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February 8, 2014 Page 1 440 th Stated Meeting PRESBYTERY OF SANTA BARBARA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) The 440 th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Santa Barbara, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was convened on February 8, 2014 at 9:34am at Goleta Presbyterian Church, Goleta, California by Moderator Rev. Ted Brandt who opened with Scripture and Prayer. A quorum was present. WELCOME to the church was extended by host pastor, Rev. Deborah Kehle ROLL was taken by card, 92 persons indicated attendance with 89 registered voters: 49 ruling elders, 33 teaching elders, 3 Presbytery Council members, and 4 Commissioned Ruling Elders. (A-Absent; number after teaching elder name is authorized ecclesiastical occupational designation; an * indicates Parish Associate; number before ruling elder commissioners indicate number of commissioners each church is entitled to for this meeting; CRE indicates Commissioned Ruling Elder, formerly Commissioned Lay Pastors.) CHURCHES/TEACHING ELDERS RULING ELDER COMMISSIONERS Camarillo, Taiwanese-American (1) (see note pg 3) Cambria, Community (2) Gene Wagner (vacant) David Wierenga Chris Milbrath, CRE (107) Carpinteria Community (1) Jarrett Johnson (101) Goleta (2) Donald Davis Deborah Kehle (101) Jim Friestad Jeannie Cavender, CRE (107) Grover Beach, First (1) Gayle Davis Andrew Rock (101) Lompoc, First (2) Diane Aldridge A Randy Working (191) Audrey Kent Los Alamos, Cottonwood (1) Jim Gravitt Warren Einolander (101) Malibu (3) Michael Hainkel Greg Hughes (101) Jim Ludwig David Stowell Moorpark (4) Calvin Beeker David A. Wilkinson (101) Kathy Paul A Janet Loughry (108) A Daryl Fisher-Ogden* (797) A Emil Blattner, CRE (107) Morro Bay (2) Dan Paves Dale Paulsen (101) Henry J. Wollman Newbury Park, Monte Vista (2) Howard Johnson Tom Stephen (101) A Carol Benson, CRE (107) Nipomo, Community (2) Kristy Clark A Eugenia Gamble (101) Bob VonSchimmelmann
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  • February 8, 2014 – Page 1

    440th Stated Meeting

    PRESBYTERY OF SANTA BARBARA

    PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA)

    The 440th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Santa Barbara, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

    was convened on February 8, 2014 at 9:34am at Goleta Presbyterian Church, Goleta,

    California by Moderator Rev. Ted Brandt who opened with Scripture and Prayer. A quorum

    was present.

    WELCOME to the church was extended by host pastor, Rev. Deborah Kehle

    ROLL was taken by card, 92 persons indicated attendance with 89 registered voters: 49

    ruling elders, 33 teaching elders, 3 Presbytery Council members, and 4 Commissioned Ruling Elders. (A-Absent; number after teaching elder name is authorized ecclesiastical occupational designation; an * indicates Parish Associate; number before ruling elder

    commissioners indicate number of commissioners each church is entitled to for this meeting;

    CRE indicates Commissioned Ruling Elder, formerly Commissioned Lay Pastors.)

    CHURCHES/TEACHING ELDERS RULING ELDER COMMISSIONERS

    Camarillo, Taiwanese-American (1) (see note pg 3)

    Cambria, Community (2) Gene Wagner (vacant) David Wierenga Chris Milbrath, CRE (107)

    Carpinteria Community (1) Jarrett Johnson (101)

    Goleta (2) Donald Davis Deborah Kehle (101) Jim Friestad Jeannie Cavender, CRE (107)

    Grover Beach, First (1) Gayle Davis Andrew Rock (101)

    Lompoc, First (2) Diane Aldridge A Randy Working (191) Audrey Kent

    Los Alamos, Cottonwood (1) Jim Gravitt

    Warren Einolander (101)

    Malibu (3) Michael Hainkel Greg Hughes (101) Jim Ludwig David Stowell

    Moorpark (4) Calvin Beeker David A. Wilkinson (101) Kathy Paul A Janet Loughry (108) A Daryl Fisher-Ogden* (797)

    A Emil Blattner, CRE (107)

    Morro Bay (2) Dan Paves Dale Paulsen (101) Henry J. Wollman

    Newbury Park, Monte Vista (2) Howard Johnson Tom Stephen (101) A Carol Benson, CRE (107)

    Nipomo, Community (2) Kristy Clark A Eugenia Gamble (101) Bob VonSchimmelmann

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    Ojai (4) Jeff Holland (101) A Megan Babayco (108) A Tyson Babayco (108) A Scott Beck* (797) Art Beals* (299) A Tamara Holland* (797)

    Orcutt (3) Miguel Aguillon A Bruce Lethbridge (101) Joe Hughes

    A Israel Gonzales (193) John Richards Garry Grant, CRE (107)

    Oxnard, First (2) Brenda Crispin

    Ted Brandt (101) Deborah Oberlander

    Oxnard, Word of Life (1) Veronica Urzua Ron Urzua (191) A Jesse Rodriguez, CRE (107)

    Paso Robles, Highlands NCD A Sean Martin (301)

    Pismo Beach, Community (1) Susan Freer Robert Crouch (101)

    Port Hueneme, Westminster (2) Michele Southerland Dan Birchfield (101) Francine Vournazos

    San Luis Obispo, First (4) Mary Blythe, Adam Loveridge, Jim Witty (105) Ben Parker, Pam Rodewald

    Santa Barbara, El Montecito (3) Ron Gouger Jeff Bridgeman (101) Halleine Morrison Jay Shirley (103) A Robert Ohman* (299)

