                                                  quarter
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                   Pension                                       Full
                   Moving Expense                                No
                   Housing Grant, one time payment               $ 8,000
                   Leave for Service to the Greater Church,
                   with approval by Personnel                    1 week
                   Parental Leave, with approval by Personnel 2 weeks
                   Sabbatical                     Yes;
                                                  Length of leave __12 weeks_;
                                                  Years of service required: _6 years__;
                                                  Session approval of dates and plan required
                                                        AND
               that the call be forwarded to the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta to be placed in the
               hands of the Reverend Cader Howard with the request that, if the way be clear, he be
               dismissed to the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area,
                                                        AND
               that the Reverend Cader Howard be granted permission to labor within the bounds of
               the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area as full-time pastor of First Presbyterian
               Church, Stillwater, MN, until his credentials have been received
                                                        AND
               that, upon receipt of his credentials, the Reverend Cader Howard be enrolled as an
               active member of Presbytery,
                                                        AND
               that the Reverend Cader Howard be appointed moderator of the session of First
               Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, MN, effective September 1, 2012.

          f. reports to Presbytery that the Reverend Zachary Wilson will complete his service as
             interim pastor and as moderator of the session of First Presbyterian Church,
             Stillwater, MN, effective August 31, 2012,
                                                    AND
             thanks the moderator for his service to the Presbytery.

          g. recommends to Presbytery that the Reverend Zachary Wilson be transferred to the
             member-at-large roll of Presbytery.

          h. reports to Presbytery that the Reverend Zachary Wilson has been approved for the
             2012 Pulpit Supply List.

Knox Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN: Terms of Call for Full-time Pastor, the
      Reverend David A. Grachek
      (See Appendix 4, page 14)

The Committee moved and Presbytery voted to concur with the following report and terms of
call of Knox Presbyterian Church to the Rev. David Grachek, pending a positive vote at the
congregational meeting scheduled for July 22, and to enroll him as a member of Presbytery upon
receipt of his credentials from the Presbytery of Western North Carolina.
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The Committee

          a. recommends to Presbytery that it concur with the judgment of the Pastor Nominating
             Committee of Knox Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN, that the Reverend David
             A. Grachek is suitable for the position of pastor.

          b. recommends to Presbytery that it concur with the Committee on Ministry's
             examination (G-3.0306) of the Reverend David A. Grachek "on his Christian faith
             and views in theology, the sacraments, and the government of this church."

          c. reports that the position was widely advertised:

                     _320__ PIF forms were received (_88__ from women (if known), _20__ from
                     racial/ethnic persons (if known), _?__ from persons with disabilities (if known);
                     _16__ persons were heard to preach by entire committee; (60 heard by smaller
                     groups of PNC) (_1 of the 16_ was a woman), __2 of the 16__ persons were
                     racial ethnic; _?__ from persons with disabilities, __1__ in person;

                     __4__ persons were interviewed, (_0__ women);
                     __1__ racial ethnic person was interviewed;
                     __1__ person with disabilities was interviewed in person
                     __1__ person was offered the position; _1__ accepted.

          d. reports to Presbytery that the Pastor Nominating Committee of Knox Presbyterian
             Church, Minneapolis, MN, has implemented its search process in conformance with
             the provisions of Equal Employment Opportunity for ministers and has considered
             candidates without regard to race, ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or marital
             status.

          e. reports that a background check has been completed.

          f. recommends to Presbytery that, pending the concurrence of the congregation action
             on July 22, 2012, the call of Knox Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN, to the
             Reverend David A. Grachek as full-time pastor be approved effective September 1,
             2012, according to the following terms:

                     Salary & Housing                     $55,000
                     Automobile Allowance                 IRS rate, vouchered up to $1,000
                     Cont. Ed. Allowance                  $ 1,200 per year, cumulative over three
                                                          years to $3,600
                     Other Prof. Expenses                 $ 1,000, vouchered
                     Cont. Ed. Leave                      Two weeks per year, cumulative over three
                                                          years to six weeks
                     Vacation                             One month
                     Pension                              Full
                     Moving Expense                       ___TBD___
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                                                        AND
               that the call be forwarded to the Presbytery of Western North Carolina to be placed in
               the hands of the Reverend David A. Grachek with the request that, if the way be
               clear, he be dismissed to the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area,
                                                        AND
               that the Reverend David A. Grachek be granted permission to labor within the bounds
               of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area as full-time pastor of Knox Presbyterian
               Church, Minneapolis, MN, until his credentials have been received
                                                        AND
               that, upon receipt of his credentials, the Reverend David A. Grachek be enrolled as an
               active member of Presbytery,
                                                        AND
               that the Reverend David A. Grachek be appointed moderator of the session of Knox
               Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN, effective September 1, 2012.

          g. reports to Presbytery that the Reverend John Goertz will complete his service as
             moderator of the session of Knox Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN, effective
             August 31, 2012,
                                                    AND
             thanks the moderator for his service to the Presbytery.

REPORTS
    First Presbyterian Church, Hastings, MN: Administrative Commission for
    Installation of April Davis Campbell as Pastor
    The Committee reports to Presbytery that the following arrangements have been
    approved for the installation of the Reverend April Davis Campbell as 3/4-time pastor of
    First Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church, Hastings, NN.
        Date: July 29, 2012
        Time: 2:00 p.m.
        Place: First Presbyterian Church, Hastings, MN
                                               AND
        that the following persons be appointed as members of the Administrative
        Commission:

              Teaching Elders                               Ruling Elders
              1. Richard Buller, Pastor, Valley             1. Annie Lewis, First Presbyterian
                  Community Presbyterian Church,                 Church, Hastings, MN
                  Golden Valley, MN                         2. Jack Smith, First Presbyterian Church,
              2. Katie Estes, Co-pastor, First                   Stillwater, MN
                  Presbyterian Church, South St. Paul,
                  MN
              3. Denise Dunbar-Perkins, Chaplain,
                  Abbott Northwestern Hospital,
                  Minneapolis, MN
                                                      AND
               that the past moderator of the Presbytery, Teaching Elder Cindy Ray, preside and
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               propound the Constitutional questions,

          Knox Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN: Renewal of Interim Pastor, the
          Reverend Daniel Rotach
          The Committee reports to Presbytery that the Committee on Ministry has concurred with
          the session of Knox Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN, to continue the 66% time
          interim pastor relationship between the Reverend Dan Rotach and Knox Presbyterian
          Church, Minneapolis, MN, for the period May 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013, with no change
          in terms.

          Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, MN: Renewal of Half-time Interim
          Associate Pastor: Reverend Elizabeth Hart-Andersen
          The Committee reports to Presbytery that the Committee on Ministry has concurred with
          the session of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, MN, to continue the half-
          time interim associate pastor relationship between the Reverend Elizabeth Hart-Andersen
          and Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, MN, for the period from May 1,
          2012, to April 30, 2013, according to the following changes in terms:

                     Cash Salary                $36,259
                     Auto Allowance             IRS rate, vouchered up to $ 400
                     Cont. Ed. Allowance        $ 1,000 per year
                     Other Prof. Expenses       $ 300, vouchered

          The Reverend Charles Talcott: Report that Exit Interview Was Completed
          The Committee reports that an exit interview has been completed for the Reverend
          Charles Talcott, First Presbyterian Church, Hayfield, MN, on April 25, 2012, by Bill
          Yeager.

          Session Visitations Have Been Held with The Following Churches:
          The Committee reports to Presbytery that session visitations have been held with the
          following:
                       First Presbyterian Church, Shakopee, MN, on March 20, 2012

          Vacant Positions Report
          The Committee on Ministry reports to Presbytery that the following positions are vacant
          and receiving Personal Information Forms (PIFs) for positions:

          Apple Valley, MN, Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church, Pastor
          Baldwin, WI, First Presbyterian Church, Designated Pastor ¾ time
          Buffalo, MN, Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Temporary Supply Pastor, part-time
          Coon Rapids, MN, Church of the Master Presbyterian Church, Pastor
          Pine City, MN, First Presbyterian Church, Pastor
          Oronoco, MN, Presbyterian Church of Oronoco/Zumbrota UCC, Yoked Churches, Pastor
             part-time
          Shoreview, MN, Presbyterian Church of the Way, Pastor
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COMMISSIONED RULING ELDERS COMMITTEE: Robert Bollar
The Commissioned Ruling Elders Committee Chair Robert Bollar moved that the CRE
relationship between Mauro Souza and Church of All Nations be terminated at CRE Souza’s
request, with the following language from the Session of the Church of All Nations:

              “At Mauro Souza's initiative and decision, the session of Church of All Nations requests a dissolution of
              the CRE relationship with Mauro. After a severe medical condition he asked to be on paid medical
              leave for March and April 2012, and after a relatively constructive recovery he wished to cease a formal
              CRE relationship with Church of All Nations effective April 30. All terms within Mauro's commission
              were satisfied during the duration of his service. He announced his resignation publicly in the midst of
              a mutually fond farewell to the congregation during our May 6 worship service. We will miss him after
              many loving years together, and wish him well as he continues to pursue his calling.”

     Presbytery voted to APPROVE this motion.

Ruling Elder Bollar then reported on the motion of the May, 2012 Presbytery Stated Meeting
       referring the compensation for CRE Simon Dhol back to the Committee for review. The
       CREC believes that at this time CRE Dhol’s compensation is appropriate, and the
       Presbytery voted to accept this response to the May referral.

          Rationale: Simon Tot Dohl’s CREC commission states he receives $300/month for 2-4 hours
          work per week. That equates to a being paid at a rate of $18.75/hour should he work the full 4
          hours per week (16 hours/month). Obviously, Simon would be paid at a higher rate than
          $18.75/per week should he work less than 4 hours per week. A full-time CRE (non-metro) is
          paid $12.75/hr. This is calculated by taking $42,447.00 (non-metro Word & Sacrament), times
          .75, equals $31,835.25 (full-time CRE), divided by 52 weeks, divided by 48 hours/week, equals
          $12.75/hr. Even though, at first glance, it may appear Simon’s compensation rate is not
          commensurate with the amount of work he will be doing; this proposed compensation rate is
          $6.00/hr. higher than that of a full-time CRE. Additionally, by hiring Simon as a CRE, FPC,
          Albert Lea has created a non-scheduled expense within its 2012 budget to address the emerging
          Sudanese population in the surrounding community. The church session is viewing Simon’s
          initial commission as a “starting place,” hoping to expand Simon’s work with the Sudanese in the
          future. Obviously, as this ministry grows, it is their desire for Simon’s compensation to grow
          accordingly, becoming more in line with the hourly rate of a full-time, non-metro CRE.

MISSION AND WITNESS COMMITTEE: Matt Johnson
The Rev. Matt Johnson reported on behalf of the Mission and Witness Committee. He
encouraged churches to remember that there are funds, as well as ideas, available from the
Committee as congregations seek to develop ministries.

