The Officer Nominating Committee is accepting nominees for the offices of Elder, Deacon, and Endowment committee members, including self-nominations. Please include a brief description of your nominee’s qualifications and let that person know that you are nominating him or her. All nominations will be kept strictly confidential.
You may use this form to make your nomination by September 9, 2020.
The Nominating Committee members are Scott Tinman(co-chair), Diane Watkins(co-chair), Terri Cunningham, Marilyn Roberts, Robin Marley, Nelson Showalter, and Dr. Kling, Ex 0fficio
Your nomination has been submitted to the committee.
The Office of Elder
[Ruling elders should be] persons of wisdom and maturity of faith, having demonstrated skills in leadership and being compassionate in spirit….Elders exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships (cf. Book of Order G-2.0301).
The Office of Deacon
The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry. (cf. Book of Order G-2.0201).
Trustees of the Endowment Committee
The Endowment Committee oversees the management and faithful stewardship of all endowment assets of First Presbyterian Church Fernandina Beach. The philosophy of the Endowment Committee is to serve in such a way that FPC would enjoy the full benefits of this basic principle of Biblical stewardship: God owns everything; we are simply managers or administrators acting on His behalf.