    Santa Barbara, First (4) Doug DuCharme Peter Buehler (101) Lee Kirkpatrick Judith Muller (103) Jim Kreyger Erik Wiebe (103) Joan Pratt Anne Shelton (108) A Gordon Hess* (299) A Charles Curtis, CRE (107)

    Santa Barbara, St. Andrew's (3) Sandy Thoits

    Brett Becker (101) Rachel Tobler A Harold Englund (299) Mona Wise

    Santa Paula, First (1) Penny Carlson Ron Urzua (191)

    A Bob Ramos, CRE (107)

    Simi Valley, StoneBridge (6) Wes Shipway A Jeff Cheadle (101) A Jonathan Lusche (103) A Cynthia Purvis (103)

    Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley (3) Doug Beverly Rick Murray (105) Joe Gonzalez Glenn Beede, CRE (107) Lawrence Foster

    Summerland (1) Robert Davies A Barton Tarman (108) A Peter Bie, CRE (107)

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    Templeton, First (2) Charlie Little (101)

    Thousand Oaks, Emmanuel (4) A Dan Stevens (105, 299) A Dana P. Shaw (103)

    A Dave Anderson, CRE (107)

    Ventura, Orchard (3) Janet Conmy Matthew Hoyt (191) Tom Spears June Verloop

    OTHER TEACHING ELDERS Jan Armstrong (302) A Charles Arnold (299) Ed Aspinwall (299)

    A James Bain (299) A David Beamer (299) A Dona Behmer (299) A David Berge (797) A Eric Bond (299) A Thomas Bousman** (299, 109) A James Bultema (791) A Harold Bussell (299) A Jerome Cooper (501) A Robert Coppock (299) A Jeff Cotter (299) A Varre Cummins (299) A Valerie De La Torre (797) A Joel Drenckpohl (641) Keith E. Edwards (797) A Thomas E. Ellis (299) A Julia Fogg (797)

    A Charles C. Griffin (299) A Luanne Griguoli (299) A Diana Hopkins (299)

    A James Huang (501) A Altin Hysi (791) A Curtis Illingworth (299) Steve Jacobsen (797) A Kathryn Johnson (299) A Shona Kiilsgaard (299) A Suzanne Malloy (701) A Szu-Hsing Mao (501) A Ann Martel (299) A Jill Martinez (797) A Marsha Martin (797 A Michael McKim (797) A Kristina McKinlay (299) Kent Meads (503, 299) A Byung Min (797) A Fred Morgan (299) A Zefjan Nikolla (791)

    A Jim Nielsen (299) Aahmes Overton (299) A Judy Rarick (299)

    A Dale Ridenour (299) A Walter K. Robie (299) A Mark C. Smith (501) A John Springer** (299, 109) Alan G. Stones (299) A Warren Studer (299) Tracy Vining (299) A Richard E. Wardlaw (299) A Mark Watson (701) A Robert Wedaa** (299, 109) A Robert Whitaker (299) A Jon Wilson (299) A Kenneth C. Working** (299,309) A Marjorie Working (299)

    ** Emeritus

    Note: The Taiwanese-American Presbyterian Church of Ventura County has received assistance from the Asian Coordinating Council, Synod of Southern California & Hawaii in securing pulpit supply.

    SUMMARY OF MINISTERIAL/CANDIDATE CHANGES (this meeting):

    Candidates approved for ordination: Chris Milbrath; Tina Hamous

    Ministers dismissed to ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians: Rev. Matt Hoyt, effective 2/8/14

    Ministers Honorably Retired: Rev. Judith Muller (2/28/14); Rev. Tracy Vining (1/28/14)

    Commissioned Ruling Elders resigned: Glenn Beede/Solvang effective 2/8/14

    Candidates withdrawn from PC(USA): Glenn Beede/Solvang effective 2/8/14

    Other changes in the presbytery: Rev. Jim Witty (791 to 105/San Luis Obispo) effective 2/2/14; Rev. Dale Ridenour (105/San Luis Obispo to 299) effective 11/17/13; Rev. Kent Meads

    (105/Community Ventura to 503) effective 11/12/13; Rev. Jerry Cooper (501) effective 2/8/14;

    Rev. Dale Paulsen (101 to 501); Rev. Rick Murray (105 to 505) pending completion of dismissal

    terms, Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church

    SUMMARY OF CHURCH CHANGES (this meeting):

    Churches dismissed: Morro Bay Presbyterian Church (PIN 924), Eastminster Presbyterian Church, dba Orchard Community Church (PIN 1436) and Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian

    Church (PIN 934/pending completion of dismissal terms) to ECO: A Covenant Order of

    Evangelical Presbyterians

    RULING ELDER MEMBERS OF PRESBYTERY COUNCIL PRESENT: Diane Kirkpatrick, Larry Lindsay, Michael Wesner

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    PRESBYTERY STAFF PRESENT: Rev. Jan Armstrong, Executive Presbyter; Rev. David

    Wilkinson, Stated Clerk; Ruling Elder Larry Lindsay, Minute Clerk/Parliamentarian; Ruling Elder

    Michelle Holmes, Administrative and Financial Manager; Ruling Elder Mary Curtis, Registrar

    CORRESPONDING MEMBERS PRESENT: Rev. Clayton Cobb, Presbytery of the Pacific

    ALL OTHERS PRESENT: Berna Sutter (SB St. Andrew’s)

    NEW RULING ELDER COMMISSIONERS and visitors were welcomed to the presbytery.

    PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR was granted to all Corresponding Members, members of presbytery

    committees, and to Inquirers and Candidates under Care.

    AGENDA, the agenda was adopted by the presbytery.

    CONSENT AGENDA It was moved, seconded and carried to adopt the Consent Agenda.

    REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK (Consent Agenda)

    The Stated Clerk

    1. Recommends the approval of the minutes of the 439th stated meeting of the Presbytery of

    Santa Barbara held on November 12, 2013.

    2. Notified the Office of the General Assembly of our presbytery’s commissioners to the 2014

    General Assembly: Ruling Elder Joan Johnson and Teaching Elder Jeff Bridgeman.

    3. Recommends that the Minute Books and Registers of the following churches be approved,

    any comments and exceptions noted during the review are reported directly to the church; the presbytery office is working with all church sessions to correct any delinquencies:

    Westminster Presbyterian Church, Port Hueneme (2010, 2011 and 2012) and Orcutt

    Presbyterian Church (2013)

    4. Reports that Rev. Dave Wilkinson resigned from the Nominations Committee, Class of 2016 and from the Personnel Committee, Class of 2016.

    5. Following dismissal of Trinity Presbyterian Church, received the transfer of membership for Margaret Ellis, Phyllis Pattison, and John and Terry Mulligan who wished to remain

    members of the Presbyterian Church (USA), until such time as they wish to join another

    PC(USA) church.

    6. Following the dismissal of Community Presbyterian Church, Ventura, reports that Candidate

    under Care, Dianna Perero indicated her desire to join ECO and she has withdrawn from the preparation for ministry process, PC(USA) effective 11/12/13.

    7. Recommends the presbytery adopt the GUIDELINES FOR CONSIDERING AND VOTING ON THE PROPOSED OVERTURES TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY to be followed during discussion and

    debate on proposed overtures to the General Assembly.

    REPORT OF THE STATED CLERK The Stated Clerk, Rev. David Wilkinson introduced Larry

    Lindsay as the minute clerk, parliamentarian, and clerk pro tem.

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    REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY (Consent Agenda)

    The Committee on Ministry

    1. Dismissed Rev. Michael Mudgett to Presbytery of the Pacific, effective December 15, 2013. Rev. Mudgett will serve as Transitional Pastor at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Lomita,

    CA beginning January 1, 2014.

    2. Approved the assignment of Rev. Barton W. Tarman to The Fellowship Foundation for the period January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

    3. Approved the Interim Ministry Covenant between Rev. Jim Witty as Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, San Luis Obispo, beginning January 2, 2014.

    4. Approved Rev. Robert Ohman to serve as Pulpit Supply as required at Community Presbyterian Church of Cambria, on a week-by-week basis.

    5. Reports that Rev. Dale Ridenour’s service as Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, San Luis Obispo ended on 11/17/13.

    6. Approved the Clergy Classification for 2014:

    ACTIVE MEMBERS

    PASTORS (101)

    1. Brett Becker 2. Dan Birchfield 3. Ted Brandt 4. Jeff Bridgeman 5. Peter Buehler 6. Jeffrey B. Cheadle 7. Robert Crouch 8. Warren Einolander

    9. Eugenia Gamble 10. Jeff Holland 11. Greg Hughes 12. Jarrett Johnson 13. Deborah Kehle 14. C. Bruce Lethbridge 15. Charles Little 16. Sean Martin (301)

    17. Andrew Rock 18. Tom B. Stephen 19. Barton Tarman (108) 20. Ron Urzua (191) 21. David Wilkinson 22. James L. Witty (105) 23. Randy Working (191)

    ASSOCIATE PASTORS (103)

    24. Megan Babayco (108) 25. Tyson Babayco (108) 26. Israel Gonzales (193) 27. Janet Loughry (108)

    28. Jonathan Lusche 29. Cynthia Purvis 30. Dana P. Shaw

    31. Anne Shelton (108) 32. Jay Shirley 33. Erik Wiebe

    RETIRED MEMBERS (299)

    34. Charles Arnold (HR) 35. Edwin Aspinwall (HR) 36. James K. Bain, Jr. (HR) 37. Art Beals (HR) 38. David Beamer (HR) 39. Dona Behmer (HR) 40. Eric Bond (HR) 41. Thomas Bousman* (HR) 42. Harold Bussell (HR) 43. Robert Coppock (HR) 44. Jeffrey L. Cotter (HR) 45. Varre Cummins (HR) 46. Thomas E. Ellis (HR) 47. Harold Englund (HR) 48. Charles Griffin (HR)

    49. Luanne Griguoli (HR) 50. Gordon Hess (HR) 51. Diana Hopkins (HR) 52. Curtis Illingworth (HR) 53. Kathryn Johnson (HR) 54. Shona Kiilsgaard (HR) 55. Ann Martel (HR) 56. Jill Martinez (HR) 57. Kristina McKinlay (HR) 58. Kent Meads (HR) 59. Fredrick Morgan (HR) 60. Judith Muller (HR) 61. Jim Nielsen (HR) 62. Bob Ohman (HR) 63. Aahmes Overton (HR)

    64. Judy Rarick (HR) 65. Dale Ridenour (HR) 66. Walter K. Robie (HR) 67. John R. Springer* (HR) 68. Daniel J. Stevens (HR) 69. Alan G. Stones (HR) 70. Warren Studer (HR) 71. Norman Tracy Vining (HR) 72. Richard Wardlaw (HR) 73. Robert Wedaa* (HR) 74. Robert Whitaker (HR) 75. Jon Wilson (HR) 76. Kenneth Working* (HR) 77. Marjorie Working (HR)

    *Emeritus

    OTHER ACTIVE MEMBERS

    78. Jan B. Armstrong (302) 79. James Bultema (791) 80. Jerry Cooper (501) 81. Joel Drenckpohl (641) 82. Tina Hamous (644) 83. Jim Huang (501)

