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Board of Trustees

Our trustees oversee financial and legal issues related to the presbytery. Please contact the Board of Trustees if you have any questions pertaining to your property, insurance or financial reviews.

Ruling Elder Tammy DeJong, Chairperson (509) 999-1343 /  [email protected]

Commission on Ministry

The Commission on Ministry (COM) members are often the “face” of the Presbytery. They support the ministry and vitality of our congregations.

COM members assist congregations in times of pastoral transition, call processes, and conflict resolution. This group of servants works to help pastors through personal crisis, financial need and Board of Pension questions.  They also offer periodic boundary training.

Ruling Elder Pam Praeger, Chairperson (509) 998-1163 / [email protected]

To access the COM Resources, click on the following link:

Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE) Committee

This committee oversees the process by which individuals prepare themselves for service as commissioned ruling elders.

Pastor Erik Buhl, Chairperson (509) 285-6106 /  [email protected]

For information on the course available at Whitworth University, click on the following link:

Counselors that the CRE Committee uses for Psychological examinations are:

  1. Providence Psychology Clinic (Kevin Heid, Ph.D.
  2. Tom Mitchell, Ph.D.
  3. Sarah Streufert, Ph.D.  (509) 474-6920
  4. Cornerstone Psychologists (John Estelle, Ph.D.) (509) 455-8886.

Click on the link to fill out the Application for Commissioned Ruling Elder form online: Online Application

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team coordinates the work of the Presbytery.

Ruling Elder Gary Chase, Chairperson (208) 743-8001 /[email protected]
Teaching Elder Eric Peterson, Presbytery Moderator (509) 468-9923 /[email protected]

Nominating Committee

This Committee nominates all officers of presbytery, members including chairpersons of committees and teams, and commissioners and youth advisory delegates to Synod and General Assembly.

Teaching Elder Scott Starbuck, Chairperson (509)216-3602 / [email protected]

Preparation for Ministry Committee

This Committee oversees the process by which individuals prepare to be ordained as teaching elders or to be certified as Certified Christian Educators and enroll inquirers.

Teaching Elder Betsey Moe, Chairperson (509)951-7837 / [email protected]

To access CPM Resources click on the following link:

Strategic Team

This team plans the Presbytery gatherings, focuses on strategic mission partnerships among congregations and designates church mission grants.

Teaching Elder Matthew McNelly, Chairperson  (509)592-7228 / [email protected]

Vision Team

This team promotes the generative work of the Presbytery.

Teaching Elder Steve Lympus, Chairperson (509) 319-4646 / [email protected]