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                           THE PRESBYTERY OF TRANSYLVANIA
                            STATED MEETING -- MARCH 9, 2010
                               Beaumont Presbyterian Church
                                   Lexington, Kentucky

1      The Stated meeting of the Presbytery was convened with prayer by the Moderator Howard
Moffett at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of the Beaumont Presbyterian Church.

The roll for this meeting was formed (Appendix A)

1-a     Then Presbytery joined in worship lead by Dr. Ruth Beattie, Elder of Hunter Presbyterian
Church and The Rev. Susan Warren, Senior Pastor of Beaumont Presbyterian Church, The Rev.
Howard Moffett, Moderator of the Presbytery, The Rev. James Rucker, Sr., Stated Clerk of the
Presbytery and Alice Slucher, Organist and member of Beaumont Presbyterian. The Moderator
preached a sermon entitled "Come and See" using John 1: 43-51. The Stated Clerk presented the
Necrology Report during the worship service and the Presbytery shared in the Sacrament of the
Lord's Supper.

1-b      Following worship the Moderator on the advice of the Stated Clerk declared a quorum
present.

1-c     The Stated Clerk presented the proposed Docket for the meeting and it was on motion, with
second, adopted as the Docket for this meeting. (Appendix B)

1-d   The Rev. Susan Warren, Host Pastor welcomed the presbytery and introduced Betty
Ducharme, a member of Beaumont, who shared a brief history of the congregation.
(Appendix C)

 1-e  At the request of the Moderator members present introduced “first time” Elder
commissioners to the meeting. Those introduced were warmly received.

1-f    Guests and corresponding members were introduced. The Rev. Karl Travis, member of Grace
Presbytery was on motion enrolled as a corresponding member of the Presbytery.

2.     The Consent Agenda was presented by the Stated Clerk. (Appendix D)

       The motion for its adoption was made, seconded and adopted.

2-a    The report of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry was presented by the Stated Clerk
and was received as information as follows:

The Committee on Preparation for Ministry reports the following action to the Presbytery:

Inquirer Monica Tillie has worked with the committee for two years in a process of discernment
regarding her sense of call and has concluded, with the concurrence of the committee, that at this
time God is not calling her to ministry of Word and sacrament.
Monica has requested that her period of inquiry cease and that her name be removed from the list of
Inquirers. The committee voted to concur with Monica’s request after meeting with her on February
18, 2010. The committee expressed its gratitude for Monica’s service to the presbytery and prayed
for God’s continuing presence with her and her family as she continues to seek God’s calling in her
life.

3-a    The minutes of the December 4-5, 2009 stated meeting were presented and on motion
adopted.

3-b    The report of the Stated Clerk was presented. The report was received as information and
without objection ordered to be printed in the minutes. (Appendix E)

4      The Report of the General Presbyter, Richard Smith was presented and without objection was
received as information and ordered printed in the minutes. (Appendix F)

5      The Report of the Treasurer was presented by Catesby Woodford, Elder at Mt. Sterling
Presbyterian. The Report was received as information and without objection ordered printed in the
minutes. (Appendix G)

6       The Report of the General Council was presented by The Rev. Melissa Sevier. She reported
on the Virtual/mobile/decentralized proposal for the office of presbytery that can be found in past
Presbytery E-News (Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and March 5). The report was without objection received
as information and order to be printed in the minutes. (Appendix H)

11:30 - 1:00 ORDER OF THE DAY "Stewardship Presentation & Workshop" by The Rev. Karl
Travis

        The Rev. Karl Travis is Head of Staff of the First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, Texas
and member of the General Council of the Presbytery Church (USA). He is noted in our
denomination for his work with 'generation studies' on stewardship. He shared many insights for
individuals and congregations with regard to stewardship all who heard him were impressed by his
challenge.

1:00 ORDER OF THE DAY LUNCH

       The presbytery was given information about the arrangements for lunch and after thanks had
be given recessed for lunch.

At 1:55 p.m. the Presbytery reconvened to do its business. It began with a 15 minute question and
answer time with The Rev. Karl Travis following his stewardship presentation. Presbytery then
engaged in a question and answer time with the General Presbyter, Richard Smith relating to the
report of the General Council.

7      The Christian Formation Report was presented by The Rev. Pete Jones. He introduced Scott
Cervas who presented a report on youth ministry and asked for volunteers who were interested in
youth ministry. Mr. Jones also reminded congregations to observe one Sunday during the year as
Burnamwood Sunday.

8      The Report of the Committee on Ministry was given by the Rev. Michael Ward. The report
was received as information and various recommendations were moved and adopted. (Appendix I)

9        The Mission Report was introduced by the Rev. Dan Hans. Mr. Hans explained that the
Mission Committee has responsibilities in the areas of social, justice and evangelism. He reminded
the members of presbytery of the forms to be used in making applications for Hunger Grants and
Peace Making Grants. Grants are awarded twice a year (April and October). David Coleman, Elder
of First Presbyterian, Richmond was introduced to present a power-point presentation of the work
done in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico by the Living Waters for the World of the Synod of Living
Waters.

10      The Report of Presbyterian Women was presented Dottie Spears. She reminded the members
of presbytery of flyers available announcing the spring meeting on Saturday morning, April 24, at
First Presbyterian Church, Richmond.

11    The Report of the Kentucky Council of Churches Representative was given by the Rev. Mike
Ward. His oral report was received as information. More information about the work of the eleven
denominations supporting the council can be found on the web site, www.kycouncilofchurches.org.

12      Synod of Living Waters Voice Editor report was given by Donna Hoppestad. She expressed
the desire of the "Voice" to get information to the members of the Synod and gave out cards that
people could return to get bi-monthly reports on the work of the synod.

As there was no new or unfinished business the motion was made, seconded and adopted to adjourn
this meeting of presbytery following the closing prayer to meet for its next stated meeting on
Tuesday, June 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Corbin Presbyterian Church.

The meeting was closed with prayer lead by the moderator at 3:04 p.m.
                                                                                         Appendix A
ROLL:
The roll was formed as follows:



            MINISTER ATTENDANCE

P = present; EX = absent; A w/o EX = absent without excuse; HR = honorably retired



Alley, The Rev. Susan                                                                EX

Bailey, The Rev. Gaither                              Georgetown, First              P

Baldwin, The Rev. Diane                               Lexington, Maxwell Street      P

Barfeld, The Rev. Emett                                                              HR

Beltzner, Doug                                        Winchester, First              P

Berry, The Rev. Woody                                 Lexington, Maxwell Street      EX

Bright, Peggy                                                                        P

Brimer, The Rev. Allen                                Somerset, First                P

Brooks, The Rev. Dr. Gary                                                            EX

Brothers, The Rev. Michael                                                           A w/o EX

Bugg, Garrett                                         Ashland, First                 P

Bunger, The Rev. Ron                                                                 A w/o EX

Butler, The Rev. Rusty                                Somerset, Pisgah               P

Camenish, The Rev. Robert                                                            HR

Carrick, The Rev. Jean                                                               HR