                           2012 MISSION GRANT APPLICATIONS
                   CONGREGATIONAL MISSION GRANTS: (AVAILABLE, $8000)
                                                                                                      AMOUNT
     Line Item              CONGREGATION                           ACTIVITY
                                                                                                     APPROVED
      5710.01                  Buffalo P C                  Community Garden                           $1500
      5710.01                Hastings 1st Pres        Family nurture & support Project                 $1500
      5710.01               Albert Lea 1st Pres               Kidzone Project                          $1500
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      5710.01                  Church of All
                                                  Pastoral Leadership Conference       $1500
                                 Nations
      5710.01                                     Handicapped Accessible Electric
                                Woodbury                                               $1500
                                                          Door Opener
   SUBTOTAL                                                                            $7500
                            EMERGING MISSION FUNDS (AVAILABLE, $15000)
                                                 Crossroads Restorative Justice
      5784.01                  St Paul, Knox                                           $1500
                                                            Program
      5784.01                   Valley Pres             KidPack Project                $1500
                              Educator's Task     PTCA Clearwater Educators             $750
      5784.01
                                   Force                   Conference
                              GA Disability
                                               Hamilton's -Advocates for overture
      5784.01                Overture Expenses                                         $1000
                                                   to speak: travel expenses
     5784.01                 Comm. Plainview         Community Clothes LIne             $600
   SUBTOTAL                                                                            $4350
                                    PEACEMAKING OFFERING FUNDS
                                                                                       $1000
      3330.03                     PTCA            1 yr. Partnership with PHEWA

                               Church of the     Conference on Compassion--Jevne
      3330.03                                                                          $839
                                 Apostles                    Kloeber
     3330.03                St Luke's, Wayzata          MN Peace Project               $1500
   SUBTOTAL                                                                            $3339

Other approvals:
Kwanzaa Tornado Funds: $13,129 designated special offerings
Fletcher's Luncheons: From Intrntl M Partnerships ( # 5741.01) $251

Church Development Team: Newell Krogmann and Rochelle LeTourneau led the
commissioning of Coaches for Ministry in a Changing World, a project of the Church
Development Team, and briefed the Presbytery on the project. The new coaches are; The Rev.
Philip GebbenGreen, Ron Antos, Darlinda Coe and The Rev. Ewen Holmes.

PROPERTY PURCHASE TASK FORCE: John Ivers
John Ivers reported for the Property Purchase Task Force on the impending purchase of property
for the Chain of Lakes New Church Development initiative. (Property purchase in principle was
approved at an earlier Presbytery meeting.)

Closing of the property is set for July 20th, 2012. There have been many last minute documents
in preparation for the closing. Total cost review is in process and will be finalized at closing.
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Organizing Pastor Paul Moore invited the Presbytery to join the Chain of Lakes congregation on
Wednesday evening, August 22, 2012 for “Sundaes on Wednesday“ worship to celebrate the
newly purchased property and unveil the new signs located on the new church site.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Walter Rockenstein
  1. Ruling Elder Walter “Rocky” Rockenstein reported for the Board of Trustees on the
     proposed sale of the Andrews-Riverside property, and arrangements for the possession of
     a portion of the building to be constructed by the Andrews-Riverside congregation.
     Presbytery voted to approve the sale. (Please see the supporting material on the
     Presbytery website for details of the proposed sale.)

2.     Approval of Special Account to Allow Credit Card Purchases at Presbytery Functions
       The Board reported that it voted to approve establishing a special bank account that would
       allow credit card purchases of merchandise authorized for sale at Presbytery functions
       without involving the Presbytery’s regular accounts or assets with the credit card
       transactions.

3.     Approval of Lease Between Arlington Hills Presbyterian Church and El Shadai New
       Hope Ministries
       The Board reported that the Board of Trustees voted to approve a lease between Arlington
       Hills Presbyterian Church and El Shadai New Hope Ministries that would allow El Shadai
       to use parts of the Arlington Hills building, including worship space and parking, for
       religious purposes at specified times, provided certain changes were made to the proposed
       lease addressing insurance coverage and limits on assignment.

4.     Actions on Request of First Presbyterian Church of Pine City, Minnesota, Request to
       Sell Manse and Use Proceeds to Pay Pastor.
       The Board reported that it has heard a request from the First Presbyterian Church of Pine
       City, Minnesota, to sell it manse and use the proceeds to pay its pastor. The Pine City
       congregation is aging and shrinking and has concluded that it must seek a young pastor
       who can revitalize its ministry. The church has begun the search process but also must
       seek funds to pay a new pastor. The church believes the best available option is to sell the
       manse (which has not been occupied for five years) and use those proceeds to pay a new
       pastor. The Board of Trustees took the following actions: (a) to refer the church’s
       revitalization plan to the Church Development Team, so the Team can review the plan and
       offer advice on how to implement it; and (b) to recommend that the church begin the
       manse sale process by determining the likely manse value and expected time the manse
       would be on the market before selling. The Board of Trustees did not vote at this time
       either to approve the sale or to approve use of any proceeds to pay a pastor, which would
       violate the general policy that land sale proceeds must be invested in property or property
       improvements.

5.     Status of Property Purchase for Chain of Lakes New Church Development
       The Board of Trustees has heard a status report on the proposed property purchase for the
       Chain of Lakes New Church Development. The City of Blaine has approved the
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       Conditional Use Permit for a church to be built on the property and a subdivision of the
       land to create a separate lot for the church. The Public Works Committee of the Anoka
       County Board has approved of a right-in-right-out access to Main Street from the property.
       It appears the transaction will close in late July.


NOMINATING COMMITTEE: David Liddle
David Liddle, acting chair, moved the following nominations on behalf of the Nominating
Committee, which were approved by Presbytery vote:

          For Committee on Preparation for Ministry:
          Class of 2015: Ann Olson, Ruling Elder, North Como, Roseville

          For GA Commissioner to Bills and Overtures:
          Class of 2013: Kitty Martin, Ruling Elder, Westminster, Minneapolis

          For Church Development Team:
          Class of 2013: Co-Chair Rochelle LeTourneau
          Class of 2013: Co-Chair The Rev. Gary Elg

REPORTS OF OFFICERS:
Executive Presbyter: Chaz Ruark
Executive Presbyter Chaz Ruark’s report stressed the positive initiatives in the Presbytery,
reflected in the evening’s agenda: a new church development, a fresh building for Andrews-
Riverside, new calls and ordinations, the work of the Mission and Witness Committee, and more.
He encouraged congregations to work together in building ministries that one congregation may
not have the size or resources to pursue.


Moderator: Barbara Lutter
Moderator Barbara Lutter thanked the Presbytery for the opportunity to serve, noted the new
placement of the Stated Clerk and Vice-moderator, expressed thanks to the Presbytery worship
team and theme team, and recognized all persons who had been at General Assembly in any
capacity.

The Moderator recognized five congregations for completing their per capita payment for 2012.

Vice Moderator: Stan Martin
Vice Moderator Stan Martin encouraged people to look at the General Assembly reports and
actions, drawing particular attention to the demographic information presented by the Board of
Pensions.

Stated Clerk: Bill Davnie
Stated Clerk Bill Davnie moved and Presbytery voted to dismiss the Commission to ordain and
install the Rev. Risley Prakasim, and install the Rev. Joo Kim, with appreciation.
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Presbytery also voted to refer to a resolution received from St. Luke Presbyterian Church, and
any similar motions concerning the Minnesota marriage amendment, to the Bills and Overtures
Committee for report at the September Stated Meeting.

Treasurer: Ed Martin
Treasurer Ed Martin reported that funds are being received sufficiently that the Presbytery 2012
budget does not need to be adjusted at this time. He also reported that General Assembly per
capita will rise by $.07 in 2013. Synod per capita will not rise.

The Treasurer will be asking Committee chairs for 2013 budget requests in coming days.

Half way through this year the end of June financial posture is showing improvement. Per
Capita receipts are $374k to date, 50% of anticipated budget figures. That is about $8k more
than last year at this time. A little more than $50k was given in June.

General mission also increased by $14.6k for a total of $79k so far this year, 35% of budget for
the year. Though this is significantly less than a year ago, generally we expect much of this
account to be received by the end of the year.

The budget is in a positive position because committees are not spending at budgeted levels. The
total expenses to date are $477.3k, 46% of budget, resulting in a $13.8k surplus.

Chair of Council: Cindy Ray
Presbytery Council Chair the Rev. Cindy Ray presented the Council report, including notification of
current Council emphases:
     1. Active Youth Involvement
        Youth leaders in the Presbytery met together in May 2012 to think creatively about
        effective ministry for and with youth. They plan to meet monthly to network and offer
        support. The meetings are open to any who are interested in participating. The next
        meeting will be announced through the presbytery website and Emerge newsletter.

2.        Presbytery Communications
          Presbytery Council is initiating a study of communications needs within the Presbytery.
          The study will include a review of the strategy and vehicles currently in use and consider
          recommendations for changes/improvements. Those interested in participating in this
          review are invited to contact Cindy Ray, council chair at prescouncil@ptcaweb.org.

3.        Nominations to Nominating Committee
          Ruling Elder Jean Emmons, member-at-large, has been assigned lead responsibility to
          receive, confirm and present candidates to Presbytery Council for nomination to the
          nominating committee to be elected by Presbytery.

4.        Gracious Separation Process
          Ruling Elder Gordon Dosher, member-at-large, has been assigned lead responsibility to
          review the outcome of Presbytery’s resolution adopted June 12, 2012 regarding
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            Presbytery’s response to member congregations who are considering their affiliation with
            the PCUSA.

  Presbytery approved the corrected job description for the Stated Clerk. The revision inserts a
  requirement for personnel review (p. 3), omitted from the description approved May 8, 2012.


  Presbytery voted to approve the nomination of the Rev. David Liddle as chair of the Nominating
  Committee.

  REPORTS

  The Presbytery attendance was reported as follows:

                              Category                           Present        Not Present        Total
Teaching Elders                                                     55              220            275
Commissioned Ruling Elders                                          65              121            186
Elder Ruling Commissioners Elected by Sessions                      0                 3             3
Elder Members of Presbytery                                         5                 3             8
Elder Observers                                                     7                 --            --
Candidates and Inquirers                                            6                22             28

Corresponding Members                                               3                 --            --

Visitors                                                            12                --            --

Total                                                              153                --            --

Churches                                                            43               25             68


  Child Care Reimbursement               $     0
  Mileage Expense:                       $     0
  Unsold Meals Expense:                  $____ 0_
                                         $     0

  The meeting was adjourned with prayer by Moderator Lutter at 8:33.

  Next meeting of Presbytery will be Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at First
  Presbyterian Church of Shakopee.
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                                      Attachment A
Statement of What it Means to be an Inquirer:
Daniel Vigilante




                                                   Attachment B
Statement of Motivation
Alanna Simone Tyler

MAY 2012
I have been blessed to know people, visit places and participate in events that have shaped my Christian faith and
my understanding of discipleship. The beloved community in which I grew up stands out in this regard. At home my
parents insisted on regular church attendance. I loved going to church and fully participating in the life of the
church. At church through the services of worship, education, various ministries, Christian fellowship and one-on-
one interactions I explored the depths of Christianity. The congregation taught me and more importantly showed me
how our Christian faith shaped our whole lives. The congregation regarded itself as located ‘in the heart of the
community, ever seeking to win the community’s heart.’ It was in this community that I first understood the church
as both the body of Christ and as an institution that stabilizes communities and contributes to healthy development
of individuals.

The church is first and foremost a community called together around the Word to worship and serve God. The
church becomes more fully itself as others become a part of the church community. And the church is also a place
for education, advocacy, recovery and service to others. I am persuaded that the church as an institution distinctively
provides stability in communities and contributes to healthy development of individuals. I am praying and preparing
for the opportunity to participate in shaping the church to be relevant and central. I am pursuing ordination as a
teaching elder believing that the role of the church in the lives of individuals, communities and society is important
and irreplaceable. Certainly the church has been important to me and its influence has been irreplaceable beginning
in my childhood and up to this day. Through service to God—the scope of which I learned in church—I have had
experiences that allowed me to live into my purpose, as I understand it.

