The First Pres Berkeley Nominating Committee is seeking members of the congregation to serve in leadership roles starting in 2023. We invite anyone from our community to submit the form below to suggest names of individuals the committee should consider to serve in the positions of Elder, Deacon, or Nominating Committee member. These positions are described briefly below. Self-nominations are welcome. The Nominating Committee will contact all eligible nominees to determine their interest in serving and provide an application form to interested parties.
- Elders are ordained officers of the church and voting members of the governing body, Session. Serving three-year terms, they act as the spiritual overseers of the church, determining policy and exercising leadership, governance, and discipline. Click here to read more.
- Deacons are ordained officers of the church and the hands and feet of Caring Ministries. Also serving three-year terms, they offer prayer, cards, and flowers to those who are sick, elderly, or bereaved, serve communion, host memorial service receptions, and organize and lead service projects. Click here to read more.
- Nominating Committee members identify potential Elders, Deacons, and new Nominating Committee Members, proposing a slate of candidates at the Annual Congregational Meeting each spring. They are not officers of the church and serve one-year terms. Click here to read more.
Nominations will be accepted until November 30. Applications will be received on a rolling basis until December 15, 2022. Terms of office start in May 2023.