Mission Pod

The Mission Pod is responsible for developing strategy for the mission for the Presbytery of the Northern Plains and to foster communication between the ministry teams and other Presbytery mission focused relationships.

Additional responsibilities outlined in the bylaws:

  1. To developing strategy for the mission of the church within the Presbytery’s geographic area, consistent with G-3.0000, and to recommend to the Presbytery appropriate actions to initiate mission in the light of the larger strategy of the Synod and the General Assembly. To consult with the Synod concerning the overall mission needs of the Synod.

  2. The Pod will consider and act upon all proposals by non-profit groups for appeals for monies or the solicitation of funds within the bounds of Presbytery. 

  3. It will fill, on a temporary basis between meetings of the Presbytery, vacancies that occur in the agencies of the Presbytery.

Additional responsibilities outlined in the policies:

  1. To act on all requests for permission to raise funds by non-Ministry teams within the bounds of the Presbytery (P‑400.05).

  2. To oversee Children and Youth Protection Policy (P-500.05).

Mission Pod Members:
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Mission Pod Leader

Donna Preston

Mission Pod Leader is to oversee the workings of the ministry teams and other groupsin the Mission Pos and to be a liason to the Leadership Pod .  

preston@gra.midco.net

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PNP Presbyterian Women Rep

Paula Christensen

PNP Presbyterian Women is a stand alone entity which elets it's on officers. The PW Rep will have a position in this pod with full voice and vote.

paulaandtoby@msn.com

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Clearwater Forest Rep

Nancy Emerson

PNP has two representatives who sit on the Clearwater Forest Board who are elected by the Presbytery. Each representative will have a positon in this pod with full voice and vote. 

nancy68emerson@hotmail.com

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Clearwater Forest Rep

Maggie Sambo

PNP has two representatives who sit on the Clearwater Forest Board who are elected by the Presbytery. Each representative will have a positon in this pod with full voice and vote. 

maggie.sambo@gmail.com

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Youth Connections Rep

Kayla Bones

Youth Connection Team organizes presbytery-wide youth events and supports the youth leaders within the presbytery. The team will choose a representative annually who will have a position in this pos with full voice and vote. 

kbones@firstpresfargo.org

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Earth Care Rep

Cathy Scheibe

The Presbyterians for Earth Care Team is part of a nationawide organization of Presbyterian who seeks to educate on concerning environmental issues and to advocate for overtures. The team will chose a representative annually who will have a position in this pod wth full voice and vote. 

cscheibe@toyfarmer.com

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Bdecan Ministry Team Rep

Rosie Helland

The Bdecan Ministry Team, a project of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Presbytery of the Northern Plains, and the Bdecan Presbyterian Church, (a Dakota Presbytery church located at Tokio ND on the Spirit Lake Reservation. The representative will have a position in this pod with full voice and vote. 

bdecanpresbyterianchurch@yahoo.com

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Self-Development of People

David Suk

The Self-Development of People Committee (SDOP) is a stand-alone committee. A representative from the SDOP will have a position in this pod with full voice and vote. 

howrusuk@hanmail.net

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Chogoria Partnership

Sharon Secor

Chogoria Partnership Ministry Team has a close working relationship with our sister presbytery in Chogoria, Kenya. where they support and share knowledge. The team will choose annually a representative, who will have a position in this pod with full voice and vote.

sjssecor1@aol.com

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Univeristy of  Jamestown

Bill Weispfenning

The liason is responsible to update the Presbytery on news from the University. In adition they will have a position in this por with full voice and vote. 

wwwcpa@yahoo.com

Resources and handbooks:

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