Together with another person I recently I had the humbling responsibility to attend to a teen-age girl who is a
member of my congregation. An adult member asked me to join her and the teenager who was inconsolable because
of something that had happened to her the prior day. When I arrived the tenderhearted thirteen-year-old girl was so
grieved that her whole body moved as she sobbed. I sat beside her, reminded her of God’s love for her and hopefully
represented God’s love to her. We prayed with her and talked about the issues so that she could take away a lesson
she could recall when she later encounters similar circumstances. In this circumstance we were the church for this
young person.
This young person and many others like her need ministry of preaching, teaching and accompaniment that bring
God’s grace into their lives. This need motivates me to use my gifts to shape practices of ministry. I want to provide
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leadership to sustaining the church for all God’s people. I pray God will use me to lead others to shape a church that
seeks to win the community’s heart.

                                                    Attachment C
Statement of Faith
Sara Berry Hein

1         I believe in God the Father, the Creator of Heaven and Earth. I believe that God has
2 created all things, and that God created all humans in God’s own image. Yet we sinned against
3 God (Romans 3:23).
4         I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate. I
5 believe that Jesus Christ is fully divine and fully human. I believe that God sent Jesus Christ,
6 God’s son, into the world to redeem humanity. I believe that when Jesus suffered on the cross,
7 he paid for our sins with his blood, so that by his wounds we could become reconciled to the
8 Father and made whole (Isaiah 53:5). I believe that when Christ became human, he participated
9 in every aspect of our humanity. I believe that on the third day, Christ bodily rose again in
10 accordance with the scriptures. I believe that when Christ rose again, he announced victory
11 over sin and death. And I believe that the resurrection of Jesus Christ served as the first fruits of the
12 day when all of God’s chosen will rise again to renewed bodies. I believe that Christ will come
13 again to judge the living and the dead, and that on this day, Heaven and Earth will become one.
14        I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe that the Holy Spirit has spoken through the
15 prophets. I believe that it is by the Holy Spirit that we confess Jesus as Lord. And it is by the
16 Holy Spirit that our faith is sustained.
17        I believe in the Holy Scriptures. I believe that the Holy Scriptures are inspired by God,
18 as shown in II Timothy 3:16. The Holy Scriptures are the Word of God written, witnessing to
19 God’s self-revelation. When we come to questions regarding Scripture, we must interpret
20 Scripture in light of other Scriptures. I believe that the Holy Scriptures are not a witness among
21 other witnesses, but are rather a witness without parallel.
22        I believe in the Sacraments. I believe that baptism is an outward and visible sign of an
23 inward and spiritual grace. I believe that in the waters of baptism, our old selves are washed
24 away. In the same way that God purged the world of that which was evil in the Great Flood of
25 Noah, so also, when we receive baptism, our sins are washed away (1 Peter 3:20-21). Upon
26 receiving baptism, we rise to new life in Christ. We put on the fresh garment of righteousness.
27 And we become members of the Body of Christ.
28        I believe in the Lord’s Supper. I believe that the bread and the wine are signs of the new
29 covenant. I believe that when we drink of the wine and eat of the bread, we are sealed in the
30 New Covenant. We remember and proclaim what Christ has done for us on the cross. Christ is
31 spiritually present, giving us spiritual nourishment and renewing our souls. We become united
32 with believers on earth and in heaven. As we become reconciled to Christ, we should become
33 compelled to reconcile with one another. We have the opportunity to renew our vows made at
34 baptism. And ultimately, in the Lord’s Supper, we have a foretaste of the great messianic
35 banquet.
36        I believe that as the Body of Christ, we must proclaim the Gospel for the salvation of
37 humankind. We have a duty to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28). Primarily through
38 the proclamation of the Word, the Sacraments, and the Service of the Lord’s Day, we should
39 shelter, nurture, and offer spiritual fellowship to the children of God. We are called to maintain
40 divine worship. Paying close attention to the Scriptures and to the leadings of the Holy Spirit,
41 we need to work towards preserving the truth. It is our joy to work towards promoting
42 righteousness in our communities and in our world. And through our lives as individuals and as
43 a community of faith, we must exhibit the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.

                                                    Attachment D
Statement of Faith
Karen Larson
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1. I confess my deep belief that God created and continues to create the universe,
2. the earth, all living things, all humans and me. Through the power and mystery of
3. infinite love, God called all things into being and continues to call all things closer
4. to God’s self. This holy and mysterious God exists outside the limitations of time
5. and space, exerting an irresistible force for life. At the same time, all things exist in
6. God, in whom “we live and move and have our being.” Every cell and proton of the
7. creation sings with the presence of God and is a revelation of God. The ancient
8. scriptures reveal God to us with a thousand different stories about the interaction
9. of God and God’s people, about despair, redemption and new life.

10. I trust with my whole heart that God, out of longing for us, became incarnate in the
11. human life of Jesus of Nazareth. With this incarnation, God did a new thing,
12. opening up to our understanding a new story, a liberation story. Jesus lived a life
13. fully, freely and transparently aligned with God’s purpose, given over to love for all
14. people. Yet we resisted the presence of God and killed the Divine among us, as
15. we continue to do today. The resurrection of Jesus is a powerful sign that God’s
16. love prevails, even over death. Now, this incarnation of God, known to us as the
17. Christ, continues to creatively transform lives and communities from anxiety,
18. despair and shame into meaning and purpose, from lost-ness to belonging. In this
19. way, Christ saves and gives new life to all who long for it. The sacraments of
20. baptism and the Lord’s Supper are joyful signs and seals of this new life.

21. I know God is alive in my life and in the world as the Holy Spirit, the ever-present
22. and empowering God who works within and among us, sustaining our hope and
23. energizing our work. As the Holy Spirit, God calls us to live into the fullness of
24. God’s intention for each of us individually and for all of us corporately. This fullness
25. of life includes loving ourselves and our neighbors, being beacons of hope, sharing
26. creation’s abundance, working for justice and peace, seeking a healthy relationship
27. with our earth environment, resisting all dehumanizing forces and structures
28. (including the ones we benefit from), and standing side by side with all peoples,
29. especially the poor and oppressed, who are our teachers. Because of God’s
30. partiality for the poor, the widow, the orphan and the alien, the church as the body
31. of Christ is called by the Holy Spirit to attend to those at the margins of society. It
32. cooperates with God in ministering to and with victims of injustice, supporting their
33. struggle for freedom from oppression in all its forms.

34. I worship this Triune God: Creator, Liberator and Sustainer. I worship this Unified
35. God: Love. I believe in the sovereignty of God: Love prevails. We all come from
36. Love, fall from Love, are liberated by Love, and in the end return to Love.
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                            Attachment E – PTCA CPM Section
Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area
Committee on Preparation for Ministry

Table of Contents
General Committee Information
       Committee Makeup and Organization
       Meetings
       Chair Responsibilities
       Member Responsibilities
       Presbytery Staff Responsibilities
       Inquirer/Candidate Meetings with CPM
       Appearance before Presbytery
       Presbytery Meetings – Roles and Responsibilities
               Report Enrollment of Inquirer
               Enroll Candidate
               Examination for Ordination
Policy Statements
       Seekers
       Inquirers
       Candidates
       Certified Ready Timeframe
       Longevity in the Process
       References
       Confidentiality
       Seminary Education
       Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and Field Education
       Ordination Examinations
       Inclusive Language
       Official Files
       Indebtedness Policy
PTCA CPM Requirements
       Psychological Assessment
       Fiscal Fitness
       Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
       Background Check
       PC(USA) Reformed Tradition Education
       Field Education
       Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
Scholarships
       PTCA and Synod
       Other
Preparation for Final Assessment/Ordination
       Guidelines for writing a statement of faith
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       Guidelines for description of need, exegesis and sermon
Tips for a Successful Journey
PTCA CPM Checklist


                            General Committee Information

Committee Makeup and Organization
 21 members, elected in three classes by the PTCA to serve a specific term.
 One member of the committee is elected as the chair of the committee with additional
  responsibilities to serve on the Council of the Presbytery.
     o The Chair may designate another member of the committee as the
         representative to Council.
 Roughly equal membership of Ruling Elders and Teaching Elders, male and female, and
  from a variety of congregations in the presbytery
 Each committee member will be assigned as advisor to up to three inquirers or
  candidates
 The chair, or designate, brings reports and recommendations from the committee to the
  Presbytery at the stated meetings of the Presbytery.

Committee Meetings
 CPM meets monthly except for July and December.
 CPM holds additional Seeker Seminars for individuals interested in pursuing a formal
  relationship with the CPM for discerning their sense of call to ordered ministry.

Committee Chair Responsibilities
 Chair monthly meeting
 Coordinate the calendar of annual reviews, application to inquiry, candidacy and final
  assessment
 Prepare the monthly meeting agenda
 Assign CPM advisors
 Assign committee task forces and work groups as needed
 Present reports and recommendations to stated Presbytery meetings
 Orient new committee members
 Coordinate correspondence through PTCA office as needed
 Manage the day to day questions and inquiries as needed
 Attest PIFs and Ordination Exam approvals online

Committee Member Responsibilities
 As noted in the CPM Advisory Handbook
 Serve as Advisor to 1-3 inquirers/candidates
  o Regular contact with advisees during the year, contact advisees prior to CPM
     interviews for preparation, expectations, etc., lead annual reviews, raise
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       issues/concerns requiring committee attention, support advisees when being
       presented before presbytery for examination as candidate.
     o Complete Form 4 with inquirers/candidates for each annual review
     o Make sure advisee’s presbytery file is complete prior to annual reviews, interviews
       for candidacy and final assessment.
     o Serve on committee task forces as requested

Presbytery Office Staff Responsibilities to CPM

     Executive Presbyter
     o serves as staff resource to CPM
     o available for consultation re: issues/concerns/process for inquirers, candidates,
        committee members, etc.
     Office Manager
     o work with CPM chair to coordinate correspondence to seekers, inquirers,
        candidates, pastors, session liaisons and committee members.
     o prepare copies of handouts for CPM meetings and prepares the CPM “Box” for
        transport to the meetings.
     o Maintain permanent files of all inquirers and candidates
            o All files remain as permanent property of the Presbytery – regardless of
               withdrawal, removal, transfer or ordination.
     Stated Clerk
     o Work with CPM Chair to file all PC(USA) required forms
     o Assist with any questions or clarifications of the Book of Order
     Communications
     o works with CPM chair or designee for all CPM materials on the PTCA web site

Inquirer/Candidate Meetings with the CPM
The CPM requires, at a minimum, ONE face-to-face meeting with each inquirer/candidate
within a 12 month period. The 12 month period begins each time a face-to-face meeting is
completed. CPM may require additional meetings based on the progress/needs of each
individual.
General Guidelines for all face-to-face meetings with Inquirers and Candidates
    Inquirers and candidates are expected to provide all written materials within the
       timelines noted or the meeting will be postponed
    Inquirers and candidates are expected to have their pastor and session liaison (or
       substitutes for either) present at all meetings with the CPM
    All meeting times with inquirers/candidates should begin with introductions and
       prayer and conclude with prayer
    Annual reviews may happen by Skype or conference call if the inquirer/candidate
       lives out of state
    Interviews for Application to Candidacy and Final Assessment must be done in
       person
    All meetings with inquirers/candidates for annual review, application to candidacy
       and final assessments will be scheduled for one hour as follows:
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               o 30 minutes interview with inquirer/candidate (with pastor and session
                 liaison present) after which time the inquirer/candidate is excused
                      For final assessments, the time with the candidate includes a 10
                         minute sermon by the candidate in which case additional interview
                         time may occur)
               o 10 minute interview with pastor and session liaison after which time they
                 are excused
               o 10-15 minute discussion and motions after which time the
                 inquirer/candidate, pastor and session liaison are invited back
               o 5-10 minute discussion on the vote and requirements of the CPM

Appearance before Presbytery at Stated Meeting
   CPM reports to the Presbytery when they have received a new inquirer. Inquirers
     are encouraged to attend the meeting and be introduced but there is no action of the
     presbytery and no verbal presentation by the inquirer.
   Application to Candidacy – CPM recommends the presbytery examine and approve
     an inquirer for candidacy. Inquirer will read their statement of motivation to
     Presbytery and be examined on their statement of motivation, sense of call to
     ordered ministry.
   Final Assessment – CPM reports to the Presbytery when they have approved a
     candidate as ready for examination for ordination pending a call. The Candidate
     does not need to be present.
   Examination for Ordination - once a candidate receives a call, the presbytery of call
     will bring the candidate before that Presbytery for examination and approval.

