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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