At the June meeting of Heartland Presbytery, we voted to accept the resignation of Executive Presbyter Charles Spencer.  Our Manual of Operations assigns the task of searching and hiring an interim to fill the position to the Personnel Committee of Council.  The Personnel committee immediately began the work of writing a position description and the MIF for a Transitional Executive Presbyter.  We are pleased that the Council, as well as the Commission on Ministry, approved the MIF and it was posted on July 20.  We have already received nine PIFs and are hard at work.   In the meantime, Sally Hinchman has agreed to take on the role of Acting Head of Staff.  The change in staffing will affect some Committees, Commissions and Divisions within the Presbytery.  Those moderators whose staffing has changed have been contacted.  Please keep the Personnel Committee in your prayers as we ascertain the needs of Heartland.  We will be glad to receive your questions and concerns as we work to find interim leadership for the Presbytery.

-Jean Murphy, Moderator

  • HEARTLAND PRESBYTERY INCLEMENT WEATHER PRACTICES                                              When in the time of year when weather and road conditions my turn bad:
  1. Heartland Presbytery has no policy for office closing or meeting cancellations. In general it is our practice to have the office open regardless of weather. Individual staff members are asked to determine for themselves the road conditions between their homes and the office to determine if they can safely report to work. The office will be closed if there is a power outage. We’ll ask your patience and understanding if there are days that the office does not open because of inclement weather.
  2. Individual moderators make a determination on whether a particular committee, commission, task force, division or other entity of the presbytery will cancel or postpone because of weather. Notice should be sent, but if you are in doubt call the moderator. You should also use your own good judgment as to whether you can safely attend a particular meeting.
  3. Presbytery events, like GROW, do not cancel or postpone because of weather.Events with outside leadership, catering and such incur expenses regardless of weather and will not be canceled. CWS


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