Presbytery Meeting Roles/Responsibilities
Enrollment of Inquirer
    CPM chair reports to Presbytery the action completed by CPM that the individual
      has been enrolled as an Inquirer.
    The inquirer’s statement of understanding what it means to be an inquirer is
      printed in the CPM report.
    CPM chair introduces the inquirer if they are present.

Enrollment of Candidate
    CPM chair introduces the inquirer; announces this is an examination for receiving
      inquirer as a candidate.
    Inquirer reads their Statement of Motivation which is also printed in the CPM
      report.
    Moderator of the Presbytery invites presbytery members to ask the inquirer
      questions related to:
         o Forms of Christian service undertaken
         o Statement of Motivation
         o Faith
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         CPM chair makes the recommendation that inquirer be received as a candidate and
          invites a commissioner from the inquirer’s home church to speak in favor of the
          recommendation.
         Presbytery Moderator invites the Inquirer to leave the room.
         Presbytery Moderator invites members of presbytery to ask questions of the CPM
          chairperson and proceeds to call for the vote
         Following the vote, the inquirer is invited to return to the room and the Presbytery
          Moderator announces the results to the inquirer.
         Assuming the vote is in the affirmative, representatives from the inquirer’s home
          church are invited to stand alongside the inquirer as the Presbytery Moderator asks
          the inquirer to respond to the following questions:
              o Do you believe yourself to be called by God to the Ministry of Teaching
                  Elder?
              o Do you promise in reliance upon the grace of God to maintain a
                  Christian character and conduct, and to be diligent and faithful in
                  making full preparation for this ministry?
              o Do you accept the proper supervision of the presbytery in matters that
                  concern your preparation for this ministry?
              o Do you desire now to be received by this presbytery as a Candidate for
                  the ministry of Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)?
         Presbytery Moderator presents Certificate of Candidacy and any other items.
         Inquirer’s CPM Advisor provides brief charge and prayer.

Examination for Ordination of a Candidate
(done in consultation with COM who recommends approving the call and the terms of call)
    CPM Chair introduces the candidate; announces this is an examination for
       ordination.
    Candidate reads their Statement of Faith which is also printed in the CPM report.
    Presbytery Moderator invites members of presbytery to ask questions of the
       candidate.
    CPM Chair makes the recommendation to approve the candidate for ordination.
    If the call received is to a congregation, the Presbytery Moderator invites a
       representative from the Pastor Nominating Committee (or a Ruling Elder
       Commissioner) to report the results from the congregational meeting.
    Presbytery Moderator invites the candidate to leave the room.
    Presbytery Moderator invites members of presbytery to ask questions of the CPM
       chairperson and proceeds to call for the vote.
    Presbytery Moderator invites the candidate to return to the room and announces
       the results of the vote to the candidate.
    The Chair of COM brings forward their recommendation for the approval of the call,
       the Administrative Commission and the plans for the Service of Ordination and/or
       Installation.
    Presbytery Moderator calls for vote on approval of the COM recommendations
       Administrative Commission.
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                                  Policy Statements

The PTCA CPM has adopted the PC(USA) Advisory Handbook on Preparation for Ministry.
As such, the PTCA CPM accepts all guidelines, timelines and expectations as noted in the
handbook.

In addition, the PTCA CPM has adopted the following policy statements to further define its
guidelines, timelines and expectations of individuals preparing for ordered ministry.
Summary statements are listed here with details related to these policy statements
contained within the larger content of this document.

Seekers
Individuals seeking to come under care of the PTCA CPM shall complete the following prior
to submitting an application to inquirer and meeting with their home church session:
     ordinarily attend a Seeker Seminar
     complete psychological assessment through an approved center
     complete a background check through the PTCA’s approved organization

Inquirers
During the inquirer phase, individuals shall complete:
    Level 1 Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training session led by the PTCA Advocates
      for Integrity in Ministry (AIM) committee. With prior approval of the CPM, an
      inquirer may take a similar training offered through their seminary or the
      seminary’s local presbytery. A copy of the training curriculum or a syllabus is
      needed for review.
    Fiscal Fitness seminar led by the PC(USA) Board of Pensions. These are often held
      on each Presbyterian seminary campus once per year. The PTCA may also sponsor
      an additional session. (See Indebtedness Policy/Fiscal Fitness for more information)
    One unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) OR one field education internship prior
      to making application to candidacy. (see Clinical Pastoral Education and Field
      Education for more information)

Candidates
Certified Ready Status Timeframe
The “Certified Ready to be examined for ordination” status will be reviewed annually
during the candidate’s annual review with the CPM. Continuation as “certified ready” will
be based on at least the following criteria:
    Ongoing continuing education opportunities
    Actively involved in leading worship and preaching through pulpit supply
    actively pursuing a call to ministry as demonstrated by circulating PIF or resume
        (for non-parish positions), conversations and/or interviews with Pastor/Associate
        Pastor Nominating Committees (PNC/APNC) or other hiring personnel
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If the candidate’s “Certified Ready” status is not re-approved, the candidate will not be able
to actively seek a call (i.e., circulate a PIF, submit resumes, etc) until the new goals and
expectations agreed upon are met and reviewed at a subsequent meeting with the CPM.

Longevity in the Process
The CPM reserves the right to require any individual under care of the PTCA CPM to
undergo further assessment and discernment with the North Central Ministry
Development Center (NCMDC) every five (5) years. The cost of this further assessment will
be shared by the CPM, home church AND the individual.

References
While the PC(USA) forms have space for three (3) references, the PTCA CPM requests only
two references as part of the application processes (inquirer, candidacy, final assessment).
References shall not be a family member to the applicant. These two references should
be:
    1. Pastor or session member (other than the individual’s session liaison)
    2. Academic or Professional (must be from a seminary professor if applicant is
       currently enrolled in seminary).

References chosen must be able to complete at least 80% of the reference form with actual
knowledge of the applicant’s demonstrated abilities. If a reference is deemed unacceptable
due to lack of knowledge of the applicant the CPM will require additional references.
References may be contacted by the CPM for further discussion or clarification of
information on the reference form.

There may be times when the CPM wishes to seek additional input from persons
(secondary references) not suggested by the applicant. If secondary references are sought,
the applicant’s CPM advisor or the CPM Chair, will request written permission from the
applicant prior to contacting the secondary reference(s).

Confidentiality
The work of the CPM should be considered confidential. The CPM reports actions of the
committee to the Presbytery Council and/Presbytery but the deliberations should be
treated as confidential and any background or supporting information shared during the
reporting should be carefully considered.

Information shared with persons outside of the committee (i.e, inquirer/candidate’s pastor,
session liaison, seminary advisor or contact, executive presbyter, stated clerk, etc) is to be
handled as needed to do the work of the committee with their understanding that they are
being contacted confidentially.

By the laws of the State of Minnesota, clergy, social workers, therapists and teachers are
deemed mandatory reporters of suspected or known child abuse. Some members of the
committee may be required, based on their mandatory reporter status, to report concerns
to the state for further investigation.
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Seminary Education
A well-rounded seminary education to prepare an individual for ordered ministry in the
Presbyterian Church (USA) will include coursework in Biblical and Language Studies,
Theology, Ethics, Church History, Worship, Preaching, Pastoral Care, Christian Education
and Leadership and Administration. The PTCA CPM requires all persons under care to
have completed Greek and Hebrew language and exegesis, Reformed Theology including
John Calvin and the Book of Confessions, Presbyterian history, worship and polity. Anyone
with a masters level degree from a non-Presbyterian seminary must have their transcript
and coursework evaluated by the CPM and may be required to take additional coursework.
Clinical Pastoral Education and Field Education

All CPE and field education must be approved by the CPM prior to the individual accepting
a CPE or field education site. Any CPE and/or field education completed prior to coming
under care of the CPM will be evaluated by the CPM as to its satisfying the CPM
requirements. CPM reserves the right to require additional CPE and/or field education as
needed for an individual’s preparation for ordered ministry.

Ordination Examinations
Inquirers are encouraged to take the Bible Content Examination (offered annually) during
their first year of seminary. Prior permission by the CPM is not required. Inquirers may
register and pay the fee online at www.pcusa.org.

Generally, an individual will take the remaining four (4) written examinations (offered in
February and August) only after completing two full years of theological education and
completion of CPE or field education. Ideally, this occurs after the individual has been
received as a Candidate. Individuals must receive permission from the CPM to register for
the examinations each time they are attempted. Generally, on the first attempt the
individual should register for all 4 exams. Registration and payment is made online (as
noted above).

Inclusive Language
The PTCA is committed to the use of inclusive language. Please see the Presbytery website
for the full language of this policy. Here is a brief summary of expectations:
 Language about God – use a variety of metaphors or similes; using terms that expand
    rather than limit the experience of God’s action in our lives.
 Language about the People of God – encourage use of gender neutral language in
    describing the people of God such as human kind, persons, everyone, family, children
    rather than only masculine pronouns.
 The use of Scripture – Biblical Hebrew and Greek are more inclusive than most of the
    English translations; encourage re-phrasing Scripture when read aloud or in unison to
    eliminate exclusive language.
 Hymns and Worship resources – encourage choosing hymns and resources that are
    inclusive and without gender exclusive images.
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    Printed and Verbal Communication – strive to be sensitive to and aware of the need to
     use inclusive language in all meetings.

Official Files
All files maintained on seekers, inquirers and candidates are the property of the PTCA and
will be kept securely by the PTCA. When an individual is removed from the rolls (inquirer,
candidacy) whether by withdrawal (self or CPM initiated), transfer or due to ordination,
that file will be closed and kept on file by the PTCA office staff. If an inquirer or candidate
transfers to another presbytery of care, a copy of the file will be sent directly to that
presbytery CPM and the original will be closed and kept on file by the PTCA office staff.

Indebtedness Policy/Fiscal Fitness
The PTCA CPM shall monitor the financial status of inquirers and candidates under care,
suggesting that the total education debt level of seminary students upon graduation should
be no more than 50% of the latest available church wide median salary.

                               PTCA CPM Requirements

Psychological Assessment
The PTCA CPM requires all seekers to participate in a comprehensive career counseling
and psychological assessment offered by North Central Ministry Development Center
(NCMDC) in New Brighton, MN prior to any application to inquirer.

Individuals living out state (i.e., perhaps already enrolled in seminary) may obtain
permission from the CPM to take these assessments at another PC(USA) approved center.
Permission must be obtain IN ADVANCE of making an appointment with another center.

These assessments utilize various interest inventories, psychological tests, consultation
with a psychologist and reflection to help each individual and the CPM assess suitability for
ministry. Individuals must sign a release form so that the CPM receives a copy. These
reports are confidential and are only seen by CPM members. CPM does not distribute this
report but kept in the individual’s Presbytery CPM file.

Goals of the psychological assessment
 Help the individual understand how his/her values, interests, personality, potential and
   learned capabilities all fit into an occupational choice of ministry.
 Provide the individual an opportunity to gain deeper appreciation of their own
   strengths, commitment and growing edges.

