Pastor Nominating Committee
PNC Quicklinks

Grace PC Mission Study

From PC(USA)
  • On Calling a Pastor (webpage) This page is very useful to understand the overall process, terms used and roles of all involved in the pastor call process.
  • On Calling a Pastor (pdf): A resource for pastor nominating committees, and mid councils
What is the role of the Pastor Nominating Committee?
In the Presbyterian Church PC(USA), a PNC serves as a type of search committee whose objective is to review candidates and recommend a prospective pastor. Our PNC is made up of church members from different walks of life, and we all have strong connections to both Grace Presbyterian Church and the PC(USA). In the diversity of our perspectives but unity of our goal, we find strength and confidence in our direction. This PNC was elected by the congregation on November 10th, 2019
Who are the PNC members?
  • Ken Hu: Current Deacon, past Moderator of the Deacons, attends the Men’s retreats at MO Ranch
  • Laurie Kneeland: Past GracePC Deacon, youth Sunday School small group leader, past Fall Festival coordinator, past chili Cookoff coordinator, parent of Exultation members.  Laurie is the PNC Scribe
  • Brian Schnittker: Festival Singer, Godly Play Doorkeeper, Day School parent, marriage ministry participant
  • Mike Shaw: Former Elder, Nurture Council member, Stephen Minister, grief group coordinator 
  • Jim Stahler: Member of Sanctuary Choir, member of STARS, Family Promise Volunteer, Seedlings bible study group, Bible Boomers Sunday School class member
  • Bill Urech: Mission Committee Member, Guatemala team member, property volunteer.  Bill is the PNC Moderator and Web Developer
  • Paula Wilder: Former Deacon, Wedding Coordinator, member of worship & music committee, Women of Grace steering committee member, Marriage Ministry team member 
February Update: The Presbytery’s Committee on Ministry Leadership Team (COM-LT) has approved Grace’s MIF on behalf of the COM.   The PNC is now moving forward to have the MIF approved by Session then officially published.
PNC Process Steps
Prior Updates
January: The initial MIF was not approved by the COM at their January meeting.  The PNC is working with Presbytery on revising the MIF based on feedback from the COM.
December: The PNC is hard at work on the Ministry Information Form (MIF).  This details how GPC views itself and what we are looking for in a new Pastor.   We are striving to create a high quality MIF – as it is seen by all potential candidates.   The Presbytery and GPC Session will review and approve the final draft of the MIF before it is officially published.
November: The congregation elected the PNC based on the candidates submitted by the Officer Nominating Committee.   The newly formed PNC meets with Presbytery representatives Kathy Jones and Bob Warren for training/guidance in the overall process.