Carrick, The Rev. Malcolm                                                            HR

Cervas, The Rev. Scott                                Meadowthorpe                   P

Chamberlain, The Rev. Pat                             Perryville                     P

Christian, The Rev. Curtis                            Richmond, First                P

Chumney, The Rev. David                               Morehead, Faith                P
Clark, The Rev. E.G.             Jackson, Guerrant Memorial   P

Clark, The Rev. Patterson                                     P

Daniel, The Rev. Randolph                                     HR

Deutsch, The Rev. William                                     A w/o EX

DeYoung, The Rev. Art            Cynthiana                    P

Divas, The Rev. Dr. Armando                                   HR

Duggan, The Rev. David           Versailles, Troy             EX

Durr, The Rev. Dr. Lawrence E.                                HR

Erwin, The Rev. James C.         Stanford                     P

Eye, Lisa                        Lancaster, First             P

Farmer, The Rev. Dr. Thomas                                   P

Fiscella, The Rev. Dr. Ruth                                   HR

Furrow, The Rev. DeWitt                                       HR

Garrod-Logsdon, The Rev. Beth    Wilmore                      P

Geeslin, The Rev. Truman         Berea, Whites Memorial       A w/o EX

Gilbert, The Rev. Anthony                                     EX

Gnatuk, The Rev. Wayne           GA                           EX

Gordon, The Rev. Graham                                       HR

Griffie, The Rev. Dr. L. Fred                                 HR

Guerrant, The Rev. Richard                                    HR

Haga, The Rev. R Jackson                                      P

Hall, The Rev. Kirk              Lexington, First             P

Hanna, The Rev. Charles                                       P

Hanna, The Rev. Edwin B.                                      HR

Hans, The Rev. Dr. Daniel        Lexington, Second            P

Hardy, The Rev. Lynne            Harlan, First                P
Hester, The Rev. David C.                              A w/o EX

Hibbard, The Rev. Maurice                              HR

Hicks, The Rev. Roy W.                                 HR

Hood, The Rev. Dr. Fred                                EX

Hopper, The Rev. Edward                                HR

Howard, The Rev. Scott                                 P

Huffman, The Rev. Gary            Paris, First
                                                       P
Iversen, The Rev. Eric
                                                       HR
Johnson, The Rev. Jennifer        Ashland, First       P

Jones, The Rev. Jon F.                                 HR

                                  Executive Director
                                  Burnamwood Camp &
Jones, The Rev. Pete              Conference Center    P

Kim, The Rev. Yongwha             Lexington, Korean    P

Lindberg, The Rev. Jackie                              P

Malott, The Rev. Fred                                  HR

Manon, The Rev. John A            Corbin               P

Matthews, The Rev. Griffith                            HR

McAtee, The Rev. Dr. William G.                        HR

McGaha, The Rev. Charles                               HR

McGowan, The Rev. Bryce           Old Paint Lick       P

McKnight, The Rev. Laura          First, Maysville     EX

Mesta, The Rev. Edward                                 HR

Milner, The Rev. Barrett          Lexington, Second    P

Moffett, The Rev. Howard          Moderator            P

Mount, The Rev. Dr. C. Eric                            HR

Mulder, The Rev. John
                                                       P
Naze, The Rev. George
                                                          HR
Nelson, The Rev. C. Ellis
                                                          HR
Pachuau, The Rev. Kima           Asbury College           A w/o EX

Palmer, The Rev. Stephen         Lexington, Second        EX

Peach, The Rev. Ellen            Hazard, First            EX

Pogue, The Rev. Philip           Stanton, First           EX

Poole, The Rev. Vicki Lynn       Prestonsburg, First      P

Powlas, The Rev. Joe                                      HR

Prewitt, The Rev. Janet          Hospice, Chaplain        P

Rasmussen, The Rev. Kenneth                               HR

Reinhardt, The Rev. Ronald                                HR

Rhodes, The Rev. Stephen                                  EX

Riley, The Rev. Kathryn                                   EX

Roberts, The Rev. F. Morgan                               HR

Robinson, The Rev. Dr. Jack                               A w/o EX

Rouse, The Rev. Erin             Millersburg, First       P

Rucker, The Rev. Dr. James Sr.   Stated Clerk             P

Rucker, The Rev. James Jr.       Mt.Sterling, First       P

Rucker, The Rev. Pamela          Nicholasville            EX

Rule, The Rev. David E.                                   HR

Santalucia, The Rev. Jason       Lexington, Hunter        P

Scott, The Rev. Geary            Lexington, Chapel Hill   P

Sevier, The Rev. Dr. Melissa     Versailles               P

Shaffer, The Rev. Robert                                  HR

Shrauner, The Rev. Ryan                                   EX

Silence, The Rev. Jay T          Lexington, Beaumont      P
Smith, The Rev. Joanne                                     HR

Smith, The Rev. Dr. Richard    General Presbyter           P

Spickler, The Rev. Harry       Grayson, Bayless Memorial   HR

Spoelman, The Rev. Ronald                                  HR

Steiner, The Rev. Betsy D.

Stewart, The Rev. Jim          Danville
                                                           P


Street, The Rev. Clem          First, Pikeville            EX

Stricklin, The Rev. Ernest                                 HR

Tarter, The Rev. Dr. Rollin                                P

Thompson, The Rev. Gene                                    HR

Thulin, The Rev. Ted           London, First               P

                               Whitesburg, Graham
Utt, The Rev. Jerry            Memorial                    P

VanZant, The Rev. William W.                               P

Ward, The Rev. Michael         Lexington, Walnut Hill      P

Ward, The Rev. Thomas                                      HR

Warren, The Rev. Susan         Beaumont, Lexington         P

Weese, The Rev. Mary Seeger    Midway                      P

White, The Rev. John C.        Lexington, Eastminster      P

Whitaker, The Rev. Rene        Maysville, First            P

Wilhelm, The Rev. Jack                                     P

Wing, The Rev. Andy            United, Harrodsburg         P

Wing, The Rev. Stephanie       United, Harrodsburg         P

Woodring, The Rev. James       Pineville, First            A w/o E

Young, The Rev. Bill                                       HR
   ELDER COMMISSIONER ATTENDANCE