Following completion of the assessment
The individual and NCMDC counselor discuss the results of the inventories and tests as part
of the process. The report includes biographical information, interpretation of the results
of the various inventories, assessment of the individual's promise for ministry and any
recommendations for growth or future directions.
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Some criteria to be explored with NCMDC include the individual’s
  Openness to learning and self-exploration
  Ability to assess themselves realistically
  Emotional stability
  Vocational history and financial situation
  Family situation (both family of origin and current family setting)
  Effective style of inter-personal relating
  Adequate motivation as it pertains to a sense of call and value system
  Level of maturity
  Level of autonomy and authenticity
  Leadership potential (initiative, self-confidence, enthusiasm, etc.)
  Compatibility of interests with elements involved in the exercise of ministry
  Chance for the inquirer's needs as a person to find reasonable fulfillment in ministry
  Innate abilities commensurate with the demands of ministry and the capacity to
   develop new skills
  Academic ability to complete the rigorous demands of seminary education

This evaluation should be completed sometime after attending the seeker seminar and
prior to application as inquirer. Generally speaking, these appointments are easier to
schedule during the summer months. Individuals will need to contact NCMDC directly to
schedule an appointment (651-636-5120).

Costs of the NCDMC assessment will normally be shared with the individual's home church
paying 50%, the Presbytery paying 40% and the individual paying 10%. In 2012, the total
cost is $1,010.

Occasionally the Committee asks an individual, at some point in the preparation for
ministry process, to return for a follow-up visit in response to changes in a person's
situation, a candidacy of extended duration, or to explore a particular issue. Also,
occasionally the NCMDC recommends a follow-up visit.

Indebtedness/Fiscal Fitness
Pastoral care for students and clergy includes caring for their financial well-being and that
of their families. This extends to insuring that no student or clergy takes on more debt than
can be reasonably repaid from expected earnings. To that end, the Presbytery of the Twin
Cities Area has the following policy:

When Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area is the Presbytery of Care:
 The Committee on Preparation for Ministry shall monitor the financial status of
  inquirers and candidates under care, suggesting that the total educational debt level of
  seminary students upon graduation should be no more than 50% of the latest available
  church wide median salary.
 Every seminary student under care is required to attend a financial planning workshop
  such as the Fiscal Fitness Workshop provided by the Board of Pensions.
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          o Students will note that the Fiscal Fitness Workshop of the Board of Pensions is
            required for participation in the PC(USA) Seminary Debt Assistance Program
            which forgives debt if a person takes a call in a small, rural congregation.
          o The Board of Pensions also offers health insurance for seminary students and
            their families. The BoP requires these seminarians applying for health insurance
            to complete the Fiscal Fitness Workshop.

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
The CPM requires all persons under care to complete a basic Sexual Misconduct Prevention
Training course while they are an inquirer. This can be completed in one of two ways:
 The PTCA Associates in Ministry Committee (AIM) offers training two times per year
   (April and October). AIM requires any persons serving in ministry within the bounds of
   the PTCA to complete this training through AIM.
 Inquirers living out of state, with prior approval of CPM, may complete a SMPT training
   through their seminary or presbytery in which the seminary is located provided CPM
   has reviewed a copy of the training program.

Background Check
All persons seeking to come under care of the PTCA CPM must complete a background
check. The CPM Chair will send a request to the Presbytery Stated Clerk to begin this
process. The individual will receive a packet from Oxford Documents. As this process
takes several weeks, the applicant needs to complete their portion of the process quickly.

PC(USA) Reformed Tradition Education
While all seminaries provide course requirements for completion of a Master of Divinity,
not all non-Presbyterian seminaries provide appropriate courses in the Reformed
Tradition. As such, all individuals under care of the PTCA CPM must complete the following
courses:

         Presbyterian Polity and Worship (including detailed study of the Book of Order, the
          Book of Common Worship and the Book of Confessions)
         Reformed Theology
         Greek and Hebrew language
         Greek or Hebrew Biblical exegesis

Inquirers/candidates who choose, and are approved, to attend a non-Presbyterian
seminary shall be required to supplement their education with the above list of
Presbyterian related courses. These courses need to be approved in advance by the CPM.

Field Education
The Book of Order encourages those in the care process "to engage in some form of service
to the church with the approval of and under the guidance of the inquirer's/ candidate's
CPM" (G-2.0606).
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The PTCA CPM requires all persons to have at least ONE 9-month field education
experience. The following guidelines apply:
    Ordinarily, choosing a field ed site is coordinated through the individual’s seminary
      (i.e., office of contextual education or similar).
    Even with the assistance of the seminary, individuals must have the field
      education site approved by the CPM.
    CPM does not allow individuals to do field education at their home church or church
      where they are worshipping regularly.
    CPM seeks to encourage individuals to pursue a field ed site that will offer a new
      experience for them (i.e. if you grew up in a rural church; seek a suburban or urban
      congregation. If your home church is a large congregation, seek a small church
      experience, etc)
    A qualified on-site supervisor who is willing to be the student’s guide and mentor
    A PC(USA) congregational setting (not home church) in which the student will be
      exposed to and have experience in a wide range of ministry roles and
      responsibilities
    A learning covenant, which describes the expectations and goals of the field
      education experience and is signed by both the candidate and the supervisor. This
      learning covenant must be approved by the CPM prior to beginning the field
      education.
    Written evaluations, based upon the learning covenant, of the student's practice of
      ministry and a final evaluation which will be added to the Presbytery CPM file
    Time commitment of a minimum of 9 months part-time (12-15 hours per week) for
      your first field ed experience. You could choose a three month, full-time (40 hours
      per week) for a second field ed experience.

Guidelines for an ideal learning covenant:
The intern will have the opportunity to:
   1.     Participate in worship leadership
          a. At least twice a month the intern will help lead the worship service – gaining
              experience in leading the various elements of the service (Call to Worship,
              Call to Confession, Assurance of Forgiveness, Children’s Sermons, Scripture
              Readings, Pastoral prayers and Offertory invitations and prayers).
          b. At least three times during this internship the intern will be invited to preach
              at the primary Sunday morning worship service.
          c. The intern will sit in on at least one baptism orientation with a family seeking
              to have their child baptized.

     2.        Participate in administrative leadership
               a. The intern will help to resource at least one committee throughout the
                  internship with careful attentiveness to learning what it means to resource a
                  committee rather than do the committee’s work, and with an emphasis on
                  learning on how to empower the committee members and discern their
                  interests and gifts.
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               b. The intern will attend at least three Session meetings (or two Session
                  meetings and a Session retreat)

     3.        Participate in congregational life
               a. The intern will be involved in planning at least one Advent or Lent activity or
                  worship for the congregation.
               b. The intern will participate in one or two fellowship events to get to know
                  members better.

     4.        Participate in pastoral care
               a. The intern will observe the pastor(s) in working with a family to plan a
                  funeral.
               b. The intern will observe the pastor(s) in at least one pre-marital counseling
                  session.
               c. The intern will do at least five visits to shut-ins of the congregation.
               d. The intern will make at least one hospital visit with the pastor(s).

     5.        Evaluation
               a. The intern and supervisor will meet monthly to review these goals and the
                  learnings of the month (for a nine month experience; weekly for a three
                  month experience).
               b. The supervisor will submit a written evaluation to the Committee on
                  Preparation for Ministry mid-way through the internship regarding the
                  intern’s continuing preparation for ministry as experienced by the
                  congregation.
               c. Both the intern and supervisor will provide written evaluations, signed by
                  each other, to the Committee on Preparation for Ministry at the end of the
                  internship reflecting on the learnings of the internship and the progress the
                  intern has made in preparing for the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the
                  PC(USA).

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a program of deepening critical awareness of oneself as
“pastor” and learning pastoral skills integrated with life experience in a setting under
extensive supervision.

 It is theological and professional education that allows qualified students to minister to
people while integrating their pastoral experience with personal history, behavioral theory
and method, and spiritual development. CPE students are challenged to improve the quality
of all their pastoral relationships through an intense involvement with supervisors, fellow
students, people with whom they minister, and other professionals.

Learning is through clinical practice, theological reflection, written case studies and
verbatims, individual supervision, seminar participation and relevant reading. Through
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viewing complicated life situations from different viewpoints, students are able to gain new
insights and understanding about the human situation.

At least one unit of CPE at a site approved by Association of Clinical Pastoral
Education is required of all inquirers and candidates in the Presbytery of the Twin
Cities Area. This first unit of CPE is generally to occur in a hospital setting.

Students may be interested further Clinical Pastoral Education through a second unit of
CPE or a CPE residency. These further educational opportunities can be at sites other than
a hospital. It is generally encouraged to seek CPM guidance on this ongoing education
opportunity.

The CPM may also require a person under care to do a follow up unit of CPE based on that
individual’s ongoing preparation for ministry needs.

CPE students shall submit final CPE evaluations for each unit of completed CPE (supervisor
and self-evaluations) for review by CPM.

                                        Scholarships

PTCA or Synod of Lakes and Prairies

Carl H. Bossman Scholarship
The Carl H. Bossman Scholarships are perpetually endowed by the earnings from funds
given by Mr. Bossman and others, and administered by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Foundation. At current earnings rates, at least $5,200 is available for scholarships each
year. This scholarship is awarded by the PTCA CPM.

The scholarships are open to all candidates and inquirers who plan on attending seminary
during the next academic year. It is renewable and can be applied for on an annual basis.

         March -- Application materials sent out (annually) to all inquirers/candidates
         May 1st – deadline for completed applications
         June – applicants are notified of CPM decisions
         September – disbursement of awards to the recipients’ school(s)

Requirements for recipients of the scholarships:
    They must be in a covenant relationship with the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area,
      that is, candidates or inquirers;
    The financial awards must be used for seminary education.

Guidelines for the CPM decision-making process:
    Preference is given to applicants from St. Croix County, Wisconsin, Mr. Bossman's
       county of residence
    Preference is given to applicants who are inclined to serve smaller congregations.
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         The primary criteria for awarding the scholarships is the degree to which an
          applicant shows a need for financial assistance to meet seminary education costs.

Although most seminarians know whether they need money or not, the application blank is
designed to lead the applicant through the process of recording the details on paper.

Application materials required:
    A completed application blank;
    A current seminary transcript, if a current one was not requested in the past two
       months;

Barbara Tilton Scholarship
This scholarship is a memorial to Barbara Tilton, a former staff member of the Women’s
Unit assigned to serve within the Synod of Lakes and Prairies.

The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide scholarships to women who are
members of churches within the bounds of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area who are
inquirers or candidates under care of Presbytery and are enrolled in a degree program of a
seminary approved by the Presbytery

The Barbara Tilton Memorial Scholarship Committee of Presbyterian Women of the
Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area awards these scholarships annually. It is renewable and
can be applied for on an annual basis.

Synod of Lakes and Prairies Racial Ethnic Scholarships
The Racial Ethnic Scholarship Fund is an educational assistance program designed to
encourage Racial Ethnic students in their preparation for service in the Presbyterian
Church USA.

Funds for this program are provided by the Committee on Racial Ethnic Ministry of the
Synod of Lakes and Prairies.

Applicants must be:
       1.    Racial ethnic students whose permanent residence is within the bounds of
             the Synod of Lakes and Prairies
       2.    Active member in a congregation of the PCUSA
       3.    Studying for preparation for ministry in the PCUSA or in a related ecumenical
             organization
       4.    Enrolled at least half-time and in good academic standing
       5.    Making progress toward a degree
       6.    Able to demonstrate financial need

Applications are evaluated and awards selected on the basis of information supplied on the
application form and a pastor and teacher recommendation. Students must be able to
demonstrate their preparation as ordained clergy or other church occupation.
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An applicant must provide completed forms for transcript, financial aid, and letters of
recommendation to the Committee on Racial Ethnic Ministry at the Synod Office by
September 30 of the current year.