    84. Altin Hysi (791) 85. Suzanne Malloy (701) 86. Szu-Hsing Mao (501) 87. Chris Milbrath (501) 88. Rick Murray (501) 89. Zefjan Nikolla (791)

    90. Dale E. Paulsen (501) 91. Mark C. Smith (501) 92. Mark Watson (701)

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    AT-LARGE MEMBERS (797)

    93. Scott Beck 94. David Berge 95. Valerie de la Torre

    96. Keith E. Edwards 97. Daryl Fisher-Ogden

    98. Julia Fogg 99. Tamara Holland 100. Stephen E. Jacobsen

    101. Marsha Martin

    102. Byung Min 103. Michael McKim

    INACTIVE MEMBERS (795) None

    TO BE REMOVED FROM THE ROLLS None

    Commissioned Lay Pastors (107) Dave Anderson – Thousand Oaks (to 2/9/16); Carol Benson – Newbury Park (to 9/1/14); Peter Bie – Summerland (to 11/1/14); Emil Blattner – Moorpark (to 5/5/15); Jeannie Cavender – Goleta (to 4/1/15); Charles Curtis – SB First (to 10/30/15); Garry Grant – Orcutt (to 1/30/16); Katy Griffin – Paso Robles (to 9/22/15); Bob Ramos – Santa Paula (to 9/26/15); Jesse

    Rodriguez – Word of Life (to 11/1/14)

    Parish Associates: Art Beals, Scott Beck and Tamara Holland (Ojai); Daryl Fisher-Ogden (Moorpark);

    Gordon Hess (SB First); Robert Ohman (SB El Montecito)

    Chair Jeff Holland reported that Tina Hamous is a Candidate under Care of our Presbytery and has been certified ready to receive a call by the Committee on Preparation for Ministry and

    her Call as Associate Director for Outreach at the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the

    Arts, Fuller Theological Seminary has been validated by our Committee on Ministry. Tina met

    with the Committee on Ministry on January 9, 2014, presented her Statement of Faith and

    responded in writing to the Constitutional Questions found in the Book of Order. Ms. Hamous read her Statement of Faith and was examined in the area of her Christian faith and views in

    theology, the Bible, the Sacraments and the government of this church. She was excused from

    the room.

    It was moved, seconded and carried to validate Tina Hamous’ ministry as Associate Director for Outreach at the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts, Fuller

    Theological Seminary, to grant her permission to labor outside the geographi bounds of

    our Presbytery, to ordain her as a Teaching Elder and, following ordination, enroll her

    as an active member of the Presbytery of Santa Barbara.

    Ms. Hamous returned to the room and members of the Moorpark church, the Committee on

    Ministry and the Committee on Preparation for Ministry gathered around and Rev. Dave

    Wilkinson offered prayer.

    It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the following ordination plans for Tina Hamous: March 16, 2014 at 3:00pm at Moorpark Presbyterian Church; ordination

    commission to consist of Rev. Ted Brandt, Moderator, Rev. Dave Wilkinson, Rev. Janet

    Loughry, Rev. Dan Birchfield, Elder Pam Lopez (Moorpark Presbyterian Church), Elder Harold Bogner (Westminster Presbyterian Church), Elder Michael Hughes (Moorpark

    Presbyterian Church and Grow Community).

    Chair Holland then reported that Candidate under Care Chris Milbrath was certified ready to

    receive a call by our Committee on Preparation for Ministry on October 25, 2012, and has been

    called to serve as Co-Pastor by LakeHills Covenant Church in El Dorado, California, a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Chris will begin the ordination process in the Covenant

    church, and that denomination has requested we ordain him in the PC(USA) in order to

    facilitate that ordination and transfer to the Covenant Church. The Committee on Ministry met

    with Chris on January 9, 2014 by conference call, he presented his Statement of Faith and

    responded in writing to the Constitutional Questions found in the Book of Order. The Committee on Ministry voted to validate his Call to ministry for a period of 12 months; he

    would continue to be an active member of the presbytery, serving outside the ecclesiastical

    bounds. Once ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Chris would be dismissed to that

    denomination.

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    Mr. Milbrath read his Statement of Faith and was examined in the area of his Christian faith and

    views in theology, the Bible, the Sacraments and the government of this church. He was excused

    from the room.

    It was moved, seconded and carried to validate Chris Milbrath’s ministry as Co-Pastor at LakeHills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills, California for a period of 12

    months, to ordain him as a Teaching Elder and, following ordination, enroll him as an active member of the Presbytery of Santa Barbara.

    Mr. Milbrath returned to the room and members of the Cambria church, the Committee on

    Ministry and the Committee on Preparation for Ministry gathered around and Rev. Tracy Vining

    offered prayer.

    It was moved, seconded and carried to approve the following ordination plans for Chris Milbrath: February 9, 2014 at 12:30pm at Community Presbyterian Church of Cambria;

    ordination commission to consist of Rev. Dale Paulsen, Moderator, Rev. Tracy Vining, Rev. Charlie Little, Elder Erwin Ohannesian, Elder Lynne Azevedo and Elder Kathie

    Decker.

    Chair Rev. Jeff Holland reported that Rev. Tracy Vining has requested Honorable Retirement. Rev. Vining has been a member of our presbytery since 2003 as pastor at Community

    Presbyterian Church of Cambria; he served on the presbytery’s Committee on Preparation for

    Ministry from 2006 to 2012 and as chair of that committee and on Presbytery Council in 2011

    and 2012.

    It was moved, seconded and carried to grant the designation of Honorably Retired to Rev. Norman Tracy Vining, effective January 28, 2014.

    Elder Gene Wagner from the Cambria church spoke about Rev. Vining’s ministry and the moderator offered prayer.

    Rev. Holland then reported that Rev. Judith Muller has requested Honorable Retirement. Rev.