CHURCHES                            

Ashland, First                     Ira Smith         P

Ashland, Normal

Augusta

Augusta, Sharon

Bellefonte, Community

Beattyville, McGuire Memorial

Berea, Whites Memorial

Blackey, Doermann Memorial

Booneville, First

Buckhorn, Buckhorn Lake Area       Mary Ann Sparks   P

Canada, Highland                   Joe Grossl        P

Carlisle

Catlettsburg, First

Cawood

Corbin

Cow Creek

Cranks

Cynthiana                          Sue Burrier       P

Danville                           Jean Harney       P

                                   Joanie Lukins     P

Darfork, Hull Memorial

Drift
Dry Hill, Anna C. Brush Memorial

Ezel, United                       Mary K Motley      P

Flemingsburg, First                Susan Wood         P

Frenchburg, United                 Paul Leveridge     P

Garrard, Westminister

Georgetown, First

Grayson, Bayless Memorial

Greenup

Harlan, First

Harrodsburg, Mt. Pleasant

Harrodsburg, United                Henry Grall        P

Hazard, First

Hyden, Central

Indian Creek

Isom

Jackson, Guerrant                  Juanita Callahan   P

Lancaster, First                   LeRoy Horn         P

Lawrenceburg, First                Charlotte Hanley   P

Lexington, Beaumont                Jane Ireland       P

Lexington, Bethel

Lexington, Chapel Hill             Ollie Christmyer   P

Lexington, Eastminster

Lexington, First                   Clare McEachin     P



Lexington, Hunter                  Loretta Moffett    P

Lexington, Korean
Lexington, Maxwell Street      Vange Lear        P

                               Betty Gabehart    P

Lexington, Meadowthorpe        Ann Staton        P

Lexington, Mt. Horeb

Lexington, Second              John C. Greene    P

                               Bob Kirkland      P

                               Karen May         P

Lexington, Walnut Hill         Lee Tucker

London, First

Lothair, Community

Manchester

Manchester, Greenbriar

Mays' Lick

Maysville, First

McAfee, New Providence

McVeigh

Middlesboro, First

Midway                         David Shaw        P

Millersburg, First

Morehead, Faith                P. Reenes         P

Mt. Sterling, First

Muddy Ford, Bethesda

Nicholasville                  Mary Ullrich      P

Owingsville, Old Springfield

Paint Lick, Old Paint Lick     Phyllis McGowen   P

Paris, First
Paris, Hopewell

Perryville                    Candace. Purdon   P

Phelps, Peter Creek           J.T. Charles      P

Pikeville, First

Pine Grove, Salem

Pineville, First

Prestonsburg, First           Jane Bond         P

Richmond, First               Lynn Shearon      P

Somerset, First

Somerset, Pisgah

Stanford                      Mike Taylor       P

Stanton, First

Stopover, Shepard Memorial    Woody Barker      P

Tollesboro, Ebenezer

Versailles, Pisgah            Missie Wood       P

Versailles, Troy

Versailles                    Robert Burkich    P

Vicco

Washington

Whitesburg, Graham Memorial   Jack Burkich      P

Wilmore                       Billie Hawes      P

Winchester, First             Barbara Morgan    P

Winchester, Salem

Wooton, Community United
Elder Members of Coordinating Council

                                                                   {signed as Paris
Richard Eads                            Nominating                 commissioner}

Ruth Beattie                            Moderator, Elect           P

Dottie Spears                           Presbyterian Women         P

Jeanne Osborne                          Administration             P

Catesby Woodford                        Treasurer                  P



Commissioned Lay Pastors                 

Brown, Richard                          Catlettsburg, First        P

Burns, Gayle                            Buckhorn                   P

Burns, Tom                              Buckhorn

Caudill, Merle                          Wooton, Community United

Christensen, Charles                    Versailles                 P

Eberly, Lyndon                          Mays’ Lick

England, Robert                         Muddy Ford, Bethesda

                                        Beattyville, McGuire
Estes, Dewayne                          Memorial

Feltner, Dana                           Lothair, Community

Grigsby, Ronnie                         Hazard, Hull and Vicco     P

Grooms, Leslie                          Augusta, Augusta

Lee, Arlie                              Cawood, Cranks

McIntyre, Pat                           Lexington, Bethel          P

Mitchell, Kossuth                       Blackey/Isom               P

Mitchell, Sandy                         Blackey/Isom

Moore, George                           Lexington, Mt. Horeb       P

Whitaker, Greg                          Wooton, Community United   P
                                             



Presbytery Staff (not listed elsewhere)

Robyn Justus

Sharel Templeton



                       Visitors              

Ryan Gilbert – FPC, Prestonsburg

Aubrey May—Second, Lexington

Chuck Morgan—FPC, Winchester

Katie Bright Amato—FPC, Lexington

Michelle Gardner—Maxwell Street

Harvey Frye—FPC, Winchester

Mollie Sawyer—Second, Lexington

John S. Davis—Midway

Pam Potter-FPC, Ashland

Moran Lewis—UPC, Harrodsburg

Shirley Miller

Toni Carter

Lee Carroll---FPC, Lexington

Dwight Barkley---FPC, Richmond

Bill Keeler – Presbytery of East TN

Charles Snodgrass – Presbytery of East TN

Sonny Waller---Second, Lexington

David Coleman---FPC, Richmond

Ed Iwanoto---Maxwell Street
SUMMARY

Ministers of the Presbytery in attendance            55
Ministers of the Presbytery absent w/o excuse              8
Ministers of the Presbytery excused                       17
Other ministers in attendance
Churches represented by Elder Commissioners          34
Additional Commissioners (from churches entitled      2
        to more than one Elder Commissioner)

Churches not represented by an Elder Commissioner
Commissioned Lay Pastors                              6
Elder Members of Coordinating Council                 5
Presbytery Staff (not listed elsewhere)               2
Visitors                                             19

Total Attendance                                    123
                                                                                   Appendix B

                             THE PRESBYTERY OF TRANSYLVANIA

                               STATED MEETING – MARCH 9, 2010
                        Beaumont Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Kentucky


9:00 a.m. Registration

10:00 a.m.

1. Convening of the Presbytery and Prayer                         Howard Moffett, Moderator
   a. Opening Worship (See Worship Bulletin)
   b. Declaration of a quorum                                     James H. Rucker, Stated
      Clerk
   c. Presentation of the docket                                            The Stated Clerk
          (All new business must be introduced at this time)

      d. Welcome from Beaumont Presbyterian Church, Lexington               Susan Warren
      e. Introduction of first-time Elder Commissioners
      f. Introduction of guests and Corresponding members
2. CONSENT AGENDA                                                           The Stated Clerk
      a. Committee on Preparation for Ministry (written report)
DECISION AGENDA

3. a. Approval of Minutes of December Presbytery Meeting                    The Stated Clerk

      b. Report of the Stated Clerk

4.    Report of the General Presbyter                                       Richard Smith
5.    Report of the Treasurer                                               Catesby Woodford
6.    General Council                                                       George Moore
7.    Administration                                                        Nik Fegenbush
8.    Christian Formation                                                   Woody Berry
9.    Committee on Ministry                                                 Melissa Sevier
10.   Mission                                                               Dan Hans
11.   Presbyterian Women                                                    Dottie Spears
12.   Kentucky Council of Churches Representative                           Mike Ward
13.   Synod of Living Waters Voice Editor                                   Donna Hoppestad


11:30 – 1:00 ORDER OF THE DAY

“Stewardship Presentation & Workshop” by Rev. Karl Travis
1:00 ORDER OF THE DAY – Blessing of the Meal                        Mission Committee

           LUNCH (reconvene at 1:45)



1:45 DECISION AGENDA (continued only if not completed during the morning session)
New and/or Unfinished Business
Motion to stand adjourned following the benediction until the next stated meeting on Tuesday, June
26, 2010 @ 1:00 p.m., Corbin Presbyterian Church.