Scholarships are reviewed once annually after this deadline and awards are sent to the
school to be part of the student's financial aid package. The grant is a supplement to any
other financial aid received by the student.

Scholarships - OTHER

GA Scholarships
United Theological Seminary offers a full first year scholarship for all Presbyterian
students.

                            Preparing for Final Assessment

GUIDELINES FOR WRITING THE STATEMENT OF FAITH

The purpose of the “Statement of Faith” is for the inquirer/candidate to reflect theologically
on specific areas and to state in a concise form his/her faith related to those specific areas.
Inquirers are asked to submit a Statement of Faith when applying for candidacy and two-
thirds of the way through their theological education. Candidates are asked to submit a
statement faith for their final assessment and for examination for ordination.

Writing a Statement of Faith should begin early in the preparation process and be an on-
going process. The committee expects the statement presented at the time of becoming a
candidate will differ from the statement presented for ordination. The inquirer/candidate
is urged to discuss his/her statement with the CPM advisor, a professor, pastor, or other
significant persons in his/her life. The statement should also reveal something of the
personhood of the individual.

A statement of personal faith should incorporate an understanding of the Reformed
tradition. This statement should be no longer than one page single-spaced, should indicate
where the candidate stands on the central doctrines of Presbyterian belief, i.e., the three
Persons of the Trinity, salvation, Holy Scripture, the Sacraments, and the mission of the
Church, and give some sense of her or his personal theological style.

The Statement of Faith will be the basis by which CPM and the Presbytery conduct their
oral examinations of the candidate as part of the examination for ordination. Clichés that
might distract a reader should be avoided, and language should be chosen for clear
understanding, since the statement will be read by both lay people and ministers.
Candidates should be conscious of how they employ inclusive language. The candidate will
have the opportunity to discuss it, defend it, explain it, and (sometimes) change it.
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The statement must be emailed to the Presbytery office in advance of these discussions and
examinations. The statement should be single-spaced on one page, with each line
numbered, and maintain adequate margins. The statement will be reproduced as
submitted, so typing, spelling and grammar are important.

It is important, even with all of these guidelines, that preparation of this statement
encourage you to think and struggle with what you believe. We hope you enjoy the process!

GUIDELINES FOR DESCRIPTION OF NEED, EXEGESIS AND SERMON

The description and analysis of a contemporary need, exegesis and written sermon are
major parts of the readiness and final assessment process. This brief guide lists the
requirements and recommendations for these important documents. Generally the
exegesis and sermon prepared for the ordination examination are used, thereby
eliminating duplicate work.

Requirements for the description and analysis of contemporary need(s)
    typed, double spaced; include name and date on cover; all pages must be numbered
    include description of community to which the sermon was/will be preached
    include description and analysis of need(s) this sermon seeks to address
Requirements for the exegesis
    typed, double spaced; include name and date on cover; all pages must be numbered
    include the Scriptural Text and indicate the Bible version(s) used or provide your
      own translation
    include an outline or description of the exegetical method used
    include use of the original language (Hebrew or Greek)
    sources must be referenced using footnotes, end notes, or notes within the body of
      the paper
    include a bibliography of all sources used (the majority of sources should be
      current)
Recommendations for the exegesis
    Good exegesis means knowing what questions to ask of a particular text. Thus, it is
      impossible to list all the ingredients necessary in every exegesis. You are
      encouraged to be creative in the development of your exegetical method. However,
      it is recommended that the following categories of questions be represented in any
      exegesis for preaching:
           o The language of the text: text-critical issues, translation, syntax, and word
               use
           o Literary issues: the passage’s boundaries, structure and composition,
               literary context, and genre
           o Principle contents and theology: principle motifs, themes and ideas
               developed in the passage
           o History of the composition and/or history of use by communities of faith: the
               passage’s historical/sociological setting, authorship, redaction history, and
               its subsequent interpretation in the faith community
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     Sources in the bibliography should include standard reference works, recent
      commentaries, and other recently published books and pertinent articles.
Requirements for the written sermon
    typed, double-spaced; name and date on the cover; pages must be numbered.
    must be based on the written exegesis
    must correspond to the contemporary need(s) of the community
    CPM expects use of gender inclusive language
Recommendations for the sermon
    when preached, is approximately ten to fifteen minutes in length
    shows an awareness of and sensitivity to the particular context.
    Maintains integrity with the particular biblical text as well as with the whole Bible

                            Tips for a Successful Journey
As noted throughout the Advisory Handbook and additional materials the keys to a
successful journey are building relationships and open communication.

Inquirer/Candidate
 Keep in regular contact with your Session Liaison, Pastor and CPM Advisor.
      o Inform them of major life events (marriage/divorce, births/deaths, school
         changes, etc)
      o Be open about your thoughts and feelings throughout the process
      o If you are having difficulties communicating with your CPM Advisor, feel free to
         contact the CPM Chair or Presbytery Executive Presbyter for guidance
 Don’t be afraid to ask questions
 Be timely in completing your written materials and requesting materials from outside
   sources (seminary, assessment centers, etc)
 Be well-informed by consulting the Advisory Handbook and additional materials

Session Liaison and Pastor
 Keep in regular contact with your inquirer/candidate and the CPM Advisor.
 Hold the inquirer/candidate in prayer
 Keep the session updated regularly on the journey (not just when they come before the
   session for action)
 Attend all CPM meetings involving the inquirer/candidate
 Review annual goals throughout the year
 Be an advocate for the inquirer/candidate with the session for financial support as well
   as spiritual and emotional support
 Be present at any Presbytery meetings in which the inquirer/candidate will appear
 Don’t be afraid to ask questions of the CPM Advisor or CPM Chair
 Be well-informed by consulting the Advisory Handbook and additional materials

CPM Advisor
 Keep in regular contact with your advisees and their session liaisons and pastors.
 Be a guide to understanding the process, interpret committee actions, etc.
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     Acknowledge events in the lives of your advisees, offer encouragement along the way.
     Make sure the advisees’ CPM file is current prior to their seeking application to the next
      phase
     Lead the annual consultation meetings and submit paperwork on time.
     Review goals with advisees throughout the year and not just prior to annual
      consultations.

                                              PTCA CPM Checklist
Seeker                       Must be completed prior to application to Inquirer:
                             __ Seminar attendance Date: ______________
                      o      __ 6 months active in a congregation
                      o      __ Has met with pastor
                      o      __ Background Check completed
                      o      __ NCMDC Assessment completed

                        Application to Inquirer:
                      o __ Forms 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D received
                        __ 2 references received: Pastor________________ Academic _____________

                             __ College transcript received
                                School ________________ Degree________________
                                Date of degree ______________

                             __ Seminary transcript received
                                School _________________ Degree_______________
                                Date of degree______________

                             __ Approved by session Date:__________________
                                __ Forms 2A, 2B completed

                             __ Approved by CPM Date: __________________
                                With initial goals set for the year

                             Any exceptions, waivers, additional requirements and/or comments:
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Inquirer                     Enrolled in seminary School: __________________________
                                                  Enroll date: ____________
                      o
                             __ Bible Content Exam Date passed: ________
                                                   Dates taken:

                        Must be completed prior to application to Candidacy:
                        (only 1 field ed or CPE for application)
                      o __ Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
                            AIM Level 1 Training Date: ______________
                            OR Seminary course Date: ______________
                        __ Board of Pensions Fiscal Fitness Seminar Date attended: _______

                      o __ Field Ed Location: ____________________ Dates: ________________
                            __ Supervisor evaluation     __ Student Evaluation
                        __ CPE Location: ______________________ Dates: _________________
                           __ Supervisor evaluation      __ Student Evaluation

                             Annual Review with CPM:
                             __ Review 1 Date: _______________ __ Review 2 Date: _____________
                                __ Form 3                           __ Form 3
                                __ Seminary transcript              __ Seminary transcript
                                __ Form 4 completed after meeting   __ Form 4 completed after mtg
                               Additional notes:                      Additional notes:

                             __ Review 3 Date: _______________
                               __ Form 3
                               __ Seminary transcript
                               __ Form 4 completed after meeting
                               Additional notes:

                      o Application to Candidacy:
                        __ Forms 5A, 5B                    __ Statement of Motivation
                        __ Statement of Faith              __ Candidacy Essays
                        __ Seminary transcript
                        __ 2 references received Pastor: ________________ Academic:
                        __________________
                        __ Approved by Session Date: ________
                        __ Approved for Recommendation to Presbytery by CPM Date:
                        __________________
                        __ Approved by Presbytery Date: _____________________
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Candidate
                            Enrolled in seminary School: _____________________ Enroll date:
                            ___________

                            Graduation from seminary School: __________________ Date:
                            ______________

                            Ordination Exams:
                            Bible Content – circle on: Passed as Inquirer OR Date Passed: _________
                                                                             Date(s) Taken:
                            ___________________

                            (Generally require 2 years of seminary and either field ed or CPE prior to taking the
                            exams)
                            Theology               Date passed: ____________ Dates taken:
                            Polity                 Date passed: ___________ Dates taken:
                            Biblical Exegesis      Date passed: ___________ Dates taken:
                            Worship and Sacraments Date passed: ____________ Dates taken:
                     o
                     o __ Field Ed Location: ____________________ Dates: ________________
                           __ Supervisor evaluation     __ Student Evaluation
                       __ CPE Location: ______________________ Dates: _________________
                          __ Supervisor evaluation      __ Student Evaluation

                            Annual Review with CPM:
                            __ Review 1 Date: _______________                 __ Review 2 Date:
                            _________________
                               __ Form 3                                          __ Form 3
                               __ Seminary transcript                             __ Seminary transcript
                               __ Form 4 completed after meeting                  __ Form 4 completed after
                            meeting
                              Additional notes:                                   Additional notes:

                            __ Review 3 Date: _______________
                              __ Form 3
                              __ Seminary transcript
                              __ Form 4 completed after meeting
                              Additional notes:

                       Application for Final Assessment:
                     o __ Passed all 5 ordination exams
                     o __ Seminary transcript showing degree conferred
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                     o __ Completion of at least one field ed AND one unit of CPE
                     o __ Form 6
                     o
                     o __ 2 references received Pastor: ________________ Academic:
                       __________________
                       __ Statement of Faith
                       __ PIF draft
                       __ Exegesis and Sermon
                       __ Approved by CPM and OK to circulate PIF Date: __________________




Candidate –                 Annual Review with CPM:
After Final                 __ Review 1 Date: _______________
Assessment                     __ Form 3
                               __ Form 4 completed after meeting

                            Results (choose one):
                            __ Continue Candidate on rolls, continue certified status and ongoing call
                            search
                            __ Continue Candidate on rolls, discontinue certified status and call search
                               __Requirements needed prior to re-assessment are outlined on Form 4

                            ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            -----------
                            __ Review 2 Date: _______________
                                __ Form 3
                                __ Form 4 completed after meeting

                            Results (choose one):
                            __ Continue Candidate on rolls, continue certified status and ongoing call
                            search
                            __ Continue Candidate on rolls, discontinue certified status and call search
                               __Requirements needed prior to re-assessment are outlined on Form 4

                             --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            -----------
                            __ Review 3 Date: _______________
                                __ Form 3
                                __ Form 4 completed after meeting

                            Results (choose one):
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                            __ Continue Candidate on rolls, continue certified status and ongoing call
                            search
                            __ Continue Candidate on rolls, discontinue certified status and call search
                               __Requirements needed prior to re-assessment are outlined on Form 4

                            ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            -----------
                            __ Review 4 Date: _______________
                                __ Form 3
                                __ Form 4 completed after meeting

                            Results (choose one):
                            __ Continue Candidate on rolls, continue certified status and ongoing call
                            search
                            __ Continue Candidate on rolls, discontinue certified status and call search
                               __Requirements needed prior to re-assessment are outlined on Form 4
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                                   Appendix 1
                                Statement of Faith

