Committee on Leadership Development

Chair: Rev. Glenn Leupold, Co-Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Albany

The Committee on Leadership Development is tasked with carrying out the following:  

  • Care for and supervision of candidates and inquirers for ordination as Teaching Elders supervise the preparation of Commissioned Ruling Elders
  • Work with the Committee on Coordination to develop and implement regular plans for growth in leadership skills for those serving in various capacities within the Presbytery, including an annual retreat to train Presbytery leaders.
  • Support the development of Ruling Elders who are discerning a call to pastoral ministry and oversee their educational and formation process, examining, certifying and recommending those ready to be commissioned to particular pastoral service.  
  • The Committee is commissioned to: enroll/dis-enroll inquirers, transfer inquirers and candidates to other presbyteries, receive inquirers and candidates by transfer from other presbyteries, perform annual consultations with inquirers and candidates, and certify candidates ready to receive a call.