Leadership Pod

The Leadership Pod will ensure that “Presbytery assisted duties” are completed and relay important communication to each other to foster a joint working relationship between all leadership within the Presbytery. It shall handle, consider and make recommendations concerning administrative and programmatic business that has been referred to it by the Presbytery. 

Additional responsibilities outlined in the bylaws:

  1. To direct the work of employed administrative personnel, and to terminate or accept, between stated meetings of the Presbytery, the resignation of administrative staff. To ensure all personnel issues are being addressed and annual reviews are completed of all Presbytery staff (also see P-300.01)

  2. To consider and act upon requests from particular churches for permission to take the actions regarding real property described in G-4.02 and P-200.01

  3. To prepare the docket of business for the meeting of the Presbytery.

  4. To develop, prepare, and propose the Presbytery's budget and to supervise the receipt and distribution of funds.

  5. In fulfillment of the requirements of F-1.0403, to nominate for election by Presbytery the members of Presbytery's Nominating Committee.

Additional responsibilities outlined in the policies:

  1. Is one of the bodies which can receive a proposal from the Stated Clerk regarding congregations building, remodeling, selling or puchasing real property within its bounds. (P-200.01)

  2. Shall address concerns regarding Presbytery staff (P-300.04).

  3. Making recommendations as to priorities of the Presbytery at the Spring Stated Meeting of the Presbytery (P-400.02).

  4. Supervise and approve all grants on behalf of the Presbytery. All grant requests should be submitted in writing to the Leadership Pod (P-400.02).

  5. Determine who shall be authorized to sign checks and vouchers (P-400.02).

  6. Administer the Endowment Fund (P-400.03 & P-400.04).

  7. Administer restricted and unrestricted gifts (P-400.04).

  8. Through it Records Task Leader ensure there is a process in which Session Records are reviewed annually (P-500.02).

  9. To secure meeting locations and provide host congregations with the Information for Hosting Presbytery Sheet (P-500.05).

Leadership Pod Members:

Paul Campbell, Pod Leader

Leadership Pod Leader is to oversee the workings of the Leadership Pod, involving similar work as a moderator of council.

paul.h.campbell@gmail.com

Leanne Simmons, Care for Congregations Pod Rep

Will represent the Care for Congregations Pod on Leadership Pod to ensure “Presbytery assisted duties” are completed and relay important communication to each other to foster a joint working relationship between all leadership within the Presbytery.

pastorleanne@fpcbismarck.com

Ellen Misialek, Treasuer

The Treasurer of the Presbytery of the Northern Plains will have a position in this pod with full voice and vote. 

emisialek@invisimax.com

Michael Lochow, Stated Clerk

The Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of the Northern Plains will have a position in this pod with voice. 

teeitup75@hotmail.com

Donna Preston, Mission Pod Rep

Will represent the Mission Pod on Leadership Pod to ensure “Presbytery assisted duties” are completed and relay important communication to each other to foster a joint working relationship between all leadership within the Presbytery.

preston@cord.edu

Ellen Misialek, Financial Task Leader

Financial Task Leader will have a position in this pod with full voice and vote. In addition, they will lead the task group of 2 or 3 participants who review the Presbytery’s financials annually and will would bring forward policy changes as needed to address any concerns related to fiscal policies.

emisialek@invisimax.com

Donna Monteith, Moderator of the Presbytery of the Northern Plains

The Moderator of the Presbytery of the Northern Plains will have a position in this pod with full voice and vote. 

grpresby1@midconetwork.com

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Rev. Bob Boyar, Personnel Task Leader

Personnel Task Leader will have a position in this pod with full voice and vote. In addition, they will track staff PTO and continuing education of Presbytery staff and lead a group who will handle annual reviews and along with hiring/firing/discipline issues as necessary.

rob316.bb@gmail.com

Deanna, Reikow, Vice Moderator of the Presbytery of the Northern Plains

The Vice-Moderator of the Presbytery of the Northern Plains will have a position in this pod with full voice and vote. 

drfpcmandan@hotmail.com

Lana Schultz, Records Task Leader

Records Task Leader will have a position in this pod with full voice and vote. They will also lead the process in which the review of session records from each congregation is done annually; to determine what additional record keeping needs to be maintained.

lanaj0@casselton.net

Elizabeth Swee, Chair of Nominating Committee

The Chair of the Nominating Committee will have a position in this pod with full voice and vote. 

bswee@aol.com

Rev. Mary Jo Holtey, Committee on Representation Chair

​The Chair of the Committee of Representation will have a position in this pod with full voice and vote. 

mholtey@firstpresfargo.org

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