The Commission on Ministry (COM) seeks to care for both clergy and churches within the Presbytery by providing a full range of support resources. The Commission is ready to help churches in transition, facing change or experiencing conflict. We encourage congregations and clergy who might benefit from assistance to call the Chair of the Commission on Ministry to discuss their concerns. You may contact him or her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Commission is organized into teams: Credentials, Transitions and Pastor Parish Relations, and is responsible for overseeing Commissioned Pastors and the Sexual Misconduct Response Team. The Commission oversees many forms and policies to assist you in your ministry.
- The Credentials Team serves as the gatekeeper for pastors taking a new position in the presbytery and is authorized by the presbytery to approve receiving members into the presbytery. It also tracks minister members who are in specialized ministries or are members-at-large and maintains the Pulpit Supply list.
- The Transitions Team assists congregations making the transition from one pastor to the next pastor, including both permanent installed and temporary positions.
- Pastor Parish Relations is charged with addressing and assisting with problems that emerge within congregations that are beyond the ability of the pastor and/or the session to resolve.
Commission on Ministry Commissioners
Chair: Mary Speers, TE – Hunting Ridge Presbyterian – 2025
Co-Chair: Randy Clayton, TE – Second Presbyterian -2025
Staff: Jackie Taylor, General Presbyter, TE – Presbytery of Baltimore
Staff: Mary Gaut, Stated Clerk, TE – Presbytery of Baltimore
Staff: Steve Nofel, TE – Presbytery of Baltimore
Hal Bennett, TE – Grove Presbyterian – 2026
Lynn Carlson, RE – Highland Presbyterian – 2025
Bill Daniel, RE – Woods Presbyterian – 2026
Laura Hollister, TE – Hunting Ridge Presbyterian – 2024
Carol Kefford, RE – Light Street Presbyterian – 2024
Mihee Kim-Kort, TE – First of Annapolis – 2024
Ken Kovacs, TE – Catonsville Presbyterian – 2024
Guy Moody RE – St. John United – 2025
Andy Nagel, TE – Central Presbyterian – 2024
Neil Nemser, RE – Faith Presbyterian – 2024
Alison Peters, TE – Cumberland Presbyterian – 2026
Shirley Reiner, RE – Bel Air Presbyterian – 2026
Jim Schroll, RE – First and Franklin Presbyterian – 2026
Tanya Wade, TE – Grace Presbyterian – 2025