What is the business coming before the General Assembly? Read all the overtures and materials online at: www.pc-biz.org. Commissioners attending from the Presbytery of Des Moines are:
- Teaching Elder Commissioners:
Rev. Jim Howland, First United Presbyterian Church, Winterset
Rev. Shamaine Chambers King, Windsor Presbyterian Church, Windsor Heights
Alternates: Rev. Suzanne Vargo Gorhau (Centerville, First) and honorably retired Rev. Bill LeMosy
- Ruling Elder Commissioners:
Joyce Rash, Union Park Presbyterian Church, Des Moines
Leland Smith, First Presbyterian Church, Newton
Alternates: John McKeown (Ottumwa, First) and Midge Slater (Des Moines, First)
- Young Adult Advisory Delegate:
Esther Chol, Cottage Grove Avenue Presbyterian Church, Des Moines
The General Assembly will convene beginning Saturday, June 30th and continue through Saturday, July 7th. Commissioners are already participating in weekly instructional webinars and are beginning to read overtures as they become available. To follow the proceedings of this years assembly go to www.pcusa.org/ga220, where you may read stories, see photos and watch live streaming of plenary sessions.
The Presbytery’s General Presbyter and Stated Clerk Rev. Phil Barrett will be participating again as Assistant to the General Assembly Moderator. Also, Director of Communications Kim Coulter has been asked to be a reporter for the Presbyterian News Service again.
And at print time we were notified that Rulling Elder Ted Coppock (Des Moines, Westminster), will be attending as Presbytery of Des Moines Overture Advocate for overtures approved by our Presbytery for General Assembly.
If you plan on attending this important Presbyterian event, please let the Des Moines Presbytery Office know!
Registration is open. See How to Register for more information on how to register, purchase tickets, and request a reservation in an assembly hotel. Also, see the FAQs for detail on assembly arrangements.