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Seattle, WA, 98104
United States

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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

General Assembly Commissioners Elected

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General Assembly Commissioners Elected

Seattle Presbytery

At the October 2015 stated meeting, Seattle Presbytery elected the following ruling elder and teaching elder commissioners and alternates to General Assembly:

The presbytery approved the election of the following ruling elder commissioners and alternate:
Ruling Elder Steve Aeshbacher, Bellevue
Ruling Elder Pattie Holt, St. Andrew
Ruling Elder, Kyle Hurst, West Side, alternate

The presbytery approved the election of the following teaching elder commissioners and alternates:
Teaching Elder Doug Early, commissioner
Teaching Elder Chris Pritchett, commissioner
Teaching Elder J. P. Kang, first alternate
Teaching Elder Rich Gingrich, second alternate

More Background: 

The presbytery approved setting aside the standing rules in order to elect commmissioners based on the new rules of General Assembly. Two ruling elder commissioners and one alternate were selected using the criteria in the standing rules but the reduced number allowed by General Assembly. Two teaching elder commissioners and two alternates were selected using the following criteria: there were two pools for selecting commissioners – a general pool into which all names were placed and a pool for persons historically underrepresented in Presbytery and General Assembly. The second pool was open but not limited to racial minorities and people with disabilities. Any teaching elder who believed he or she should be included in the second pool and wished to have their name moved to that pool had the opportunity to ask the clerk to be moved, giving the reason for changing pools. Since no one requested to be moved to pool two, both commissioner and alternate names were drawn from pool one. 

Questions: Contact Stated Clerk Karen Breckenridge