The Lehigh Presbytery Assembly approved an experiment for 2020. The Presbytery Lead Team was split into two boards to handle the work of the Presbytery and bring forth a new Vision.
The Administrative Board is charged with conducting the business of the presbytery as directed by the Book of Order and the Standing Rules and By Laws of Lehigh Presbytery supporting the plans and vision from the Vision Board. The members of this board serve as the trustees of the Presbytery.
Class of 2020
Rev. Dr. John Haberer, Jr.
Elder Janet Ney, Personnel Chair
Elder Deborah Prince, Chair
Elder James Roan
Class of 2021
Elder William Brugger
Elder Joanne Kelhart
Class of 2022
Rev. Rebecca Mallozzi
Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope – CPM Chair
Rev. Edmund Freeborn – COM Chair
Rev. Joel Hurley – CSG Chair
Rev. Stephen Emick, Moderator
Rev. Christine Kass, Vice Moderator
Rev. Rhonda K. Kruse, Transitional Presbytery Leader
Rev. Beth Utley, Stated Clerk
Rev. Nelson Rabenold, Treasurer
2020 Multi-Year Administrative Budget – approved 11.19.2019
2020 Mission Budget – approved 11.19.2019
Mission Breakdown for Unified Giving
60% Lehigh / 35% PC(USA) / 5% Synod of the Trinity
2020 Per Capita
2020 Per Capita approved at the November 19, 2019 Stated Assembly of Lehigh Presbytery
|Breakdown Per Member|
|Presbyterian Church (USA)||$ 8.95|
|Synod of the Trinity||$ 2.40|
|TOTAL PER CAPITA PER MEMBER||$ 39.10|
What is per capita?
The official definition: “Per capita is an opportunity for all communicant members of the Presbyterian church through the governing bodies to participate equally, responsibly, and interdependently by sharing the cost of coordination and evaluation of mission; and of performing ecclesiastical, legislative, and judicial functions that identify a Reformed Church, while at the same time strengthening the sense of community among all Presbyterians” (GA Minutes, Part I, 1995).In essence: Per capita is a set amount of money (apportionment) per member that congregations pay to the larger Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Said another way, it is a Presbyterian Covenant Community Fund — part of the glue that holds Presbyterians together. Because every Presbyterian shares in the benefit of the PC(USA)’s system of government, the expenses associated with coordinating and performing the functions of that system should be shared by everyone as well. Resources
- Lehigh Presbytery By Laws– approved 11/19/2016
- Book of Order 2019-2021
- Book of Order 2019-2021 – Korean
- Book of Order 2019-2021 – Spanish
- Book of Confessions 2016
- Book of Confessions – Korean
- Book of Confessions – Spanish
- Presbytery Dismissal Policy – amended 4.28.2015
You can also find more information on the Forms & Policy page.