The Nominating Committee report to the 42nd General Assembly of its work during 2021-2022, plus recommendations for consideration by the Assembly.
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RE, Presbytery of the Alleghenies
SUMMARY OF WORK
1. Nomination of Moderator and Moderator-elect for 2022.
2. Review of committee vacancies.
3. Nominations for permanent committees.
4. Follow-up on finalizing slate of nominees.
42-01 That the General Assembly elect RE Rosemary Lukens as Moderator of the 42nd General Assembly.
42-02 That the 42nd General Assembly elect the slate of nominees for the 42nd EPC General Assembly permanent committees, standing committees, and boards.
42-03 That the 42nd General Assembly elect TE Joe Kim as Moderator-elect of the 42nd General Assembly.
WORK OF THE COMMITTEE
The Nominating Committee works year-round encouraging members of each Presbytery to apply for permanent committee positions.
The committee met on March 11, 2022, via video conference to review committee vacancies and work on filling the slate to present to the 42nd General Assembly. Many of the nominees were contacted the day of the meeting and further contacts were conducted by email.
The committee would like to thank the staff of the Office of the General Assembly for their great support, especially Zenaida Bermudez for her administrative support and Stated Clerk Dean Weaver for his advice to the Nominating Committee and dedication to the members of all EPC committees.
Nominee for Moderator of the 42nd General Assembly
RE, Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest
A Ruling Elder for Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church (CHPC) in Gig Harbor, Washington, Rosemary Lukens is an Executive Coach with extensive leadership development experience in health care and nonprofit organizations. Among her areas of professional expertise are coaching and consulting with individual developmental planning; conflict reconciliation; leadership development for teams and individuals; program and curriculum development; and workshop, meeting, and classroom facilitation.
For the past 19 years she has helped a diverse array of physicians, executive leaders, managers, and their staff members with relationships, strategy, and goal setting. She also has assisted such non-profit organizations as hospitals, physician groups, city governments, universities, and churches adopt practices and build cultures that appreciate and embrace change, improve performance, and optimize talent.
Lukens is a Registered Nurse by training and holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Puget Sound and a Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science with a specialty in Coaching and Consulting in Organizations from Bastyr University’s Leadership Institute of Seattle.
She holds certifications in the Conflict Dynamics Profile from the Center for Dynamics; Crucial Conversations from VitalSmarts, Inc.; The Harrison Assessment (Levels I & II) from Harrison Assessments International; the DISC Index from Innermetrix, Inc.; Benchmarks 360 from the Center for Creative Leadership; Coaching for Development from the Center for Creative Leadership; the Kolb Learning Style Inventory from the Hay Group; and the Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) from Multi-Health Systems, Inc.
In addition to being a Ruling Elder, she serves CHPC as a certified Spiritual Director, Lay Counselor, and Leadership Coach/Consultant. She is a member of the EPC’s National Leadership Team (NLT) and was a member of the Stated Clerk Search Committee. She also serves as a volunteer board member with VitalChurch Ministries.
She is married to David Luken, DO, and they have 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 “adopted” grandchildren.
Slate of Nominations—Permanent Committees and Boards. Some nominees had not confirmed acceptance of their nomination at press time and will be announced at the 42nd General Assembly. Note: ^second term; *pending Session or Presbytery endorsement.
