God is calling the Presbytery of the James to do a new thing.  Connection, communication, and collaboration among ministries and ministry leaders is the focus of our strategic vision - that we become a more relational presbytery led by three presbyters who are sent out to meet our people where they serve.

The mission of the Presbytery of the James is to support leaders, congregations, and ministries in growing followers of Jesus Christ who joyfully live out God’s mission in the world.

These are the goals and objectives we hope our mission statement inspires over the next five years:

  • Christ-centered spiritual growth, specifically as this relates to POJ staff resourcing and supporting church leaders, pastors, educators, and ministries.
  • Communication and coordination, specifically as these relate to connecting churches and ministries with one another and creating vital partnerships.

To guide implementation of this mission, Presbytery of the James is seeking to hire three executive presbyters to work in concert as a team: a lead presbyter for vision & collaboration, a presbyter for congregational life, and a presbyter for relational care.

Job Descriptions

Presbyters Search Committee

The Presbyters Search Committee is co-chaired by Rev. Jess Cook and Barbara Flynt, certified Christian educator. Learn about the committee members.