Benediction                                                                                               
                                                                                             Appendix C
                                     Beaumont Presbyterian Church
                                      A Beacon of Faith Since 1959
   Good morning. It is indeed a pleasure to share with you a brief history of Beaumont Presbyterian
Church, a beacon of faith since 1959. The name Beaumont means beautiful hill and the description
remains true today.
   Beaumont is the fruition of the visionary dreams of the Second Presbyterian Church of Lexington
and the Ebeneezer Presbytery. Led by Rev. James Angel of Second Presbyterian and Rev. Paul
Crane, the organizing minister of Beaumont, the church was chartered with eighty-three members.
Three of the charter members remain on the active roll today. One of these members, Mrs. Gladys
Ball, is one hundred years young.
   Beaumont later followed in the footsteps of its founders. In the early 1980s, Beaumont sponsored
the Korean Presbyterian Church of Lexington. The Korean Church remains a viable congregation
today.
   The congregation of Beaumont has always had a strong commitment to mission work. The first
mention in the Minutes of the Session was in 1959 when there was a fire at the Buckhorn Children’s
Home in Perry County, Kentucky. Beaumont still supports the children’s home but has expanded its
mission to the international level.
   This year a delegation from Beaumont will be participating in the installation of a clean water
system in Mexico. As only a small number of people will be traveling, our prayer shawl group is
knitting and crocheting comfort dolls. These dolls will be used as packing and then given to the
children in that are. Thus more members of our congregation are able to participate in the project.
   The outreach program at Beaumont incorporates many and varied avenues. The Beaumont
Learning Center is one example. This Sunday, on March 14, the center will celebrate it tenth
anniversary. There are classes for two and three year olds and for four and five year olds. Our
Church provides scholarship monies for those needing assistance with tuition.
    Beaumont reaches out to the Garden Springs and Gardenside communities through projects like
the Croft. The Croft is the name of our community garden. Produce from the garden plots is shared
with the neighborhood and with organization like The Hope Center and God’s Pantry. As you might
have seen as you arrived today, the ground has been plowed and we are getting ready to plant seeds.
     One might say that we have come full circle with the addition of the community garden. The
land on which our church stands was once part of large farm. There was a tobacco field out in front,
a hay field off to the right, and just down the street was an exercise tract for the horses. The land
rested for fifty years and it now produces a rich bounty.
    As I leave today, I share with you eith words from our church hymn entitled Beaumont A
Beacon to All. The hymn, written and composed by Bob Baker a member of our congregation, is a
product of our 50th Anniversary Celebration held last year. The chorus has a beautiful message that
goes like this.
    Beaumont, Beaumont, beautiful hill
    Beaumont, a beacon to all
    Shine on Beaumont, guide us until we’re blessed face to face
         With out God.
 Thank You
Betty Ducharme, Member of Beaumont Presbyterian Church
                                                                                     Appendix D 

                                      CONSENT AGENDA 
                                   Presbytery of Transylvania

                                         March 9, 2010

b. Approve enrollment/Excuses for absences
c. Seat corresponding members
d. Grant Directors of Christian Education the privilege of the floor
e. Receive report of administrative commissions and dismiss commissions with thanks.
f.
The commission of The Presbytery of Transylvania to install Jason Santalucia as Pastor at Hunter
Presbyterian Church, Lexington Kentucky, met at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2009, at the
Church.

       Present:

        Elders: Ruth Beattie, (Hunter), Linda Crawford (Second Pres. Lexington) and Larry Snyder
       (Troy)
        Ministers: Mary Seeger-Weese (Midway), Richard Smith (General Presbyter) and Mike
       Ward (Walnut Hill)
The meeting was convened with prayer by Rev.Ward. The chairperson of the commission, Rev.
Ward, declared that a quorum was present and appointed Rev. Smith to serve as secretary.

The order and content of the service were reviewed and approved, being in keeping with the
Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The minutes were read and approved. The
Commission moved to the sanctuary for the service upon an approved motion that its meeting would
be adjourned with the pronouncement of the benediction at the close of the service by Rev.
Santalucia.



Respectfully submitted,



Richard Smith, Secretary
The commission of The Presbytery of Transylvania to install Garrett Bugg as Pastor at First
Presbyterian Church, Ashland, Kentucky, met at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2010, at the
pastor’s office at the church.



       Present:

       Elders: Richard Brown, Catlettsburg, Pamela Potter, First Ashland, and Mickey Stein,
       Normal.
       Ministers: Howard Moffett, Michael Ward, Harry Spickler, and Jennifer Johnson


The meeting was convened with prayer by Jennifer Johnson. The chairperson of the commission,
Mike Ward, declared that a quorum was present and appointed Richard Brown to serve as secretary.



The order and content of the service were reviewed and approved, being in keeping with the
Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The minutes were read and approved. The
Commission moved to the sanctuary for the service upon an approved motion that its meeting would
be adjourned with the pronouncement of the benediction at the close of the service by Howard
Moffett.



Respectfully submitted,



Richard Brown, Secretary
                                                                                                       Appendix E

                                        REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK 

                                          Presbytery of Transylvania 

                                                March 9, 2010 

Information: 

 

    1. The 2009 Statistical Reports have been filed with the General Assembly. 
 

                                 Summary of Membership Statistics for 2009 

                                                       Dec. 31, 2008           Dec. 31, 2009            Change 

             Active Membership                                     10,081                   9,768             ‐313 

                                                                                                      

                      Gains in                                                                        

Profession of Faith under 17                                             94                      53                  

Profession of Faith over 18                                              91                     133                  

Certificate of Transfer                                                 103                     132                  

Other                                                                    23                      36                  

                                        Total Gains                     311                     354                  

                                                                                                      

                     Losses in                                                                        

Certificate of Transfer                                                 101                      81   

Death                                                                   131                     128   

Other                                                                   586                     458   

                                        Total Losses                    818                     667                  

                                                                                                    

                Change in Membership                   Dec. 31, 2009                                          ‐313 
Prior years net gains/losses:  2008 (‐507) 2007 (‐384); 2006 (‐247); 2005 (‐497); 2004 (+27); 2003 (‐20); 2002 
(‐321); 2001 (‐36) 

                                                                                                                         

Average attendance at Sunday worship                                        4,218                           4,124            

CE enrollment incl. Teachers                                                4,241                           3,479            

Adult Baptisms                                                                21                               17        

Infant Baptisms                                                                156                               68   

Asian                                                                               88                           33   

Black/African‐American                                                              40                           38   

Hispanic                                                                            16                           21   

Native American                                                                      5                               6   

Other                                                                                2                               1   

                     Total racial‐ethnic members                               151                               99   

                                                         
                                                           
                       Summary of Congregational Financial Statistics for 2009 
                                                          
                           Receipts                                 2008            2009 

                           Contributions                       8,489,699  8,099,902 

                           Capital/Building                      847,423  1,481,217 

                           Investment Income                     904,551         677,690 

                           Bequests                              373,921         441,517 

                           Other income                          843,601  1,013,474 

                           Subsidy                                28,911           4,660 

                                                                                            

                                   Expenses                         2008            2009

                            Local program                     11,169,106        7,325,028

                            Local mission                        505,318         558,822

                            Capital expenses                   1,105,904        1,446,350

                            Investment                            18,149          68,951

                            Per capita                           283,760         256,275

                            Validated Mission                    462,734         301,269

                            Theological Education                  7,771           4,696

                            Other Mission                        231,839         252,241 
                                         
 

61 out of 92 churches submitted Annual Statistical Reports.  The membership numbers reported on the 
2009 reports is used to base the 2011 Per Capita Assessment.  If a church did not submit a report, the last 
submitted statistical report is carried over to the next year for membership purposes.   