    Muller has been a member of our presbytery since 2983 as Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian

    Church in Santa Barbara; she has served the presbytery in many ways including Presbytery

    Moderator 1990–1991; Chair of Presbytery Council 1991–1992; Nominations Committee 1992–1994; Congregational Life Committee 1996–2002; Personnel Committee 2004-2008;

    General Assembly Commissioner 1986; Synod Commissioner 1993; and currently, Judith serves

    on the Clergy Support Committee

    It was moved, seconded and carried to grant the designation of Honorably Retired to Rev. Judith Muller, effective February 28, 2014. (The motion for retirement was

    postponed until 1:00 so that representatives of the First Presbyterian Church of Santa

    Barbara could be present.)

    Elder Diane Kirkpatrick from First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara spoke about Rev. Muller’s ministry and Rev. Peter Buehler offered prayer.

    Committee on Ministry chair Rev. Holland reminded the presbytery that in November of 2013,

    and recognizing this is a period of transition, the presbytery granted permission for teaching

    elders from dismissed churches to labor outside the ecclesiastical bounds of the presbytery for a

    period of 90 days following dismissal of the church. At the end of that 90-day period, if that

    teaching elder had not been dismissed to the other Reformed denomination, the Committee on

    Ministry was authorized to review the status of those teaching elders wishing to remain a member of the PC(USA) and make a recommendation to the presbytery. From the churches

    dismissed in 2013, Rev. Mark Patterson and Rev. Wayne Kempton (Community Presbyterian

    Church, Ventura) and Rev. Jeff Kempton (Trinity Presbyterian Church, Camarillo) were

    dismissed to ECO.

    Rev. Matt Hoyt (Eastminster Ventura) requested dismissal effective today, with the dismissal of the church.

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    Rev. Jerry Cooper (Trinity Presbyterian Church) met with the Committee on Ministry on

    January 9 of this year and requested an extension of that 90-day period. Chair Holland spoke

    about the reasons for the committee’s approval of this request.

    It was moved, seconded and carried to grant Rev. Jerry Cooper permission to labor outside the ecclesiastical bounds of the presbytery for a period of 12 months following

    the September 28, 2013 dismissal of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

    Rev. Holland reported that the Committee on Ministry has received a request from the Session

    at Malibu Presbyterian Church regarding the vacant position of Associate Pastor, as Rev.

    Michael Mudgett has taken a position as Transitional Pastor at St. Mark’s Presbyterian

    Church in Lomita and has transferred to the Presbytery of the Pacific.

    It was moved, seconded and carried to abolish the position of Associate Pastor at Malibu Presbyterian Church, effective January 29, 2014.

    REPORT OF PRESBYTERY COUNCIL (Consent Agenda)

    1. Summary of 2013 Mission Giving – In keeping with the covenantal nature of our church, Presbytery Council reports the Ministry Share support received from churches through

    December 31, 2013 (not all 2013 funds have been received):

    City Church Members 12/31/11

    2013 ministry share at

    $70 per mbr

    2013 Ministry Share paid to

    12/31/13 2013 remaining

    ministry share owed

    Camarillo TAPCVC 29 2,030.00 1,890.00 140.00

    Camarillo Trinity* 302 21,140.00 8,500.00 12,640.00

    Cambria Community 204 14,280.00 7,000.00 7,280.00

    Carpinteria Community 143 10,010.00 3,000.00 7,010.00

    Goleta Goleta 184 12,880.00 12,880.04 -0.04

    Grover Beach First 120 8,400.00 8,400.00

    Lompoc First 169 11,830.00 1,768.00 10,062.00

    Los Alamos Cottonwood 20 1,400.00 1,680.00 -280.00

    Malibu Malibu 300 21,000.00 18,159.00 2,841.00

    Moorpark Moorpark 467 32,690.00 25,159.79 7,530.21

    Morro Bay Morro Bay 159 11,130.00 6,000.00 5,130.00

    Newbury Park Monte Vista 184 12,880.00 13,160.00 -280.00

    Nipomo Community 203 14,210.00 9,710.04 4,499.96

    Ojai Ojai 419 29,330.00 29,400.00 -70.00

    Orcutt Orcutt 294 20,580.00 20,580.00 0.00

    Oxnard First 237 16,590.00 3,980.29 12,609.71

    Oxnard Word of Life 61 4,270.00 4,270.00

    Pismo Beach Community 67 4,690.00 4,690.00

    Port Hueneme Westminster 192 13,440.00 13,440.00

    San Luis Obispo First 489 34,230.00 34,230.00 0.00

    Santa Barbara El Montecito 383 26,810.00 25,059.96 1,750.04

    Santa Barbara First 409 28,630.00 26,318.00 2,312.00

    Santa Barbara St. Andrew's 289 20,230.00 8,000.00 12,230.00

    Santa Paula First 101 7,070.00 7,070.00 0.00

    Simi Valley StoneBridge 665 46,550.00 46,550.00 0.00

    Solvang Santa Ynez Valley 314 21,980.00 22,079.01 -99.01

    Summerland Summerland 27 1,890.00 1,890.00 0.00

    Templeton First 155 10,850.00 10,850.00 0.00

    Thousand Oaks Emmanuel 481 33,670.00 29,300.00 4,370.00

    Ventura Community* 449 31,430.00 17,560.00 13,870.00

    Ventura Orchard 281 19,670.00 19,620.00 50.00

    TOTALS 7,797 $545,790.00 $411,394.13 $134,395.87

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    * Note: Trinity Camarillo and Community Ventura have been dismissed and, as a part of their dismissal agreement, the following has been allocated to their unpaid 2011-2013 Ministry Share: Trinity Camarillo $17,340; Community Ventura $29,125.

