The Examinations Commission examines and admits to membership all persons seeking membership in the Presbytery of St. Augustine, and approves terms of call and commissions of ordination and/or installation for those it examines.  It reports its actions at the next stated meeting of the presbytery.  The functions, membership, terms of service, and manner of election of the Examinations Commission are defined in the policy, “Examination Process for Candidates and Ministers,” (presbytery’s policy manual). The commission administers the presbytery’s policies on “Clergy Compensation” and “Mentoring for Incoming Ministers” (presbytery’s policy manual). The commission has nine members, as nearly equally divided as possible between ruling elders and teaching elders.


Shirley Mergan, Moderator

Craig Davies, Vice-Moderator

’17 (RE) John Darby  

’17 (RE) Jerie Lukefahr

’17 (RE) Kathy VanderVliet

’18 (RE) Shirley Mergan

’18 (RE) Greg McMillan

’18 (TE) Jeff Welch

’19 Vacant

’19 (TE) Craig Davies

’19 (TE) David Pierce

Resources for Examinations Commission

Ex Animo Declaration

From Call to Installation

Topics for Examination Discussion 

Minutes of the Commission to Install 

Minutes of the Commission to Ordain

Order of Worship for Installation or Ordination

Examination Dates 2017

January 12
February 9
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 14
July 13
August 10 (cancelled)
September 14
October 12
November 10
December 14