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"A commission is empowered to consider and conclude matters referred to it by a council.  The designating council shall state specifically the scope of the commission’s powers and any restrictions on those powers." Book Of Order, G-3.0109

COM usually meets the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.

COM Co-Moderators:  Rev. Dr. Kay Huggins, 505-301-4813; Rev. Dr. Al Timm, 586-899-8708

Members as of Feb, 2024:

Class of 2024:  Ruy Costa (RE-2), Pat Flewelling (RE-1), Kay Huggins (MWS -1), Diane Nichols-Fleming (RE-2), Jim Nichols-Fleming (RE-2)

Class of 2025:  Steve Allman (MWS-2), Harvey Bartlett (MWS-2), Emily Rackliffe (RE-1), Kristine Shultis (RE-1), Marnie Silbert (MWS-2)

Class of 2026:  Dan Alyward (RE-1), Bill Flewelling (RE-2), Josiah Morrow (RE-1), Nancy Perkins (RE-2), Al Timm (MWS -2)  

In keeping with the Book of Order, the commission shall:

  1. Promote the spiritual and temporal welfare of the ministries and churches of the Presbytery as enumerated in the Book of Order (G-3.0307).

  2. Visit with each session of the presbytery regularly and as requested, discussing with them the mission and ministry of the particular church and encouraging the full participation of each session and congregation in the life and work of presbytery and of the larger church.

  3. Supervise all churches with a vacant pulpit.

  4. Function as the presbytery's committee on credentials, both as to teaching elders coming into the presbytery from other jurisdictions and as to the teaching elders seeking permission to labor within or without the bounds of the presbytery.

Churches and Pastors are encouraged to visit the PCUSA Board of Pensions website:

Contact information for the Board of Pensions can be found here:

Synod Grant Fact Sheet - Oct 2022

In July of 2022, a team from COM submitted an application for a $20,000 Presbytery Assistance Grant from the Synod of the Northeast.  The grant is renewable for 2 more years.  The application was approved, and this has been incorporated into the COM budget through a newly formed Congregational and Church Leadership Fund.  The implementation and management of the grant will be managed by a six member Grant Team made up of Pastors and Ruling Elders from across the Presbytery.

Pastoral Subsidy for Part-Time Pastors from COM

From the PNNE Commission On Ministry (COM)

The Synod of the Northeast has awarded a grant of $10,000 to PNNE-COM.  Two sessions with a part time pastor can receive a subsidy of $5,000 to do community outreach.  The time would include looking for community partners and for projects in the community.

Apply by May 1, 2024

A Session application will include:

  • a description of measurable goals and outcomes;

  • a commitment to submitting a report on:

    • how the hours were used and

    • what outcomes took place.


To apply, contact Rev. Al Timm via email by clicking HERE.


If you need help, the Rev. Jan Howe, pastor of the Antrim Presbyterian Church, who shared the report on last year's grant with Presbytery, will be glad to talk with you.  The report is available via the button, below.

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