                                                          

                     The following churches did not submit Annual Statistical Reports: 

                       * Denotes that reports were not submitted in either 2008 or 2009. 

 
 

Augusta *                         London, First*

Berea, Whites Memorial *          Manchester*

Booneville, First *               McAfee, New Providence

Catlettsburg, First *             McVeigh *

Cawood                            Millersburg, First

Cow Creek *                       Muddy Ford, Bethesda *

Cranks *                          Owingsville, Old Springfield *

Dryhill, Anna C. Brush Memorial   Paris, Hopewell *

Ezel, United                      Pineville, First

Flemingsburg, First *             Ricetown, Indian Creek *

Garrard, Westminster *            Stanton, First*

Grayson, Bayless Memorial *       Tollesboro, Ebenezer*

Harlan, First*                    Versailles, Troy

Harrodsburg, Mt. Pleasant *       Washington*

Lexington, Bethel                 Winchester, First

Lexington, Korean

 
                                                                                          Appendix F

                          REPORT OF THE GENERAL PRESBYTER
                                     March 9, 2010

The advent of 2010 brought a new structure to Transylvania Presbytery as the standing rules adopted
last June took effect. On January 10 and 11 the new General Council held a retreat at Shaker Village
and began the examination of our presbytery and how we can better function. We asked the
question: “If Transylvania Presbytery disappeared today, would we be missed?” The sobering reality
is that, for many people the answer is “No.” The next question, then, is: “What should we do about
it?” “What can we do to make sure that the presbytery is important in the day to day lives of our
congregations?” Using J. Russel Crabtree’s book The Fly in the Ointment: Why Denominations
Aren’t Helping Their Congregations …And How They Can” the Council began to look at how every
committee of the presbytery might provide direct service to the sessions of each of our churches.
How can we truly help every church in our region be the very best, strongest church it can be? This
has been my charge to each committee this year.

Today’s thematic Presbytery meeting is one example. The new Stewardship Committee of the
Presbytery is presenting a program designed to help each congregation strengthen their own program
of year round stewardship. Our hope is that you will take away some practical ideas from today’s
meeting that will help your church in this year and for years to come. The June meeting will look at
all the changes in technology and how these developments can help your congregation in its mission,
and in September we will be offering a program on Hospitality and Church Growth. We hope that
each gathering of the presbytery will offer opportunities for your churches to be better equipped for
ministry. In addition to the “business” of the presbytery (the voting on reports) we will be addressing
the real business of the presbytery, i.e. the mutual support of our common ministries.

The council also took seriously the new charge they have to provide guidance for the future of the
presbytery’s operations. In that regard they took a look at the location of the Transylvania office and
appointed a Task Group to investigate the possibility of closing the current office and moving to a
virtual or mobile model. The report of the General Council will outline the work that Task Group
has done thus far and invites comment by every presbyter as we move toward a decision, possibly at
the June meeting.

The first months of 2010 have been busy as our new committees have attempted to organize amid the
challenges of snow storms and rescheduled or cancelled meetings. Through it all I have a growing
optimism about the life and work of Transylvania and I look forward with hope and curiosity as we
discern where the Spirit is leading us in the future.

Richard Smith
Appendix G
                                                                                        Appendix H

                                     General Council Report

                                          March 9, 2010



As required by the Standing Rules 5.3.1.4 the General Council reports the following actions taken:

        1. Approved for the docket of the March meeting a presentation on the subject of
Stewardship as proposed by the Stewardship Committee. The presentation will be docketed for
11:30 a.m.




        2. Created a Task Group in accord with Standing Rule 5.4 for the purpose of investigating a
move from physical office space to a “virtual office”. The Task Group named included Jerry Sevier,
Melissa Sevier, Rollin Tarter with Melissa Sevier serving as convener and chair. Robyn Justus,
Sharel Templeton, and Richard Smith were added as Advisory members from the presbytery and
either Terry Newland or Emily Dunbar from the Synod office. This Task Group will report to the
Presbytery at the March meeting during the Council time on the docket.




       3. Set the following dates for next meetings of the General Council: February 16, May 25,
August 31 and November 30. These meetings of the General Council will convene at 5:00 p.m.




        4 Established the following themes for meetings of the presbytery in 2010: March 9–
Stewardship; June 26–Technology; September 17-18 Hospitality and Church Growth; December 14–
Worship. The Stewardship Committee shall be responsible for the March 9 meeting, the Mission
committee shall be responsible for the September 17-18 meeting, the Worship Task Group of the
General Council shall be responsible for the December 14 meeting. In accord with Standing Rule 5.4
the General Council suggested the following Task Group to be responsible for the June 26 meeting:
Scott Cervas, Alice Davis, John Preston, Robyn Justus and Sharel Templeton with Robyn Justus and
Sharel Templeton serving as conveners and co-chairs of the group.
       5. In accord with Standing Rule 5.4.2 appointed a Judical Business Task Group composed of
Ruth Beattie, David Weber, and Stated Clerk Jim Rucker. Ruth Beattie will convene this group.




      6. In accord with Standing Rule 5.2.1.1c the General Council replied to a question raised by
the Committee on Preparation for Ministry with the advice that a thorough and compreshensive
examination of Candidates for the Ministry of Word and Sacrament should be conducted by the
Committtee in the areas of Theology, Sacraments, Polity, Bible.
                                                                                                  


       7. In accord with Standing Rule 5.4 appointed a Task Group composed of George Moore,
Catesby Woodford and Stated Clerk Jim Rucker to develop and bring to the council for consideration
a policy paper on the dissolution of churches of the Presbytery wishing to withdraw from the
Presbyterian Church.




      8. In accord with Standing Rule 5.4.3 suggested a Task Group for Planning and Evaluation
composed of Rollin Tarter, Beau Weston, Rolf Craven and General Presbyter Richard Smith.
                                                                                                             


                              Report of the Mobile Office Task Group



The General Council at their January Leadership Retreat took very seriously the responsibility of
looking at the whole operation of the Presbytery and how Transylvania needs to be more responsive
to the needs of every congregation. One question that has been lingering in the minds of the
Presbytery for the last eight to ten years is that of the location of the presbytery office. When the old
office at Rose Street was sold to UK we entered into a “temporary” lease at 2480 Fortune Dr. That
temporary solution to our location question has been on the table for all this time. The suggestion
that came out of the council retreat was the possibility of going to a “virtual” or “mobile” office.
(The Synod of Living Waters is making that move this year.) The Council appointed a Task Group
to investigate this possibility.

