A commission of the Synod of Great Rivers met at Medina Cumberland Presbyterian Church in order to constitute the new tentitively named Presbytery of the Midsouth. Commission chair, the Reverend Don McCurley (West Tennessee Presbytery) asked the questions of the body, delivered the charge, and declared the new presbytery to be constituted. After prayer, the synodic commission departed.
The new presbytery then proceeded to elect officers and appoint a steering committee to organize the presbytery’s committee structure. the Reverend Linda Glenn (Medina CPC) was elected moderator and elder Mark Maddox (Dresden CPC) was elected vice moderator. Reverend Mark Brown was elected clerk pro tem. Elder Lynn Tucker (in transitu) was elected engrossing clerk pro tem. Susan Frey (Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Germantown) was elected treasurer. Delegates and alternates to the 192nd General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church were elected.
Presbytery for the Midsouth was adopted as a placeholder name for the presbytery until a continuing name can be selected after deliberate consideration.
Candidates and licentiates were placed temporarily under the care of the steering committee.
More information will be added to this report once an official synopsis of actions is received.