    2. At its January 15, 2014 meeting, the Presbytery Council discussed the purpose and

    actual function of the presbytery’s Appropriate Response Task Force. This Task Force was created in 2007 by the presbytery to explore denominations issues and make

    recommendations to the presbytery. Council determined that this Task Force was no

    longer necessary, and recommends to presbytery that it be disbanded.

    REPORT OF THE TREASURER The Treasurer recommends approval of the draft 12/31/13 unaudited Revenue over Expense Statement. Year-end journal entries have not yet been made.

    Actual YTD 2013

    Budget % of

    Budget

    REVENUE

    1 Ministry Share Pledges (at $70/church member) 411,394 413,000 100%

    2 Interest Income 1,265 450 281%

    3 Hearts and Hands pledges 21,961 30,000 73%

    4 Hearts and Hands reserves 100,000 0%

    5 Front Porch Campus Ministry support raised by the Board 112,094 49,500 226%

    6 IMPACT support raised by the Board 49,086 35,500 138%

    7 Total Revenue $595,800 $628,450 95%

    EXPENSE - OPERATIONS

    8 Presbytery Operations

    9 Office Expense/Insurance 33,143 35,000 95%

    10 Meeting expense/Moderator's expense 13,724 2,400 572%

    11 Debt Service/License/Fees/Repairs 300 3,000 10%

    12 Legal Services/Audit 24,927 15,000 166%

    13 Staff Expense

    14 Executive Presbyter 165,772 159,648 104%

    15 Admin Manager/Stated Clerk 121,414 121,040 100%

    16 Clerical Assistance/Financial Associate 18,870 15,000 126%

    17 Minute Clerk/Registrar 529 600 88%

    18 Payroll Taxes/Workers' Comp 7,915 12,655 63%

    19 Mandated Committees

    20 Committee on Representation 0 200 0%

    21 Committee Preparation for Ministry 633 1,000 63%

    22 Committee on Ministry 53 500 11%

    23 Subtotal Operations $387,279 366,043 106%

    EXPENSE - THE VISION OF THE CHURCH IN MISSION

    24 Mandated Church Loans/Debt Service/Property Tax

    25 Grover Beach GA Loan 99,502 31,302 318%

    26 Paso Robles GA Loan 40,505 40,505 100%

    27 Property & Finance Contingency 202 0

    28 Church Mission/Ministry Grants (Hearts and Hands)

    29 Templeton Ministry Grant 4,500 4,500 100%

    30 Paso Robles Ministry Grant (SESLOC loan) 24,000 48,000 50%

    31 Nipomo Ministry Grant 4,500 0%

    32 Lay Leader Training 600 0%

    33 NDC and Redevelopment Projects 21,961 22,000 100%

    34 Ministry Committees

    35 Clergy Support 0 1,000 0%

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    36 Church in the World Committee

    37 Front Porch Campus Ministry 130,094 69,500 187%

    38 IMPACT Youth Ministry 49,086 38,500 127%

    39 Missions Conference 2,000 2,000 100%

    40 Subtotal Church in Mission 371,849 262,407 142%

    TOTAL EXPENSE $759,128 $628,450 121%

    42 Deficit or Surplus -$163,328 0

    2013 budget support from dismissed churches to 12/31/13 27,490

    43 Net Deficit or Surplus -$135,838

    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION FOR MINISTRY (Consent Agenda)

    At its 11-21-13 meeting, the Committee on Preparation for Ministry

    1. Held its annual consultation with Candidate under Care Alan Armstrong.

    2. Held its annual consultation with Inquirer Michael Morgan; voted to request Fuller

    Theological Seminary waive the requirement for Field Education 1 as Michael’s five years of full-time youth ministry at Malibu Presbyterian Church qualifies him for this

    waiver. (Subsequent note: the Stated Clerk notified Fuller that that a supervised

    internship for academic credit is not required by this presbytery for ordination.

    Mr. Morgan will be required to take Field Education 2.)

    3. Voted to request presbytery advance Inquirer Michael Morgan from Inquirer to

    Candidate at the February 8 presbytery meeting.

    At its 1-26-14 meeting, the Committee on Preparation for Ministry

    1. Met with Candidate under Care Glenn Beede, and voted to continue Glenn under the

    care of the committee as a candidate ready to receive a call. Glenn will be transferring

    to ECO upon dismissal of the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church.

    2. Met with Candidate under Care Chris Milbrath, and voted to continue Chris under the

    care of the committee until he is ordained, pending approval of his ordination by the presbytery.

    REPORT OF PROPERTY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE The Property and Finance Committee recommends the presbytery approve the Independent Auditor’s Report of 2012 Financial

    Records, prepared by Sterling Ellsworth, CPA (Attachment 1).

    Page 1 Independent Auditor’s Report is the standard three paragraphs: this is a clean audit report

    with an unqualified opinion by our auditor. If there were any significant findings, there

    would be a fourth paragraph.

    Page 2 Statement of Financial Position is the 12/31/12 snapshot of our balance sheet. Since land is

    shown at cost, total assets of almost $6.17 million is significantly understated. (The

    property at Cal Poly has been removed from the presbytery’s Balance Sheet and is reflected

    on the University Ministry Board’s Balance Sheet.) Mortgages Payable is our actual debt

    as of 12/31/12. This Statement is merely our 12/31/12 balance sheet in a condensed form.

    Page 3 Statement of Activities is our Revenue and Expense comparison; principal payments on

    loans are not expensed so the bottom line differs from our internal statements. There is an

    entry under REVENUE – New Church Development – of $958,451. This is a balancing

    entry, because we post various revenue and disbursement items to the equity section of our

    Balance Sheet (Restricted Reserves) and the audit has to reflect the net change in those

    accounts. NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR on the Statement of Activities matches TOTAL

    NET ASSETS on the Statement of Financial Position ($3,315,189).