The “Mobile Task Group” is charged with laying out the advantages and disadvantages of having an
office and meeting space, or closing the office with the staff working from home or mobile locations.
The Task Group met on January 27th and made a decision to have a series of articles in the weekly E-
News laying out the pros and cons of physical vs. mobile office and offering an opportunity to
address questions and concerns raised by the presbytery. Included in this report is a series of articles
that were presented in the Enews over the past two months.

There will be time during the presbytery meeting for a discussion of the Mobile Office possibility.
The General Council wants to hear your feedback!

From January 29th Edition of the Enews

A Mobile Presbytery?
At our January retreat, the General Council took very seriously the responsibility of looking at the
whole operation of the Presbytery and how Transylvania needs to be more responsive to the needs of
every congregation. What can each committee and each staff person do to provide direct service to
the sessions of our churches? Especially in these difficult economic times how can the Presbytery be
an active partner in ministry supporting the work of our 92 churches?

The council also has the responsibility of addressing the long-term needs and direction of our work
together. One question that has been lingering in the minds of the Presbytery for the last eight to ten
years, is that of the location of the presbytery office. When the old office at Rose Street was sold to
UK we entered into a “temporary” lease at 2480 Fortune Dr. That temporary solution to our location
question has been on the table for all this time. The suggestion that came out of the council retreat
was the possibility of going to a “virtual” or “mobile” office. (The Synod of Living Waters is
making that move this year.) The Council appointed a Task Group to investigate this possibility.
They are charged with laying out the advantages and disadvantages of having an office and meeting
space, or closing the office with the staff working from home or mobile locations. That Task Group
is working now and will be reporting back to the Council at their meeting on February 16. In the
coming weeks we are planning to have a series of articles in the weekly E-News laying out the pros
and cons of physical vs. mobile office and offering an opportunity to address questions and concerns
raised by the presbytery. So I urge each of you to stay tuned to our ongoing conversation.

I am excited by the first meeting of General Council and by the much needed shift of focus to the
needs of our churches rather than the needs of the presbytery as an institution. Please keep the
                                                                                                         


presbytery and the various committees in your prayers as we begin to work within our new structure.
Richard

From February 5th Edition of the Enews

A Mobile Presbytery?  (Article 2 in a series of ongoing conversations about a mobile vs. physical 
presbytery office) 

We live in an ever-changing world of technology. In 2005, Transylvania Presbytery made the
decision that presbytery packets would no longer be printed and mailed to commissioners unless
requested. The results of that decision are amazing. Instead of approximately 350 packets for each
meeting, we now mail out only 20. In addition to saving countless trees, the cost to the presbytery
has exceeded $25,000 over the last five years. Going completely “paperless” is one of the goals of
our proposed “Mobile Office.”



In an age where nearly everyone carries an Iphone, Blackberry or other mobile device as part of their
everyday working tools, the presbytery is finding it difficult to ignore the prospect of a mobile office.
Could we see the same kind of cost savings impact on the presbytery as when we switched to
emailing presbytery packets, only on a greater level? What would be gained? What would be lost?
Apart from committee meetings, how many people come into the office with a presbytery business
purpose? How many people actually visit and use the resource center? How many meetings are held
each month? What would be the benefits or losses if those meetings were held in various churches
around the presbytery? Could some meetings be held online, through computer or video networking?
These are a few of the questions being addressed by the Mobile Office Task Group appointed by the
General Council.

After last week’s E-News article, we received the following correspondence relating to the mobile
office:
Correspondence 1: “I just wanted to thank you for taking the initiative on this issue. It has been
beneficial for the Presbytery to have a physical location with office space where resources are
centralized, but the lease cost of the current location seems in excess of what Presbytery can afford
and has been that way for some time. So I await findings of the task force working on this issue.”

Correspondence 2: “What will you do with the documents and historical items that you are keeping
in your office? I am often distressed with what people toss out when actually this 'garbage' is quite
valuable historically.”



We welcome and encourage any ideas, questions or concerns and urge each of you to share in our
ongoing conversation. Please drop me an email with your thoughts at rtsmith@transypby.org And,
please keep the presbytery and the various committees in your prayers as we begin to work within
our new Presbytery structure. Richard
                                                                                                               




From February 12th Edition of the Enews

Reflections on the Idea of a Mobile Office
On the 31st of January I ended my second year as General Presbyter of Transylvania. In the past 24
months I have become very much aware of the fact that our Presbytery is Transylvania. We cover a
huge and highly diverse territory covering over 16,424 square miles. From Somerset to Ashland is
173 miles; Whitesburg to Augusta over 200 miles; and Stopover to Midway 197. “Trans,” however,
is not just a matter of miles. The straight-line distance between the Peter Creek Church in Phelps and
the Highland Church in Canada is only 11.5 miles, but the travel time is 48 minutes. If we look at
the geography of our presbytery where is the center, or, where ought the office be located? The
geographical center is somewhere around the Daniel Boone National Forest, perhaps around
Campton or Stanton, but that location would make sense to no one. Last year, one of our committees
met regularly at Campton, only to discover that the location was far more difficult for most people to
get to than Lexington. This was especially true for one of our pastors in the south central part of our
presbytery.

For many years our Presbytery maintained two offices – one in Hazard and one in Lexington. Over
time, that became difficult and unduly expensive. When I first heard the proposal that we consider
closing the office in Lexington and move to a more mobile concept, I was skeptical. How would that
work? But the more I think about the realities of the work that I do, the more sense it makes. When I
think about the rest of the staff, I can see advantages as well as challenges. In my position I think it is
better, for the presbytery to come to the people (pastors or churches) who have a question or concern
than to make them come to a physical office in Lexington. More and more often I find myself
visiting in the churches (going to the sessions or pastors) who request the resources of the presbytery.
I’m beginning to realize that this is what the presbytery ought to be. Transylvania Presbytery is not a
Lexington-Centered Presbytery, it is 16,414 square miles of Kentucky towns, cities, crossroads and
open country.

I’ve also been doing a lot of reflection on the Resource Center, and I’ve come to realize how little
used and out dated it is. It is expensive to physically house a collection of mostly obsolete books and
publications. Doesn’t it make more sense to strengthen our connectionalism and to help each
congregation serve as a resource to our sister congregations? This week I had a pastor ask for
resources for teaching children about communion. We had nothing in the office, but I contacted the
children’s minister at FPC Lexington and got some great ideas to send to the pastor. What if every
church in the presbytery cataloged educational, youth and other resources that they have on their
shelves? Used once and shelved for the next five or ten years, the materials just gather dust. But if
the presbytery resource center was not a place, but was more of a multi-location library catalog that
linked all these church owned resources, then we could truly be a connectional presbytery, helping
strengthen the ministry in every church.

