Nominations for church offices are welcome at any time. However, The Nominating Committee does the bulk of its work between March 1st and June 1st. Nominations are actively sought from March 1st through March 29th.
According to the Book of Order, Individuals who undertake particular ministries including ruling elder and deacon, should be persons of strong faith, dedicated discipleship, and love of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the Christian gospel in the church and in the world. (PC(USA) Book of Order)
All church officers must be active members for at least one year prior to election, which occurs in September with all terms beginning in January. Terms of office are three years for elders and deacons, and one year for the church nominating committee. Consecutive terms are generally not permitted, but officers are eligible for re-election one year after completion of a term. Officer training is provided between October and December. You can find links to detailed job descriptions for each office on the left side of the page.