Presbytery of the James will convene the 113th meeting in person at Westminster Church in Richmond and via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2023.
Please direct all questions or concerns as soon as possible to Barbara Espigh, associate for administration and support. Barbara can be reached via email (preferred) or at 804-262-2074, ext. 301.
Review the meeting packet below in advance of the meeting.
- Registration (PDF, 151 KB)
- Agenda and reports (PDF, 2 MB)
- FAQ on 2023 Proposed Budget (PDF, 133 KB) NEW
This meeting will include the following:
- Installation of 2023 moderator and vice moderator
- Examination of inquirer Hannah Miller
Those participating in person may check in beginning at 8:30 a.m. The virtual meeting room will open at 9:00 for virtual guests. An orientation for all attendees will occur at 9:15. We project the meeting will end at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Registration for this meeting closes at noon on Friday, February 17. All attendees must register by this date to participate.
During registration, please indicate whether you plan to participate in person or via Zoom. This helps meeting organizers coordinate appropriate resources. All participants, whether they plan to attend in person or virtually, will receive log-in information for Zoom as a precaution.
Selecting in person or virtual participation during registration does not lock you into that option; we understand circumstances may change between the date you register and the meeting. If registration is still open, register again to override your previous choice. If you wake up feeling under the weather on the day of the meeting, but still wish to join us, we will welcome you via Zoom.
Update on Hybrid Meetings from Mission Council
To create a positive environment for participants in person and online, this meeting and future meetings will continue to be different than meetings held before COVID-19.
Please review this bulletin about presbytery meeting logistics from Kenna Payne, moderator of Mission Council.
Notes for In-person Participants
Westminster Church is located at 4103 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA 23230.
Persons with disabilities will find the facility accessible. The accessible entrance is the door at the back of the church near the office.
Health & Safety
Masks are required unless you are speaking to the body at a microphone.
A limited amount of parking is available in the alley behind the building. Additional parking is available on the streets around the building, including on Monument Avenue.
No child care is available at this meeting.
Bring your own bagged lunch or snack.
Download the packet to your laptop, tablet, or other device prior to arriving at the church. Refrain from connecting to the Wi-Fi to reserve maximum bandwidth for POJ staff and volunteers running the virtual side of the meeting. We appreciate your cooperation.
Ensure you complete the following to prepare for the meeting:
- Elect ruling elder (RE) commissioner(s) and provide RE commissioner name(s) to Barbara Espigh
- Teaching elders (TE): request an excused absence, if needed, by emailing Franklin Reding
- Review the meeting packet in advance
- Update your version of Zoom to the latest
- All attendees: register by February 17 at noon
- Log in/call in to Zoom between 9:00 and 9:15 a.m. on February 18
- OR arrive to Westminster Church by 9:15 a.m.