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    Page 4 Statement of Cash Flows reconciles the beginning and the end of the year, and shows

    the flows of cash in and out; this statement is not as useful as the previous page.

    Pages 5-6 These notes summarize the presbytery’s financial involvement and the terms of our

    mortgages payable.

    REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE PRESBYTER – Rev. Jan Armstrong spoke about the life of the Presbytery in time of change. He introduced the Mission Insight Program with free demographic

    data for the churches.

    REPORT OF PRESBYTERY COUNCIL AND THE PRESBYTERY RESPONSE TEAMS FOR

    EASTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, VENTURA; MORRO BAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH;

    AND SANTA YNEZ VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

    Eastminster Presbyterian Church At its January 14, 2013 meeting, the Session at Eastminster

    Presbyterian Church (doing business as Orchard Community Church) Ventura requested the

    dismissal from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). A Presbytery Response Team (PRT) was formed and began the process as shown in the presbytery’s Guidelines for a Process for Reconciliation or Gracious Separation of a Congregation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The report of the PRT was presented by Rev. Kent Meads on behalf of Rev. Janet Loughry, chair of the PRT. He referred

    to the written report from the PRT to the presbytery which included a summary of the process, the

    minutes of each congregational gathering, the attendance and counted vote (Attachment 2).

    Moderator Brandt read from the presbytery’s Guidelines for a Process for Reconciliation or Gracious Separation of a Congregation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as approved at the

    May 4, 2013 presbytery meeting, lines 246-259 concerning the presbytery’s responsibility in

    response to the congregation’s action. Moderator Brandt then read the question before the

    presbytery:

    Shall the membership of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, doing business as Orchard Community Church, be dismissed as a body from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and from the jurisdiction of the Presbytery of Santa Barbara to ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, if the way be clear and in accordance with the terms, including the financial terms, as approved by the congregation on January 12, 2014?

    There was opportunity for questions to the Response Team and there were none. There was an opportunity for discussion on the question and there was none. The moderator asked if the body

    wished to vote by paper ballot, and there was no request for a paper ballot. The question was

    answered in the affirmative by a voice vote, and Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Ventura was

    dismissed from the PC(USA) effective upon adjournment of this meeting.

    It was moved, seconded and carried to authorize the officers of the corporate Presbytery of Santa Barbara to execute the necessary property transfer deeds.

    Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church At its June 26, 2013 meeting, the Session at Santa Ynez

    Valley Presbyterian Church requested the dismissal from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). A

    Presbytery Response Team (PRT) was formed and began the process as shown in the presbytery’s Guidelines for a Process for Reconciliation or Gracious Separation of a Congregation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Rev. Kent Meads reported for the PRT and referred to the written

    report from the PRT to the presbytery which included a summary of the process, the minutes of

    each congregational gathering, the attendance and counted vote (Attachment 3)

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    Moderator Brandt read from the presbytery’s Guidelines for a Process for Reconciliation or Gracious Separation of a Congregation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as approved at

    the May 4, 2013 Presbytery meeting, lines 246-259 concerning the presbytery’s

    responsibility in response to the congregation’s action. Moderator Brandt then read the

    question before the presbytery:

    Shall the membership of Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church be dismissed as a body from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and from the jurisdiction of the Presbytery of Santa Barbara to ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, if the way be clear and in accordance with the terms, including the financial terms, as approved by the congregation on January 19, 2014?

    There was opportunity for questions to the Response Team and there were none. There was an opportunity for discussion on the question and there was none. The moderator asked if

    the body wished to vote by paper ballot, and there was no request for a paper ballot. The

    question was answered in the affirmative by a voice vote, Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian

    Church was dismissed from the PC(USA) pending completion of the dismissal terms.

    It was moved, seconded and carried to authorize the officers of the corporate

    Presbytery of Santa Barbara to execute the necessary property transfer deeds.

    Morro Bay Presbyterian Church At its March 19, 2013 meeting, the Session at Morro Bay

    Presbyterian Church requested the dismissal from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). A

    Presbytery Response Team (PRT) was formed and began the process as shown in the presbytery’s Guidelines for a Process for Reconciliation or Gracious Separation of a Congregation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The report of the PRT was presented by Elder Michael Wesner on behalf of Rev. Janet Loughry, chair of the PRT. He referred to the

    written report from the PRT to the presbytery which included a summary of the process, the

    minutes of each congregational gathering, the attendance and counted vote (Attachment 4).

    Moderator Brandt read from the presbytery’s Guidelines for a Process for Reconciliation or Gracious Separation of a Congregation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as approved at

    the May 4, 2013 presbytery meeting, lines 246-259 concerning the presbytery’s responsibility

    in response to the congregation’s action. Moderator Brandt then read the question before the

    presbytery:

    Shall the membership of Morro Bay Presbyterian Church be dismissed as a body from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and from the jurisdiction of the Presbytery of Santa Barbara to ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, if the way be clear and in accordance with the terms, including the financial terms, as approved by the congregation on January 26, 2014?

    There was opportunity for questions to the Response Team and there were none. There was an opportunity for discussion on the question and there was none. The moderator asked if

    the body wished to vote by paper ballot, and there was no request for a paper ballot. The

    question was answered in the affirmative by a voice vote, and Morro Bay Presbyterian

    Church was dismissed from the PC(USA) effective upon adjournment of this meeting.

    It was moved, seconded and carried to authorize the officers of the corporate Presbytery of Santa Barbara to execute the necessary property transfer deeds.