 In the coming weeks and months I encourage each of you to share in the on‐going dialogue about 
    the office and whether we stay in our current location, move to another place, or evolve to a 
                        mobile model.  Let’s hear your reflections.  Richard  
                                                                                                          


                              From February 19th Edition of the Enews 
                                           A MOBILE OFFICE? 
 At Tuesday’s meeting, the General Council heard an initial report from the Task Group looking at 
the possibility of a Mobile Office.  They asked the Task Group to prepare a list of the Pros and Cons 
  of the idea and to include the listing in our E‐News.  The list below is a work in process, and we 
 invite you to help us complete the work.  What ARE the advantages and disadvantages of a more 
                               mobile model for the Presbytery office? 


Advantages

   o Presbytery will be MORE present/connected with other geographical areas (not just
     Lexington)
   o Staff (General Presbyter AND support staff) will be more able to directly resource
     congregations/session/committees
   o Committee Meetings not Lexington centric
   o Stronger regional connectedness
   o Cost effective – less $ spent on office/meeting space; more fiscally responsible
   o Committee meetings in churches reinforces connectedness
   o Quicker transition into current and future technologies
   o Reforms institution to meet realities of a changing culture
   o Greener footprint for the presbytery – paperless, utilities
   o Improved communication when everyone is reachable via cell phones, email, facebook, etc.
   o Will have dedicated work space at a church
   o Support staff can actively “support” churches by visiting, working with church staff
     members.
   o Resource Center will be expanded to include items housed throughout the presbytery.


Disadvantages

   o No physical office for “drop-in” visits
   o No presbytery owned meeting room
   o Less daily staff interaction with each other (staff will physically meet weekly and email and
     speak by phone daily)
   o Potentially less staff interaction with members of presbytery (support staff will attend most
     meetings, wherever they meet)
   o Need for mailing address
   o More travel costs
   o Cost of communication equipment
   o Loss of physical access to resource center
                                                                                                     


   o Central housing of historical records
   o Accountability for staff work
   o More difficult transition when current staff leave
In the coming weeks we will expand this listing of advantages and disadvantages, and also discuss
how the presbytery might compensate for the disadvantages.



From March 5th Edition of the Enews
A Mobile Office / A Decentralized Office

This is another of a series of articles on the work of the Task Group appointed by the General
Council to look at the Presbytery office.

We have had several people ask about other presbyteries – are there others who have moved to a
mobile or virtual office? We sent out an email across the denomination asking that question and
have had several insightful responses. There are at least three other presbyteries that are currently
operating without a single physical office. Homestead Presbytery in Eastern Nebraska has moved to
what they call a “Decentralized” model. The following excerpt was sent to us by Lowell Knauss,
their former Interim Presbyter:



        Q. What is meant by Decentralization?

           A. Decentralization means there will be no one “Office” where staff must be to
       be considered “at work”. In reality there will be many offices; one to act as central
       receiving, home offices, and church work points around the Presbytery. In a real
       sense every church in Presbytery is an office. Staff members will spend a large
       portion of their time in the field working in the churches of Presbytery. When not in
       the field, the staff member will maintain a home office. A central receiving office
       will be established for the receipt of mail etc.



We heard from Gayle Collins, the Stated Clerk of Glacier Presbytery about their experience with a
“virtual” presbytery. She gave some details about working with the geographical challenges of their
region and the benefits of their new model, and then concluded by saying:



       “I'm sure there is more I could tell you, but Glacier has been functioning on a
       "logical" basis rather than by a printed "model". Much of what Glacier is doing is
       using common sense based on the geographical layout and positioning of the
       churches. Our communication team will be looking into web-based meetings and
                                                                                                      


       using a church from each cluster as a focal point (especially for presbytery meetings
       held in the winter months).”

We have also heard from several presbyteries that are considering the same kind of move and are
most interested in following our explorations into the question of how to be a Presbytery in this
changing world.

Listening to feedback from Presbytery members and committees it seems advisable to maintain what
Homestead calls “a central receiving office” likely in one of our churches, where a workstation,
copier and a limited amount of file storage and supplies can be kept. That “office” would not have
regular office hours, but might be available for one-on-one consultations or very small meetings.

As with the other of these weekly Think Pieces, we invite your comments in our on-going
conversation about the office.
                                                                                                         


                   Frequently Asked Questions on the idea of a Mobile Office

1. How did the presbytery get to the point of talking about a “virtual” or “mobile” office? The
   suggestion came out of the council retreat as a viable option for the presbytery.

2. What will happen to the files and historic documents that are in the presbytery office? The idea
   is to scan all of the files that are needed in the office into an electronic database. Historical
   documents could then be either sent to either the Historical Society, Columbia Theological
   Seminary, or church files sent back to the individual churches.

3. Where will the committees of the presbytery gather to do their work? The idea is to use the
   facilities that are available in the 92 different churches of the presbytery. Committee
   meetings can be used to reinforce the connectedness of the presbytery with the churches.

4. Will committees be expected to track down their own meeting sites? No. This will be a
   responsibility of the staff to coordinate meeting space and time.

5. How will do you manage and coordinate staff in a mobile office? The idea is that staff will
   have weekly staff meetings at one of the churches or other locations to coordinate the work
   of the presbytery. Job descriptions of the current staff may need to be revised so that staff
   can more directly resource the congregations and sessions.

6. What will happen to the Resource Center? We’ve come to realize how little used and out dated
   the Resource Center is. It is expensive to physically house a collection of mostly obsolete
   books and publications. One idea is to coordinate and develop an on-line database of the
   resources that each of the churches would be willing to share with each other. This would
   enable the presbytery to offer a multi-location library catalog that linked all of these church
   owned resources in one spot. Then we could truly be a connectional presbytery, helping
   strengthen the ministry in every church.

7. How will I get in touch with the staff and what if I need to meet the staff in person? The
   technology is available that the current phone number and toll free number could be used
   and would roll over to the individual cell phones of the staff. So, it would be no different
   than calling the office as you currently do.


8. Have you explored the possibility of using a space in one of the Lexington churches for the office
   instead of going mobile? Churches have not yet been officially contacted about space. The
   thought of the task group is that a small dedicated space in one of the churches could be
   secured for staff to use when a physical space is needed. But that this space would not be
   “the office.”

9. How will the presbytery receive mail? The presbytery could get a box at a mailing shop so
   that packages could be delivered since packages cannot be delivered to post office boxes.

10. The presbytery office is seen to a lot of people as the “face of the presbytery.” What is lost if
    there are no friendly faces, only e-mails from the virtual world? Staff will be even more visible
    to the members of the presbytery. Staff will continue to be present at committee meetings
                                                                                                          


   and will also be available as resources to churches as needed. Instead of meeting staff at the
   presbytery office, the staff could come to you.

11. Are there other presbyteries that are going mobile? Yes. Homestead Presbytery and Ohio
    Valley Presbytery have gone to the mobile “field based” model. There are other
    presbyteries that are currently investigating this option as well. Our Synod, the Synod of
    Living Waters, has plans to be completely mobile by April of this year.

