Transitional Steering Committee Updates

The Presbyterian Church in Geneva is in the beginning stages of the important process of seeking a pastor to succeed Pastor Deb after she retires in Fall 2020. We, the Transition Steering Committee, aim to keep you informed during this process. You’ll find a new category (Pastor Search) in the top menu of our church website and clicking on this will take you to a page with lots of information.

The process of seeking a pastor is one of discernment and it will challenge us to listen closely for the will of God as we head toward this new stage in our congregation’s life. Please keep our church and all search participants in your prayers.

We encourage you to explore the resources on the Pastor Search page and to contact any one of us with questions or concerns.


Transition Steering Committee (Virginia Champlin, Mat DeMoras, Walt Gage, Chris Gerling, Gary Harman, Beth Newell)

PNC Update – July 20, 2020

The Pastor Nominating Committee of The Presbyterian Church in Geneva has met every Monday evening since late May. We’ve completed the Ministry Information Form for our pastor search and are pleased to report that the MIF was unanimously accepted by Session.

PNC Update – June 16, 2020

The Pastor Nominating Committee of The Presbyterian Church in Geneva has met four times since late May. We are hard at work writing and completing the Ministry Information Form for our pastor search. Check back this summer for updates on our progress.

Pastor Nominating Committee Created

At the May17th Congregational Meeting the nominating committee presented and the congregation voted unanimously to approve the following slate of candidates for the Pastor Nominating Committee:

Henry Augustine
Ruth Benedict
Sigrid Carle
Lisa Gage
Bill Lamb
Donna Newcomb
David Phillips
Ethan Powell
Andrea Robertson

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they begin the process to find a new pastor.

Congregational Meeting, Sunday, March 17, 2020

On behalf of the nominating committee, all active members are invited to a congregational meeting at 11:30 am, Sunday, May 17, 2020 for the purpose of electing a Pastor Nominating Committee. Please keep in mind that you must “attend” the meeting in order to vote, either by using Zoom via your computer, mobile device or by calling on the phone.

For further information about the meeting and how to “attend,” please read the letter from the co-chairs of the Nominating Committee.

April 16 Update from Transition Steering Committee

We are one step closer to starting our search for a new pastor!

Our church’s Mission Study Report was approved by the Presbytery’s Committee on Ministry (COM) on April 2.  If you would like to read this report, you’ll find a link to an electronic version on the Pastor Search webpage. The Mission Study Report describes who we are as a church, our:

  • mission
  • programs
  • membership
  • finances

Presbyterian Church in Geneva Mission Study Report

This report describes our church – its mission, programs, membership, finances – and our strengths and challenges.  It also describes our community and our hopes for the future.  Please click on the link below to view the report.


Videos on the process of calling a pastor

On Calling a Pastor Video Introduction (4 min)

This is an introduction to the process.