Benefit Resources, Inc., Board of Directors
|Class of 2025||RE Stuart Van Kirk||Alleghenies|
|Class of 2025||RE Jim Lewien^||West|
|Class of 2025||Sandy Siegfried^||Great Plains|
Chaplains Work and Care Committee
|Class of 2025||TE David Horton||Central South|
|Class of 2025||TE Claude Douglas Overall||Great Plains|
|Class of 2025||TE Glen Holman^||New River|
Fraternal Relations Committee
|Class of 2025||TE Case Thorp||Florida and the Caribbean|
|Class of 2025||TE Alan Trafford^||Gulf South|
|Class of 2025||TE David Galbraith||Midwest|
Ministerial Vocation Committee
|Class of 2025||TE Fred Lian^||West|
|Class of 2025||RE Neil McAtee||Central South|
|Class of 2025||TE Chris Curtis||Rivers and Lakes|
National Leadership Team
|Class of 2025||TE Carolyn Poteet||Alleghenies|
|Class of 2025||RE Brian Evans^||Midwest|
|Class of 2025||TE Michael Flake||Central Carolinas|
|Class of 2025||RE Earla Bethel^||Florida and the Caribbean|
|Class of 2025||RE George Hertensteiner||Great Plains|
Next Generation Ministries Council
|Class of 2025||TE Cole Lescher||Mid-America|
|Class of 2025||TE Joseph Stroup||Alleghenies|
|Class of 2025||Faith Reid||Central South|
|Class of 2025||Herman Armstrong||Mid-America|
|Class of 2025||TE Megan Bergem||Pacific Southwest|
|Class of 2023||RE Bob Vincent||Gulf South|
|Class of 2024||RE Stacey Miller||Coastal Mid-Atlantic|
|Class of 2025||TE Rob Sparr||Alleghenies|
|Class of 2025||TE Brad Kenney||West|
|Class of 2025||TE Ron Meyer||East|
|Class of 2025||RE Rob Liddon||Central South|
|Class of 2025||TE Robert Chambers||Central Carolinas|
|Class of 2025||TE Tom Clymer||New River|
Permanent Judicial Commission
|Class of 2025||RE Gordon Miller||Mid-Atlantic|
|Class of 2025||RE Donald Flater||Rivers and Lakes|
|Class of 2025||RE Nat Green||Pacific Northwest|
Presbytery Review Committee
|Class of 2023||RE Jim Conners||Pacific Southwest|
|Class of 2024||RE Keith Hopkins||Pacific Northwest|
|Class of 2025||TE George King^||Gulf South|
|Class of 2025||RE Ray Kinat^||Alleghenies|
|Class of 2025||TE Mark Willems||Pacific Northwest|
|Class of 2025||TE Stephanie Black||Mid-Atlantic|
|Class of 2025||RE Joe Bingold||Pacific Northwest|
World Outreach Committee
|Class of 2025||RE Doug Dempsey||Florida and the Caribbean|
|Class of 2025||RE Johnny Long^||Southeast|
|Class of 2025||RE David Van Valkenburg^||West|
|Class of 2025||TE Marcos Ortega||East|
Nominee for Moderator-elect of the 42nd General Assembly
TE, Presbytery of the East
Joe Felix Kim is a church planter of Hope Philly, which as of now consists of two micro-churches in the Philadelphia area with a third launching soon. Joe was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the EPC in 2015. Prior to planting Hope Philly, he served as the English Ministry pastor of Korean churches in New Jersey and New York.
Hoping to make it as an actor on Broadway, Joe studied Music at Temple University and later finished his degree Toccoa Falls College in Georgia. But our Lord had different ideas, sending him in 2005 to get his MDiv at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
Joe came to faith in 1995, and quickly got involved in ministry. He has served at various times in his life as a children’s director (his first love), choir director, and youth group director in places like Philadelphia, Atlanta, South Jersey and Queens, New York.
He is a regular contributor to Reformed Margins, a blogsite that provides a platform for Reformed Christian thinkers from various ethnic minority backgrounds to join in the broader Reformed and Evangelical conversations.
Joe is married to Emii and has two beautiful daughters, Norah (7) and Naomi (1). Emii is an advocate of special needs ministry as Norah is on the autism spectrum. It was Emii who taught Joe that Norah isn’t someone to apologize for getting in the way of ministry. Norah and his family is ministry; a ministry from which all other ministries can flow.
Joe has served on various committees in the EPC. In 2017, Joe joined the Ministerial Committee for the Presbytery of the East. In 2018, he was named the Chairman of the Candidates Care Committee. In 2021, he was placed on the General Assembly’s Ministerial Vocation Committee (MVC). He also serves on the EPC’s Revelation 7:9 Task Force.
He enjoys reading, guitars, theology, all Philadelphia sports teams, and spending time with his family.
Brian Altmyer (Chairman)
RE, Presbytery of the Alleghenies
RE, Presbytery of the Gulf South
RE, Presbytery of the Rivers and Lakes
TE, Presbytery of the Midwest
TE, Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest
TE, Presbytery of the Pacific Southwest
RE, Presbytery of the East
RE, Presbytery of the Central South
RE, Presbytery of the West
TE, Presbytery of the Southeast
TE, Presbytery of the Great Plains
RE, Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic
TE, Presbytery of Florida and the Caribbean
RE, Presbytery of Mid-America
March 11, 2022: Video Conference
Brian Altmyer, Chairman