    Worship began at 10:45 am. with Rev Jeff Holland preaching on the transformation of

    Joseph. Communion was served. Worship included the following “Liturgy of Dismissal:

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    LITURGY OF DISMISSAL

    Let us pray for the saving presence of our living Lord in this presbytery and the whole church, Be present, Lord

    For wounds not healed, Lord, have mercy

    For relationships that have, at times, been strained, Lord, have mercy

    Let us give thanks for our journey together in this presbytery: for friendships made, for joys celebrated, and for times of nurture and growth, thanks be to God

    For wounds healed, expectations met, gifts given and promises kept, thanks be to God

    For our fellowship in Christ, for the love of God which has sustained us, thanks be to

    God

    Do you, members of Santa Barbara Presbytery release from membership in our

    presbytery the Orchard Community, Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian, and Morro Bay Presbyterian Churches? We do with thanks to God for their ministry among us.

    Do you, representing the Orchard Community, Santa Ynez Valley, and Morro Bay churches, accept the completion of your membership in the Presbytery of Santa Barbara?

    We do, with thanks to God for our ministry together.

    Rev. Matt Hoyt (Orchard), Elder Doug Beverly (Santa Ynez) and Rev. Dale Paulsen (Morro Bay)

    from the dismissed churches spoke about the relationship of the churches to the Presbytery and the future of mission together.

    ANNOUNCMENTS Board of Pensions representative Rev. Clayton Cobb spoke about the

    retirement plan, Medical plan, and death & disability plan. He spoke about the 1 1/2%

    increase for dependants, 1% deductable for plan, new heath care rebate, and Retirement

    savings plan. He invited plan members to one of the following gatherings.

    March 4th breakfast 8:00 to 9:30am at Marie Callendar’s in Camarillo

    March 5th lunch 12:00noon to 1:30pm at Crocodile Restaurant in Santa Barbara

    March 6th lunch 12:00noon to 1:30pm at Novo Restaurant in San Luis Obispo

    The Board of Pensions has invited retired ministers and their spouses to a luncheon on

    Tuesday, March 4 12:00noon-1:30 at El Montecito Presbyterian Church

    LUNCH The Presbytery dismissed for lunch at 12:10pm and reconvened at 1:10pm.

    OVERTURE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM OJAI PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev.

    Jeff Holland presented an overture from Ojai Presbyterian Church, recommending the presbytery concur with Overture 22 from the Presbytery of New Covenant On Supporting Middle East Peacemaking with additional rationale. Following discussion,

    It was moved, seconded and carried to strike the last sentence of paragraph 3 in the “additional rationale” which read "To claim otherwise, and argue that Israel can somehow end the conflict and the occupation unilaterally, reflects either cruel hostility to one party of the conflict or ignorance of current reality and past events, neither of which is excusable."

    It was moved, seconded and carried to concur with Overture 22 from the Presbytery of

    New Covenant “On Supporting Middle East Peacemaking” with additional rationale as

    amended (counted vote 33 YES and 25 NO) (Attachment 5)

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    ELECTION OF YOUNG ADULT ADVISORY DELEGATE TO THE 2014 GENERAL

    ASSEMBLY Laura Paul, Moorpark Presbyterian Church was nominated as our Young

    Adult Advisory Delegate. Moderator Ted Brandt presented the nomination. She had

    previously responded in writing to these questions and spoke briefly to the presbytery.

    1. Describe your relationship with Jesus Christ and its effect on your life.

    2. How do the Bible and the Confessions guide and influence your views?

    3. What do you believe the role of the church is in today’s world, and how have you been involved?

    It was moved, seconded and carried to set aside Standing Rule 11.30C pertaining to secret ballot when only one nomination is made.

    It was moved, seconded and carried to elect Laura Paul as Youth Advisory Delegate to the 2014 General Assembly.

    REPORT OF PRESBYTERY COUNCIL – NOMINATIONS TO THE NOMINATIONS

    COMMITTEE Moderator Ted Brandt presented Presbytery Council’s nomination of

    Rev. Andy Rock to serve on Nominations Committee, class of 2016.

    It was moved, seconded and carried to elect Andy Rock as a member of the Presbytery Nominating Committee.

    REPORT OF THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE the following were elected:

    Elder Mickey Stueck – Moderator-elect

    (Rev.) Tina Hamous – Committee on Preparation for Ministry, Class of 2014

    Elder Gary Hanson – Committee on Preparation for Ministry, Class of 2016)

    Rev. Megan Babayco – Committee on Ministry, Class of 2015

    Ruric Nye – Property and Finance Committee, Class of 2016

    REPORT OF STATED CLERK CONCERNING PARITY In view of the continuing

    dismissal of churches from the Presbytery, Stated Clerk Dave Wilkinson moved that

    Presbytery set aside Standing Rule 2.10 and that any imbalance of teaching elders to

    ruling elders at meetings of the presbytery be corrected at the May 17, 2014 presbytery meeting, after all churches have been dismissed rather than at the February meeting.

    This motion was carried.

    ADJOURNMENT With prayer by the moderator, the Presbytery adjourned at 3:10 pm.

    The next Presbytery meeting is a special half-day meeting on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at

    9:30am at Moorpark Presbyterian Church.

    ATTEST:

    Rev. David Wilkinson

    Stated Clerk

    ATTACHMENTS are available at presbytery office and on the presbytery’s website

    Attachment 1 Independent Auditor’s Report of 2012 Financial Records

    Attachment 2 Response Team Report – Eastminster Presbyterian Church

    Attachment 3 Response Team Report – Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church

    Attachment 4 Response Team Report – Morro Bay Presbyterian Church Attachment 5 Overture 22 On Supporting Middle East Peacemaking with

    additional rationale