The primary responsibility of the Nominating Committee (NC) is to select candidate slates for Elder, Deacon, and NC for election by the congregation each year. When needed, the NC also selects candidates for Pastor Nominating Committees and Presbytery Commissioners (First Pres' representatives to the San Francisco Presbytery).
To apply for a position please read the position descriptions and complete the application in the Candidate for Leadership Information Packet.
** OR ** To quickly recommend someone, try the NC’s short Leadership Interest Form.
Nominating Committee Formation and Composition
Per our Bylaws, the NC is a committee of seven or eight members elected by the congregation annually. The NC includes one or two currently serving Elders appointed by Session, a currently serving Deacon appointed by the Deacons, and at-large lay members to represent the church. Session designates an Elder to chair the NC. In addition, the Pastor shall be an ex-officio (non-voting) member.
The currently serving NC presents a Nominating Committee candidate slate (including the appointed Deacon). The Congregation elects the NC for a one-year term by majority vote at an Annual Meeting or Congregational Meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the floor, in which case the vote is conducted by written ballot. NC members may not serve for more than four consecutive years.
Qualifications to Serve
Elders, Deacons, and Nominating Committee members serve in church leadership, and should exhibit the following qualities as Deacon and Elder candidates:
2017–2018 TimelineNovember – December:
For More Information
To contact the Nominating Committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about Elders, including the Elder Position Description
2017–2018 Nominating Committee
Lorenzo Bavoso, Elder and Co-Chair
Please pray for this team and their work.