                                                 Sara Berry Hein

          I believe in God the Father, the Creator of Heaven and Earth. I believe that God has created all things, and
that God created all humans in God’s own image. Yet we sinned against God (Romans 3:23).
          I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate. I believe that Jesus
Christ is fully divine and fully human. I believe that God sent Jesus Christ, God’s son, into the world to redeem
humanity. I believe that when Jesus suffered on the cross, he paid for our sins with his blood, so that by his wounds
we could become reconciled to the Father and made whole (Isaiah 53:5). I believe that when Christ became human,
he participated in every aspect of our humanity. I believe that on the third day, Christ bodily rose again in
accordance with the scriptures. I believe that when Christ rose again, he announced victory over sin and death. And
I believe that the resurrection of Jesus Christ served as the first fruits of the day when all of God’s chosen will rise
again to renewed bodies. I believe that Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead, and that on this day,
Heaven and Earth will become one.
          I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe that the Holy Spirit has spoken through the prophets. I believe that it
is by the Holy Spirit that we confess Jesus as Lord. And it is by the Holy Spirit that our faith is sustained.
          I believe in the Holy Scriptures. I believe that the Holy Scriptures are inspired by God, as shown in II
Timothy 3:16. The Holy Scriptures are the Word of God written, witnessing to God’s self-revelation. When we
come to questions regarding Scripture, we must interpret Scripture in light of other Scriptures. I believe that the
Holy Scriptures are not a witness among other witnesses, but are rather a witness without parallel.
          I believe in the Sacraments. I believe that baptism is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual
grace. I believe that in the waters of baptism, our old selves are washed away. In the same way that God purged the
world of that which was evil in the Great Flood of Noah, so also, when we receive baptism, our sins are washed
away (1 Peter 3:20-21). Upon receiving baptism, we rise to new life in Christ. We put on the fresh garment of
righteousness. And we become members of the Body of Christ.
          I believe in the Lord’s Supper. I believe that the bread and the wine are signs of the new covenant. I
believe that when we drink of the wine and eat of the bread, we are sealed in the New Covenant. We remember and
proclaim what Christ has done for us on the cross. Christ is spiritually present, giving us spiritual nourishment and
renewing our souls. We become united with believers on earth and in heaven. As we become reconciled to Christ,
we should become compelled to reconcile with one another. We have the opportunity to renew our vows made at
baptism. And ultimately, in the Lord’s Supper, we have a foretaste of the great messianic banquet.
          I believe that as the Body of Christ, we must proclaim the Gospel for the salvation of humankind. We have
a duty to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28). Primarily through the proclamation of the Word, the
Sacraments, and the Service of the Lord’s Day, we should shelter, nurture, and offer spiritual fellowship to the
children of God. We are called to maintain divine worship. Paying close attention to the Scriptures and to the
leadings of the Holy Spirit, we need to work towards preserving the truth. It is our joy to work towards promoting
righteousness in our communities and in our world. And through our lives as individuals and as a community of
faith, we must exhibit the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.

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                                   Appendix 2
                                Statement of Faith

                                                 Karen R. Larson

I confess my deep belief that God created and continues to create the universe, the earth, all living things, all humans
and me. Through the power and mystery of infinite love, God called all things into being and continues to call all
things closer to God’s self. This holy and mysterious God exists outside the limitations of time and space, exerting
an irresistible force for life. At the same time, all things exist in God, in whom “we live and move and have our
being.” Every cell and proton of the creation sings with the presence of God and is a revelation of God. The ancient
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Scriptures reveal God to us with a thousand different stories about the interaction of God and God’s people, about
despair, redemption and new life.

I trust with my whole heart that God, out of longing for us, became incarnate in the human life of Jesus of Nazareth.
With this incarnation, God did a new thing, opening up to our understanding a new story, a liberation story. Jesus
lived a life fully, freely and transparently aligned with God’s purpose, given over to love for all people. Yet we
resisted the presence of God and killed the Divine among us, as we continue to do today. The resurrection of Jesus is
a powerful sign that God’s love prevails, even over death. Now, this incarnation of God, known to us as the Christ,
continues to creatively transform lives and communities from anxiety, fear and shame into meaning and purpose,
from lost-ness to belonging. In this way, Christ saves and gives new life to all who long for it. The communal
sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are joyful signs and seals of this new life in Christ.

I know God is alive in my life and in the world as the Holy Spirit, the ever-present and empowering God who works
within each of us in the beloved community, sustaining our hope and energizing our work. As the Holy Spirit, God
calls us to live into the fullness of God’s intention for each person, family and society. This fullness of life includes
loving ourselves and our neighbors, being beacons of hope and models of peace, seeking a healthy relationship with
our earth environment, resisting all dehumanizing forces and structures (including the ones we benefit from), and
standing side by side with all peoples, especially the poor and oppressed, who are our teachers. Because of God’s
partiality for the poor, the widow, the orphan and the alien, the church as the body of Christ is called by the Holy
Spirit to attend to those at the margins of society. It cooperates with God in ministering to and with victims of
injustice, supporting the struggle for freedom from oppression in any of its forms.

I worship this Triune God: Creator, Liberator and Sustainer. I worship this Unified God: Love. I believe in the
sovereignty of God: Love prevails. We all come from Love, fall from Love, are liberated by Love, and in time return
to Love.

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                                      Appendix 3
       Replies to Questions for Membership in the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area

                                         The Reverend Cader Howard

1. Please tell us briefly about yourself, including the date of your ordination and the name of the ordaining
presbytery.

I am married to Cameron Howard, who will begin teaching at Luther Seminary this fall semester as Assistant
Professor of Old Testament. We have a four year-old son named Isaac. I grew up in the Kirk of Kildaire
Presbyterian Church in Cary, NC, and attended Davidson College and Columbia Theological Seminary. I was
ordained on July 10, 2005 by the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta and installed shortly after as the Associate Pastor of
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA. I served Druid Hills for five years and then moved to Sewanee, TN
so my wife could teach at the Episcopal School of Theology at the University of the South. In Sewanee, I preached
in various churches, attended Northminster Presbyterian in Chattanooga, TN, and worked in marketing for the
Sewanee Summer Music Festival. After one year, I returned to Atlanta to serve as Interim Associate Pastor of
Trinity Presbyterian Church, where I was eventually promoted to Interim Senior Associate Pastor. When my wife
accepted a tenure-track position at Luther, I began to look for a call in the Twin Cities Area.

2. How have your understandings grown since ordination with respect to your theology and practice of
ministry?

Since ordination, my theology has become more sacramental, more incarnational, more patient with ambiguity, and
more trusting in God's Providence. More than ever, I am convinced that God will provide for me (including a call to
ministry). I have learned that it is rarely possible or appropriate to solve other people's problems, and that what most
people really yearn for is to be accompanied on their journey, to be equipped with the tools of faith, and to be
supported with gestures of love. I have learned how deeply our theology is wrapped up with our cultural identity and
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our own personal history and experiences--changes in theology do not come easy.

3. Tell us something about your spiritual journey—how you’ve grown in your relationship with Christ and
your life in the Spirit—and how that relates to your call.


I grew up at the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church in Cary, NC, where I was taught what it means to live
faithfully as a recipient of God’s grace and was given the words to describe the faith that I felt from a young age. I
began discerning my vocation to ministry early in high school when I became involved in leadership roles in my
youth group. In college, I began to perceive the brokenness and suffering in the world and felt called to stand with
the marginalized because that is where God stands. During this time, I also began to realize the importance of faith
communities and how worship gives life to the community and to the work of the community in the world. From my
college chaplain, I learned about God’s unconditional love and grace—that God will stop at nothing to reach us and
reconcile us. This understanding has greatly influenced my own theology and how I learned to approach ministry.

Since being ordained, I have learned to listen more and talk less in my prayers and in my ministry. I have truly
realized the value of sacraments and of other experiences that also impart a visceral, bodily, sometimes-emotional
knowledge of God's love and grace to supplement our cerebral understanding. I have learned the beauty and holiness
of those moments of life and death that pastors are privileged to be part of, and I have learned to look for God's
presence and listen for God's whisper in unexpected places and difficult times.

4. Please respond to the question below that most nearly fits your reason for seeking membership in the
Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area: How do you view your theological, spiritual and leadership compatibility
with the congregation to which you are, or anticipate, being called to serve?


I believe that I am very compatible with this congregation. We both place an emphasis on welcoming all people,
engaging in local and international mission, and prioritizing music and worship. The PNC has indicated that one
area for growth is spiritual formation; I feel very comfortable leading them to both create new small group
opportunities for faith development and to infuse existing committees and structures with prayer and spiritual
practices. I will be served well by my experiences of serving congregations that have experienced significant decline
in membership and also loss of confidence in the pastoral leadership due to misconduct. I enjoy encouraging
members to seek reconciliation and healing, and one my gifts is the ability to rally the members to get excited about
what God is calling them to do.

5. What, in your view, are some of the theological challenges facing the church/presbytery today, and how
would you respond to those challenges?


With the decline of Christendom, we are beginning to learn what it is like to be outsiders in a society in which
Christian identity was once considered normative. We must find fresh, new, open ways to proclaim the gospel with
our actions and our words to people who have not heard—or who do not remember—the good news of God’s grace
and love for all people. I think we must also do a better job of equipping members to think critically about the Bible
and their own faith so that their lives can be a witness to others.

The church has focused a lot on its own survival and on particular divisive issues. I do not dismiss the importance of
either growth or these particular issues, but I fear that we have forgotten to focus on the fundamentals of being
church. I encourage people to stop worrying about the church and to just BE the church. Be instruments of God’s
healing, love, and justice. Be the Body of Christ that is willing to be broken for the sake of the world and its
redemption.

6. How would you like to serve/be served by the presbytery?

I will covenant to pray for the churches and ministers of the presbytery, to support my colleagues with friendship
and collaboration, and to serve actively on presbytery committees. I would like to be supported in prayer, friendship,
and collaboration.

7. Can you continue to affirm the Constitutional Questions asked of you at ordination (W-4.4003 a. – i.)? Yes.
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                                      Appendix 4
       Replies to Questions for Membership in the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area

                                            The Reverend David A. Grachek

1. Please tell us briefly about yourself, including the date of your ordination and the name of the ordaining
presbytery.
My wife Stacey and two of our children, Ian and Nicholas live in Sylva, North Carolina. Our daughter Meagan is
finished with her Master’s degree and lives in Jacksonville, FL. After 18 years as an investment banker, I accepted a
call on my life to leave my career to begin formal studies and seminary training. During that time, I served a
Presbyterian Church in Orange Park, FL as a Parish Visitor/Intern and am now ordained in the PCUSA as a Minister
of Word and Sacrament. I was ordained on November 14, 2010 after completing my Masters in Divinity at Gordon-
Conwell Theological Seminary. I currently serve as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Sylva, North Carolina
where I was ordained and installed in the Presbytery of Western North Carolina.

2. How have your understandings grown since ordination with respect to your theology and practice of
ministry?
Paul speaks in 1 Corinthians 10 encouraging unity. What I have experienced in ministry has grown my
understanding of unity. When I came to the church I now serve, I experienced a divided membership. Paul wanted
the church to “be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind
and the same purpose”. When I arrived, there were essentially three churches rather than the one church. While
focusing on Jesus, we are uniting now.
I have shared with the session Ephesians 4 and the idea that even though we have a very gifted community; unity is
imperative (Ephesians 4:11-16). It is possible that the gifts being expressed in this church for so many years and not
focusing on the unity Paul encouraged caused division in the church. If Christ is not the head of the church, that
body has no way of transforming anyone into His likeness. I learned that the elders had no training prior to
becoming a session member, so we began training the session as spiritual leaders and helped them to realize and
embrace their call to ministry in the church. Spending time working with the session and their spiritual practices has
been a breath of fresh air to a fractured church. With the experience I have gained since my ordination, I can see
how theoretical becomes theological. I learned a great many theories of the church, but experiencing disunity and
allowing those theories become theological allowed me to experience how God can mend a divided church that did
not realize it was fractured.

