May 28, 2009 – Called Session Meeting

Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church
Called Session Meeting – May 28, 2009
212 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, NC

Present:, Lynne Hoerter, Marcia Ladd (acting Clerk), Wes McGraw, Stephanie Miller, Michelle Morehouse, Ed Park, Vicky Raymond, John Walkup, Mindy Douglas Adams (Moderator)

Excused:  Stan Campbell, Chuck Rickard

Mindy opened the meeting with a prayer at 7:00 p.m.


Mindy explained that the Book of Order requires the Session of a church to examine all incoming officers, the context in which this is done is up to the examining Session. Mindy asked that existing Session members describe what it means to be an Elder to them.  John started, and then the currently installed Elders described their personal experiences. Mindy offered her description of her experience as a member of the Session. Vicky Raymond, newly-elected Elder to be installed May 31, then talked about how she perceives her upcoming role.


Mindy then posed the question to the Elders “How was your faith shaped?” Mindy answered the question first, then asked others to comment on this. Vicky was the final responder.


Mindy asked for a motion that Vicky be ordained, Michelle made the motion, and Lynne seconded it.  It was carried by unanimous consent.


Mindy described the process for ordination and installation that will take place on Sunday.


Mindy closed the meeting with a prayer.


Respectfully Submitted


Marcia L. Ladd, Acting Clerk        

Mindy Douglas Adams, Moderator

   Approved by Session June 11, 2009