The Presbytery Standing Committee meets around 10-11 times a year to discuss matters arising within the Presbytery. It requires attending the Standing Committee meetings (which are currently on a Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm). Members of the committee spend approximately 2 hours per month which includes attending meetings, preparing reports, responding to minutes, and attending to any action items created at the meeting.
Under our current governance system, the Presbytery in Session elects the Chairperson of Presbytery, Deputy Chair, the Chairs of all Presbytery Committees (3 Committees at present), and the Presbytery Secretary, Treasurer and Property Officer. The Presbytery in session also ‘calls’ or approves the Presbytery Minister.
These elected people (together with 2 elected lay representatives) form the Standing Committee, which then has responsibility and empowerment to oversee the selection process for membership of Presbytery committees.