Governing Commission

IMG_29472017 Members

Johnnie Monroe, Moderator, Pittsburgh Presbytery

Helen Kester, Vice Moderator, Huntingdon Presbytery

Judy Angleberger, Beaver-Butler Presbytery

John Bolt, West Virginia Presbytery

David Demarest, Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery

Jean C. Kennedy, Pittsburgh Presbytery

Connie Quinn, Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery

Judy Smith, Lackawanna Presbytery

Madeline Valentine, Philadelphia Presbytery

Ex-Officio Members

Barbara Chaapel, Immediate Past Moderator, Philadelphia Presbytery

Susan Faye Wonderland, Synod Transitional Executive

Wayne Yost, Synod Stated Clerk

Chantal Atnip, Synod Treasurer

Mike Givler, Synod Communications Coordinator

Executive Presbyter Advisory Members

Joy Kaufmann, Huntingdon Presbytery

Richard “Skip” Noftzger, Redstone Presbytery

Commissioners

IMG_4056The Synod of the Trinity Assembly consists of a total of 38 Commissioners: one Teaching Elder and one Ruling Elder are elected from each presbytery. Six At-Large Racial Ethnic Commissioners (Teaching or Ruling Elders) are also elected from selected presbyteries. Commissioners may serve two consecutive three-year terms.

Beaver-Butler

  • Judy Angleberger - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

  • Sidney Fisher - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

Carlisle

  • Charles Best - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2018, first term

  • Myrtle McCall - Teaching Elder Racial Ethnic At-Large Commissioner, Class of 2018, first term

  • Margaret Mielke - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2019, first term

Donegal

  • Nathalie Clugston - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

  • William Netting - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, second term

  • Krisana Poontajak - Teaching Elder Racial Ethnic At-Large Commissioner, Class of 2018, first term

Huntingdon

  • Helen Kester - 2017 Vice Moderator and Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

Kiskiminetas

  • William John - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2019, second term

  • Gary Lyon - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

Lackawanna

  • James Shanley - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, second term

  • Judith Smith - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

Lake Erie

  • Harry Johns - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

Lehigh

  • Ben Hooper - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2018, second term

  • Dianne Kareha - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

  • Yvonne Lewis - Ruling Elder Racial Ethnic At-Large Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

Northumberland

  • Debbie Button - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2019, first term

  • Steve Cureton - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2019, first term

Philadelphia

  • Barbara Adams-Smelter - Ruling Elder Racial Ethnic At-Large Commissioner, Class of 2019, first term

  • Jade Bass - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2019, first term

  • Madeline Valentine - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

Pittsburgh

  • Beverly James - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2019, first term

  • Jean C. Kennedy - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2018, second term

  • Johnnie Monroe - 2017 Moderator and Teaching Elder Racial Ethnic At-Large Commissioner, Class of 2017, second term

Redstone

  • Lori Bass-Riley - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2019, first term

  • Sheila Farrer - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2018, first term

Shenango

  • Matthew Camlin - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2018, first term

  • Catherine Hilliard - Ruling Elder, Class of 2017, first term

Upper Ohio Valley

  • David Demarest - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

  • Connie Quinn - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

Washington

  • Jason Heffner - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2018, first term

  • Judy Mayer - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2019, first term

West Virginia

  • John Bolt - Ruling Elder Commissioner, Class of 2019, second term

  • David Lee - Teaching Elder Commissioner, Class of 2017, first term

Committees, Work Groups, Task Forces & Teams

The Synod has numerous committees, work groups, task forces and teams that assist in carrying out the mission and ministry of the Synod of the Trinity. Click on the link to see who’s helping to carry out this important work.

Group Title PDF
Commissioners Roster
Committee on Presbytery Records Roster
Committee on Representation Roster
Communications Strategy Team Roster
Finance and Budget Advisory Team Roster
Grants and Scholarships Advisory Team Roster
Innovation Grants Advisory Team Roster
Nominating Committee Roster
Permanent Judicial Commission Roster
Personnel Advisory Team Roster
Self-Development of People Committee Roster