Current Permanent Judicial Commission Cases

THE PERMANENT JUDICIAL COMMISSION
OF THE SYNOD OF THE PACIFIC
OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)

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Final Decision and Order for Case 11-01

Rev. Wilbert Tom, HR, Rev. David Hawbecker v The Presbytery of San Francisco

This remedial case came before the Synod Permanent Judicial Commission (this Commission or SPJC) filed by the Complainants the Rev. Wilbert Tom, HR, Rev. David Hawbecker, HR, and Thomas Conrad (Complainants), regarding action taken by the Presbytery of San Francisco (Presbytery) at a meeting on November 9, 2010. >> full findings

 


Final Decision and Order for GAJPC Remand of Case 220-03 (SPJC Remedial Case 09-01)

Eric Parnell, Bruce McIntosh, Cordelia Shieh, Margaret Gelini, Greg Roth, Marsha Roth, Randy Young, and the Session of Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, Complainants/Appellants v The Presbytery of San Francisco, Respondent/Appellee

 

This case came before the Synod Permanent Judicial Commission (this Commission or SPJC) filed by the Complainants Eric Parnell et al. (Parnell et al.), regarding action taken by the Presbytery of San Francisco at its meeting on November 10, 2009, via a remand from the General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission (GAPJC) in its Decision and Order, Remedial Case 220-03, which was an appeal of a decision of this Commission. >> full findings


Final Decision and Order for Appeal Case 10-03

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) though Presbytery of the Redwoods Procesecuting Committee v The Rev Dr. Jane Adams Spahr

This disciplinary case came before the Synod Permanent Judicial Commission (SPJC or this Commission) on appeal filed by the Appellant, Jane Adams Spahr (Spahr), from a decision of the Permanent Judicial Commission of the Presbytery of Redwoods (PPJC) dated August 27, 2010. >>full findings


Final Decision and Order for Case 10-01

Investigating Committee of the Presbytery of Kendall in the Name of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) v The Rev. Ronald Matheney

One Janaury 25, 2011, the following disciplinary charge against the Rev. Ronald Matheney was read at a hearing of the Permanent Judicial Commission of the Synod of the Pacific (this Commission, or SPJC), which received this case on reference from the Presbytery of Kendall:   ยป full findings


Final Decision and Order for Case 09-03

Donald Holden v Session of Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church

This case concerns a sessions decision to transfer interest from a church's restricted Building Fund to it's General Fund. To read the entire findings click here.


Final Decision and Order for Case 09-04

Parnell et al v Presbytery of San Francisco

This case concerns the action of the Presbytery of San Francisco (Presbytery) with regard to a candidate for the office of Minister of Word and Sacrament, Lisa Larges (Candidate). Click here for Final Decision and Orders.


Final Decision and Order for Case 10-02

Candace Adam-Medefind, Sierra Presbyterian Church v Presbytery of Stockton

Upon recommendation of the Committee on Ministry, Presbytery voted on September 12, 2009, to form an Administrative Commission (AC) pursuant to G11.0103s, to assume original jurisdiction over certain powers of the Session of Sierra Presbyterian Church, Merced. After a series of meetings, the AC recommended at a Special meeting of Presbytery on May 15, 2010, that Presbytery dissolve Sierra Presbyterian Church. At that meeting, Presbytery voted to dissolve Sierra Presbyterian Church. A Complaint and Request for Stay of Enforcement was filed with the Synod of the Pacific on June 29, 2010.

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