3. Tell us something about your spiritual journey—how you’ve grown in your relationship with Christ and
your life in the Spirit—and how that relates to your call.
My spiritual journey is one of learning obedience. For many years early in my life, I obeyed the whims of David. I
knew the stories of Jesus and agreed with them, but it wasn’t until I visited the Mayo Clinic with what was thought
to be a disease in my heart that I learned what it meant to actually follow Jesus. 17 years ago, I went to the hospital
with an apparent heart attack, but was later diagnosed with a heart disease called cardiomyopathy. I now had to
consider my own mortality.
I went to the Mayo Clinic six months after the initial event to learn that my heart in fact was fine, but I did have a
neurological disorder in my legs. The nerves in my lower legs and hands were deteriorating. The morning I rode up
the elevator to talk further with the neurologists I saw a baby in a stroller with the mother laughing and cooing with
the baby. I immediately thought of my youngest child, Nick, who was at home. I learned the night before via the
telephone that the doctor had told Stacey, my wife, that Nick would have to have a feeding tube for a year. We
worried we would lose him. He had been born a month before this trip to Mayo. In the delivery, we nearly lost
Stacey to uterine strep. Now I see this little baby on the elevator laughing and having a good time with the mother.
The baby had half its face missing from a birth defect, but laughter was important at the moment. I looked up and
said, “OK God, you’re in control”. I missed Stacey and Nick and wanted to go home and not face my own physical
issues. Later that day I went up to be fitted with leg braces for the first time. While sitting in a large room waiting
to be fitted, a little girl stood next to her mother as her mother lifted herself from a wheelchair to stand for the first
time. The mother was being fitted for legs and apparently stood. Her daughter loved it saying, “Mom, I never knew
you were so tall!” I imagined the mother had cancer as she was wearing a scarf and I didn’t see any hair. After
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realizing that I would have to walk in shoes I never planned to wear, I looked up to the sky at that moment and said,
“OK God, I know now that you/re in charge”.
I tell the story for two reasons. First of all I learned obedience through these events. I thought my life was ending
soon while dealing with potentially Stacey and Nick’s death as well. To utter “OK God, you’re in charge” sounds
like what every pastor would say. I had never uttered those words before that day. God introduced me to a thorn in
my flesh and helped me to understand that His grace is enough for me (2 Corinthians 12:7). And secondly, I have
learned in my ministry, it certainly is not my place to share this story, but as I have experienced real fear in my past,
I am quick to empathize when I see it in others. I have come to recognize my weaknesses and past difficulties, but
have grown to realize that these past events do not define me. I have channeled events like this into my pastoral care
and further into my spiritual growth. I am so grateful that my walk with Christ is a transformation and not a
destination. Through my spiritual journey, I have learned in ministry to keep the faith. I realize that ministry is as
Paul said, like running a race and that race is a marathon and not a sprint.

4a. How do you view your theological, spiritual and leadership compatibility with the congregation to which
you are, or anticipate, being called to serve?
I have felt for a long time that one of my main purposes for being a pastor is to grow the Kingdom of God by
focusing my ministry on God’s Will and not my own. Jesus called us to reach out and tell a hurting world about His
steadfast love for all by going out and making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of God the Father,
God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28”19-20). I take all nations, all places and all people to mean we
are to take that message everywhere and not just the sanctuary where the church family gathers. As a Christian, I
feel led to being a witness to my Jerusalem, my Judea, my Samaria and the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).

I believe that a leader leads best by example. Jesus ministered to the poor in spirit, the poor and those less fortunate
and showed those following Him what he meant. I am blessed to be a blessing to others and along with the session,
will lead the church in just such a way. When I learned that Knox Presbyterian Church had similar desires for
ministry, I felt called.

5. What, in your view, are some of the theological challenges facing the church/presbytery today, and how
would you respond to those challenges?
Most protestant denominations, including the Presbyterian Church (USA), have been in decline every year since the
1960s. That is an issue facing our denomination at a time where a more immediate challenge faces us. Unity is the
immediate challenge facing the PCUSA right now. Paul references at the end of this chapter that he will show the
church; the way of love as he then tells the story of the answer to the unity issue – love (1 Corinthians 12). As a
church, I fear we in the PCUSA are not being a loving witness to the world. Division runs rampant throughout our
denomination.

My response to those challenges is to remain steadfast. I was called out of my career to be a minister of word and
sacrament in the PCUSA. I grew up in the Methodist church, but God called me to a closer relationship with him
through his son, Jesus Christ while I was a member of the PCUSA. Further, god called me into ministry while I was
a member of the PCUSA. I felt no call when I was in the Methodist church. I feel very strong that God wants me in
the PCUSA. There is no way I feel I can leave this denomination because of difficulties regarding differing
opinions. As I did with our church that was divided, I will do the same with the PCUSA and that is focus on Jesus
and not what divides us. Jesus gave us the Great Commission; we should focus on that. Paul calls us to be unified
and I believe the only way to do so is to focus on Jesus Christ.

6. How would you like to serve/be served by the presbytery?
When I began my ministry here in western North Carolina, I learned very quickly how difficult it is for a minister to
come into a situation where outsiders are not always welcome. That in part may be unique to the Western North
Carolina Mountains, but I imagine that this is true for any new pastor. Given this concern, are there mentorship
programs within the presbytery where ministers are paired with like-minded ministers? Would there be
accountability partners and prayer partners? I would like to serve the presbytery in any way I can. I spent nearly 20
years as an investment banker and would gladly help with the expertise I gained from that career. I feel called away
from a career I built to serve in the PCUSA and will do anything I can to serve this denomination.

7. Can you continue to affirm the Constitutional Questions asked of you at ordination (W-4.4003 a. – i.)?
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 I, David Grachek, trust in Jesus Christ as my Savior, acknowledge him Lord of all and Head of the Church, and
 through him believe in one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I accept the Scriptures of the Old and New
 Testaments to be, by the Holy Spirit, the unique and authoritative witness to Jesus Christ in the Church universal,
 and God’s Word to me (2 Tim. 3:16; Eph. 2:20). I sincerely receive and adopt the essential tenets of the Reformed
 faith as expressed in the confessions of our church as authentic and reliable expositions of what Scripture leads us to
 believe and do, and will be instructed and led by those confessions as I lead the people of God (2 Tim. 1:13). I will
 fulfill my ministry in obedience to Jesus Christ, under the authority of Scripture, and be continually guided by our
 confessions. I will be governed by our church’s polity, and will abide by its discipline. I will be a friend among my
 colleagues in ministry, working with them, subject to the ordering of God’s Word and Spirit (1 Peter 5:5). I will in
 my own life seek to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, love my neighbors, and work for the reconciliation of the world. I
 promise to further the peace, unity, and purity of the church. I will pray for and seek to serve the people with energy,
 intelligence, imagination, and love. I will be a faithful teaching elder, proclaiming the good news in Word and
 Sacrament, teaching faith and caring for people. I will be active in government and discipline, serving in the
 councils of the church; and in my ministry will try to show the love and justice of Jesus Christ.

                                         LIST OF DOCUMENTS:
                                  PROPOSED SALE OF ANDREW RIVERSIDE
                                    PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PROPERTY

AR1        List Of Documents: Proposed Sale of Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church Property

AR2        Executive Summary Of Recommended Sale Of Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church
           Property – This memorandum summarizes the combined effect of the various legal
           governing the transaction.

AR3        Survey – Shows property owned by Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church (Andrew
           Riverside) at corner of 4th Street SE and 8th Avenue SE in Minneapolis, MN, and proposed
           parking area to the east across 8th Avenue SE.

AR4        First Floor Site Plan – Shows location of Andrew Riverside space in proposed apartment
           building (4th Street SE is at bottom of plan and 8th Avenue SE is along the right side).

AR5        Church Floor Plan – Shows layout of Andrew Riverside space with the main entrance
           opening off 8th Avenue SE.

AR6        South Elevation – Shows building as seen from across 4th Street SE. The Andrew Riverside
           space is on the first floor beginning at the corner at the right side of the elevation and
           extending to the open space in the middle.

AR7        East Elevation – Shows building as seen from across 8th Avenue SE. The Andrew Riverside
           space is on the first floor beginning at the corner at the left side of the elevation and
           extending to the small door about two-thirds of the way down the building. The main
           entrance is under the left canopy.

AR8        Church or Corner Elevation – Shows building as seen from across the intersection of 4th
           Street SE and 8th Avenue SE. The Andrew Riverside space occupies the first floor of the
           building at the corner.

AR2
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DATE:

TO:

FROM:


REGARDING:




                                             OVERVIEW

The Board of Trustees recommends approval of the sale of property in southeast Minneapolis
owned by Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church (“Andrew Riverside”) to CPM Development,
LLC (“CPM”). The sale proceeds will be used to reimburse the Presbytery for funds advanced
to demolish the former church structure, to construct and furnish the future church meeting and
worship space, and to fund Andrew Riverside’s programming and mission activities. The
specifics of the agreement are set forth below.

Upon completion of the purchase, CPM will construct a five-story, 55-unit apartment building
with the intended market being students attending the University of Minnesota. CPM intends to
reserve at least 20% of the residential units as “affordable.” Within this structure, Andrew
Riverside will own space on the first floor with its own separate entrances to continue its
activities of service, mission, and worship.

The Board of Trustees has concluded that the arrangement is fair, protects the interests of
Andrew Riverside and the Presbytery, and will enable Andrew Riverside to continue its
significant presence and outreach to the immediate and surrounding community.



                                          TERMS OF SALE

1.     Andrew Riverside will sell their two parcels of land to CPM for a total purchase price of
       $535,000 to be allocated as follows:
       a.      $200,000 to the Presbytery to reimburse it for funds advanced by the Presbytery for
               demolition costs after the church structure was partially destroyed.
       b.      $186,000 as a tenant allowance for construction and furnishing of the new space to be
               provided to Andrew Riverside in the project’s new structure; and
       c.      $149,000 to paid to Andrew Riverside for its use in furtherance of its programming
               and mission.

2.     As part of the development, CPM will create two legal parcels – one encompassing the
       4,750 square feet of space constructed on the first floor for Andrew Riverside and the other
       encompassing the rest of the building. CPM will then transfer the first floor parcel by
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       limited warranty deed to Andrew Riverside for its use as meeting, worship, and office
       space, according to these terms:
       a.      This space will be designed and furnished according to direction of Andrew Riverside
               with the $186,000 tenant improvement allowance;
       b.      This space will have its own separate outside entrances;
       c.      This space will have its own separate utility connections;
       d.      Other than charges associated with common space, Andrew Riverside will not be
               obligated to pay dues, fees, or assessments for 99 years;
       e.      CPM or its successor will have the obligation to maintain the facility and insurance
               and provide Andrew Riverside with evidence of the insurance;
       f.      CPM or its successor will have an absolute obligation to repair or rebuild the
               structure in the event of a casualty; and
       g.      If CPM or it successor fails to maintain the facility or the insurance or the building,
               Andrew Riverside can cure that deficiency and its cost of cure will be a first lien on
               the other parcel until it is repaid.

3.     Andrew Riverside will receive an easement to use twelve parking spots on Sunday
       mornings in the improved parking lot across 8th Avenue SE from the apartment building.

				
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