Mission Council/Trustees

Oversees presbytery personnel, office operation, budget, stated meeting dockets, annual review of session records, and more. Team members also serve as the Trustees of the Presbytery of the James, Inc. who are responsible for management of permanent funds, investments, and properties.

Moderator of Mission Council: Kenna Payne
Vice President of Trustees: Carol Martin
Staff Contact: Flo Barbee-Watkins

Commission on Ministry

Carries out the presbytery's responsibility to receive and dismiss ministers, to supervise the process by which churches secure the service of ministers, and to help resolve difficulties between pastors and churches.

Moderator: Seth Lovell
Staff Contacts: Flo Barbee-Watkins and Leigh Anne Ring

Committee on Preparation for Ministry

Oversees the process by which people prepare to become ministers of Word and Sacrament.

Moderator: Chad Wyner
Staff Contact: Leigh Anne Ring

Committee on Nominations

Constitutional Committee

Nominates people for election by the presbytery to teams and constitutional committees

Moderator: Walter Canter
Staff Contact: Barbara Chalfant

Committee on Representation

Constitutional Committee

Measures the extent to which the presbytery is fully representative in the membership of its committees and in its decision-making.

Moderator: Tessa Schuman
Staff Contact: Barbara Chalfant

Permanent Judicial Committee

Constitutional Committee

Serves as the court when the presbytery needs trials or hearings in a judicial process

Staff Contact: Flo Barbee-Watkins

Mission and Service Team

Oversees POJ groups seeking ways to be involved in mission and service to Jesus Christ as a presbytery

Moderator: Mary Jane Winter

Leadership Connections Team

Oversees POJ groups that seek to build ministries among, within, and for congregations and to build leaders and leadership skills among individuals and congregations

Vice Moderator: Natasha Taylor

General Assembly Commissioners

Represent Presbytery of the James at biennial PC(USA) General Assemblies

Staff Contact: Flo Barbee-Watkins