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Registration Open for 114th Presbytery Meeting

Presbytery of the James will convene the 114th meeting in person at the Gayton Kirk and via Zoom on Tuesday, June 20, 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.


The agenda includes the following:

  • 9:30 - Call to Order
  • 10:00 - Worship service led by Rev. Amy Starr Redwine
  • 11:30 - Candidacy examinations for inquirers Noah Morgan and Andrew McFayden

Review the meeting documents below in advance of the meeting.

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 1:45 p.m.

Your participation in this meeting is important. Please stay at the church and/or remain logged in via Zoom for the entire meeting so that you may attend to all matters that come before the body.


Registration for this meeting closed at noon on Monday, June 19. 

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.

Once you have registered for the meeting, you will receive an email confirmation, which will include a link to join the meeting. Use that link to join the meeting if you are participating virtually. Disregard the link if you are attending in person.

All ministers and sessions are reminded that email excuses are required for absences to be approved. Email a request to be excused to

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.


To make a motion during the meeting, please complete a motion form and submit it to the stated clerk. If possible, please present it to the stated clerk prior to making your motion.

For in-person attendees, motion forms will be available at the registration table and near the microphone in the meeting space. Present your completed form to the stated clerk.

For Zoom attendees, email your completed form to the stated clerk.

Notes for In-person Participants

Church Location
Gayton Kirk is located at 11421 Gayton Rd. Henrico, VA 23238. There is onsite parking available.

Facility Accessibility
Persons with disabilities will find the facility accessible.

Coffee and refreshments will be available during registration. Please bring your own bagged lunch or snack for later in the day.

Child Care
No child care is available at this meeting.

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
  • Teaching elders (TE): request an excused absence, if needed, by sending an email to
  • Review the meeting packet in advance
  • Update your version of Zoom to the latest
  • All attendees: register by June 19 at noon
  • Log in/call in to Zoom between 9:00 and 9:15 a.m. on June 20
  • OR arrive to Gayton Kirk by 9:15 a.m.

Update on Hybrid Meetings from Mission Council

Attendees may participate in this meeting in person at Gayton Kirk (Henrico) or virtually via Zoom from a location of their choice. To create a positive environment for both types of participants, 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.