12. When would this move to a “Mobile Office” take place? There is no timetable since no
    decision has been made. If the presbytery wants to pursue the idea, a vote would likely be
    taken at the June 2010 presbytery meeting with the transaction coming sometime after that
    date.

13. If we do not have an office, how will people know we exist? Is the closing of the office the first
    step toward non-existence? Some would say we are many steps into irrelevance already. The
    presbytery can be more visible and more meaningful if we are more present in the lives of
    our churches. The General Council asked the question: “If Transylvania Presbytery
    disappeared today, who would miss us?” The hard truth is that not many average
    Presbyterians would care. If Presbytery is going to be relevant (real) to most
    Presbyterians, we need to be actively working in our churches, not bound by a single piece
    of real estate in one location.
                                                                                                       


                                                                                       Appendix I

                             Report of the Committee on Ministry

The Committee on Ministry (COM) met on January 12th and March 2nd. The COM makes the
following report of Actions Taken and Actions Recommended.



Actions taken by the COM:

1. Approved the Non Presbyterian Supply Contract between Kerry L. Conlee and the United
   Frenchburg Church effective 12/1/2009-11/30/10.
             Cash Salary                   $3,800

              Housing                        $4,000

              Vacation                       4 Sundays per year

              Sick days                      2 Sundays per year

2. Approved the CLP Covenant between Dana Feltner and Lothair Community church for the
   period of 1/1/10 and 12/31/10. The terms of call are:
               Cash Salary                   $ 0.00

              Parsonage Allowance            $15,900

              Vacation                       2 weeks

              Study Leave                    1 week

              No supplement for Social Security

              Travel expenses for presbytery meeting

              No medical, pension, disability, or death benefit coverage under the Board of Pension

3. Approved the Stated Supply contract between Jim Woodring and the Pineville church. No
   changes from 2009.

4. Approved the CLP Covenant between Charles Christensen and Versailles Presbyterian Church
   for the period of 1/1/10 through 12/31/10. The terms of call are:           Cash Salary
                $ 6,261.00
                Travel                        $na

              Other                          $     50.00

              Continuing Education           $na

              Vacation                       4 weeks/year
                                                                                                   


               Continuing Ed Leave           na

5. Approved the request for Seminary Debt Assistance for John Manon.

6. Dismissed Robert Hamilton to the Presbytery of the Twin Cities effective 1/11/10.

7. Approved the Non Presbyterian Supply contract between James Byrd and New Providence
   Presbyterian Church, Harrodsburg, Kentucky for the period of 1/1/10 through 12/31/10. The
   terms are:
              Cash Salary                  $ 1,000 / month

               Time expectations             Sundays and 2 other days per month

               Travel                        $ Reimbursed at rate of $0.35/mile




8. Approved the Stated Supply contract between Bryce McGowan and Old Paint Lick Presbyterian
   Church for the period of January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. The terms are:
                  Cash Salary                 $ 3,900.00 / year

                   Time expectations         Sundays and 2 other days per month

                   Housing                   $ 3,900.00 / year

                   Travel                    $ Reimbursed at current IRS rate up to $100/month

                  Vacation                   5 weeks / year

                  Continuing Education       2 weeks / year

9. Renewed the interim contract for Gary Huffman and First Presbyterian Church of Paris for one
   year. The terms are:
                Salary and housing:                $46,679.60

               Pension and Medical                   $14,703.25

               Seca                                  $3570.99

               Vacation                              4 weeks

               Cont Ed                              2 weeks

               Reimbursement (auto expenses)       $3182.70

               Salary continuation for one month beyond the end of service.
                                                                                                      


10. Received Laura McKnight from Presbytery of Northern New York and approved the call to First
    Presbyterian Church of Maysville, effective April 18, 2010. The terms of call are: Cash Salary
    $30,000, Housing $20,000, SECA $3,825, BOP $15,500 (Pension/ Med-Dental/D&D), 5 weeks
    vacation, 2 week CE, Moving Expenses up to $5,000. Reimbursed Expenses: travel ($0.55/mile)
    up to $2,000, Cont. Ed. $750, Hospitality $500, Books and other professional expenses $500.
11. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between the Rev. David Chumney and Faith Presbyterian
    Church (Morehead), effective April 30, 2010, pending congregational vote on April 18, 2010.
12. Granted David Chumney Honorable Retirement effective April 30, 2010, at his request.
13. Approved that an elder be trained to serve communion at Central Presbyterian Hyden.
14. Approved CLP contract between Tom Burns and Buckhorn Lake Presbyterian Church effective
    1/1/10 through 12/31/10. The terms are:
                Cash Salary (includes SS)             $10,608

               Manse + Utilities

               Medical reimbursement ($1,000 shared with Gayle Burns)

               403b                                  $3,774

               Vacation                              4 weeks

               Cont Ed                              2 weeks

               Reimbursement of ministry expenses

               CE Book Allowance ($1,000 shared with Gayle Burns)



15. Approved CLP contract between Gayle Burns and Buckhorn Lake Presbyterian Church 1/1/10
    through 12/31/10. The terms are:
               Cash Salary (includes SS)          $24,358

               Manse + Utilities

               Pension and Medical                   $13,830

               Medical reimbursement ($1,000 shared with Tom Burns)

               Deferred Income                       $1,782

               Vacation                              4 weeks

               Cont Ed                              2 weeks

               Reimbursement of ministry expenses

               CE Book Allowance ($1,000 shared with Tom Burns)
                                                                                                    


16. Approved CLP contract between Greg Whitaker and Community Presbyterian Church, Wooton
    effective January 1 – December 31, 2010. The terms are:
                $100 per week salary & travel reimbursement at IRS rate

17. Approved CLP contract between Merle Caudill and Community Presbyterian Church, Wooton.
    The terms are:
               $100 per week salary & travel reimbursement at IRS rate



Recommendations for Presbytery Approval:

1. Recommend Jennifer Johnson as Moderator of Session of Normal Presbyterian Church, Ashland.
2. Recommend Merle Caudill as Moderator of Session of Central Presbyterian Church, Hyden.


3. Recommend that Greg Whitaker and Merle Caudill be commissioned to perform sacraments at
   Central Presbyterian Hyden.


4. Recommend commission to install the Rev. Laurie McKnight as Pastor of the First Presbyterian
   Church, Maysville, on June 6, at 4:00 p.m. with the following individuals named to the
   Commission to Install: Ministers: Howard Moffett, Moderator, Mike Ward. Elders: Pat Webb,
   First Presbyterian, Maysville, Bob Garvin, Carlisle Presbyterian, Les Grooms, Augusta.


5. Recommend that Transylvania Presbytery concur with the request of candidate Jack Mong and
   Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, that having been called as a chaplain in the Noelen Health System in
       Louisville and having been examined and approved for ordination by Mid-Kentucky
   Presbytery, Jack's ordination take place in Mid-Kentucky Presbytery.
 

				
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